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Brexit boost from Ireland's gas isolation
EU-MEMBER state Ireland’s reliance on British gas is set to strengthen the UK’s hands in the looming Brexit talks, reports Peter McCusker. WHILE efforts will be made to downplay the politics of Brexit, there’s little doubt they will surface, as Switzerland ...
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The Journal Newspaper Newcastle
Much of my recent work has been published in The Journal newspaper, which is based in Newcastle See the following link www.thejournal.co.uk/authors/Peter_McCusker (Terrible hair...) I've also pulled together some Energy supplements for The Journal To see th...
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Let's make clean energy cheap
WHICHEVER country has the cheapest energy will get
the best jobs and at the moment that is the United States as a result of its
shale oil and gas revolution. This has slashed energy bills, will help make the US
energy independent, and has created one millio...
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Scots' go-it-alone vote hitting North Sea investment
THE looming Scottish independence ballot has been affecting investment in the oil and gas industry for over a year, says one of the industry’s leading lights. Dennis Clark, OBE, chairman of Newcastle fabricators the OGN Group said: “The oil company chief ex...
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15-year contract demands damaging offshore wind industry
SIEMENS became the first offshore wind turbine manufacturer
to confirm it plans to set up a base in the UK when it announced it was establishing a blade
manufacturing base in Hull, creating 1,000 jobs. In recent years four of the world’s other main turbine ...
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Senior UK renewable's boss says offshore wind costs can be halved.
MAJOR efforts are underway to reduce costs in the offshore wind sector with the UK Government saying it aims to see a 50% cut in subsidy levels from 2020 onwards. DONG Energy is the largest player in the European offshore wind sector and Benj Sykes, its ope...
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Fracking opponents should consider the facts.
DURHAM University is currently leading the biggest European-wide project of its kind into the risks associated with fracking for shale oil and gas. In partnership with other national and international bodies, including Newcastle University, its ReFINE (Rese...
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Wholesale prices falling but energy bills continue to rise
ONLY a dramatic policy shift will prevent further
sharp rises in UK energy bills. Peter McCusker reports. DEPENDING on your news sources or beliefs it’s easy
to jump to conclusions on one of the most pressing issues of today – rising
energy bills. Whether i...
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The high price to pay for UK's nuclear renaissance
WITH 60% of the UK’s 100GW of electricity capacity
due to come off line in the next decade the Government is anxiously pressing for
new capacity to fill the gap. The Energy Bill sets in place subsidies to support
renewables technologies, such as offshore an...
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