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Jessica Shankleman started working for BusinessGreen as a freelance reporter in March 2010, before joining the team on a full time basis in September 2010.

She produces a wide range of news and analysis for the site, with a particular focus on renewable energy, green technology and legislation. She also contributes to much of BusinessGreen's multimedia content.

Jessica is an award-winning journalist who prior to joining BusinessGreen worked for renewable energy industry magazine renews.

She qualified from Cardiff University in 2009 with a postgraduate diploma in newspaper journalism. While there, she won an NCTJ Top Scoop Award for Excellence in Journalism for an exclusive story on the discovery of an unencrypted memory stick containing confidential child protection information.

Articles by Jessica Shankleman

Little Cheyne Windfarm owned by RWE

RWE launches legal challenge to Pickles wind farm block

Developer confirms High Court challenge as Communities Secretary rejects second RWE wind farm recommended by planning officials

31 Jul 2014

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Centrica and Dong Energy ditch Irish Sea offshore wind farm plans

British Gas owner confirms £40m writedown from Celtic Array project, following warnings last week that UK should slow development of offshore wind farms

31 Jul 2014

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Consumers urged to consider renewable heat savings with new DECC calculator

Government launches RHI calculator to encourage uptake of renewable heat technologies

31 Jul 2014

Manufacturers make a splash with £2m of water savings

New WRAP figures reveal continued success of voluntary Federation House Commitment

31 Jul 2014

Mayor Boris defends u-turn on London diesel ban

Boris Johnson calls on Westminster government to step up efforts to tackle UK's dangerously high pollution levels with new manifesto

30 Jul 2014

ThaiBev distillery to toast greener gin with new biomass boiler

Green Investment Bank helps fund switch from oil boilers to biomass at Balmenach distillery in Speyside

30 Jul 2014

Centrica snaps up America's Astrum Solar in £32m deal

Energy giant's North American subsidiary, Direct Energy, enters US domestic solar market with latest acquisition

29 Jul 2014

Reports: Mayor Boris to penalise London's diesel drivers

Diesel vehicles expected to face £10 charge from 2020 to enter capital's planned ultra low emission zone

29 Jul 2014

MPs throw weight behind IPCC climate science report

Energy and Climate Change select committee says UK should take global lead in slashing greenhouse gas emissions

29 Jul 2014

NextEnergy snaps up Suffolk solar farm for £18m

Investment firm buys 14.9MW project, as Compton Solar Group secures planning permission for 45.7MW project in North Wales

29 Jul 2014

Yurts and solar powered saunas: TripAdvisor reveals greenest hotels in Europe

New European GreenLeaders board aims to cater to growing number of consumers making environmentally friendly travel choices

29 Jul 2014

Are 'touts' responsible for the Green Deal voucher gold rush?

Energy-efficiency industry calls on government to launch probe into sudden closure of £120m Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

28 Jul 2014

Solar revenues set to double worldwide by 2020, analysts say

Frost & Sullivan predicts revenues will hit $137bn by the end of the decade as long as governments implement stable policies

25 Jul 2014

How a small Aberdeenshire salon became a beacon of eco-hairdressing

Elan Hair Design, BusinessGreen Leaders Award winner for energy efficiency project of the year, reveals how it shaved its energy bills by over 80 per cent in one year

25 Jul 2014

Solar and wind power to compete for £50m under new subsidy regime

Government confirms £205m annual budget for Contracts for Difference auctions

24 Jul 2014

Online retailers accused of failing to explain energy performance of products

Major new survey reveals how internet shoppers could be missing key energy efficiency information when buying white goods

24 Jul 2014

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