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Ed’s Note: We’re all in this together

It has been heartening to see the positive steps taken by multiple utilities around the world to reduce the stress on consumers by allaying fears of cut-off due to lack of payment, while reassuring them that services will continue unabated.
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SSE joins UK business pledge to aid COVID-19 fight

SSE has joined forces with a host of businesses in signing the C-19 Business Pledge to support the UK through the coronavirus pandemic and the recovery efforts.
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UN: COP26 postponed due to Coronavirus

The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed due to COVID-19, according to a new release from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC).
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FUTURE CITIES INTERVIEW: COVID-19, data, and government

Exclusive interview with Anton Cartwright, a researcher at the African Centre for Cities and a featured speaker in the Future Cities track at African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa in Cape Town in November.
National Grid COVID-19

UK’s National Grid donates £500,000 to aid COVID-19 fight

National Grid has announced a £500,000 donation to support key appeals from the National Emergencies Trust (NET) and the Trussell Trust, which supports the UK’s largest network of food banks.
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IHS Markit says China’s solar will bounce back after COVID-19

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in China in late 2019, solar manufacturing was severely disrupted in the first quarter of 2020 notes says research agency IHS Markit, but the sector has the potential to reach full capacity by the middle of the year.
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Vestas closes two Spanish factories amidst coronavirus fears

Danish wind developer Vestas has ceased production at its Spanish manufacturing facilities in Daimiel and Viveiro, as part of efforts to curb the COVID-19 epidemic.
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Vattenfall pulls out of Dutch offshore wind tender citing COVID-19 concerns

Swedish energy giant Vattenfall has retraced its bid in the tender for the 700MW Hollandse Kust North offshore wind zone in the Netherlands, over uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 epidemic.
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IEA: COVID-19 crisis highlights the need for energy security

The energy sector, as a key enabler of modern life, is uniquely affected by this crisis but is also critical for global and national response and recovery efforts, says International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director, Dr Fatih Birol.
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Ed’s note: Crisis management

I trust that you are all well and keeping your spirits up. I hope too that you are taking time out to...

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