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UK energy use falls, as renewable generation climbs to record levels

E.ONs Scroby Sands offshore wind farm

Records tumble as new statistics reveal falling energy use, plummeting coal demand, and soaring renewables output

18 Dec 2014

Green crowd-funding rush continues to gather pace, as Solarcentury launches investment offer

Solarcentury solar farm at tea plantation in Kenya

Solarcentury teams up with Abundance to launch direct investment offer, as Trillion Fund closes in on fund-raising deadline

16 Dec 2014

IKEA aims to make Swiss roll with solar deal

Solar panels at IKEA

Furniture giant to market Hanergy solar panels in Switzerland after selling 1,800 in UK stores

15 Dec 2014

SolarAid kicks off crowd-funding push in bid to boost ‘five per cent club'

Leading solar development charity launches £250,000 crowd-funding drive at Lima Summit

11 Dec 2014

Foresight to acquire UK's largest solar farm

Company enters binding agreement to purchase 46MW Landmead solar farm in Oxfordshire, taking its portfolio to 231MW

10 Dec 2014

Poll: Half of Brits keen to deploy solar panels

Survey commissioned by Rexel highlights barriers that are blocking pent-up demand for solar technologies

05 Dec 2014

Abundance launches service to help communities invest in renewables projects

'Shared ownership' service designed to help renewables developers make good on pledge to let local communities invest in projects

04 Dec 2014

UK solar could be subsidy free by 2020, study claims

But researchers warn plans to rapidly reduce subsidies could "seriously damage" the industry

04 Dec 2014

UK low carbon electricity share tops 35 per cent

Surge in wind power output and drop in energy demand helps low carbon energy push through latest milestone, as US renewables market also gathers pace

28 Nov 2014

Green Deal Finance Company secures £50m rescue package

EXCLUSIVE: DECC funding proposal worth £34m and £16m of private investment brings an end to liquidation fears for energy efficiency loans provider

26 Nov 2014

Government seeks to boost rooftop solar with new transfer rules

Businesses will be allowed to take solar panels if they move premises, as DECC extends grace period for 5MW solar farms

25 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

SunEdison to become 'world's largest' clean energy developer with $2.4bn First Wind deal

Solar company moves into the wind market after signing 'definitive agreement' to purchase First Wind

19 Nov 2014

Cisco, 3M, NatGeo illuminate solar as an employee benefit

Kimberly-Clark and Johnson & Johnson are also among those joining with Geostellar to make solar more affordable and accessible

14 Nov 2014

"Solar Cloth" to help car parks and retailers mop up sun's energy

Cambridge start up claims it is closing deals to install lightweight solar converters across 27,000 car park spaces

14 Nov 2014

Government unveils £10m fund to boost community renewables

DECC confirms new measures to support community-owned wind and solar power schemes, but scraps plans to increase support for 5MW-10MW schemes

13 Nov 2014

A broader and bolder vision for community solar

Leonie Greene of the Solar Trade Association welcomes new plans to boost community ownership of solar projects, but warns against side-lining alternative mechanisms for encouraging community engagement

12 Nov 2014

Ford to debut wind and solar powered dealers

Innovative new US partnership with Wind Energy Corporation aims to slash emissions of auto dealers

12 Nov 2014

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