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Mitsubishi hooks up Orkney Islands to giant battery

Mitsubishi hooks up Orkney Islands to giant battery

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is joining forces with SSE to test a large, container-sized lithium-ion rechargeable battery for energy storage on the Orkney Islands.

UK Ministry of Defence enlists IBM to improve building efficiency

UK Ministry of Defence enlists IBM to improve building efficiency

The UK’s Ministry of Defence has enlisted IT giant IBM to help it improve the energy efficiency of its 4000 military bases and training grounds.

Interior Minister Ken Salazar visits CApre Wind site

US offshore wind farm Cape Wind secures power purchase deal

US offshore wind farm Cape Wind secures power purchase deal

US offshore wind development Cape Wind has reached another major milestone with the securing of a second power purchase agreement.

SeaGen completes tidal power hat trick

SeaGen completes tidal power hat trick

Tidal energy developer SeaGen, acquired earlier this year by Siemens, announced this week that it has completed a power generation “hat trick” in Northern Ireland’s Strangford Lough.

UK government’s long-awaited Energy Bill laid before Parliament

UK government’s long-awaited Energy Bill laid before Parliament

UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey put the details of government’s long awaited Energy Bill before Parliament today, which promises to revolutionise the country’s energy market.

UK industries to be shielded from Energy Bill cost rises

UK industries to be shielded from Energy Bill cost rises

As UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey today officially unveils the government’s long-awaited Energy Bill, he confirmed that energy intensive industries will be exempted from increased costs.

UK energy efficiency plan published alongside Energy Bill

UK energy efficiency plan published alongside Energy Bill

Alongside the Energy Bill published today, the UK government is also laying out proposals to radically improve the country’s energy efficiency.

UK Energy Secretary seeks to allay concerns of small energy suppliers

UK Energy Secretary seeks to allay concerns of small energy suppliers

On the day that the UK government’s long-awaited Energy Bill is officially launched, Energy Secretary Ed Davey is hosting a summit for small, independent energy supplier to voice their concerns.

Report accuses UK government of slashing support for fuel poverty

Report accuses UK government of slashing support for fuel poverty

A report from the Association for the Conservation of Energy out on Monday has accused the UK government of significantly reducing the financial help on offer to the fuel poor. 

Green Investment Banks opens for business with £3 billion

Green Investment Banks opens for business with £3 billion

The UK Green Investment Bank officially opens for business today with £3 billion of government funds to invest in the green economy.