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Energy industry calls for climate deal in Paris that supports low carbon investment

World governments must sign a clear new agreement on greenhouse gas emissions at a crunch conference in Paris this December, leaders of the world’s energy industry have urged.

Charity Platform to launch first fossil fuel-free pension scheme

London charity Platform is launching the first cooperative and fossil fuel-free pension scheme in the UK, focused on sustainable society and renewable energy.

Axa to divest £330m from coal; triple cleantech investments

The insurance company Axa has said it will remove around €500m (£355m) of coal investments from its portfolio, in a move that reflects long-term concerns in the insurance industry over climate change.

E.ON and Green Investment Bank partner on £1.3bn Rampion offshore wind project

Energy giant E.ON has partnered with the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) over the construction of the Rampion offshore wind farm – expected to power 300,000 homes.

Fracking: public support dwindles, as Amber Rudd backs shale gas extraction

Public opposition to fracking in the UK has continued to rise, according to polling released as the new Conservative Energy Secretary said she would "deliver shale" now the impediment of the Liberal Democrats had been removed.

Renewable energy generation up 20 per cent

Green electricity generation increased by a fifth in 2014, according to figures released today by industry body the Renewable Energy Association (REA).

Commercial solar rooftop: Kingspan looks to engage with other utilities following ESB joint venture

Leading insulation manufacturer Kingspan has signalled its intention to work with utility firms in other territories to accelerate the take up of commercial solar rooftop, following yesterday’s joint venture deal with Ireland’s largest energy company, ESB.

Amber Rudd appointed new Energy and Climate Change Secretary

Amber Rudd has been appointed new Energy and Climate Change Secretary.

Green energy sector fearful about future under Conservative Government

The UK green energy sector has called on David Cameron to "show leadership", not turn his back on the renewables industry, following the Conservatives’ victory at the General Election.

Election 2015: £120 billion green sector sidelined in general election campaign

Nearly a million people are employed in the green business sector in the UK, but few would realise it from the debates so far in the 2015 general election.

Shell lobby for gas undermined key EU renewables targets, documents reveal

Shell successfully lobbied to undermine European renewable energy targets ahead of a key agreement on emissions cuts reached in October last year, newly released documents reveal.

Innovative 'hybrid flywheel' promises renewable energy storage revolution

Foundations for an energy storage plant in Ireland that could "revolutionise" the integration of renewable power into electricity supplies will be laid within weeks.

UK carbon emissions fall by more than a 10th in 2014

The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions plunged by 8.4 per cent last year, as household energy consumption slumped, the use of coal for electricity generation fell, and policies on climate change took effect, according to Government statistics released on Thursday.

Good Energy backs trial of first renewable energy online marketplace

The UK’s first renewable electricity peer-to-peer online marketplace will be trialled later this year following a deal between green energy supplier Good Energy and tech start-up Open Utility.

Plans for first full-scale tidal lagoon between Cardiff and Newport unveiled

A tidal lagoon being planned between Cardiff and Newport will be powerful enough to produce green electricity for every home in Wales for the next 120 years, it was announced today.

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