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China Is About to Bury Elon Musk in Batteries https://about.bnef.com/blog/china-is-about-to-bury-elon-musk-in-batteries/
"Lithium-ion batteries have long been used in smartphones, laptops, and other personal electronics, but demand is forecast to explode in the next five years as electric vehicles proliferate and power companies install giant storage systems to smooth the ebb and flow of wind and solar."
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Grenfell Tower: Cladding 'changed to cheaper version'
Documents show the aluminium cladding was less fire-resistant than zinc, saving nearly £300,000.
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Council homes are being sold off almost three times faster than local authorities can replace them, research reveals.
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Coal appears to have no future in the energy market as consumption fell sharply for the second year in a row, BP said yesterday.
Mark Lammey
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energyvoice.com
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Centrica is squaring up to Homeserve with its new on-demand tradespeople service, Local Heroes platform. The British Gas owner’s new platform claims to handle the customer journey, from hunting for a relevant tradesperson to giving them a price estimate right through to confirmation and online payment for the work.
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The NextEnergy Solar Fund has announced it is to purchase a portfolio of operating solar plants as the UK’s impressive growth in renewable energy continues apace.
The fund, which is based in Guernsey but has a footing in London, has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire three plants in Barnby, Nottinghamshire; Bilsthorpe, Nottinghamshire, and Wickfield in Wiltshire.
Combined the three plants boasts a total of 14.9MWp, or megawatt peak, which rates the total potential capacity for a solar power plant, and all were connected up to the grid in March of this year.
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UK universities fall down global league tables after budget cuts. Frozen tuition fees, a lack of research funding and fewer highly qualified staff than international rivals sees UK institutions suffer in world rankings. https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/jun/07/uk-universities-fall-down-global-league-tables-after-budget-cuts
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- Decarbonisation: What we can probably rule out is an immediate fracturing policy consensus and action to dilute the broad commitments under the Climate Change Act 2008.
- Cost: The more limited caps that the Conservatives landed on may well turn into a more extensive intervention. If the Conservatives do form a partnership with the DUP to govern, then they will find robust support for further action on costs from that quarter.
- Security of supply: But operational challenges seen in recent days on the electricity system are set to be compounded by investment delays, and we would expect this to intrude into future political debates sooner rather than later.
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