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RWE's Galloper offshore wind farm gets go-ahead with new backers

Construction of a £1.5 billion wind farm off the Suffolk coast is to go ahead in November with the creation of nearly 800 jobs, after three new partners were found to back the project.

Solar industry puts forward emergency £1 solar rescue plan

The solar industry is putting forward an emergency rescue plan for British solar which will cost just £1 on bills in 2019 as an alternative to the Government’s proposed cuts to the Feed-in Tariff for the technology.

Procter & Gamble to turn the Tide with 100% wind power

Consumer product giant Procter & Gamble has announced plans to meet its electricity demands by using 100 per cent wind power to make iconic fabric and home care brands, such as Tide and Dawn.

Solar SME firms set to close with hundreds of job losses

Hundreds more jobs will be lost at solar power companies if planned changes to government policy come into force in the new year, 25 small businesses have told the Guardian.

Navitus Bay developers abandon appeal option after planning defeat

Developers of the shelved Navitus Bay windfarm have confirmed they will not challenge the decision by Energy Ministers to reject planning permission for the £3.5 billion project.

Solar industry bosses attack Government over "obscene" subsidy cut

Some of Britain’s most powerful solar executives have accused the government of mounting an ideologically driven campaign against their industry which has driven it into crisis.

Southern Solar goes into liquidation

One of Britain’s leading solar entrepreneurs is set to announce that his business has gone into liquidation, in the third high-profile casualty for the sector this month.

Ecotricity calls for “level playing field” for energy subsidies

UK green energy company Ecotricity has today challenged the Government to scrap subsidies for nuclear power and fossil fuels to create a level playing field after it slashes support for renewable energy.

Trade associations attack Government policy on renewables

The seven trade associations that represent the UK’s renewable energy industry have published a joint statement criticising the Government’s action of withdrawing subsidy support.

Shell abandons drilling for oil in Arctic

Shell has abandoned its controversial drilling operations in the Alaskan Arctic in the face of mounting opposition in what jubilant environmentalists described as "an unmitigated defeat" for big oil.

Scotland hits record-high renewable energy levels but warns of cuts

A record amount of Scotland’s electricity was generated from renewables in the first half of 2015.

MEPs seek binding 30 per cent renewable energy target at Paris climate summit

The European Parliament’s environment committee has voted for its delegation to the COP21 climate talks in Paris to call for a 40 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, a 40 per cent energy efficiency target and a binding 30 per cent target for renewable energy.

Government's green policies putting "green economy" at risk, warns CBI chief

The most senior voice of British business has blasted the government’s performance on the "green economy", warning that UK companies will lose out on hundreds of billions of pounds in opportunities for overseas exports if ministers do not reverse direction.

Work gets underway on UK’s first ‘split-ownership’ solar scheme

The UK’s first split ownership solar farm is now being built at Braydon Manor Farm near Swindon, Wiltshire.

Ireland and Scotland strengthen links on renewable energy

A suite of detailed reports has been published today concerning the coordinated development of offshore electricity grid and marine renewable energy projects between the jurisdictions of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland.

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RWE's Galloper offshore wind farm gets go-ahead with new backers
Offshore wind is one of the few parts of the UK renewable energy sector not affected by Government cuts
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