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As Fracking Bids Open; What Now for UK Shale Energy?

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe July 30, 2014

140602_Fracking should be national priority say Lords

Hydraulic fracturing - more commonly known as ‘fracking’ - has hit the headlines to no small amount of controversy as the coalition government invited commercial energy companies to first onshore bid on the oil and gas licences in six years this past week. Having raised plenty of issues in the. Read more

Microsoft Announce 175 Megawatt Wind Farm Deal

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe July 17, 2014

Software giants Microsoft have announced a new deal with an Illinois-based wind farm project to power it's Chicago datacentre.  The makers of Windows will purchase 175 megawatts of commercial wind energy from the Pilot Hill Wind Project as part of a 20-year agreement announced this week.  Read more

City-Scale Solar Set to be Viable by 2018

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe July 15, 2014

140203_Government seeks views on competitive renewables funding

Investment bank UBS has predicted that solar power could be powering entire cities by 2018 in it's latest forecast for commercial renewable energy projects.  The Swiss-based financial powerhouse has predicted that more and more homes and businesses could be putting power back into the grid by the. Read more

Solar Power Looks to Sea-Salt for Cheaper Costs

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe July 1, 2014


With subsidies for solar panels one of the first cuts to be made under the Coalition government's 'Energy Bill' in 2013, one of the best things that could happen to solar energy in the commercial energy sector is for the cost of producing panels to suddenly be made cheaper. Read more

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