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Bulletin: 3rd October 2013

100% renewables supplier Good Energy reaches 100,000 customers (Blue and Green Tomorrow)
Good Energy, the 100% renewable electricity supplier, is celebrating reaching a major landmark in its continued growth, after welcoming its 100,000th customer

LoCO2 raises energy bills by an average of 9% (Guardian)
UK independent supplier's increase raises expectations that larger rivals will do the same and reignite debate on fuel bills

Is PV Better Than Thermal Solar Water Heating? (Clean Technica)

Maryland real estate company lights up microgrid (BusinessGreen)
Backed by a state grant, the alternate power source combines solar and energy storage to offset about 20 percent of building's electricity needs


Dingwall turbine is a first for Scottish wind project (GreenEnergyNet)
After six months of input from those involved, last Friday night saw the launch of the Dingwall Wind Co-op to support the first wind turbine in Scotland that is 100% owned by a co-operative

Lanarkshire community wind co-operative launches fundraising project (Blue and Green Tomorrow)
The Spirit of Lanarkshire Wind Energy Co-operative has launched its second round of fundraising for a wind farm that is expected to begin generating electricity this month.


Half of businesses think UK will miss CO2 targets (BusinessGreen)
Siemens and Energy Institute poll finds vast majority of firms are struggling to secure energy efficiency loans


Viking Wind Farm consent withdrawn (Shetland News)
More on the Court of Session ruling and the next steps

SNP wind farms plan suffers legal setback (Scotsman)
Councils look to jump on Viking ruling

Greg Barker calls for 'decentralised energy revolution' (BusinessGreen)
Energy and Climate Change minister tells Conservative conference of plans to challenge Big Six while George Osborne rejects UK climate leadership

Tory pair warn Angus stands to see ‘poor return’ from Inch Cape offshore windfarm (Courier)

ScottishPower warns Labour's energy price freeze would hit investment in UK (Guardian)
Spanish company's chief executive Keith Anderson tells Ed Miliband policy would cause investors to worry about their profits

SSE retail arm falls into red (Scotsman)
Scottish Hydro parent company SSE has warned that its ­retail arm has fallen into the red because of rising wholesale gas prices and a dip in energy ­demand during the summer.

Fracking protests hit UK public support for shale gas (Guardian)
Poll shows fall in level of support for shale gas extraction in the UK in September following summer protests at Balcombe

Joint trade shows for 2014 (H&V News)
The Energy Efficiency & Renewables Roadshow will join the Heating & Plumbing Roadshow in 2014.

China announces 50% tax breaks for solar manufacturers (Solar Power Portal)

Renewable energy can deliver the goods (Scotsman)
Says Scottish Renewables


Bulletin: 30th September 2013

Switching power to the people (Herald Scotland)
Ed Miliband's promise of an 18-month price freeze on energy bills in 2015 has prompted as much scepticism as excitement.

Former Labour energy minister Brian Wilson explains why Ed Miliband is right to take on the big fuel providers (Daily Record)

IKEA to sell solar panels from all UK stores (Yahoo News)


Why wait for Ed’s energy price freeze? (Another Side of Lesley Riddoch)
Time to get behind collective switching

Government to spend €13m on over 80 community energy projects (Business and Leadership)


What does the IPCC report mean for business and investors? (Guardian)

Sky heats up biomass switchover (BusinessGreen)
Livingston customer contact centre now powered by renewable heat and hot water


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