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#JunckerPlan: €100 million under investment plan for energy efficient homes in #Germany

#JunckerPlan: €100 million under investment plan for energy efficient homes in #Germany

| May 24, 2018

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €100 million long-term loan with Vivawest, a German real estate company, to build 900 energy efficient homes in North Rhine-Westphalia. The loan is backed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart of the Juncker Plan. The overall investment expected to be triggered by this EIB […]

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#Cuadrilla files injunction to stop trespassing at shale gas site

#Cuadrilla files injunction to stop trespassing at shale gas site

| May 23, 2018

British shale gas exploration company Cuadrilla has filed papers to a court seeking an injunction forbidding trespassing at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire, it said on Monday (21 May), writes Nina Chestney. An injunction hearing will be held on 31 May at Manchester’s High Court District Registry. The injunction would replace and extend […]

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#Iran sanctions threaten #NorthSea deal

#Iran sanctions threaten #NorthSea deal

| May 11, 2018

The Rhum gas field in the North Sea, which supplies 5% of the UK’s gas, is half-owned by the Iranian State Oil Company, writes Simon Jack. BP, which owns the other half, is in the process of offloading its share to small North Sea specialist Serica, but that deal has not completed. BP does huge […]

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Britain plays down media report of #Hitachi nuclear deal

Britain plays down media report of #Hitachi nuclear deal

| May 11, 2018

Britain’s government on Wednesday (9 May) played down a media report that it will guarantee Hitachi Ltd’s Horizon Nuclear Power loans for the construction of two reactors in Wales, writes Susanna Twidale. British Prime Minister Theresa May met Hitachi Chairman Hiroaki Nakanishi last week in London and asked him to go ahead with the project, […]

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#StateAid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into restructuring support for #Romania National Uranium Company

#StateAid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into restructuring support for #Romania National Uranium Company

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether various public support measures from Romania in favour of the National Uranium Company are in line with EU rules on state aid to companies in difficulty. On 12 June 2017, Romania notified to the Commission a plan for the restructuring of Compania Nationala a […]

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#EDFEnergy: Cracks in Scottish nuclear reactor core prompt safety checks

#EDFEnergy: Cracks in Scottish nuclear reactor core prompt safety checks

| May 7, 2018

A reactor at EDF Energy’s (EDF.PA) Hunterston B nuclear power plant in Scotland will remain offline for additional safety checks after cracks were found in its core, Britain’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) said, writes Nina Chestney. Ageing reactors generate just over 20% of Britain’s power but almost half of this capacity, including Hunterston, is […]

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Safe #gas supply for the EU: MEPs to start negotiations with Council

Safe #gas supply for the EU: MEPs to start negotiations with Council

| April 26, 2018

Parliament, led by the rapporteur Jerzy Buzek (EPP, PL) may start the negotiations with the Council based on the Industry Committee’s text on the draft directive on the EU market for natural gas. Parliament also approved the start of talks with the EU ministers on the draft regulation on European business statistics. MEPs confirmed the […]

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