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Scottish energy industry survives major scare

September 22, 2014

The Scottish renewables industry came very close to suffering a major setback due to uncertainty surrounding the result of the Scottish independence referendum. Questions about emissions targets, how ... More

Natural gas and wind to meet majority of UK's energy needs

August 27, 2014

In the past the UK was heavily dependent on coal-fired plants for energy generation, providing nearly 64% in 1991. In 2012, 128TWh of electricity was generated by coal plants in the UK, accounting for ... More

E.ON oil, gas, and power division increases profits to ?208m

August 20, 2014

Higher oil prices and lower wholesale gas prices were the main reasons behind this increase. However, for E.ON as a whole the picture was less positive. In the first half of 2014 E.ON's German parent ... More

Wind power to become Denmark's largest energy source

August 11, 2014

In Denmark more than 66% of its conventional thermal generation comes from coal, and in turn conventional thermal generation accounts for 48% of total energy production. As Denmark implements its renewable ... More

Big Six will double profits - but politics is to blame

August 5, 2014

The average annual UK household dual fuel energy bill is estimated at ?1,328. The biggest portion of this is the wholesale gas cost (47%). The delivery cost is the second largest portion at 24%. Social ... More

Norway will export 32TWh of electricity by 2030

August 1, 2014

In 2014, Norway, the leading hydro power generator in Europe, is projected to produce over 130TWh of electricity, nearly 96% of the country's total net production. The energy source is anticipated to ... More

Australian parliament approves carbon tax cut

July 25, 2014

Between 2013 and 2014, the levy for emitting 1 tonne of carbon was $24.15, and 185 companies were required to pay carbon tax on their emissions. Australia's heavy involvement in fossil fuels (particularly ... More

UK smart meters will soon be indispensable

July 23, 2014

Unsurprisingly, the number of smart meters deployed in commercial properties exceeds residential properties. In Q1 2014, 492,200 commercial smart meters were active. Thus far the benefit of being able ... More

Portugal to become a net exporter by 2017

July 11, 2014

With the EU 20-20-20 deadline to reduce carbon emissions looming, European governments are increasingly having to shift away from coal-fired generation. For Portugal, the alternatives lie in natural gas ... More


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