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  • India's economy has been growing at over 7%/y since 2003 and, in the process, it has developed an enormous appetite for energy , writes Mojgan Djamarani. With the government aim of maintaining an annual GDP growth rate of 9%/y for the next quarter century, commercial energy demand is expected to gro...

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  • Annual electricity use has fallen in the US for the fifth time in eight years, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), with energy efficiency measures being a major factor.Data on electricity sales indicate that total sales in the US fell by 1.1% in 2015 compared to the previous...

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  • OMV is opening a new network of service stations that are ‘custom-made to fit the requirements of commercial transport companies’, ie road hauliers. The first three filling stations, operated under the ‘OMV EuroTruck’ brand, have now opened in Austria at St Valentin, Suben and Lieboch. By 2009, the ...

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  • CCS competition launches again; Yorkshire project comes to the foreThe Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has launched a new competition for carbon capture and storage (CCS) and published the first UK CCS Roadmap, which sets out the steps that the government is taking to develop a new wo...

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  • UK carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology took a major step forward as Energy Secretary Chris Huhne launched a flagship test programme in Yorkshire at the end of November. The project - worth more than £20mn - is a partnership between industry partners Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), Doosan...

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  • US to cut oil imports by one-third by 2025 - Obama US President Barack Obama has outlined his energy security plan, in which he calls for energy efficiency and renewable energy measures with the aim of reducing US oil imports by one-third by 2025. Obama states that when he took office, the US was im...

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  • A high level campaign for the UK Government to increase funds to clean-up the ageing buses, lorries, vans and taxis operating in UK cities was launched on 12 February 2004. The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC), which represents companies that develop pollution control technologies, is warni...

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  • Electricite de France (EdF) and Gaz de France (GdF), the giant former monopolies, were slated for part-privatisation at the end of 2003. However, the prospect of labour unrest due to vehement opposition from the unions has led to yet another postponement. According to independent market analyst Data...

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  • New research released by Shell’s Springboard programme shows that the challenge of tackling climate change could create a market of up to £30bn for British business over the next ten years. The research, carried out by independent consultancy Vivid Economics for Shell Springboard, quantifies for the...

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  • US ‘thinking too small’ about energy efficiencyThe US is better off ‘thinking big’ about energy efficiency instead of automatically focusing on the development of new energy sources, according to a new report from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE).The report, The long term...

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