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UK outlines latest nuclear waste storage plans

Cooling towers at a nuclear power station

Government to begin two year search for a site to host a Geological Disposal Facility

24 Jul 2014

Europe stuck with coal unless UK takes action, campaigners warn

Piles of coal

Sandbag Report calls on legislators in Brussels and Westminster to change tack as coal emissions continue to rise

24 Jul 2014

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

EDF Energy Renewables Fallago Rig wind farm

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

24 Jul 2014

Drax biomass plans bolstered as new calculator highlights emissions-saving potential

Government-backed report concludes that sustainable biomass can cut carbon emissions, but fears remain that some projects could lead to higher emissions

24 Jul 2014

Voters want more renewables to tackle energy insecurity

Poll for RenewableUK finds almost half of respondents say investing in green energy is a 'top priority’ irrespective of voting intention

24 Jul 2014

Mars unwraps plan to drive global renewables investment

Food giant promises investment in 200MW US wind farm is set to be the first of many large scale renewables projects

24 Jul 2014

TGE Group reveals plan to deliver green 'flower power'

Major project to supply nearly 5,000MWh of clean energy to Nocton Nurseries in a bid to slash carbon emissions

24 Jul 2014

How bird-friendly wind farms can help meet green energy demand

BirdLife International aims to help deliver a huge increase in wind and solar capacity without threatening endangered bird species

24 Jul 2014

The business case for green energy tariffs keeps getting stronger

Good Energy's Juliet Davenport argues that green energy tariffs are helping to stabilise energy costs, improve security, and cut emissions

24 Jul 2014

EU green lights key mechanisms in UK clean energy market overhaul

Contracts for Difference and Capacity Market mechanism secure state aid approval, as critics warn reforms throw a lifeline to dirty coal power

23 Jul 2014

Breaking: EU Commission proposes energy efficiency goal for 2030

30 per cent target designed to curb emissions and boost energy security amid Ukraine crisis

23 Jul 2014

Updated: What will happen to the Big Six ECO "windfall"?

Energy industry declares "there is no windfall" and hints any savings could take years to filter through to customers, as energy efficiency sector calls for savings to be reinvested in insulation

23 Jul 2014

European wind industry slashes growth forecasts

EWEA predicts 192.4GW of installed capacity by 2020, blaming economic slowdown, policy uncertainty, and falling energy demand

23 Jul 2014

New Environment Agency chairman has fracking links

Sir Philip Dilley was previously chairman of engineering firm that wrote environmental reports on fracking for Cuadrilla

23 Jul 2014

Geoscart secures millions for Sainsbury’s geothermal rollout

Macquarie Lending agrees £15m for initial phase, followed by 'significant funds' for further geothermal deployment

23 Jul 2014

Top university backtracks over wind turbine fire claims

Imperial College London admits it may have misled media over research analysing frequency and impact of wind industry fires

23 Jul 2014

How the Caribbean plans to become a green energy powerhouse

Existential threat from climate change and high electricity costs are driving Caribbean Development Bank programme to boost clean energy investment

23 Jul 2014

How to reduce energy use in the home

Beko's top tips for slashing energy consumption from electrical appliances and heating

22 Jul 2014

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