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Energy News 04/08/2017


Yes, the British Gas price hike is undoubtedly the story of the week, but it’s not all that’s been making waves in the energy world over the last 7 days…

The claims green policies will add £150 to your energy bill don’t stack up – New Statesman

The repercussions of the latest British Gas price raise continue to make headlines. The supplier blamed the rise on charges associated with renewable energy, but the New Statesman doesn’t buy that reasoning…

Ex-energy chiefs warn Big Six to ‘adapt or die’ – The Telegraph

Could the ‘Big Six’ become a thing of the past? The energy market is undergoing monumental changes thanks to the pivot towards renewable energy and the unstoppable pace of new technology. Can our current suppliers survive, or will a new wave of challengers disrupt the market?

Did Google Just Tackle The Biggest Problem In Energy? – Oil Price

Speaking of disruptors, have Google just solved the problem of renewable energy storage?

Ofgem approves plan to separate National Grid’s electricity system operator role – Business Green

As our energy grid moves to a ‘smart grid’ system, the National Grid faces a potential conflict of interests. Because of this, a legally separate company has been created, within the National Grid group.

California Goes All In — 100% Renewable Energy By 2045 – Forbes

California continues its drive towards a sustainable future with this latest announcement. The move indicates the power that states have in America to set their own energy agendas. To reach its goal, the sunshine state has some hurdles to overcome – namely becoming entirely self-sufficient in its energy usage.

UK energy security concerns fade, fracking support falls – Energy Live News

Support for fracking has dropped 5% in the last few months, as Brits become less concerned about energy security. Surprisingly, worries about energy price hikes have also dropped – from 73% to 64%.

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