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A bid to ensure East Anglia is ready to capitalise on the government's ambitious zero carbon target has been launched.

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A Suffolk college hopes its 
new specialised training centre will help cement the region's place on the global energy sector map.

A new £11.7m energy skills centre is set to be unveiled in Lowestoft next month.

The future of a Great Yarmouth business and its 250 employees has been secured following a multi-million pound buyout.

A warning has been issued to householders following a spate of scam telephone calls from someone claiming to be from an energy assessment body.

A couple have moved out of their "forever home" because of fear of harm from electric and magnetic fields (EMFs).

The opening of a state-of-the-art operations building for the region's largest windfarm marks a "fantastic" three decade commitment to Lowestoft and it's people, claim project directors leading a £25 million investment.

Solar panelling is on the cards for a major supermarket in Norwich.

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The businessman behind a bid to turn Downham Market into a "smart town" says this time will be different despite his last attempt to bring a tech campus to the area ending in failure.

An oil and gas firm which collapsed owing more than £1 million has blamed its failure on the death of its boss and falling sales.

The coast of East Anglia will undoubtedly become home to a large proportion of the 37 wind farms the Labour Party has pledged to build if it enters government, an expert predicts.

Jasmine Allen, 19, has only recently left college, but she is now going on to work in the fast-growing renewable energy sector.

Electricity has started flowing from the region's biggest offshore wind farm.

Environmental investment fund buys anaerobic digestion plant on the Suffolk-Norfolk border.

Locally-brewed beer was poured over roofing tiles at a topping-out ceremony during the construction of 40 new energy-efficient family homes.

The power company Norwich City Council is using to offer thousands of people cheaper renewable energy has been hit with a multi-million pound fine - after one of its traders manipulated UK gas prices.

A major investment in an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant on the Norfolk-Suffolk border signals the long-term viability of green gas, an expert said.

A biomass energy plant which has brought jobs and millions to the economy is looking to expand with the building of a new switch room.

A north Norfolk farmer is inviting visitors to see a fast-growing energy crop which he says has boosted his soil health while diversifying his income.

Anyone interested in having their say on the planned Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farm can now register to give their views.

Shell has completed a new solar battery storage project on the north Norfolk coast, following a shift to renewable energy.

A petition urging the government to compel the firms behind plans for two windfarms to link their supply lines offshore rather than build separate substations in Norfolk has gathered more than 1,000 signatures.

A region-wide All Energy Industry Council has been formed to combat concerns raised about Norfolk and Suffolk's workforce capabilities.

The bid for Norfolk to become the centre of wind power revolution has stepped up a level with Swedish energy giants Vattenfall holding a supply chain event in Norwich.

Landlords across Norfolk could be wiped out by new energy efficiency rules aimed at cutting tenants' bills but hitting property owners' pockets.

Watchdogs have warned people in Norfolk have been warned to watch out for a scam related to solar panels.

Residents living in a block of council flats in a town centre could save themselves £700 a year in energy bills after plans to install an energy efficient coating around their homes were submitted.

A widow has hit out at solar panel firms who have continuously attempted to charge her for new products since she had panels installed.

More than a dozen firms based on a rural business park are having to rely on generators because of an unpaid power bill, which could be as high as £370,000.

Parish councils in areas affected by construction traffic if the world's biggest offshore wind farm is given the go-ahead have shared their concerns.

The government's energy minister was in Lowestoft today to launch a £250m offshore wind deal that looks set to create several thousand jobs.

Planning hearings are set to be held into a project to build one of the world's largest offshore wind farms - which could see the firm behind the scheme purchase a 50km corridor of countryside.

Almost 2,000 new jobs across 59 businesses have been offered since the launch of a special scheme in 2012, with a hopeful outlook for the future expected.

A Norfolk farming family has ditched its traditional crop rotation to grow maize for energy instead - part of a future-proofing partnership to reduce business risk amid uncertain times.

Volunteers who want a community centre to save money by going green have hit out at council bosses - for blocking its bid for solar panels.

Plans to build a new mid Norfolk police station as part of the force's vision for the future of policing in the county have been earmarked for approval.

The energy industry is once again alight with conversation after a new study has delved into the potential of storing power from wind farms in undersea rock beds.

A new £11.3million skills centre to train people to work in the energy, engineering, maritime and offshore sectors is on schedule to open in Suffolk this autumn.

Plans to build a £200m gas-fired power station on the A140 close to the Norfolk-Suffolk border have been put on hold following an EU court ruling.

Norwich's manufacturing industry has been dealt another blow as it was announced 200 jobs were set to go at a business with nearly 100 years of history in the city.

Sunny north Norfolk weather will soon be put to good use by the district council, which is planning to spend £225,000 on adding 390 solar panels to its Cromer headquarters.

An energy supplier with customers across East Anglia has vowed to improve after being slapped with a ban on taking on new clients by the regulator.

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Young people were brought together with firms from across the energy sector to learn about the jobs available to them now and in the future.

Hundreds more wind turbines could be built off the Norfolk and Suffolk coast, potentially bringing thousands of skilled jobs to the region.

TV naturalist Chris Packham has called on energy bosses to "work harder" to avoid building a massive substation in a "beautiful" Suffolk habitat.

The first phase of a project to open up more land for Lowestoft port's bid to become a recognised renewable energy hub has been completed.

People could be given the chance to buy electricity and gas via Norwich City Council, with City Hall leaders saying it should mean cheaper bills for those who sign up.

Offshore engineering firm Aquaterra Energy has secured another major contract on a Norwegian oil field.

A green energy scheme which has benefited thousands of households in the region could close to newcomers.

North Norfolk's MP has called into question the district council's decision to press ahead with plans to spend more than £2m on a controversial business zone targeted at the offshore energy sector.

A student from west Norfolk has been awarded a sought-after scholarship to further his studies in the energy sector.

Great Yarmouth port has struck a long-term partnership with an offshore services group, which it says will drive further investment and job creation in the coastal town.

A 200-strong delegation from the East of England's energy industry will head to Westminster this month to reinforce to politicians the region's importance to the sector and the UK economy.

Energy firm Vattenfall have invited the public to give their views on the impact of one of the world's largest wind farms, to be built off the north Norfolk coast.

The East Anglia ONE wind farm off the coast of Lowestoft is beginning to take shape. Business writer Bethany Whymark and visual specialist Antony Kelly went out to sea to see the progress.

Decommissioning in the southern North Sea (SNS) will be the focus of two "unique" cross-Channel events being organised by energy industry trade bodies.

A generation of jobs in Great Yarmouth's energy industry has been secured after the town was chosen as the home base for two of the world's largest offshore wind farms.

An energy services company has put a £250,000 vote of confidence into a Lowestoft industrial estate where it hopes to create a new business hub.

Brace yourself: energy bills are about to be hit by a double whammy.

The evolving demands on energy supply and distribution in East Anglia were at the heart of an industry conference in Norwich.

Concerns have been raised over a council's £2.2m commitment to a controversial business zone scheme offering reduced rates for companies involved in the offshore energy sector.

Global energy giant Shell has underlined its commitment to Norfolk, saying that the coastline remains "absolutely at the heart" of its North Sea plans.

An offshore energy services firm has recruited the help of a Norwich data centre to improve its "business resilience".

A public consultation has opened into an application to build one of the world's largest offshore wind farms off the north Norfolk coast.

The investment in coastal communities which has come with the rise of East Anglia's offshore energy sector has provided training opportunities for local residents.

A government initiative to attract more investment in offshore energy has been welcomed by industry leaders in East Anglia.

3sun Group, based in Great Yarmouth, will be servicing the construction stage of East Anglia One from the wind farm's operations and maintenance base in Lowestoft.

A project to develop a new skills strategy for the oil and gas sector has been welcomed by sector representatives in the East of England.

The construction of 98 new energy-efficient houses has been marked by a traditional topping-out ceremony - with locally-brewed beer poured over roof tiles.

A young engineering business offering services to the renewable energy sector has added a big new contract to its portfolio.

The first nuclear reactor built to the design planned for the proposed Sizewell C power plant in Suffolk has started producing electricity for the first time.

A campaign to get more East Anglian businesses involved in a multi-billion pound energy project off the region's coast is being stepped up.

An employer-led skills centre designed to train the next generation of offshore energy sector workers in East Anglia opens its doors today.

Developers want to increase the amount of material which will be processed by a new waste plant.

Norfolk farmers have been offered a chance to learn more about growing, harvesting and selling miscanthus, to help meet "unprecedented demand" for the energy crop.

The opening of an £8m centre of excellence demonstrates an energy services company's commitment to the Norfolk coast, one of its bosses has said.

A Norfolk pipework manufacturer is heading back to its roots in the energy sector as it continues on a growth trajectory.

Employer-led training to ensure a pipeline of workers for multibillion pound offshore wind farms around the East Anglian coast is set to start next month.

The region's energy businesses will gather today with the "perfect opportunity" to make the most of the East's nuclear, offshore wind and gas projects, an industry leader has said.

A logistics firm with more than 50 years experience in the oil and gas sector has expanded into the region as it aims to serve the renewables market.

Renewable energy projects across Norfolk and Suffolk are producing more than £71m of electricity a year as businesses continue to invest in independent power.

Energy giants have given a multi-billion pound vote of confidence to the industry in the East of England.

Lowestoft's growing expertise in the offshore renewables industry has been further underlined after a multi-million pound contract on the world's largest offshore wind farm was awarded to a company in the town.

Companies in the East of England's energy supply chain can come face-to-face with major oil and gas operators at a Meet the Buyer event focused on the Southern North Sea (SNS).

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.

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

The time it will take to dig a huge cable trench across Norfolk for an offshore wind farm has been slashed.

An energy consultancy is looking to spread its wings after unveiling a three-year growth plan - and is offering staff an unusual incentive.

A project to transform a disused water tower into a futuristic home is close to completion.

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.

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A renewable energy expert has joined the board of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

A property company has mothballed its energy division and sold some of its assets citing a decline in the market as a result of a drop in government incentives.

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

Do you want to know how much it's really costing you to leave the heating on all night? The Smart meter can tell you meaning you can make savings on your bills and it's a great way of teaching the kids not to leave the lights on!

Norfolk's new biomass power plant is fuelling an increased demand for energy crops of miscanthus to be grown in the county.

A giant paper mill is soon set to make its own energy thanks to a huge £45m investment in a new power plant.

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