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Minister says 'yes' to biomass power station in Yorkshire (04 January 2012)
The number of new power stations given consent in England and Wales this year has reached 15, the highest ever since the Electricity Act came into force in 1989. This number was reached as Energy Minister Charles Hendry gave the go-ahead to developer Dalkia for a new waste wood power plant. read more...

Smart meters ‘leave householders feeling frustated’ (06 September 2011)
The Government’s £11bn plans to have energy smart meters installed in every home by 2020 to reduce consumption may not have much effect, as people tend to ignore them after a while. That’s according to new research presented to the international conference in London of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). The theory is that by showing information on in-home displays, smart meters allow households to reduce their bills by seeing how much electricity and gas they are using. read more...

Huhne calls energy summit for small suppliers (27 July 2011)
Energy Secretary Chris Huhne will hold a top level meeting with new energy suppliers to find out what help they need to break the dominance of the Big Six gas and electricity companies, boost competition and keep energy prices for households down. This follows hot on the heels of the announcement that red tape is to be slashed for small energy companies to help them break into the market. read more...

Electricity investment plan to be unveiled (12 July 2011)
Plans for £110bn of investment in electricity generation are set to be unveiled later this summer by the Department for Energy and Climate Change. The plan would replace a quarter of the country's power stations by 2030, Energy Secretary Chris Huhne said. It also aims to insulate the UK from swings in oil prices by increasing sources such as nuclear and renewable energy. read more...
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