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Scottish energy industry survives major scare

The uncertainty and risk surrounding Scottish independence damaged renewable energy in the country, as projects faltered while funding was in doubt. The no vote should put the industry back on track.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Sep 2014
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Natural gas and wind to meet majority of UK's energy needs

Nearly 54% of the UK's electricity production will come from natural gas and wind power by 2030. Wind power generation is projected to more than triple from 32.5TWh in 2014 to 104TWh. At present, natural gas provides the largest proportion of the UK's energy generation mix, overtaking coal in 2013.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Aug 2014
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E.ON oil, gas, and power division increases profits to £208m

In the first six months of 2014 E.ON's UK oil, gas, and power division recorded profits of £208m, up from £159m in the same period of 2013.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Aug 2014
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Big Six will double profits - but politics is to blame

The UK's Big Six energy suppliers will double their profits over the next 12 months according to Ofgem's recent Supply Market Indicator report. The primary reason for this is a drop in wholesale gas prices.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Aug 2014
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UK smart meters will soon be indispensable

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced that 98,600 smart meters were installed in households in the first quarter of 2014, a marginal increase from the 95,300 installed in Q4 2013. It is likely that we will see more than 100,000 installations in the second quarter of 2014 to take the total number of smart meters in UK domestic properties to approximately 450,000.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jul 2014
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Smart energy: putting consumers first

A growing number of governments around the world are trying to create more transparent, efficient, and competitive energy markets. Smart meters will be key to this transition.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jul 2014
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Centrica to sell large gas-fired power plants

Growing renewable energy generation is making it unprofitable to operate large conventional power plants, forcing Europe's energy utilities to adapt amid mounting profit warnings.

Published By Datamonitor
13 May 2014
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UK onshore wind faces uncertain future

Onshore wind farms are falling out of favor with the British public, and the Conservative Party has pledged to stop subsidies if it wins the next general election.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Apr 2014
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UK's RHI is a win-win policy

The UK's Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is one of the most important emissions reductions policies ever to be implemented. It will have a positive impact on the UK economy, and other countries are likely to follow suit.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Apr 2014
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Should British Gas be broken up?

UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey has brought retail gas suppliers' profit margins in the domestic market back into the spotlight, with an open letter to Ofgem urging it to "think radically." Powers to break up any company found to have a monopoly could be bestowed upon the energy regulator, but what consequences would this have for the market share leader British Gas and the rest of the Big Six?

Published By Datamonitor
10 Feb 2014

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