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Renewables to benefit from EU's new £250bn investment plan

Wind farm construction

European Commission and European Investment Bank unveil €21bn fund designed to boost investor confidence in new infrastructure projects

26 Nov 2014

Green Deal Finance Company secures £50m rescue package

solar thermal panels credit Mark Group

EXCLUSIVE: DECC funding proposal worth £34m and £16m of private investment brings an end to liquidation fears for energy efficiency loans provider

26 Nov 2014

Pope Francis issues call for EU green jobs creation

Pope francis at the European Parliament in Strasbourg

Pope touts benefits of alternative energy as a means of stemming rising youth unemployment across Europe

26 Nov 2014

Study: Sky high bills should make tower blocks a priority for energy efficiency

Green Alliance report says refurbishing tower blocks can not only save energy but also create jobs and help tackle anti-social behaviour

26 Nov 2014

Tapping the business barometer

Maf Smith of RenewableUK reveals half of wind and marine energy firms plan to boost their headcount next year, despite growing concerns about policy instability

26 Nov 2014

Could Germany shutter coal plants in pursuit of green targets?

Economy and Energy Minister distances himself from proposals that could see eight major coal-fired power plants decommissioned

25 Nov 2014

Government seeks to boost rooftop solar with new transfer rules

Businesses will be allowed to take solar panels if they move premises, as DECC extends grace period for 5MW solar farms

25 Nov 2014

Dual boost for UK offshore wind industry: Gwynt y Môr completes construction and new Rampion plans unveiled

E.ON reveals final design for 400MW offshore Rampion wind farm, as RWE Innogy says final cable installed at 576MW Gwynt y Môr development

25 Nov 2014

China can show greater clean energy ambition, IRENA says

Report says current policies will see country fall short of its potential as the world's largest renewable energy user

25 Nov 2014

PensionDenmark leads £160m investment in East Anglian biomass plant

Danish companies back new 44MW straw powered boiler in Snetterton

25 Nov 2014

Siemens to offload Marine Current Turbines tidal power business

German engineering giant blames slow development of tidal energy market for decision to sell Bristol based-Marine Current Turbines

24 Nov 2014

Ofgem ploughs £46m into latest wave of green grid projects

Eight innovation projects to share funding, as look to demonstrate carbon and cost-saving grid technologies

24 Nov 2014

Scotland vows to boost wave energy industry, in wake of Pelamis going into administration

New government-backed body aims to accelerate development of fledgling market

24 Nov 2014

World bank to focus future investment on clean energy

World Bank will only fund coal projects in cases of ‘extreme need’ due to the risk climate change poses to ending world poverty, says Jim Yong Kim

24 Nov 2014

Green Investment Bank backs £110m waste wood to energy project

Widnes power plant expected to save 1.3 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions

24 Nov 2014

Bladt and EEW confirm £30m investment to shore up UK offshore wind supply chain

New Offshore Structures will save former TAG Energy Solutions factory from closure, creating 100 jobs

24 Nov 2014

Storm clouds loom for Pelamis, as pioneering wave energy firm enters administration

Edinburgh-based wave power company enters administration, citing lack of financial support

21 Nov 2014

Amazon and 100 per cent renewable energy: Will it really happen?

Amazon Web Services says it has a "long term commitment" to source 100 per cent renewable power, but how will it deliver on that goal?

21 Nov 2014

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