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  • French state-controlled utility EDF has had to further increase spending on its long-delayed Flamanville-3 nuclear power station because of the need to repair faulty welds.According to a statement from the company, the cost of the project has been revised upward by €1.5bn – bringing its total price ...

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  • As part of its sustainability efforts, the tech giant Google has announced what it calls the biggest corporate purchase of renewable energy in history.The investment, a package of agreements and 18 energy deals totalling 1.6 GW, will increase the company’s global wind and solar energy portfolio by m...

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  • The UK will fail to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 if its regulators – including energy regulator Ofgem – are not given new powers to ensure utility companies invest in sustainable infrastructure. So says a new report: Strategic investment and public confidence published by the...

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  • Several UK NGOs and businesses have published: Energy Efficiency First, a declaration calling on all political parties to make investment in home energy efficiency an infrastructure investment priority. The declaration says that to reach the UK’s legally binding net zero emission and fuel pover...

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  • Some 70% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from advanced and emerging economies are entirely untaxed, offering little incentive to move to cleaner energy, according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).The report: Taxing Energy Use 201...

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  • German coal-fired utility giant RWE has announced a large-scale shift towards renewables as pressure grows for the country to up its climate ambition. RWE – the biggest producer of carbon dioxide in Europe – has pledged to go carbon neutral by 2040. The company’s Chief Executive, Rolf Martin Sc...

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  • Bristol City Council’s 133 homes at Ashton Rise are being built using the high efficiency Sig iHouse solution, and heated by individual Kensa ground source heat pumps connected to a shared ground loop array of boreholes. The installation should see each home making lifetime carbon savings of 30...

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  • The 160-m long tunnel boring machine – Mary – which has been digging a tunnel to house a replacement gas pipeline 30 m beneath the River Humber, completed her journey on 10 September, achieving breakthrough into the shaft at Paull on the north bank of the river. This marked the end of her 18-month j...

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  • The Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee has followed the Committee on Climate Change to declare that, while it welcomes the government’s decision to effectively eliminate all carbon emissions by 2050, the current lack of effective government policies in place now means that the target wil...

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  • Construction at Crossdykes Wind Farm, now underway, represents the start of a race to deliver the UK’s first subsidy-free onshore wind project, according to developer Muirhall Energy. Working with its partner WWS Renewables, the company has started construction of the 46 MW wind farm in Dumfrie...

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