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World Bank to prioritise clean energy investment to tackle climate change

The World Bank will invest heavily in clean energy and only fund coal projects in "circumstances of extreme need" because climate change will undermine efforts to eliminate extreme poverty, says its president Jim Yong Kim.

US and China sign carbon emissions cuts ahead of global climate change talks

The United States and China have unveiled a secretly negotiated deal to reduce their greenhouse gas output, with China agreeing to cap emissions for the first time and the US committing to deep reductions by 2025.

Locals could own part of a wind farm for as little as £5, industry says

People living near new wind farms will be able to buy a stake in them for as little as £5 under new plans, as part of a fightback by industry to win over opponents of wind turbines.

First peer-to-peer renewable electricity marketplace secures £500,000

UK-based tech start-up, Open Utility, is a step closer to launching the first renewable electricity peer-to-peer online marketplace, having secured half a million pounds of funding from the Government and other sources.

Why UKIP is the 'great game-changer' in the unpopular Tory campaign to end onshore wind

David Cameron once fixed a turbine to his roof. Now his government is blocking the cheapest clean energy, says the Guardian's Polly Toynbee.

Ecotricity's Searaser passes first wave tank test

A novel wave power device backed by green energy company Ecotricity has successfully completed first stage testing, it was announced today.

6.1MW solar array to power M&S Castle Donington warehouse

One of the UK’s largest solar rooftop installations is being built at a giant Marks & Spencer (M&S) distribution centre in the East Midlands, it was announced today.

Ecotricity and Skanska form £500m onshore wind joint venure

UK green energy company Ecotricity and construction giant Skanska have entered into a £500 million joint venture to build onshore wind farms in Britain.

Bigger renewable subsidy budget for CfDs won't help solar or SMEs, says industry

The Government on Thursday outlined plans to provide £300 million worth of support subsidies to the renewable power industry this autumn but has angered the solar industry and been accused of not providing value for money.

Solar could contribute more than nuclear to UK economy

Solar has the potential to create 60 gigawatts of generation capacity by 2030, supporting 50,000 green jobs and contributing £25.5 billion to the UK economy, according to major new research released today.

"Collective sigh of relief" for business as Scotland decides to stay in the union

Most businesses will be breathing "a collective sigh of relief" the UK's biggest business group said today, as the Scottish electorate rejected independence by 55 per cent to 45 per cent.

New York Climate Summit: it’s time foundations used their endowment might to trigger meaningful action

A week before the New York Climate Summit, 160 leading environmentalists from 44 countries are calling on the world’s foundations and philanthropists to use endowments worth billions of dollars to turn the tide on global warming. Jeremy Leggett, chairman of Carbon Tracker and coordinator of the declaration, sets out five options for foundations to accelerate climate work.

Scottish independence could see exit of Green Investment Bank

The prospect of an independent Scotland is calling into question the future of the UK Green Investment Bank and how Scottish green infrastructure projects will be funded going forward.

Going overground: Kensa goes on the road to "demystify" ground source heat pumps

Following the launch of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the release of a landmark new heat pump model, Cornwall-based Kensa Heat Pumps is going on the road to "demystify" ground source heat pump technology. Thomas McMullan finds out more.

National Grid prepares for possibility of power shortages this winter

National Grid has called on electricity suppliers to declare how much spare capacity they could muster to cover peak times either side of Christmas – highlighting the possibility of power shortages this winter.


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