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RENEWABLE ENERGY TOPS NUCLEAR OUTPUT IN SCOTLAND

Figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change reveal that wind and hydro power produced 10.3 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity in the first half of 2014, compared with 7.8TWh generated by Scotland’s nuclear power stations. The new figures suggest that electricity generated from renewable energy has now overtaken nuclear energy as the main power […]

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WILL NEW GRAPHENE DISCOVERY LEAD TO GREEN ENERGY REVOLUTION?

According to The Independent, ‘A recently discovered form of carbon graphite – the material in pencil lead – has turned out to have a completely unexpected property which could revolutionise the development of green energy and electric cars.’ Researchers from Manchester University have discovered that graphene allows positively charged hydrogen atoms or protons to pass […]

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Global Action Plan’s Big Energy Race Aims To Help Communities In Hampshire Reduce Their Energy Bills

Global Action Plan, an environmental charity, has recently launched an initiative to support communities in Hampshire take control of their energy bills. The Big Energy Race was launched to engage community groups and help to understand their current energy use. Global Action Plan, , in collaboration with the Energy Saving Trust, Citizens’ Advice Bureau and […]

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New Solar Farm To Generate Enough Electricity To Power 1,500 Homes

According to the Dorset Echo, ‘Planning chiefs have given the green light for a 20-hectare solar farm on land currently used as a Christmas tree plantation north of Wareham.’ The Oaklands plantation will have around 20,000 solar panels installed, which the firm behind the proposal claims will generate enough electricity to power 1,500 homes. The […]

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UK SHUTDOWN WARNING AMID ENERGY MEASURES

The UK’s heavy manufacturers have warned that they may be forced to shut down frequently this winter to avoid high power costs because of emergency measures to cut demand. The National Grid recently launched its ‘Demand Side Balancing Reserve’ (DSBR) scheme – paying participating companies to reduce their demand during peak winter weekday evenings – […]