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In this week’s top energy stories we look at increases in energy bills, new technology that could transform the national grid, and why Google cares about renewable power in Africa.
Energy bills are set to increase – The Times
The post-Brexit plunge in sterling will lead to rising energy bills, both domestic and business, in the coming months. The changes are due to an increase in costs for imported fuels combined with typically higher prices in the winter months.
In what is being heralded a big step towards virtual power stations, data has been transmitted across the UK’s national grid. The new technology could allow the grid to connect with so called ‘smart’ devices, allowing them to adjust their energy according to national demand. This has the potential to lead to a grid that is more responsive, and can make greater use of low carbon energy sources.
Energy sector faces ‘Grand Transition’, says WEC – World Nuclear News
The World Energy Council (WEC) is predicting huge changes in the energy sector. The council has predicted that world energy demand will peak before 2030, and that fundamental change is needed in order allow the energy industry to cope with emerging global pressures such as population growth and climate change.
A US energy company has announced plans for an enormous solar power plant, capable of powering up to 1 million homes. The plant, to be located in the Nevada desert, would generate as much energy as the Hoover Dam, and would be the largest solar power plant on the planet.
Why Google cares about renewable power in Africa – Scientific American
Last week we mentioned Google’s interest in the energy sector, this week we’re featuring a story about the tech giant’s investment in Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind Power Project. According to a Google spokesperson “We are investing in clean energy projects like Lake Turkana because they make business sense and can help accelerate the deployment of renewable energy,”
Small business owners received warnings of gas safety risks – BDC Magazine
Concerns have been raised about awareness levels of gas safety within small businesses. A recent survey found that 17% of companies do not regularly service appliances, whilst 20% said that gas safety had caused problems including a loss of income. Whilst many businesses find gas safety regulations confusing, by neglecting their appliances they could be putting lives at risk.
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