Brexit ‘already driven up power prices £75 a year’

UCL researchers suggest this increase has been driven largely by the collapse in the value of the pound and additional volatility

Top-up capacity market auction planned for next summer

BEIS reiterated it is ‘working closely’ with the European Commission on the necessary steps for the scheme to be investigated ‘as quickly as possible’

Tidal energy firm granted €1m for turbine upgrades

SIMEC Atlantis’ two-year project is expected to start in January 2019

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New EU rules to prevent and prepare for power supply crisis

They are expected to make it easier for member states to help each other if there was an electricity crisis situation

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EU backs giant Belgian offshore wind farm with €250m loan

It will consist of 58 turbines and generate renewable energy for around 485,000 households

EU approves €600m French public funding for solar energy

The initiative will support the deployment of 350MW of capacity

EU aims to be ‘climate neutral’ by 2050

The Commission’s strategy aims to create a sense of direction on how the EU can deliver on the Paris climate agreement and reduce emissions

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EU says industry’s plastic recycling pledges fall short

While the Commission welcomed the voluntary pledges made so far, it believes more needs to be done

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EU approves €107m German public support for greener buses

It will enable the retrofitting of diesel buses used for public transport in around 90 municipalities

EU Parliament approves energy efficiency, renewable targets

The new rules are expected to help households and businesses reduce their energy bills while cutting carbon emissions