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Onshore wind: opposition much stronger among Tory MPs than British public

Conservative MPs are much more likely to oppose onshore windfarms than the national average of the public, a new poll has found.

Community green energy projects blocked by FCA

The future of community-owned green energy projects that Ministers say are crucial to break the dominance of the 'Big Six’ is being put at risk by the Financial Conduct Authority, according to co-operatives and the Labour party.

Green Deal hit by concerns over unclaimed cashback vouchers

The Green Deal is under fire again following the sudden closure of a cashback scheme to boost take up of the Government's flagship energy efficiency programme, with fears that large sums snatched up in the final days will go unclaimed.

Solar firms take legal action over Ed Davey’s decision to end RO support

The Government is facing yet another legal challenge over its solar policy, after four UK solar firms today launched a Judicial Review into the decision by Ed Davey to withdraw Government support for large-scale solar.

Government opens bidding for licences to frack across UK

Ministers will give the go-ahead on Monday for a big expansion of fracking across Britain that will allow drilling in national parks and other protected areas in "exceptional circumstances".

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund closed after surge in applications

A Government cashback scheme offering £7,600 to people improving the energy efficiency of their homes has been slammed shut overnight after a last-minute surge of applications threatened to blow the budget.

Ed Davey confirms UK carbon budget will not be changed

The Chancellor, George Osborne's hopes of weakening the UK's carbon budget for the next decade were quashed on Tuesday when Lib Dem Energy Secretary, Ed Davey, said the target would not be changed.

I was sacked as Environment Secretary to appease "green blob", says Owen Paterson

Owen Paterson has suggested that David Cameron's decision to sack him as Environment Secretary was driven by his desire to appease the "powerful, self-serving" environmental lobby – dismissed by Paterson as "the green blob".

Three-quarters of businesses want to see energy security made a top priority, CBI poll reveals

Three quarters of UK businesses and households are worried enough about energy security to rate security of supply as a "crucial energy objective of the UK", according to a survey published today by the leading business group the CBI.

England's first south coast offshore wind farm gets go-ahead

The first offshore wind farm to be built along the south coast of England has been given the greenlight by the Government today.

Will renewable energy be able to sustain an independent Scotland?

As September 18th – the day Scottish nationals vote whether to stay in or leave the UK – draws closer, Peter Rolton, ceo of the Rolton Group and former government advisor on the UK’s Renewables Advisory Board, considers what the clean energy landscape may look like in a post-referendum, independent Scotland.

Greg Barker resignation leaves "big hole" in Government's green policy

Greg Barker’s resignation as Energy and Climate Change Minister will leave a "big hole" in Government, the green industry said today following David Cameron's biggest reshuffle since taking office.

Liz Truss named new Environment Secretary

Liz Truss is to be the new Environment Secretary, as part of David Cameron’s Cabinet reshuffle.

Green Deal and ECO have failed to put UK on track to meet carbon targets, climate watchdog says

The Coalition’s flagship insulation programmes have failed to put the UK on the right track to meet its commitments on cutting greenhouse gases, a review by the statutory advisers on climate change has found.

Businesses should be incentivised to protect themselves against flooding, climate watchdog says

Incentives for businesses to make their properties more resilient to flooding has been recommended by a new report by the Government's climate change advisor.


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