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Solar loses out in first £315m renewable energy subsidy ‘auction’

Solar loses out in first £315m renewable energy subsidy ‘auction’

More than two dozen renewable energy projects, together capable of delivering more than two gigawatts of green electricity, are to be awarded hundreds of millions of pounds in subsidies in the first Government auction under its new competitive support mechanism called 'Contracts for Difference’ (CfD).

Big Six are cause of Green Deal failure, Greg Barker says

The Big Six energy companies undermined the Government’s flagship programme to upgrade the energy efficiency of Britain’s housing stock, according to the former Climate Minister who is now David Cameron’s climate envoy.

Sales of organic food and drinks rise four per cent

Sales of organic food and drink products have bounced back, rising by four per cent last year at a time of tumbling food prices and spending.

UK on track to hit renewable energy targets

The UK is on track to meet its renewable energy goals, with wind power substituting for gas and coal use and driving down greenhouse gas emissions, according to new analyses. However, the actions of the next Government are likely to be crucial in deciding whether the legally binding targets can be met.

Green growth: RE:Start Local gives Oxford Renewables supply chain boost

Green growth: RE:Start Local gives Oxford Renewables supply chain boost

Oxford Renewables faces a challenge familiar to many small businesses that want to grow: how to successfully break into the public sector supply chain?

Edelman severs long-standing PR ties with American Petroleum Institute

The world’s largest public relations firm is ending its lucrative relationship with America’s powerful oil lobby – after more than a decade and at least $327m in billings.

Cameron, Clegg and Miliband sign joint pledge to tackle climate change

David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband have signed a joint pledge to tackle climate change, which they say will protect the UK’s national security and economic prosperity.

Ecotricity donates £250,000 to Labour Party

The renewable energy company Ecotricity is giving £250,000 to the Labour Party, and has accused the government of being deceitful on climate and energy policy.

UK green car sales surge in January

UK sales of green cars shot up by more than 60 per cent in the first month of 2015 compared to the same period last year.

Good Energy cuts its renewable electricity price

Good Energy the green energy supplier, has announced it is to cut its renewable electricity price by 2.1 per cent for its average household customer.

World's biggest offshore wind farm gets greenlight at Dogger Bank

Plans for the world’s biggest offshore wind farm have been given the green light by the Energy Secretary, with planning permission for an array of up to 400 turbines 80 miles off the Yorkshire coast on the Dogger Bank.

Go Fossil Free campaign stages global protest to encourage divestment from coal, oil and gas

At least 1,400 UK customers are set to move their accounts in protest at their banks’ multibillion-pound funding of the fossil fuel industry. The campaign, mirrored by actions in Australia and South Africa, is part of a global day of action by the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement.

EC launches €200m innovation fund to tackle "valley of death"

A €200 million pilot funding stream has been launched by the European Commission for projects that are in the late stages of development and close to being launched on the market.

New regulations to force landlords to upgrade the energy efficiency of their homes

Landlords will be banned from renting out England and Wales’ draughtiest homes from 2018 in a bid to cut energy bills and carbon emissions.

UK and world can avoid dangerous climate change and still live well, new analysis shows

The world can enjoy higher standards of living and more travel, while drastically cutting emissions to avoid dangerous climate change – but only with sweeping changes to our infrastructure, the natural world and agriculture, a new analysis has found.

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