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Stop Hinkley 25th Sept 2011 more >>
National Grid is to reveal its preferred route corridor for a proposed 400000 volt overhead line between Hinkley Point and Avonmouth. The announcement has already been condemned as ‘pointless’ by campaigners.
Burnham-on-sea.com 25th Sept 2011 more >>
Two events on the same day this month said a lot about how Germanys most populous state sees its economic future. At a coal mine in Bottrop, a community in the heavily industrialised Ruhr valley, Hannelore Kraft, North Rhine-Westphalias premier, inaugurated Innovation City Ruhr, a European Union-backed project to halve the towns energy use by 2020. Homes and buildings will be made more energy-efficient, use of electric vehicles will be promoted, and a smart power grid and clean energy sources will be developed. Ms Kraft says that energy transformation driven by Germanys decision to abandon nuclear power after this years crisis at Japans Fukushima plant is a central theme for her state, which is still heavily reliant on low-quality coal. She insists her government, which is also seeking approval for a climate protection law, must also ensure that the states many energy-intensive industries are not disadvantaged.
FT 26th Sept 2011 more >>
Smart boilers that can learn a households habits and switch the heating on and off to suit family needs could reduce energy bills by up to 23 per cent, a home technology company claims. Consumers can also switch all their household electrical appliances on and off after they have left home via the internet, using technology from a company backed by British Gas. AlertMe has formed a joint venture with Invensys, which makes thermostats and heating controls for boilers. The company, which is run by Mary Turner, the former boss of the broadband business Tiscali UK, is providing technology that allows customers to control their thermostats and boiler timer from a remote computer or a smartphone.
Times 26th Sept 2011 more >>