Liverpool Council launches efficient energy provider

Liverpool City Council has announced the creation of a new not-for-profit energy company aimed at tackling fuel poverty in the city.

The government has confirmed that the national smart meter roll-out programme is facing more delays, after a key IT project has failed to be completed on time.

A new online tool could save the NHS more than £400 million and reduce carbon emissions by one million tonnes each year by 2020.

Framework contracts worth up to £12 million have been awarded to a series of consortia to support research into nuclear decommissioning.

UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) and KKR have committed £82.7m to finance Blue Energy’s Blackcraig wind farm in Dumfries and Galloway.

Gas Pipeline

ABB has won a large contract for the 1,850 km Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) to bring Azerbaijan’s natural gas directly to Europe.

Hospital Energy

NHS hospitals in Scotland will use £15.4m of investment from Aviva and the Green Investment Bank to increase energy efficiency.

Energy consulting sector growth in 2014

Despite slumping oil prices, a new report from consultancy firm Source Information Services has found the global energy and resources consulting market grew 6 per cent to $14.7bn in 2014.

Electric Meter

Ofgem has announced funding for nine innovation projects as part of its innovation competition to deliver smarter energy network for consumers.

Hinkley Point CGI Image

EDF Energy has selected Schneider Electric to supply its medium voltage switchgear range to ensure safe operations and reliable energy management at the Hinckley Point nuclear power plant.

Carbon Capture projects cancelled

The UK Government has axed its £1 billion Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) competition. In a statement to the London Stock Exchange, the government said it would engage closely with the two remaining bidders on the implications of the decision.

EU Flag - EU reports on 2020 progress

According to the EU's latest progress report towards 2020 energy efficiency targets, final energy consumption decreased by 7 per cent between 2005 and 2013.

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