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28 March headlines
Centrica boss ‘concerned’ about energy security
Centrica chief executive, Sam Laidlaw says the energy giant is unlikely to invest in power plants needed to keep the lights on while under investigation by the top competition watchdog. However, he added that the investigation was a good thing to do in terms of “helping re-establish customer trust”. Telegraph.
Britain one of the lowest producers of renewable energy in the EU
Britain is the third lowest producer of renewable energy in the EU, an is far below its sustainable energy targets for 2020, a recent study has shown. Britain is lagging far behind other EU countries with just 4.2% of its energy derived from green sources, only Luxembourg and Malta are performing worse. Independent.
Fracking protest village Balcombe raises funds for solar power
Residents of Balcombe, the Sussex village which last summer became the centre of anti-fracking protests, have formed a new co-operative that aims to harness the power of sun for electricity. The new REPOWER Balcombe co-operative initially aims to raise £300,000 in a community share offering for a six solar arrays on roofs in and around the village. Guardian.
Total and Lukoil in talks over Russian shale deal
Total is in talks to partner with Lukoil on its shale oil projects in Russia, as Moscow targets unconventional resources to replace falling production ageing fields in Siberia. Lukoil, the largest private energy company in Russia, is exploring the giant but unproven Bazhenov formation, which holds the lion’s share of Russia’s shale oil. Financial Times.
Fuel poverty? It remains a scandal – Independent