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This turbine can harvest green energy in water currents as slow as 2 mph – Business Insider
One of the key drawbacks of hydropower may just have been overcome. Currently power can only be generated by fast moving water – meaning that the number of places suitable for generating hydropower are very limited. This may soon change though – a Canadian company has developed a pioneering wind turbine which can generate electricity from currents as slow as 2mph.
Majority of Americans ‘concerned about power grid cyber attacks’ – Energy Live News
Cyber attacks continue to be a worry for citizens and businesses alike, as a new survey finds that 60% of Americans believe that the US power grid is vulnerable to an attack. Want to find out more about cyber attacks? Read our article and find out how likely a successful attack actually is.
This summer could see energy supply outstrip demand according to new forecasts. Demand for electricity has been dropping in the summer months, partly due to the increase an increase in solar panels. This means firms that partake in demand side response may be incentivised for using more energy or producing less power during the summer months.
This article contains literally everything you need to know about the current state of renewable energy. Essential reading for anybody interested in renewables and the difficulties the world may face in moving to a cleaner future.
The EU is continuing to develop policies that will help it to meet strict carbon emissions targets. This move is the latest sign of a global move away from coal and sits at odds with the current US energy policy. The announcement did not mention whether existing coal plans would be phased out in future.
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"Very easy. Bea Luseni very efficient & knowledgeable."This review was posted by Alan Duffy on the 31st of March 2017
Super helpful and easy to work with
"Recommend this company in a heartbeat - Nicole Borneuf was super easy to talk to, was not pushy in the slightest, very helpful and replied with all my questions very professionally and did all she could to help. I had to deal with a few companies to sort my business energy out, all but Nicole were too pushy for my liking and I refused to follow through with them. Thank Nicole - you are a credit to your company, thank you for making the stressful energy change so easy."This review was posted by Mia Drew on the 29th of March 2017
An Extremely Competent Company
"Switch my business has not only helped my SME secure a good energy deal for the second year running but Jessica swiftly found a alternative supplier for me when I was let down on the day of switching by the new contractual provider I had chosen some 4 months previously. Being suddenly out of contract and without provider is everyone's energy nightmare. Greatest thanks."This review was posted by S McMillan on the 29th of March 2017
Helpful, friendly and we saved lots of money!
"Jessica Purnell was helpful and friendly, she made the whole process easy and simple AND we saved lots of money thanks Jess"This review was posted by Melanie Baker on the 23rd of March 2017
Quick & Easy
"Kabibi was very helpful and the whole process was very efficient. The one small reservation I had was that I was phoned up by Kabibi almost immediately having received my online quote - which wasn't enough time for me to finish reading the quotes! Fortunately she was able to assist me in a greater savings on both Gas & Electricity, and so as long as the switchover is seamless I will remain very happy with the service."This review was posted by Amanda Brown on the 21st of March 2017