The Week in Energy & Environment 09/01/2019

Climate change: LED lights making dent in UK energy demand

Installing a single low-energy LED bulb may make a trivial contribution to cutting the carbon emissions that are overheating the planet.


Dutch eco initiative halves energy bills in first UK homes

Nottingham pioneers ‘Energiesprong’ after it wins £5m funding from EU


Economy Energy collapse: Hundreds of thousands of customers in limbo as firm goes bust

Economy Energy, which had 235,000 customers, is the ninth small energy company to collapse in the last 12 months.


Idle wind farms pull in £125m for dumping energy

Green energy companies were handed record sums to switch off turbines in 2018, with some Scottish wind farms generating millions of pounds to “discard” up to a third of potential output.


Newcastle University connects first grid-scale pumped heat energy storage system

World-first in grid-scale pumped heat energy storage places UK at forefront of energy storage R&D, team claims



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