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Utility Week 4th October 2013

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Top Tweets Tim Rotherway @trotheray: Fallon: levying additional energy policy costs on heavy industry is a 'form of assisted suicide' #cpc13 Richard Hall @richonlyinname: Jekyll & Hyde messaging from Fallon. He's right that we need to use markets more – but exemptions for industry can only hit household bills Jessica Lennard @JessicaLennard: Genius idea at Edelman #cpc13 dinner: buy coal on the open market and bury it. Cheaper way to mitigate carbon than eco @danielbyles Greg Barker @GregBarkerMP: Genuinely refreshing to hear someone talking sense and putting the customer first with logical and realistic plans   Tapping waste heat at a steelworks and backing North America's first 100 per cent biomass power plant are part of Ontario's plan for a coal-free future. See page 26 for the second in a two-part market special. Energy £7.45 95% The hourly minimum that SSE said it would pay all employees, having become the first of the big six integrated energy companies to g uarantee a living wage How certain scientists on the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are that humans are the "dominant cause" of global warming since the 1950s, according to a report last week. "CCS is off the agenda" Secretary general of the UN-endorsed World Energy Council Christoph Frei, speaking ahead of this month's World Energy Congress in Korea Electricity SSE scales back marine investment SSE is planning to scale back its involvement in marine power, in a move reflecting uncertain times for the emerging sector. A spokesman denied the company would withdraw completely and said it wanted to make sure the four projects it is involved with are able to continue. This repositioning emerged as industry figures warned that projects were being held up by grid upgrade delays and future schemes were threatened by inadequate support. According to the Carbon Trust, wave and tidal sources could provide up to 20 per cent of the UK's power if fully developed. Janet Wood @Janet_qofe: Key investor Andrew Buglass, RBS, says #Lab13 announcement 'suggests energy policy consensus may be diverging. That makes us nervous' #cpc13 Richard Lloyd @RichardJLloyd: Good to hear @GregBarkerMP's vision for energy: fierce competition, relentless innovation, a market with 'the consumer at its very heart' Andy Atkins @Andy2Atkins: Business as usual: Osborne ignores environment & hellbent on keeping UK econ hooked on costly fossil fuels #cpc13 http://bbc.in/16OmWlG Megan Darby @UW_Megan: Nothing to answer Ed's price freeze pledge from Tories yet, except hints of cutting back on green levies. More realistic, but depressing Waterscan @Waterscan: It's #WorldVegetarianDay! Did you know a 10oz tofu steak has a water footprint of 571 litres compared to 4,316 litres for a 10z beef steak? Chris Mason @ChrisMasonBBC: 'Welcome to the desolate north. Now frack off!' reads one of the banners at the protest outside #cpc13 UTILITY WEEK | 4th - 10th OctoBER 2013 | 5

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