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UK set to benefit from ‘game-changing’ underwater cables

Plans for a major undersea electricity cable that will connect the UK with Morocco will aim to provide vast amounts of electricity. UK is set to benefit from “first of its kind” underwater cable is being built 3800km long undersea electricity cable connecting the UK with Morocco. The cables, to be built by energy start …

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New Energy Strategy promises over 40,000 more jobs in clean industries

The government has unveiled its new British Energy Security Strategy which is set to boost jobs in the energy sector to around 480,000 jobs by 2030.  The government plans to build up to eight more nuclear reactors on existing sites. This is alongside ambitious expansion of clean energy such as wind and solar.  It aims …

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New poll indicates UK consumers favour renewable energy projects

The poll from Vattenfall, one of Europe’s largest generators of electricity and heat, showed that 61% of respondents “ identify renewable energy as the most effective solution for guaranteeing UK energy security”. It also revealed 48% of respondents are “already taking steps to reduce gas and oil demand”. In the poll, more than three in …

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Floating offshore wind technologies promised £60 million funding

11 successful projects have been awarded up to £10 million each for the development of  innovative floating offshore wind technologies. The funding is a combination of more than £31 million from the UK government and by more than £30 million from industry.  This will drive green energy investment and levelling up parts of the country …

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Full-scale electric-vehicle Gigaplant in Northumberland to boost jobs

EV battery pioneer, Britishvolt, is progressing with its historic plans for its first full-scale electric-vehicle Gigaplant in Northumberland.   Britishvolt announced on 21st a January that the project is receiving support from the Government through its Automotive Transformation Fund. Peter Rolton, Britishvolt Executive Chairman, said “This announcement is a major step in putting the UK …

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Northern Ireland’s energy strategy plan to create jobs

Northern Ireland’s Economy Minister Gordon Lyons has said it’s energy strategy action plan will create jobs as well as lead to lower costs for consumers. Northern Ireland’s first energy strategy action plan outlines 22 actions for 2022, as the first step to reduce energy-related emissions by 56% by 2030.  The plan includes actions which aim to …

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Nominations are now open for Regen’s Green Energy Awards 2022

For 2022, Regen have introduced a sixth category of “Net Zero Energy Developer” Regen state that this new category “will champion those developers bringing forward the renewable electricity, heat and/or transport projects required to achieve net zero energy.”  The award is looking to recognise developers that are: maximising the contribution of their projects to the transition to net zero …

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The Big Bang Competition’s Climate Change award is back!

Calling all students aged 11-19 years old – the Big Bang’s Climate Change Award needs your ideas as part of the Big Bang Competition! The competition wants to hear ideas from young people for getting the UK to netzero emissions. Applications close on 20th March. Find out more about the competition on the Big Bang …

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Farmers in England will be paid for restoring biodiversity from 2023

Farmers will be paid for actions that biodiversity in the Local Nature Recovery scheme, it was announced by the Department for Food, the Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) on 6th January 2022. Activities that have been approved for this scheme include tree planting, hedgerow planting, wildgrass creation and meadow creation. Peatland and wetland restoration are …

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