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Energy News 10/03/2017


What’s making waves in the energy world this week? We round up the main offenders…

Spring Budget 2017: key climate and energy announcements – Carbon Brief

You can’t have failed to hear about the budget this week. However with headlines focused on the self employed and business rate increases, you may have missed the implications for renewables. In fact, you probably missed it because the budget was rather light on announcements for the energy industry – with carbon price changes delayed until later in the year and no mention of shale or carbon targets. Carbon Brief takes a look at what energy announcements were made in the budget.

E.on to hike dual-fuel energy prices by 8.8% next month – Money Saving Expert

Another big six price increase is on the cards as E.On announce a 13.8% price hike on domestic energy bills from late April. The supplier have blamed the raise on social and environmental charges. As with other suppliers who have raised prices recently, E.On have been sharply criticised for the rise.

Offshore windfarms set to become cheaper source of electricity than nuclear power stations – The Independent

Is the UK poised to become a wind power leader? The Government is certainly hoping so, and the data is going in the right direction, with costs halving in five years.

Theresa May: UK will be at forefront of delivering UN sustainable goals – Energy Live News

84 businesses who called on Theresa May to join the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals have received a reply. The Prime Minister wrote a letter to the businesses stating that the UK would be an integral player in meeting the UN’s goals and that a consultation would take place later this year.

EPA head Scott Pruitt denies that carbon dioxide causes global warming – The Guardian

Scott Pruitt, head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated his belief that climate change is not due to carbon dioxide. Despite scientific consensus to the contrary, Pruitt is not convinced, believing that the issue needs more ‘debate’. The announcement will be another headache for those who are worried about the future of environmental policies, and science in general, under the Trump administration.

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