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June News in Brief

Irish grid operator EirGrid’s profits fell last year – down from €7.9 million to €3.4 million before tax – because of a three-month unplanned outage of the East-West Interconnector between the UK and Ireland. The company is pursuing options to recover costs with its contractor and insurers.


Scotland could press ahead with a formal ban on fracking later this year, energy minister Paul Wheelhouse has indicated, in a move that would end the current reliance on using directions to planning authorities.


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