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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.

New UK factory to build ‘farm-scale’ wind turbines

A new factory has opened in the West Midlands to to build 'farm-scale’ wind turbines and offer an alternative income for cash-strapped farmers.

Bread, milk and green power: shopping for renewable energy at your local store

At Bayside Milk Farm in Flushing, New York, customers can shop for homemade meals, fresh produce and, as of this month, green power.

Green Investment Bank and Societe Generale launch £50m energy efficiency fund

The Green Investment Bank (GIB) has teamed up with France’s Societe Generale to create a £50 million fund to help unlock non-domestic energy efficiency projects in the UK.

One week left to enter Sainsbury’s solar PV competition

Sainsbury’s, the UK supermarket trying to become Britain’s greenest grocer, is calling on innovators with market ready cutting edge photovoltaic (PV) solutions to help make its stores greener.

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