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UTILITY Week 22nd July 2016

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UTILITY WEEK | 22ND - 28TH JULY 2016 | 5 National Grid is analysing the results of surveys that will give geologists and historians an insight into the history of Morecambe Bay dating back millions of years. So far, the results have revealed the conditions that make the bay hospitable to wildlife, showing how habitats renew to allow small crustaceans to survive. The surveys have also unearthed strata from different eras – ranging from the last ice age to as far back as 300 million years ago. Some of the samples have been sent for microscopic analysis and carbon dating. "We can move forward" Renewable UK chief executive Hugh McNeal says renewable energy must be the priority of the new Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. He says the industry now has clarity on the make-up of the new administration and can move forward. "There is a niche that that type of asset fills" Flexitricity founder Alistair Martin says small-scale diesel generators have a role to play in the UK's energy system. "They need to wake up" Yu Energy founder Bobby Kalar tells Utility Week the big six energy suppliers must beware more challengers entering the market and threatening to close them down. £600K Fine levied on United Utilities for polluting a brook with bleach. Its contractor, KMI Plus, was fined £330,000. 7½ yrs The sentence handed down to a Leeds waste operator for defrauding the electrical waste recycling industry out of £2.2 million. Veolia has teamed up with ice cream manu- facturer R&R Ice Cream and fund manager Iona Capital in a project to turn ice cream waste into biogas for the National Grid. The by-product, consisting of sugar, fat and protein, which is le behind aer produc- tion line cleansing, will be transformed into biomethane and used by National Grid. Veolia found that chocolate ice cream provides 10 per cent more energy than vanilla, and 20 per cent more than strawberry. Chair for Eon boss Eon chief executive Tony Cocker has been confirmed as the new chair of the Energy and Efficiency Industrial Partnership. Cocker said he was "proud to stand here as chair for the next phase of this partnership" as he spoke at an apprentice graduation ceremony at the House of Commons this month. Mongoose finance chief Community energy company Mon- goose Energy has appointed Garry Peagam as its chief finance officer. He succeeds David Bunker. Peagam will work across the company's generation, asset man- agement and supply divisions. He brings more than 30 years of senior financial experience to the role. APPOINTMENTS

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