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UK Wind Farms Supply Record Share of Electricity Demand

Wind power supplied an average of 5.3% of the UK’s demand for electricity for December and early January, reaching a record share of 12.2% on 28th December. As a result, carbon emissions from the UK’s electricity generators were cut by

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Bord Gais Energy Index 5% Higher For 2011 as Oil Price Reaches 150 Year High

A decrease in both gas and electricity prices drove the Bord Gais Energy Index 1% lower for the month of December but it was 5% higher for 2011 as a whole. The ongoing European sovereign debt crisis, fears about global

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PrePayment Meters For Gas and Electricity

Payzone, Ireland’s largest consumer payments network, has introduced a new ‘top up’ payments solution, that will support the roll-out of modern PrePayment Meters (PPMs) in the gas and electricity markets. Installations of the new PrePayment Meters to eligible electricity customers

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EU Wind Power to Triple By 2020

Wind energy in the EU will more than triple its power output by 2020 with Eur194 billion invested in European onshore and offshore wind farms during this decade, predicts the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). Electricity production from wind power

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CER Introduces Flagging System to Tackle ‘Debt Hopping’

The Commission for Energy Regulation has decided to implement a debt flagging facility within the Irish gas and electricity market to alert energy companies when customers wishing to switch suppliers already have outstanding energy bills. The flagging mechanism will apply

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Bord Gais Continues to Invest in Power Generation Assets

Bord Gais Eireann is showing strong growth in its gas and electricity businesses, continued development of new assets and a significant increase in its energy customer numbers. Despite the challenging domestic environment, the company performed well in 2010. Turnover grew

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Germany’s First Commercial Offshore Wind Farm Commences Operation

EnBW Energie, the third largest energy company in Germany, has commenced the operation of the country’s first commecercial offshore wind farm – EnBW Baltic 1 off the Baltic Sea coast. Located 16 kilometres from the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern coastline, EnBW Baltic 1

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Irish Energy Policy Reviewed

The economic crisis, the evolving EU policy context and recent developments in technology require new approaches to domestic energy policy, according to a new report – A Review of Irish Energy Policy – by the Economic and Social Research Institute

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China is Largest Driver of Global Wind Power Development

China added 18.9 GW of new wind power capacity last year to reach a total installed capacity of 44.7 GW, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The new numbers for China also result in revised figures for global

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Major Step Forward For European Power Grid Interconnection

The recent start-up of the grid interconnection between the UK and the Netherlands is a major step forward for a better interconnected electricity grid in Europe. The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) is a strong supporter of an integrated power

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