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Infrastructure articles

Scotland set for green energy boost after £1.2bn subsea cable approved


New link between Caithness and Moray expected to connect 1.2GW of new renewable electricity capacity when complete in 2018

11 Jul 2014

Labour: CCS is a necessity, not an option

A coal power plant with a cooling tower

Opposition publishes policy paper outlining its plans to rapidly expand the UK's fledgling carbon capture and storage industry

10 Jul 2014

National Grid sets out "plausible and credible" decarbonisation path

Grid infrastructure

Major new report sets out competing scenarios for the future of the UK energy industry

10 Jul 2014

2Co Energy in talks to sell Don Valley CCS project

Project that failed to secure first wave of government CCS backing could be sold to Norwegian developer

09 Jul 2014

EDF seeks to beef up power plant climate resilience

Nuclear giant awarded contract from Energy Technologies Institute to explore natural hazards to new infrastructure

09 Jul 2014

CCS: The race is on, can Yorkshire take the yellow jersey?

Alstom's Craig Jones argues that after a lost decade, CCS developments around the world are starting to enjoy some much needed progress

08 Jul 2014

Industry: CCS promises 6,000 jobs boost for north of England

Industry and trade unions unite to argue that ambitious carbon capture plans could deliver major gains for local economies

04 Jul 2014

Climate resilience: Why slow and spread beats pave and pipe

Could eco-engineering concepts deliver the climate adaptation cities need, while boosting the economy and improving habitats?

03 Jul 2014

MPs: energy policy 'uncertainty' deterring investors

Public Accounts Committee calls for departments to consider effect on investment and consumer bills when making or changing policy

01 Jul 2014

Beggar thy neighbour?

Simon Moore says the UK should not discount the potential of electricity inter-connectors to boost green energy and back-up capacity

01 Jul 2014

UK offers £9m to boost household electric car charge points

Scheme covering up to three-quarters of installation cost part of package of measures to boost uptake of low carbon vehicles

26 Jun 2014

Engineers urge government to protect UK from climate risks

Institution of Civil Engineers calls for boost to public spending on flood defences in wake of wettest winter on record

26 Jun 2014

Green businesses urge government to set aside £4bn per year for energy saving

Coalition of industry and green groups warns that energy efficiency risks are being overlooked in National Infrastructure Plan

24 Jun 2014

UK CCS Research Centre dishes out £2.5m funding boost

Funding awarded to 14 projects, as Energy Minister Michael Fallon officially opens UK's latest CCS research facilities

23 Jun 2014

Fracking row: Green groups hit back over allegations of Russian infiltration

Nato secretary-general suggests Russia is supporting anti-fracking protests in a bid to keep Europe hooked on its gas supplies

20 Jun 2014

Report: Green Investment Bank boss says institution could mobilise £60bn - if government allows it

Shaun Kingsbury tells Guardian the new bank has £20bn of 'live opportunities' in the pipeline

20 Jun 2014

Enbridge faces local opposition over tar sands pipeline, despite federal approval

First Nation groups vow to continue fight against controversial tar sands pipeline

20 Jun 2014

World's energy systems vulnerable to climate impacts, report warns

Generators from nuclear reactors to coal-fired power plants will feel the brunt of the weather changes

18 Jun 2014

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