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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.

Solar loses out in first £315m renewable energy subsidy ‘auction’

More than two dozen renewable energy projects, together capable of delivering more than two gigawatts of green electricity, are to be awarded hundreds of millions of pounds in subsidies in the first Government auction under its new competitive support mechanism called 'Contracts for Difference’ (CfD).

UK on track to hit renewable energy targets

The UK is on track to meet its renewable energy goals, with wind power substituting for gas and coal use and driving down greenhouse gas emissions, according to new analyses. However, the actions of the next Government are likely to be crucial in deciding whether the legally binding targets can be met.

World's biggest offshore wind farm gets greenlight at Dogger Bank

Plans for the world’s biggest offshore wind farm have been given the green light by the Energy Secretary, with planning permission for an array of up to 400 turbines 80 miles off the Yorkshire coast on the Dogger Bank.

Ecotricity donates £250,000 to Labour Party

The renewable energy company Ecotricity is giving £250,000 to the Labour Party, and has accused the government of being deceitful on climate and energy policy.

Good Energy cuts its renewable electricity price

Good Energy the green energy supplier, has announced it is to cut its renewable electricity price by 2.1 per cent for its average household customer.

Residential solar PV sees first ‘growth-triggered’ Feed-in Tariff reduction

Feed-in tariff (FiT) rates for solar PV systems under 10 kilowatt (kw) in size will 'degress’ by 3.5 per cent from April 2015 thanks to capacity deployed in the last quarter of 2014 exceeding 100 megawatt (MW) for the first time.

Ecotricity and Good Energy ranked UK's best energy suppliers in Which? survey

Small energy companies have beaten the big six on customer service ratings for the fourth year in a row, according to consumer body Which?

Biomass boilers up to 20 per cent less efficient than expected, DECC study finds

Billions of pounds of public money is to be spent supporting 'green’ boilers, despite evidence from the Government’s own experts and industry that they will do little to help the UK meet its clean energy targets.

One or more major oil companies will abandon fossil fuels, predicts Jeremy Leggett

The oil price crash coupled with growing concerns about global warming will encourage at least one of the major oil companies to turn its back on fossil fuels in the near future, predicts an award-winning scientist and former industry adviser.

GreenWise top 10 green business stories of 2014

Renewable energy, flood management, zero carbon homes, energy efficiency, and green financing were the key themes in GreenWise’s top 10 green business stories of 2014.

Caroline Lucas: the Infrastructure Bill threatens our environment and ignores energy efficiency

What will £15 billion spent on roads do for air pollution? I’m tabling an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill because it’s time to start legislating for the common good, says Green Pary MP Caroline Lucas.

Abundance launches "new avenue" for finance for renewable energy developers

A new online service enabling 'shared ownership' in renewable energy projects is being hailed as new "positive" way to raise capital for onshore wind and solar in the UK by enabling developers to mobilise communities to take a stake in local projects.

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.


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