Householders in Britain could save £500 million a year if they take control of their heating. That’s according to the Energy Saving Trust (EST), which reveals although 78% of those surveyed claim to understand how to use their heating, half of them are incorrectly using the controls. Nearly 40% of Brits believe it’s more efficient… Read More »Take control of your heating, save £500m a year
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US engineers claim they are working on a compact nuclear fusion reactor (CFR) which can be readily used within a decade. If they succeed, the team at defence firm Lockheed Martin will blast apart assumptions of those who believe nuclear fusion is a pipe dream. In a video on the company site, a confident project… Read More »We can have small nuclear fusion in a decade – claims Lockheed Martin
Four major offshore wind farms in Scotland have been granted development consent by the Scottish Government. The Neart Na Gaoithe, Inch Cape Offshore Limited, Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo projects in the Forth and Tay region will have a total capacity of 2.28GW. They will generate enough electricity to power more than 1.4 million homes… Read More »Green light for four Scottish offshore wind farms
Finnish energy firm Fortum has sold its power plant at Grangemouth to the refinery’s owner, Ineos. Ineos handed over £54 million for the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant. Able to generate up to 145 megawatts (MW) of electricity and 257 MW of heat, it provides power and steam to the petrochemical and refining plant. Excess… Read More »Power plant at Grangemouth refinery sold to Ineos
Floating solar panels have berthed at a fruit farm in Berkshire. The floating energy platform is on a newly formed reservoir which irrigates the farm is said to be the first large one of its kind in Europe. It is strong enough to bear the weight of 200 kilowatts’ (kw) worth of panels and with a… Read More »Floating solar panels berth in Berkshire
Scottish Water has announced it is investing £3.5 billion to improve water mains and drinking water supplies. The company’s six-year investment programme, supported by £720 million from the Scottish Government, is expected to support 5,000 construction jobs. Projects include more than £280 million in improvements to water mains and treatment works, £100 million for a… Read More »Scottish Water unveils £3.5bn investment plan