The Week in Energy 26/09/2018

Cuadrilla To Start Fracking In The UK Within Weeks

The government has given the green light to frack at a second exploration well in Lancashire. Hydraulic fracturing or fracking involves extracting gas from layers of rocks by injecting water and chemicals at high pressure.

Ovo Hikes Prices By 12.4% – Adding £135 A Year To Bills

The energy provider is upping prices for the 158,400 households on its “Simpler Energy” standard variable tariff. Hundreds of thousands of Ovo Energy customers will see bills hiked by 12.4% from October 17.

Swansea Receives £36 Million Uk Government Funding For Its Clean Energy Tech Breakthrough

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, is announcing new £36 million UK government funding for clean energy innovation in the construction sector. It will fund a project that aims to turn our homes, schools and hospitals into mini-power stations.

UK Wind Power Smashes Through 20GW Mark

RenewableUK has confirmed the UK has hit a historic milestone of 20 GW of wind generation capacity. The opening of Ørsted’s 659-MW Walney Extension pushed the total amount over the 20-GW mark.

Scotland Outperforms UK In Reducing Emissions

Scotland is still outperforming the UK in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. However, it’s progress is lagging on cleaning up transport and agriculture.

Labour Wants Green Energy To Power Most Uk Homes By 2030

Almost all of Britain’s homes and businesses would be powered by wind, solar and nuclear power by 2030, under bold new green energy plans being outlined by Labour.

Thousands Of Homes Without Power After Storm Ali

Engineers worked through the night to restore electricity to 65,000 customers, but about 5,000 homes were still without power on Thursday after Storm Ali caused widespread disruption across Scotland.

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