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Entrepreneurs wanted for Energy innovation

Good news for UK entrepreneurs! £10 million share for businesses that can create innovation in energy Gregory Barker, the minister of Energy and Climate, announced that British entrepreneurs who are into the development of innovative technology can benefit from a £10 million share. Big-time power companies like British Gas and engineering firms like Unaoil-associate Severn Glocon cannot participate in the funding. The bid...

Prolonged US cold spell causes Wood Pellet shortag...

Scarce supplies of wood pellets for heating have left many US residents chasing delivery trucks claims the Ponco Record. An unusually cold winter and high demand for the fuel have combined with a scarcity of supply, throwing the entire Northeast into a cold sweat. Both Steele’s True Value Hardware in Tannersville and Cramer’s Home Centers in East Stroudsburg are out of pellets. Wood pellets are made from...

The Centre for Alternative Technology present ...

 Zero Carbon Britain’ on 11 March at 7.30 at the United Church, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8RZ. The Centre for Alternative Technology at Machynlleth in Wales presented their important report ‘Zero Carbon Britain’ to Parliament when it was published towards the end of last year.  Alice Hooker-Stroud, the research director, will  present their findings.  These show a realistic and practical route to a...

UK Power Needs

An excellent article from the Economist (Jan 25th 2014) on the state of the UK’s power generation, grid connections and the increasing risk of blackouts.  For most people Britain’s rebounding economy, now growing at its fastest for three years, is cause for cheer. Not, however, for those who manage the country’s electricity grid. For them swift growth means faster progress towards a crunch. Ofgem, the energy...