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

Amonix solar panel field

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

US government hails booming wind energy industry, as mid-west states near grid-parity

GDF SUEZ Scotia wind farm

Major new report reveals some utilities turning to wind power as a 'cost-saving option'

19 Aug 2014

Tory MPs may be digging in over onshore wind farms, but support for renewables remains rock solid

RWE Taff Ely Wind Farm north of Bridgend in South Wales

New industry-backed poll suggests 78 per cent of Conservative MPs opposed to onshore wind farms, but across all parties strong support for renewables remains

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

Wind energy smashes UK electricity share record

Wind turbines met 22 per cent of power demand on Sunday, while coal contributed just 13 per cent

18 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

Industry warns subsidy allocation means many planned offshore wind farms "cannot be funded"

RenewableUK boss voices fears UK's world-leading offshore wind pipeline is being undermined by crippling policy uncertainty

18 Aug 2014

Allocation, Allocation, Allocation

RenewableUK's Maria McCaffery warns that the transition to the government's new subsidy regime risks hampering the development of an offshore wind industry Ministers have committed to expanding

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

Britain installs first commercial 6MW offshore wind turbine

DONG Energy erects first Siemens 6MW machine at Westermost Rough wind farm off the Yorkshire coast

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

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

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

Iran hails major new wind farm

MAPNA Group opens first phase of 2.5MW wind farm project in Qazvin province

13 Aug 2014

UK wind power sets new summer record

Wind farm's share of UK electricity mix peaks at 17 per cent as strong winds continue

12 Aug 2014

Green Investment Bank refinances Westermost Rough share

Consortium including Siemens Financial Services and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi buy £370m share in Yorkshire offshore wind farm

12 Aug 2014

Wind power surge sees renewables outstrip coal

Strong winds see turbines meet almost 16 per cent of electricity demand

11 Aug 2014

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