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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

A coal power plant with a cooling tower

Government dishes out £1bn to existing power plants to 'keep the lights on'

Demand Side Response loses out, as first capacity market auction pays £900m to old gas and coal plants to stay online

19 Dec 2014

Arctic offshore drilling photo by Steve Morgan Greenpeace

Chevron suspends Arctic drill plans 'indefinitely'

Oil giant tells Canadian government that economic uncertainty has forced it to pull the project

19 Dec 2014

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German energy use sinks to lowest level since reunification

New analysis by AG Energiebilanzen suggests energy demand fell by nearly five per cent in 2014

19 Dec 2014

Renewables on the rise - At a glance

New government figures chart the UK's transition to a low carbon economy - BusinessGreen brings you the key findings

18 Dec 2014

Situation 'critical' for British marine-power industry

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult says marine-power industry needs £300m to get first arrays in the water

18 Dec 2014

Barclays and UK steelworks set to be paid to curb energy demand

Fifty industrial companies to work with demand response aggregator REstore NV, which has agreed new deal with National Grid

18 Dec 2014

Seabirds 'steer clear' of offshore wind farms

British Trust for Ornithology finds 99 per cent of birds avoid marine wind turbines, easing fears over the impact of blades

18 Dec 2014

MPs call on government to drive development of small nuclear power stations

Energy and Climate Change select committee says government should work with industry to drive forward nascent industry

17 Dec 2014

Ofgem seeks to cut costs of giant renewables transmission scheme

Regulator approves £1.1bn funding for Caithness Moray transmission link, despite developers asking for £1.2bn

17 Dec 2014

David Cameron declares UK has 'enough' onshore wind farms

Prime Minister adds he would be 'very happy' if fracking came to his Witney constituency

16 Dec 2014

Juncker Commission delays rather than ditches waste and air quality packages

European Commission insists revised circular economy and pollution plans will be more ambitious than those on the table

16 Dec 2014

David Cameron faces MPs' climate change questions - Live blog

The Prime Minister is to appear before the Commons Liaison Committee this afternoon to discuss fracking and climate change

16 Dec 2014

Lib Dems must stand up to Tories over EU's pollution and waste laws, say green groups

Dan Rogerson accused of 'weasel words', after he fails to demand air quality and circular economy packages are retained

16 Dec 2014

Updated: High Court throws out RWE's wind farm battle against Eric Pickles

Judge rules in favour of government over decision to block East Heslerton wind farm

16 Dec 2014

Terra Firma considers washing hands of green energy developer Infinis

Announcement comes after private equity firm issues scathing attack on government's short-sighted wind farm policies

16 Dec 2014

Updated: UK 'silent' over Brussels' plans to ditch pollution and waste laws

Leaked document show Commission President wants to 'clear decks' so time and energy can be invested in proposals that will have biggest impact on jobs and growth

16 Dec 2014

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