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13bn wind energy investment sees the United Kingdom top energy investment ranking in 2020

The UK has created a reputation for being at the top of Europe in wind-power investments, with an estimated €13 billion (£11.2bn) invested last year alone into new installations to make it number one on WindEurope’s overall investment rankings this year. The organization estimates that European countries are investing more than ever before – and …

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Electricity framework is undermining wholesale markets and creating a reliance on government decision-making

The UK electricity market is not functioning effectively and is progressively undermining wholesale electricity markets and creating a perpetual reliance on government decision-making according to a new report from the Energy Systems Catapult (ESC). Rethinking Electricity Markets is an ESC initiative to develop proposals to reform electricity markets so that they enable innovative, efficient, whole energy system decarbonisation. …

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Vandal-hit ‘historical’ old Stourbridge electricity substation to become industrial unit – Birmingham Live

A disused Stourbridge electricity substation that has suffered vandal attacks and break-ins will be converted into an industrial unit. Dudley Council planners gave the green light to a proposal by Cami International Ltd to change the use of The Old Substation on The Hayes in Lye. The MEB facility was decommissioned some time ago and …

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£80 million Cambs fund to promote renewable energy and green homes

The combined authority has received £79.6 million to deliver energy efficient homes, reduce fuel poverty, increase the capacity of renewable energy, and other objectives to achieve net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority will act as the accountable body for the government funding scheme, which also asks for ‘clean growth’, …

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CORRECTION – Angola: African Development Bank funds $530 million electricity project to expand renewable energy and regional connectivity

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has committed $530 million to finance the construction of a 343 km, 400 kV central-south transmission line that will connect the north and south transmission grids in Angola and allow for the distribution of clean energy between the two regions. The north of Angola has a surplus of more than …

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Why You Should Install Renewable Energy In Your Self Build Home In 2021 | The Renewable Energy Hub

If you are a self-builder planning your own home building project in 2021 sustainability will no doubt be a priority for you. You will need to consider what types of renewable energy systems can power your home but make as low an impact on the environment as possible. There are a number of renewable energy …

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Why Natural Gas Prices Are Unlikely To Break Out In The Short Term | OilPrice.com

The U.S. natural gas benchmark is set for several months of below $3 MMBtu price analysts and EIA forecasters say.   The agency cited declining demand for heating in the spring along with rising American dry natural gas production. Following the Texas Freeze in the middle of February when demand spiked and production collapsed—leading to the …

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Scottish Renewable Energy Production Falls Just Short of 2020 Target

Scotland produced the equivalent 97.4% of its electricity from renewable energy sources in 2020, just short of its 100% target. When the target was set in 2011, renewable energy technology contributed to 37% of the country’s electricity demand. Scottish Renewables Chief Executive Claire Mack said: “Scotland’s ambitious climate change targets have been a tremendous motivator …

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How data center operators can transition to renewable energy – DCD

Electricity is just one component of the carbon footprint of an organization, but it is relatively easy to measure because exact consumption is regularly reported for billing purposes. Tracking how much electricity comes from renewable and nonrenewable sources allows decisions to be made about offsets and renewables matching. This breakdown can be obtained from the …

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Using AI for Environmental Disaster Prevention | The Renewable Energy Hub

What comes to mind when you think of artificial intelligence? For most people, it’s things like the Terminator movie franchise or Elon Musk’s incessant and often intelligible fear of the technology. While the machines might not be sentient, AI is quickly becoming one of the most valuable tools we have in our collective arsenals. From …

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