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Greenpeace launches fresh push for a cleaner cloud

Reggie Watts in Greenpeace videos

Comedian Reggie Watts stars in series of videos encouraging use of renewable energy to power the internet

20 Aug 2014

Veolia seeks to turn rubbish dump into solar farm

landfill site photo courtesy of Veolia

Plans submitted for 38MW solar array at disused clay quarry and landfill site

20 Aug 2014

Oregon coal terminal halted as environmental campaigners celebrate

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Plans for a $242m terminal on the Columbia River were rejected by the state over threat to water resources

20 Aug 2014

How National Trust is harnessing the power of its natural resources

BusinessGreen Leaders Renewable Energy Project of the Year winner reveals how clean energy was brought to one of National Trust's historic estates

20 Aug 2014

Renewables records reveal how clean energy is starting to light up the world

The renewables revolution is fast gathering pace and we are now just a few pieces of the jigsaw away from an ultra-low emission grid

19 Aug 2014

Ineos buys fracking rights around Grangemouth

Chemicals giant intends to become 'major player' in shale gas exploration after acquiring 51 per cent of 127 square mile licence area

19 Aug 2014

US government hails booming wind energy industry, as mid-west states near grid-parity

Major new report reveals some utilities turning to wind power as a 'cost-saving option'

19 Aug 2014

Cameron defends latest proposed solar subsidy cuts

Prime minister says solar power is 'priority' in renewable energy mix, but refuses to meet with industry to discuss looming subsidy changes

19 Aug 2014

Anti-fracking group stages day of action

Protests at offices of Defra and energy firm in London, Swansea University campus and sites in East Yorkshire and Blackpool

19 Aug 2014

Sustainable whisky brings Treasury and Green Investment Bank together

New £74m biomass project at Speyside distillery secures funding from government, Green Investment Bank and investor John Laing

19 Aug 2014

Scotland offers boost to community wind turbines

Alex Salmond unveils £20m fund to deliver 500MW of community and locally owned renewable energy projects

19 Aug 2014

How Innasol helped warm up the green heat market

BusinessGreen Leaders fast-track company of 2014 may have recorded stellar growth, but it knows the renewable heat industry still has a long way to go

19 Aug 2014

Use lakes to heat Scottish businesses, Glasgow professor says

Scottish technology is being used to tap fjords for heat in Norway, so why not Scotland?

19 Aug 2014

Tory MPs may be digging in over onshore wind farms, but support for renewables remains rock solid

New industry-backed poll suggests 78 per cent of Conservative MPs opposed to onshore wind farms, but across all parties strong support for renewables remains

19 Aug 2014

Wind energy smashes UK electricity share record

Wind turbines met 22 per cent of power demand on Sunday, while coal contributed just 13 per cent

18 Aug 2014

Low-carbon technologies deliver over half Spain's power as renewables output soars

Renewables meet over 37 per cent of electricity demand during July, as wind and solar generation climbs

18 Aug 2014

Fracking protests escalate on 'national day of action'

Campaigners occupy government buildings and drilling sites in protest over government support for shale gas

18 Aug 2014

Australian renewable energy target changes 'amount to economic vandalism'

'How does this fit with the PM's often-stated position that Australia is open for business?', energy company boss asks

18 Aug 2014

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