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New York pursues microgrids for widespread resiliency

A view of downtown Manhattan in New York

Reinventing the state grid, the NYPA focuses on seven projects to keep hospitals open, prisons secure and other critical functions working during outages

24 Oct 2014

Ed Davey hails 'historic' EU climate and energy package

Lib Dem minister Ed Davey MP delivers his speech on the environment to Lib Dem conference Photo Dave Radcliffe

UK government downplays fears new framework will fail to drive investment in low carbon technology and fund coal power in Eastern Europe

24 Oct 2014

EU 2030 climate and energy package: All the latest

European Council family photo

All the latest news and analysis as EU leaders attempt to agree long term climate and energy policy

24 Oct 2014

EU 2030 climate and energy package - the green economy reaction

What the sector is saying about the deal to cut emissions 40 per cent and deliver 27 per cent renewable energy by 2030

24 Oct 2014

European Union agrees to slash CO2 'at least 40 per cent' by 2030

Deal struck in the early hours of this morning includes binding 27 per cent target for renewable energy and voluntary energy savings goal

24 Oct 2014

Nuclear fusion power - made in Chelsea

Former star of E4 show embarks on new venture in nuclear physics

24 Oct 2014

Scottish industrial emissions fell eight per cent in 2013

New figures cite closure of coal fired Cockenzie Power Station for steep drop in greenhouse gas emissions last year

24 Oct 2014

Could Portugal's interconnector demands threaten EU 2030 climate targets?

Reports suggest latest draft of Climate and Energy package exclude binding target on cross border power cables

23 Oct 2014

M&S installing UK's largest rooftop solar PV system

Project to fit 24,272 panels on distribution centre will make building almost energy self-sufficient during the day

23 Oct 2014

Why it is time for a Big Energy Vision

Paul King of the UK Green Building Council explains why businesses and NGOs are coming together to highlight how greener buildings can save everyone money

23 Oct 2014

China's coal use falls for first time this century, analysis suggests

Fall of 1-2 per cent in amount of coal burned offers ‘window of opportunity’ to bring climate change under control, Greenpeace energy analysts say

23 Oct 2014

WWF: UK needs four million heat pumps

New report warns UK risks missing 2030 low carbon heat goals without concerted action

23 Oct 2014

Hanergy revs up energy storage with Williams F1 technology

Company signs deal to work on two projects with Williams to extend applications for solar systems

23 Oct 2014

Could DECC cut solar farm subsidies yet again?

Officials insists there are 'currently no plans' to reduce support for smaller solar farms, but ministerial statement leaves door open for pre-election cuts

23 Oct 2014

US wind power breezes past 2013 installation mark by September

First nine months of 2014 saw 1,254MW of capacity built, compared to 1,088MW during the whole of 2013

22 Oct 2014

National Grid calls on businesses to join winter demand management drive

Large and small firms invited to generate revenues and curb emissions by tendering for Demand Side Balancing Reserve

22 Oct 2014

Seven questions for Liz Truss' solar farm crackdown

Defra's plans to reduce CAP payments for farmers installing solar arrays raise more questions than answers

21 Oct 2014

Blue chips call for ambitious EU climate package, as concerns mount over lack of CCS support

Corporate giants demand emissions reduction target of at least 40 per cent, as leaked letter reveals UK concerns over lack of focus on carbon capture and storage

21 Oct 2014

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