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The latest renewable energy news and issues affecting your business, from renewable fuels and energy to wind power, biofuels and renewable regulations and policies.

"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.

Energy efficiency: small businesses need more help and incentives to go green

Rising energy costs are barrier to growth for most small businesses, so why aren't they getting more help and support from Government and energy companies to go green, asks Mike Cherry is Federation of Small Businesses national policy chairman.

Fuel cell "mini-power stations" could reduce energy bills by 21 per cent

Low emission fuel cell systems could be deployed in more than five million premises by 2030, enabling homes and businesses to slash their energy bills, while delivering clean and secure energy to the UK, according to a new industry report released this week.

Renewable technologies power 22 per cent of world's electricity

Wind, solar and other renewable power capacity grew at its strongest ever pace last year and now produces 22 per cent of the world's electricity, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday in a new report.

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.

First PPA price comparison site for renewable energy generators goes live

The first online price comparison service for Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) has launched, claiming it could earn independent renewable energy generators up to 20 per cent more for their electricity by creating an open market for green energy.

UK non-domestic wood heat capacity surpasses 1 GW

The combined capacity of biomass systems installed under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) breached 1 gigawatt (GW) in August.

£10m tide and wave simulator opens in Edinburgh

A £10.5 million marine research centre has opened in Edinburgh, featuring the world’s most sophisticated tide and wave simulator.

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.

Sainsbury's to rollout pioneering heat recycling technology to up to 100 stores

A UK company that has developed a ground-breaking 'heat recycling’ technology is embarking on a major rollout of its innovative system across Sainsbury’s stores.


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