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The Week’s Top Energy News – 02/12/2016


The Christmas season has well and truly begun and, in true business style, you’ll either be incredibly busy or winding down.

EU energy use to fall by 30% under new efficiency plans for 2030 – BBC

The EU has announced its plans to reduce energy use by 30% by 2030. The new announcement forms part of the EU’s commitment to reducing emissions under the Paris Agreement.

How bad will Donald Trump be for renewable energy? – Forbes

Of all the discussion centering around Donald Trump’s presidency, a significant amount of talk has focussed on his position on renewable energy. Energy policy is seen to be one area where Trump could make sweeping changes, and quickly. This article takes a look at the separate policy decisions that will create the US energy policy.

GB Energy Supply Ceases Trading After Wholesale Price Increases – BBC

Energy firm GB Energy has ceased training due to the dramatic increases in energy prices in recent months. The small firm had 160,000 customers. All outstanding balances will be protected and customers do not need to worry about a gap in supply.

Businesses left disappointed and confused with energy policy following Autumn Statement – Clean Energy News

The Autumn Statement has left many business energy professionals wondering where they stand. The Statement was seen to have a lack of clear energy policy. Consultancy Inenco is now calling on the UK Government to provide clear direction about the future of energy policy.

Power crisis looms after Storm Angus damages UK-France undersea cables – IB Times

Energy prices were dealt another blow last week when Storm Angus damaged the undersea power cables that connect the UK and France. The damage is speculated to have cut supply by up to 50% until the end of February. This comes at a time when Britain’s energy supply is already stretched, and is expected to drive up already high electricity prices.

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