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"New stage" hailed for renewable energy as Government backs 4.5 GW of capacity

"New stage" hailed for renewable energy as Government backs 4.5 GW of capacity

Eight major renewable energy projects, capable of creating enough electricity to power three million homes, have been guaranteed financial support by the Government under the UK’s new subsidy regime to support long-term investment in clean, green electricity.


National Trust switches on hydroelectric turbine in Snowdonia

A hydroelectric turbine in Snowdonia, Wales, will begin generating power on Wednesday in the National Trust's first large-scale renewable energy project.


Apple: renewable energy powering 94 per cent of technology giant's offices

Climate change is real and a real problem for the world, Apple said on Monday, announcing its progress on environment targets ahead of Earth day.


British Airways green fuel plant to be based in Essex

A delayed project to supply British Airways (BA) with jet fuel from converted waste is a step closer after it was announced a location has been found for the GreenSky fuel plant, in Thurrock, Essex.


Low Carbon Workspaces: £5,000 energy efficiency grants for SMEs

Low Carbon Workspaces: £5,000 energy efficiency grants for SMEs

Corporates and larger businesses increasingly have clear targets to reduce their environmental impact and cut energy use. The Low Carbon Workspaces project with grants of up to £5,000 aims to facilitate energy efficiency in the SME sector.


IPCC report: slashing carbon emissions is affordable for world economy

Catastrophic climate change can be averted without sacrificing living standards according to a UN report, which concludes that the transformation required to a world of clean energy is eminently affordable.


Automotive component manufacturer leads the way on SME sustainability

An automotive systems and components manufacturer in the West Midlands is proving energy-intensive businesses can be sustainability leaders – whatever their size.


Renewable Heat Incentive for homes opens

Homes across the UK will now be able to be claim hundreds of pounds for the heat they generate from renewable technologies such as biomass boilers and solar hot water systems under the long-awaited domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).


IPCC report: burning biomass and storing carbon could be fix for climate change

An upcoming UN report suggests that unproven technologies to suck carbon out of the air might be a fix for climate change, according to a leaked draft obtained by the Guardian.


Google’s Nest launches energy saving thermostat in UK

A US green technology firm acquired by Google earlier this year for £2 billion, has today launched its all-in-one energy saving programmer and thermostat device in the UK.


IPCC report: GHG emissions nearly doubled in first decade of 21st century

Greenhouse gas emissions grew nearly twice as fast over the past decade as in the previous 30 years, bringing the world closer to warming that will bring dramatic and dangerous changes to the climate, according to a leaked draft of a United Nations' report.


Conservative plan to cap onshore wind farms will lead to higher energy bills

A Conservative party plan to limit the number of onshore wind farms would drive up household energy bills, according to the UK's most eminent engineers.


Leading businesses call for global green policy to keep “trillion tonnes of carbon” underground

More than 70 international companies, including leading energy and fossil fuel companies, are today calling on Governments around the world to help them take action to prevent more than a trillion tonnes of carbon from being emitted into the atmosphere.


No more onshore wind farms from 2020, Conservatives to pledge

The Conservative party is planning to pledge in its manifesto for next year's general election that it will introduce a moratorium on future onshore windfarms from 2020 on the grounds that they have now become "self-defeating".


Renewable industry slams Tories over attack on wind farm leaks

David Cameron has been told to "step in right now" to put a stop to leaks from within his party suggesting he is considering new curbs on onshore wind farms as a Tory pledge at the next election.


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