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Could water shortages really halt the fracking bandwagon?

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Major new analysis reveals 38 per cent of world's shale gas and oil resources located in regions facing water stress

03 Sep 2014

Lib Dems may promise new green bills, but what of their record in government?

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Labour's Barry Gardiner says the Lib Dems' proposed Green Laws are not enough to reverse the decline in the environment the coalition has overseen

03 Sep 2014

National Grid hails 'positive response' as demand management edges towards mainstream

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Grid operator again downplays blackout concerns and reveals how new scheme promises to curb demand by up to 300MW at peak times

02 Sep 2014

EU mulls €30bn low carbon fund for industry and member states

Draft proposals reportedly suggest increased support to help poorer member states and heavy industry meet 2030 climate goals

02 Sep 2014

Court stand-off over illegal Indian coal projects

Indian government urges Supreme Court not to cancel all coal licences following landmark corruption ruling

02 Sep 2014

Kyocera announces plan for world’s largest floating solar farm

Joint venture planning to build 2.9MW floating solar farm in Hyogo Prefecture

02 Sep 2014

Government launches electricity demand reduction pilot project

Government invites applications from companies seeking financial support to help them install energy efficient technologies

02 Sep 2014

Wind energy outstrips coal as industry smashes August generation record

Official figures show that wind turbines provided more power to the grid than coal plants on five separate days last month

01 Sep 2014

Liberals Democrats plan to ban 'unabated' coal and offer tax cuts for greener homes

Decarbonisation target and council tax rebates for energy efficiency improvements among party's manifesto plans

01 Sep 2014

Reports: Japan mulls 30 per cent renewables target

Local media reports that Environment Minister is making case for ambitious renewable energy target

01 Sep 2014

Shell leaves door open for Arctic drilling return

Company files proposal with US government for two rigs off the Alaskan coast

29 Aug 2014

DECC officially announces first contract for difference allocation dates

Baroness Verma confirms timetable for first contract for difference allocation

29 Aug 2014

Masdar cuts ribbon on Samoa's first wind farm

Abu Dhabi backed green investment giant says Pacific Islands renewables projects are cutting both costs and carbon emissions for developing nations

29 Aug 2014

Should we "green up" dirty energy technologies?

Companies and activists alike are working to make processes like fracking and tar sands oil production more environmentally responsible - should we beat them up or cheer them on?

29 Aug 2014

Community energy needs flexible rules to succeed, sector says

Ministers must authorise Ofgem to positively discriminate towards community renewables if UK is to reap benefits of locally-owned power generation

29 Aug 2014

Siemens halts work on Skerries tidal array

Decision comes two months after company had £10m government grant withdrawn

29 Aug 2014

IEA Renewables Report - At a glance

All the key stats from the International Energy Organisation's latest assessment of the global market

28 Aug 2014

Global green energy growth threatened by policy uncertainty, IEA warns

Latest renewables report finds growing risks to deployment if support wavers over cost concerns

28 Aug 2014

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