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

Pelamis wave generator

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?

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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

Why farms can help shape the energy system of the future

Neil Hughes of National Grid

Neil Hughes outlines how National Grid is aiming to help farmers tap into the huge potential of onsite renewables

21 Nov 2014

Green energy from farms could power 1.3 million homes

Industry coalition says 10GW of potential could be tapped to help UK meet its renewable energy targets without impacting agricultural production

21 Nov 2014

NRG plans to slash CO2 emissions 90 per cent by 2050

Landmark commitment by one of the largest US fossil fuel generators could spur investment in clean energy and carbon capture and storage

21 Nov 2014

Nestlé tastes sweet success with on-site green energy plant

Anaerobic digestor set to generate £350,000 of revenue for Rolo and Fruit Pastilles factory

21 Nov 2014

Report: Coal to dominate power sector in 2030, despite renewables boom

New study predicts coal will account for more than a third of electricity generation as a result of investment drive in China and India

21 Nov 2014

Google uploads wind turbines for Dutch data centre

Search giant enters 10 year PPA with Eneco to power new datacentre in Eemshaven

21 Nov 2014

Green Alliance reveals plan to give environmental power to the people

Leading green think tank celebrates 35th anniversary with a new strategy designed to 'put the public back in public policy'

21 Nov 2014

T pylon rises at National Grid training centre

Line of six pylons featuring new lightweight design will be built over next six months, allowing construction and engineering testing

21 Nov 2014

Smart meter rollout faces fresh delays

Capita says communications system unlikley to be ready for launch until late 2016 instead of next year

20 Nov 2014

Reports: UK nuclear plans 'threatened' by Areva struggles

French company's projects in Finland and France run into difficulties, raising questions over £25bn Hinkley Point reactors

20 Nov 2014

Amazon announces 'long-term commitment' to become 100 per cent renewables-powered

IT giant quietly reveals it is planning to slash its carbon footprint, following pressure from Greenpeace

20 Nov 2014

Reports: Ineos poised to invest $1bn in UK fracking venture

Chemicals giant aims to power Grangemouth facility with domestic shale gas

20 Nov 2014

Tocardo Tidal Turbines snaps up IHC Tidal Energy

Turbine specialist acquires Dutch rival for an undisclosed sum

20 Nov 2014

Eight19 grows funding for organic photovoltaics with £1m investment

Financing round led by IP Group plc promises significant boost for UK developer of flexible and lightweight solar cells

20 Nov 2014

How London is seeking to raise its game on recycling

LWARB launches two pronged attack to boost waste management efforts, as capital is revealed as worst in UK for recycling

20 Nov 2014

Governments must 'get wallets out' for carbon capture, says CCS pioneer

Canadian utility SaskPower, which brought the first large scale CCS plant online this year, urges UK to put money where its mouth is

20 Nov 2014

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