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Five seismic shifts to shake global electricity over next 25 years

Five seismic shifts to shake global electricity over next 25 years

Global power generation will experience five dominant trends over the next 25 years, putting unprecedented pressure on energy companies, utilities and policy-makers, according to the New Energy Outlook 2015.

Rudd promises to release CfD allocation details in the ‘near future’

Rudd promises to release CfD allocation details in the ‘near future’

Energy and climate change secretary Amber Rudd has said that details regarding the next contracts for difference allocation round are to be released “in the near future”, Solar Power Portal has reported.

Heat pump market continues to grow

Heat pump market continues to grow

BSRIA’s heat pump study shows continued growth in the global heat pump market with the market value reaching 4 billion euros in 2014, up 1.7% from 2013.

Gas fitter in court for illegal gas work

Gas fitter in court for illegal gas work

A qualified gas fitter has been fined for deliberate breaches of Gas Safety regulations despite having worked in the gas industry for many years.

Tron Kirk, Edinburgh

Directors and former council officials jailed in bribery case

Two directors of a Scottish construction firm have been jailed for bribing council officers with football tickets and trips to lap dancing clubs in return for building maintenance contracts.

Martyn Bridges Nick Hawkins and Jeremy Hawksley

New president for OFTEC

Speaking in his final engagement as president of the Oil Fired Technical Association (OFTEC) earlier this week, Martyn Bridges welcomed Nick Hawkins to the role.

Image by Ryan Mcdonald

Decentralised energy advocates plan to merge

The Association for Decentralised Energy and the UK Demand Response Association has announced plans to merge the two organisations at a reception in the Houses of Parliament.

UK plans to move Green Bank into private ownership

Plans unveiled to move Green Bank into private ownership

Business secretary Sajid Javid (pictured) confirmed that the government will proceed with plans to bring private capital into the Green Investment Bank (GIB) during a speech at the bank’s Annual Review event in London today (25 June).

Panasonic golf and awards 2015

Ireland event combines golf and presentations

16 June 2015

A day of golf at the prestigious K Club – also known as the Kildaire Hotel and Golf Club in Ireland, the venue for the 2006 Ryder Cup – was followed by an awards ceremony for installers, hosted by Panasonic.

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