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  • The 30 turbines at Scroby Sands can produce enough electricity for 41,000 houses and should cut 75,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year, proving wind to be the morally pure form of energy. But as wind more expensive than other forms of power, its advantages may have been overstated says...

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  • The Russian Government is reported to have capped domestic gas prices at 20% and power at 13-14% during 1H 2003 in a bid to keep inflation in check. The prices are lower than companies had requested. Gazprom, for example, was pitching for an increase of 40% that would allow it to no longer sell gas ...

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  • Centrica reports that it has acquired for £52mnn a 50% stake in Luminus, a newly created energy supply business in Belgium, as its first step into the liberalising energy markets of Continental Europe. The joint venture has been established with a consortium of five Flemish municipal utilities, led ...

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  • Consumers are missing out on the benefits of greater competition in energy markets, despite wholesale reductions in the price of energy, UK Energy Minister Brian Wilson has stated. On the eve of a meeting of the EU Energy Council in Brussels, Wilson advised European counterparts to learn from the UK...

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  • Scottish energy consumers should not lose out as a result of European legislation UK Energy Minister Stephen Timms said recently. The cost of supplying electricity to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland means that the costs of energy distribution in northern Scotland is high compared to that of th...

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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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  • Wind energy is set to be the major new offshore industry of the next generation, according to recently appointed Executive Vice President of Shell Renewables’ Wind Energy business David Jones, speaking at a conference in Aberdeen. The potential for renewable energy is enormous and he predicted that,...

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  • French authorities have decided that regulated electricity tariffs are anti-competitive. However, while EdF will be concerned by the proposed abolition of the tariffs in the next wave of deregulation, analyst Datamonitor believes the company still retains sufficient market power to protect its domin...

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  • The UK Society of British Gas Industries (SBGI) has set up a new membership section specifically aimed at potential players in the domestic combined heat and power (DCHP) market. According to John Stiggers, Director of SBGI, the potential benefits of domestic CHP are ‘impressive’. ‘Consumers could c...

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  • Most International Energy Agency (IEA) countries are liberalising their electricity markets, shifting the responsibility for financing new investment in power generation to private investors. No longer able to automatically pass on costs to consumers and with future prices of electricity uncertain, ...

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