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Energy crisis: Longest cable in WORLD will be based in Britain and power 7million homes

As part of the latest move to tackle the energy crisis, the UK has granted planning permission for XLCC’s HVDC subsea cable manufacturing operations, which will be based in Hunterston, Scotland. Once the construction is completed, the factory will begin building four 3,800km long cables as part of the Xlinks project, will connect the UK […]

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Supreme Court limits EPA authority to set climate standards for power plants

The Longview Power Plant, a coal-fired plant, stands on August 21, 2018 in Maidsville, West Virginia. The plant’s single unit generates 700 net megawatts of electricity from run-of-mine coal and natural gas. Spencer Platt | Getty Images The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to set standards on climate-changing greenhouse gas […]

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Taking back control! UK will CUT EU gas to swerve Putin’s threats and tackle energy crisis

Under the proposal, Britain would shut off the two-way interconnectors linking it to Belgium and the Netherlands. The move would be the signal and early step in the four-stage emergency gas shortage plan. A stress test of the plan is set to be conducted in September. National Grid has said the test, which is done annually, is this year […]

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Britain to the rescue: UK helping Ukraine’s secure energy supply with huge donation

Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth Greg Hands tweeted: “Energy is another way we can help Ukraine. “As a panellist at [the Council on Geostrategy] meeting on Energy, Ukraine and Europe tonight, I outlined UK support for Ukraine.” This, he continued, included “850 free generators”, “advice on nuclear power”, and “filling 15 […]

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Use energy crisis as chance to save it, environment agency tells Germans

A German traffic sign indicating an end to all road speed limitations is pictured at a motorway in Dortmund August 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register FRANKFURT, June 30 (Reuters) – Turning building heating down by two degrees and limiting driving speeds could immediately cut energy consumption and […]

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China continues to snap up Russian coal at steep discounts

This photo taken on October 24, 2021 shows coal being loaded on a cargo ship in Jiujiang, in China’s central Jiangxi province. STR | AFP | Getty Images Russia’s coal shipments to China have been rising even though overall shipments to China have declined, new data from S&P Global Market Intelligence showed. Russian seaborne coal […]

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Energy & Environment — Advocates sue Biden for restarting oil leases

A coalition of environmental groups is suing the Biden administration over new oil and gas drilling. Meanwhile, a watchdog finds Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm violated the Hatch Act, and Thursday is all hands on deck for climate regulations.  This is Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment […]

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Octopus Energy steps in to save Netherlands with wind farms after Putin choked supplies

On 31st May, the Russian state energy behemoth Gazprom halted gas supplies flowing into the Netherlands by turning off the taps to a major Dutch trader Gasterra. This happened GasTerra refused to pay for the Kremlin’s gas in rubles. The Russian President had told “unfriendly countries” that they needed to pay for Russian gas in […]

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The price of food and electricity is soaring, but it hardly affects Melissa

The prices of food, power and fuel are skyrocketing, but it’s hardly had an impact on Melissa Weckert and her family. Their back garden is full of trees and plants growing their own fruit and vegetables. They rarely go to the shops for groceries, and when they do they drive their hybrid car. “This leaves […]

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Energy crisis lifeline: ‘Miracle material’ to help SLASH price of key resource powering UK

The researchers said: “Halide perovskite materials have been extensively explored for their unique electrical, optical, magnetic, and catalytic properties. “Most notably, solar cells based on perovskite thin films have improved their power conversion efficiency from 3.8 to over 25 percent during the last 12 years.” Unlike silicon solar cells, those made of perovskite harvest energy […]