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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.

"New stage" hailed for renewable energy as Government backs 4.5 GW of capacity

Eight major renewable energy projects, capable of creating enough electricity to power three million homes, have been guaranteed financial support by the Government under the UK’s new subsidy regime to support long-term investment in clean, green electricity.

National Trust switches on hydroelectric turbine in Snowdonia

A hydroelectric turbine in Snowdonia, Wales, will begin generating power on Wednesday in the National Trust's first large-scale renewable energy project.

Apple: renewable energy powering 94 per cent of technology giant's offices

Climate change is real and a real problem for the world, Apple said on Monday, announcing its progress on environment targets ahead of Earth day.

British Airways green fuel plant to be based in Essex

A delayed project to supply British Airways (BA) with jet fuel from converted waste is a step closer after it was announced a location has been found for the GreenSky fuel plant, in Thurrock, Essex.

IPCC report: slashing carbon emissions is affordable for world economy

Catastrophic climate change can be averted without sacrificing living standards according to a UN report, which concludes that the transformation required to a world of clean energy is eminently affordable.

Conservative plan to cap onshore wind farms will lead to higher energy bills

A Conservative party plan to limit the number of onshore wind farms would drive up household energy bills, according to the UK's most eminent engineers.

Renewable Heat Incentive for homes opens

Homes across the UK will now be able to be claim hundreds of pounds for the heat they generate from renewable technologies such as biomass boilers and solar hot water systems under the long-awaited domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

IPCC report: now is not the time to abandon green policies to win votes

Scientists are gathering in Berlin this week ahead of the publication of a report by the IPCC on how best to address the emissions that drive global warming. Paul McCullagh, ceo of Glasgow-based UrbanWind, argues that given the dire situation the world faces from climate change, now is not the time to be abandoning green policies in order to win votes.

Leading businesses call for global green policy to keep “trillion tonnes of carbon” underground

More than 70 international companies, including leading energy and fossil fuel companies, are today calling on Governments around the world to help them take action to prevent more than a trillion tonnes of carbon from being emitted into the atmosphere.

No more onshore wind farms from 2020, Conservatives to pledge

The Conservative party is planning to pledge in its manifesto for next year's general election that it will introduce a moratorium on future onshore windfarms from 2020 on the grounds that they have now become "self-defeating".

Renewable industry slams Tories over attack on wind farm leaks

David Cameron has been told to "step in right now" to put a stop to leaks from within his party suggesting he is considering new curbs on onshore wind farms as a Tory pledge at the next election.

Cameron plan to restrict onshore wind farms blocked by Clegg

Nick Clegg has blocked a proposal by David Cameron to restrict the construction of onshore wind farms, a Liberal Democrat source has said.

Green Investment Bank takes £241m stake in “critical” UK offshore wind farm

The £3 billion UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has made its first investment in a UK offshore wind farm that will be built using giant turbines of the type set to be manufactured on British soil before the end of the decade.

Siemens to invest £160m in UK offshore wind manufacturing facility

Siemens is to double its investment in a wind turbine manufacturing plant in the UK, creating 1000 jobs.

Tidal lagoons could generate electricity cheaper than offshore wind

Three tidal lagoons could be in operation around Britain by 2021 producing large-scale low carbon power at a cheaper price than offshore wind, according to their developer, Tidal Lagoon Power.


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"New stage" hailed for renewable energy as Government backs 4.5 GW of capacity
Five offshore wind farms, with a combined capacity of 3 GW are to receive Government support under the Contracts for Differenc
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