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Jeremy Leggett: A life on 'the frontier of the war on climate change'

Jeremy Leggett founder and chairman of Solarcentury

BusinessGreen Leaders Awards Champion of the Year, Jeremy Leggett, reveals why there are reasons to be optimistic in the run up to the Paris climate summit

21 Aug 2014

Leggett launches campaign to mobilise green philanthropic investment

Solar array promens rooftop site beccles 3

Clean tech entrepreneur and author reveals plan for new declaration calling on leading charitable foundations to wade into the climate change battle

21 Aug 2014

How old car batteries could power solar panels that are more efficient

REC solar cell scientist examination

MIT scientists recycle lead from batteries to form new perovskite solar cells

21 Aug 2014

Veolia seeks to turn rubbish dump into solar farm

Plans submitted for 38MW solar array at disused clay quarry and landfill site

20 Aug 2014

Renewables records reveal how clean energy is starting to light up the world

The renewables revolution is fast gathering pace and we are now just a few pieces of the jigsaw away from an ultra-low emission grid

19 Aug 2014

Cameron defends latest proposed solar subsidy cuts

Prime minister says solar power is 'priority' in renewable energy mix, but refuses to meet with industry to discuss looming subsidy changes

19 Aug 2014

Scotland offers boost to community wind turbines

Alex Salmond unveils £20m fund to deliver 500MW of community and locally owned renewable energy projects

19 Aug 2014

Low-carbon technologies deliver over half Spain's power as renewables output soars

Renewables meet over 37 per cent of electricity demand during July, as wind and solar generation climbs

18 Aug 2014

How Sheffield Solar is shining a light on PV performance

University-based Microgen Database compares real-world performance with predictions to help make the case for solar in the UK

18 Aug 2014

Government must tear down community energy barriers

The latest challenges faced by community energy projects can be easily addressed - it is time for Ed Davey to act

15 Aug 2014

Green energy co-ops blocked by government regulator

Financial Conduct Authority accused of undermining official policy by refusing new applications for community projects

15 Aug 2014

Citigroup: Solar set to shine as costs plummet

Investment bank expects 'pure economics' of solar will allow technology to out-compete fossil fuels in the longer term

15 Aug 2014

UK renewables industry celebrates record start to 2014

Government figures confirm renewables generation was up 43 per cent compared to first quarter of 2013

14 Aug 2014

Good Energy sells Norfolk solar farm amid subsidy cut threats

China's Trina Solar agrees to buy West Raynham project with price dependent on meeting government's April deadline

14 Aug 2014

Coal generation down as Germany breaks yet another renewables record

Green electricity meets 28 per cent of demand in first half of 2014

13 Aug 2014

Central America poised for clean tech investment boom

New figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance reveal how Mexico and its neighbours are emerging as a clean tech powerhouse

13 Aug 2014

UK breaks 5GW solar capacity milestone

Solar panels can power six per cent of households according to NPD Solarbuzz, but Britain still trails far behind market leader China

12 Aug 2014

British Solar and Santander sell solar farms for £73m

TRIG buys three solar farms as the market for completed projects heats up

08 Aug 2014

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