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Consumers Need Evidence That Northern Ireland Electricity Prices Are Fair

Following a series of significant increases in energy prices and within the context of Northern Ireland having the highest levels of fuel poverty in the UK (double that in Great Britain), the Consumer Council is urging the Executive and the

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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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Giant New North Sea Oil Discovery

Statoil has confirmed that the recent Aldous and Avaldsnes oil discoveries in the North Sea are connected and may represent an oil structure of between 500 million and 1.2 billion barrels of recoverable oil equivalent. If the upper part of

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Palm Oil Insulation Could Transform Transformers

Research by a University of Leicester student has identified an environmentally friendly alternative to a major industrial use of oil. Abdelghaffar Abdelmalik, who is studying for a PhD in the University’s Department of Engineering, has discovered a way to treat

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Share of Renewables in the EU27 Energy Supply Almost Doubled Between 1999 and 2009

In 2009, oil remained the main source of energy in the EU27, with a share of 37% in the total gross inland energy consumption. However, there have been changes in the mix of sources contributing to gross inland energy consumption

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GE Energy Makes $3.2 Billion Acquisition

GE Energy is acquiring 90% of Converteam, a leading provider of electrification and automation equipment and systems, for approximately $3.2 billion from a controlling shareholder group that includes management, Barclays Private Equity, and LBO France. The transaction, which is expected

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Secure, Carbon-Free and Electric? The UK's Energy System in 2050

The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) has released a major new report addressing two of the British Government’s toughest energy policy goals – delivering reliable energy to consumers while meeting its legal commitment to reduce C02 emissions by 80% by

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Chicken Litter and Pig Manure Used to Power English Town

A new biogas power station in the UK showcases how in future cities and towns will be powered by locally produced energy. The facility, built near the English town of Cirencester, is powered by agricultural biomass, including chicken litter and

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Geology Research Group Scoops NovaUCD 2010 Innovation Award

The Fault Analysis Group, a leading research group within the UCD School of Geological Sciences, has been presented with the NovaUCD 2010 Innovation Award. The award was presented to the group in recognition of its successes in the establishment of

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Euro Recovery Masks Energy Price Rises in July

The Bord Gais Energy Index (BGEI), an Irish-specific index designed to measure the prices in the wholesale energy market, decreased by 1% in July. The recovery of the Euro versus Sterling and the US Dollar helped mitigate increases in some

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