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Europe needs CCS demonstration project now

Europe needs CCS demonstration project now

The European Commission may have failed to make a decision on funding of carbon capture and storage but a demonstration project is needed now, says EURELECTRIC.

UK government’s Energy Bill goes for second reading

UK government’s Energy Bill goes for second reading

The UK government’s long-awaited Energy Bill will go before Parliament this afternoon for its second reading.

UK energy regulator announces major electricity and gas upgrade

UK energy regulator announces major electricity and gas upgrade

UK energy regulator Ofgem yesterday announced a major, £24.2 billion investment in the country’s electricity and gas networks over the next eight years.

Indianapolis becomes first US city to switch to electric fleet

Indianapolis becomes first US city to switch to electric fleet

Indianapolis has become the first city in the US to require the purchase of either all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles for its fleet.

UK Energy Secretary defends government record on energy costs

UK Energy Secretary defends government record on energy costs

UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey defended the government’s position on energy yesterday, arguing that its climate change policies only account for a small fraction of the typical household fuel bill.

UK government gives solar sector glimmer of hope with revised subsidies

UK government gives solar sector glimmer of hope with revised subsidies

The UK government has today announced revised subsidies for large solar installations that are not as low as previously feared.

UK government’s ECO scheme will benefit few, warns report

UK government’s ECO scheme will benefit few, warns report

The UK government’s Energy Company Obligation scheme, which requires suppliers to help the fuel poor with energy efficiency improvements, will help only a few, warns a report out today.

Solarcentury solar installation

Solarcentury gets green light for solar park in southern England

Solarcentury gets green light for solar park in southern England

UK-based solar energy company Solarcentury has been granted planning permission from the local council for a 6.3 MW solar park near Southampton in southern England.

Johnson Matthey and NREL sign up to five-year biofuels effort

Johnson Matthey and NREL sign up to five-year biofuels effort

Chemicals company Johnson Matthey and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory have signed up to a joint five-year effort on biofuels.

Car manufacturers making progress on EU carbon targets

Car manufacturers making progress on EU carbon targets

Carmakers in Europe are on largely track to meet the European Union’s targets for average car emissions, according to the latest figures from the European Environment Agency.