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Hull homes still without gas as work continues

Work is continuing today to restore gas to 400 homes in Hull.

Work is continuing to restore gas Credit: ITV News

It is the third day for those without heating after a water main burst, damaging a gas pipe, on Tuesday.

Engineers have now been able to turn off the gas at all affected properties and they are now removing the water from the pipe.

Northern Gas Networks say they hope the gas supply will be restored to some initial properties later this evening, but they can't yet make any guarantees.


Fracking proposals submitted in North Yorkshire

There is a warning tonight that the economic lifeblood of part of North Yorkshire could be put at risk by plans for the gas drilling technique fracking.

An energy firm has today submitted a formal bid to frack for gas close to the Flamingo Land theme park near Malton.

If it goes ahead, it would be the first fracking since the Government called a temporary halt when one well near Blackpool triggered earthquakes.

Those in favour say it will help secure our future energy supply, but critics are warning of the risk of toxic radiation, more earth tremors and a threat to tourism and farming.

Chris Kiddey reports on a controversial method of fuel extraction which divides opinion:

Biggest wind farm in England opens in Lincolnshire

A new wind farm was officially opened in North Lincolnshire today.

Energy secretary Ed Davey hailed Keadby, facility as the next step in the region's bid to become a centre for renewable energy.

The 34 turbine farm is biggest in England, and has created more than 700 jobs.

Mark Witty reports:


Decision expected on Humber marine energy park

A decision is due later this morning on whether to grant permission to create a £450-million marine energy park on the south bank of the Humber.

The development could generate anything from between 4,000 to 10,000 jobs at a purpose-built renewables port and logistics facility at North Killingholme.

To date, the decision has been delayed twice by Government officials. The Teesside company planning to develop the energy park, Able UK, is waiting for a decision by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

The company's plans would cover 865 acres on the south bank of the Humber, providing state-of-the-art quayside facilities for the manufacture, assembly and installation of offshore renewable technologies.

  • Grimsby has already established itself as a key operations and maintenance hub for southern North Sea farms, stretching from the Greater Wash to the North Yorkshire coast.
  • Centrica, Siemens, Dong Energy, E.on and RES are all now established in the town, with indigenous companies also heavily involved in the sector.

Boss: New plant puts Lincoln at centre of engineering innovation

Siemens' director of service in Lincoln has paid tribute to all those who have worked towards the opening of the firm's new turbine service centre:

From the start our vision has been to create a world-class facility and environment of service excellence to meet our customer service needs. The focus of the centre is on continuous improvement and we are proud to have developed a facility that offers a modern working environment for our customers and employees. This together with the great work we are doing with the University at the Engineering Hub really helps put Siemens and Lincoln at the centre of engineering innovation in the UK.

– Siemens' Director of Service for Lincoln, Neil Corner
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