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How to integrate renewables with heating oil

How to integrate renewables with heating oil

3 March 2014

Energy prices are one of the most hotly-debated issues at the present time, with households finding it increasingly difficult to balance the books and pay for their heating bills.Although the winter hasn't been a particularly cold one - especially compared to some recent winters in the UK - ener... More

UK 'less attractive than Japan' for renewable energy investments

UK 'less attractive than Japan' for renewable energy investments

3 March 2014

The UK is now less attractive than Japan for renewable energy investments, according to new research that has been published by professional services firm EY.An 11 per cent dip on global investment in this sector was uncovered by the company's latest quarterly Renewable energy country attractive... More

Heating oil debated in parliament

Heating oil debated in parliament

1 March 2014

Regulation of the heating oil industry was among the issues debated in parliament last week (February 27th).MP Jeremy Lefroy, who represents Stafford for the Conservative Party, asked the government what its plans are for helping off-grid properties to bring down fuel bills.Energy minister Michael F... More

Scottish fuel poverty campaign extended

Scottish fuel poverty campaign extended

28 February 2014

High levels of demand have led to a fuel poverty campaign in Scotland being extended.Angus Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) officials decided a dedicated phone line and website will be kept open even after the Big Energy Savings Week campaign comes to an end.Broadening Citizens Advice Services Tayside p... More

Solar park to open in Kent

Solar park to open in Kent

27 February 2014

Energy bills could be brought down for residents of a town in Kent where a solar park is to open.People living in Five Oak Green have been told the new solar park will help to bring down the cost of energy for local residents, as well as reducing the number of people in fuel poverty.West Coast Energ... More

Cornish town aims for energy self-sufficiency

Cornish town aims for energy self-sufficiency

26 February 2014

Renewable energy developments are sprouting up all over the UK, but a quieter revolution is taking place in a small town in Cornwall.Wadebridge is aiming to be the first town in the UK to be entirely self-sufficient and have no need for any other energy apart from that generated in the town itself.T... More

Quartet jailed after £25k heating oil theft

Quartet jailed after £25k heating oil theft

25 February 2014

Four men have been jailed for their part in the theft of £25,000 worth of heating oil from properties across Leicestershire.All four of the men pleaded guilty at the hearing, which was held at Leicester Crown Court, to conspiring to steal heating oil.Winston John Cook (44) of St Matthews Avenu... More

£70m renewable energy plant to be built

£70m renewable energy plant to be built

25 February 2014

Plans to build a £70 million renewable energy facility in the north-west of England have got the green light from the High Court.Proposals to construct the Barton Renewable Energy Plant near the M60 had been met with strong opposition, but got the go-ahead after this week's hearing.A legal... More

Latest Green Deal figures revealed

Latest Green Deal figures revealed

24 February 2014

The government's flagship Green Deal scheme is still failing to capture the imagination of the public, according to the latest figures.Data shows that a provisional 540,000 measures were installed in around 457,000 properties through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), Cashback and Green Deal i... More

Heating oil prices 'up due to cold spell'

Heating oil prices 'up due to cold spell'

21 February 2014

Heating oil prices have risen in the US on the back of a cold spell of weather in the country.Crude oil prices were up as well as a result of the latest cold weather to sweep the nation.Andy Lipow, president of Lipow Oil Associates in Houston, told Reuters: "The market continues to be supported... More

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