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Infrastructure articles

Could Portugal's interconnector demands threaten EU 2030 climate targets?

Grid infrastructure

Reports suggest latest draft of Climate and Energy package exclude binding target on cross border power cables

23 Oct 2014

National Grid calls on businesses to join winter demand management drive

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Large and small firms invited to generate revenues and curb emissions by tendering for Demand Side Balancing Reserve

22 Oct 2014

UK wind industry sets new generation record as it nears 25 per cent power share

E.ONs Scroby Sands offshore wind farm

As nuclear and gas power plants remain off line, wind industry celebrates its role in helping to address supply fears

20 Oct 2014

Davey downplays supply fears after Didcot B Power Station blaze

Demand management initiatives likely to continue, as fire fuels energy supply fears

20 Oct 2014

UK eyes five new interconnectors in bid to boost energy security

Ofgem shortlists five new proposals, touting potential £6bn investment boost

17 Oct 2014

UK and Norway get license to trade green power

Longest sub-sea interconnector yet could be in place by 2020 helping to curb energy bills and carbon emissions

14 Oct 2014

Smart meter programme too expensive, warn small businesses

Federation of Small Businesses echoes Which? calls for government action to lower £11bn bill for nationwide rollout

07 Oct 2014

Lib Dems set out vision for a greener Treasury

New pamphlet proposes new office for environmental responsibility, clearer low carbon objectives for the Treasury, and even breaking up Whitehall's most powerful department

06 Oct 2014

New York State goes big on microgrids

The Empire State is building a new empire of resiliency and renewables

03 Oct 2014

Study: Wind and solar could cut electricity system costs

EU-backed project concludes that a more renewables-heavy grid can actually help cut costs by up to six per cent

30 Sep 2014

Labour prepares to unveil major national energy efficiency strategy

Caroline Flint will tomorrow announce plans to upgrade five million draughty homes and make energy efficiency a national infrastructure priority

22 Sep 2014

CH2M Hill, Nature Conservancy aim to grow green infrastructure

Can the NGO-business hook-up accelerate efforts to put nature to work to protect cities and coastlines?

19 Sep 2014

Germany charges forward with opening of Europe's largest grid battery plant

Utility cuts ribbon on cutting-edge 5MW energy storage system designed to help manage fluctuations in renewable energy supplies

17 Sep 2014

Westermost Rough offshore wind farm delivers first power from giant 6MW turbine

DONG Energy reports that energisation process completed for the first of Siemens' next generation turbines

10 Sep 2014

Poll: Public opposes push to frack national parks

The scale of public disquiet over shale gas developments has again been highlighted, as a Guardian poll reveals widespread opposition to fracking in national parks

05 Sep 2014

Will 'smart cities' prove smart enough?

Matthew Farrow of the Environmental Industries Commission reveals how the association is investigating whether green issues are getting a fair hearing in 'smart city' plans

05 Sep 2014

Could water shortages really halt the fracking bandwagon?

Major new analysis reveals 38 per cent of world's shale gas and oil resources located in regions facing water stress

03 Sep 2014

National Grid hails 'positive response' as demand management edges towards mainstream

Grid operator again downplays blackout concerns and reveals how new scheme promises to curb demand by up to 300MW at peak times

02 Sep 2014

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