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Organisers of an energy sector conference are hoping goodwill will help them bring even more people to the rescheduled event after the previous attempt fell victim to the Beast from the East.

Norfolk coal distributors have been struggling to deliver important fuel to homes.

As the energy industry’s biggest conference in the East of England gets underway, some of the sector’s leading lights express their views on the opportunities and challenges 2018 will bring.

Norwich is among the top 10 UK cities at risk from illegal gas work, according to new research.

The UK’s strongest man will be showing off his power in a visit to Norfolk next week.

East Anglian firms could capitalise on the deployment of a novel technology set to be used with two of the world’s largest proposed offshore wind farms.

A wind farm off the north Norfolk coast has reached full capacity just six weeks after the last of its 91 turbines was installed.

An energy operator is to extend the life of a gas field off the East Anglian coast with a £75m investment to drill a new well.

Britain’s offshore wind capacity could increase five-fold by the 2030s, cutting carbon emissions and saving on consumer bills, analysis suggests – with the Norfolk and Suffolk coast in a strong position to benefit.

Rejuvenation and reinvigoration will be on the minds of energy businesses as they gather for one of the sector’s biggest events in the East of England.

A Scole-based offshore firm is aiming to take advantage of the rising oil price and increased production in South America by launching a new operation on the continent.

Developing partnerships with local schools is becoming ever more important to energy companies as construction projects off the East Anglian coast gather pace.

East Anglia’s oil and gas industry could receive a “new lease of life” after the chancellor announced measures to make it easier for companies to exchange late-life assets.

An energy research and consultancy business is aiming to enter European markets after securing “substantial” backing from an investment firm.

Work has begun on the onshore infrastructure for a £2.5bn wind farm project, with East Anglian companies set to be involved.

A wind farm off the East Anglian coast has begun generating power just a year after construction on it began.

The agility and adaptability of smaller operators is underpinning a recovery of confidence in East Anglia’s oil and gas industry, say sector experts.

A series of training courses to help business leaders grow their companies will be hosted by a renewable energy programme.

A virtual tour of a 140-turbine windfarm could help cut costs and increase safety by allowing personnel to look around before heading offshore.

An offshore renewable energy grant programme has awarded more than £800,000 to projects in the east in just a year.

The experts behind a project which aims to use energy generated locally in a more intelligent way hope it could be key to unlocking growth in Norwich.

A 200-strong delegation from the East of England energy industry will outline its critical role in the UK’s future energy security during a reception at Westminster tomorrow.

Energy regulator Ofgem is to extend its prepayment price cap to one million more vulnerable households this winter, saving them £120 a year.

Norwegian energy giant Statoil has announced that a new discovery in the North Sea could contain in the range of 25 to 130 million barrels of oil.

An engineering personnel company has moved into new premises after expanding its workload and services.

The energy company behind proposals for what could be the world’s largest wind farm off the Norfolk coast is changing its name to symbolise a move to renewable energy generation.

Almost a third of the UK’s electricity was generated by renewables in the second quarter of 2017, according to government statistics – with wind producing more than any other clean energy source.

Business owners in east Suffolk are being encouraged to take advantage of a free energy support initiative which increases efficiency and reduces running costs.

A biomass energy plant which has brought permanent jobs and millions of pounds to the local economy has been officially opened.

A ceremony will be held today to officially open the Snetterton Renewable Energy Plant.

Dramatic falls in the costs of offshore wind projects have moved the industry closer to a potentially subsidy-free future - which energy experts believe could unlock further projects in the region.

MP Norman Lamb said residents deserve a “fair deal” if plans to build two wind farms off the north Norfolk coast, including one of the biggest in the world, are approved.

The scale of the damage done to jobs in the oil and gas industry as a result of low oil prices has been revealed in a sector report.

Remaining customers of the Big Six energy firms have forked out an extra £7.3bn over the last five years, a new report reveals.

Ten offshore workers had to be rescued from a normally unattended platform off the Norfolk coast following a gas leak.

An annual awards celebrating the best of the East of England’s energy sector has extended its deadline for entries.

East Anglian companies have won £9m of contracts to service wind farms off the Suffolk and German coasts.

British Gas has hiked its electricity prices by 12.5% – sparking fears other companies may follow suit.

British Gas looks set to increase its electricity tariffs by 12.5pc this autumn which will affect millions of customers.

Dong Energy has opened consultation for its Hornsea Project Three development 120km off the north Norfolk coast.

A private equity firm is placing a multi-million pound vote of confidence in the East Anglian energy industry.

British Gas is to pay £1.1m to compensate thousands of customers after its agents missed appointments.

A major milestone has been reached in a project to build a landmark headquarters for the energy sector in Gorleston.

An oil and gas services firm with its European headquarters in Great Yarmouth has secured a contract which has helped it expand into Denmark.

Smarter cities which make better use of energy are among the aims of a project seeking to change the way East Anglia is powered.

The top people, companies, ideas and technology in the East of England’s energy sector will be celebrated at an annual awards ceremony.

A Swedish energy group is in talks to invest in one of the region’s largest ports – with the potential to create hundreds of jobs.

Decommissioning the North Sea could cost an estimated £59.7bn but the UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has set the goal of completing the work for less than £39bn.

More than 200 young women from across Suffolk and Norfolk took part in an inspirational event aimed at encouraging them into a career in engineering today.

Community-run energy schemes across the country such as local solar and wind projects are powering the equivalent of 130,000 homes, according to a report.

Energy leaders hailed the prospect of jobs for generations to come as the turf was cut for an £11.4m energy skills centre.

Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft firms were among the exhibitors at Europe’s largest offshore wind energy conference.

An energy company which snapped up a disused gas pipeline for £1 says bringing it back into use could deliver £100m of savings and power up to nine million homes a year.

Oil and gas industry figures will today be urged to keep their focus on efficiency as they move to the future with “cautious optimism”.

The “special relationship” between the US and the UK could extend to East Anglia’s offshore wind industry, through a partnership struck by the East of England Energy Group.

The UK has climbed back into the top 10 most attractive countries for investing in renewables, but uncertainty remains for the post-Brexit future, a report has said.

British Gas owner Centrica has hit out at a government proposal to cap energy prices, warning that it could lead to higher bills for consumers and reduce competition.

An Attleborough-based firm has become Carbon Trust-accredited, meaning businesses which have its heat pumps installed could be eligible for grants of up to £10,000.

Independent renewable energy projects in Norfolk generated enough power for more than 200,000 homes in the county last year.

Britain’s largest gas distribution network has marked its independence from former majority stake holder National Grid with a rebrand.

Millions of British households could claim an average of £117 for energy they have paid for but did not use over the winter, figures suggest.

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