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EDF cuts ribbon on Teeside offshore wind farm and Nottinghamshire gas plant

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Energy giant highlights major investment in new low carbon energy infrastructure

17 Apr 2014

Ireland-UK wind farm export plans shelved

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But government downplays impact on UK's 2020 targets, as Moray Council seeks to create offshore wind hub

15 Apr 2014

Poll: Public prefers wind to fracking as a next door neighbour

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Survey finds 62 per cent of people would choose wind farms rather than fracking in their area

14 Apr 2014

IPCC climate mitigation report: At a glance

BusinessGreen outlines the latest findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's mitigation report

13 Apr 2014

IKEA starts to assemble US wind portfolio

Company purchases first US wind farm in largest renewable energy investment to date

11 Apr 2014

Twilight of the wind energy independents?

Nathan Goode of Grant Thornton navigates the maze of EMR, LCF, CfDs and PPAs, and finds that onshore wind developers could end up getting lost in the policy labyrinth

11 Apr 2014

Pickles takes further steps to block onshore wind farms

RenewableUK warns decision to extend recovery powers is a "costly mistake", as new report warns Tory wind farm cap would push up costs of decarbonisation

10 Apr 2014

Will the EU's new state aid guidelines derail green investment?

Commissioner insists no company will close down as a result of new guidelines that aim to reduce renewables subsidies

10 Apr 2014

Wind farms can reduce house prices by up to 12 per cent, says LSE

Findings contrast with earlier study – and will fan homeowners' demands for compensation when wind farms are approved

09 Apr 2014

Tory Chairman says "wind is moving" towards anti-wind farm manifesto commitment

Grant Shapps gives clearest indication yet that Tory manifesto will include commitment to shift wind energy development offshore

08 Apr 2014

Windy winter delivers power record for world's largest offshore wind farm

London Array produces 1.5TWh in the six months to April 2014, new figures confirm

08 Apr 2014

Is US wind energy already as cheap as shale gas?

Senate Finance Committee approves latest extension of wind production tax credit as reports show how policy can stand in for carbon tax

08 Apr 2014

UNEP renewable energy trends report - At a glance

The United Nations Environment Programme has today unveiled a major report on global green energy investment for 2013 - BusinessGreen highlights its key findings

07 Apr 2014

UK defies slowdown in global renewables investment

New UNEP report shows worldwide investment in green energy fell 14 per cent last year as a result of political uncertainty and falling technology costs

07 Apr 2014

Cameron's proposed wind farm ban is costly, statist, and probably unworkable?

Given the government is already cutting subsidies for onshore wind farms and enforcing tough planning rules, there is no case for a blanket ban on development

07 Apr 2014

Humber offshore wind hub hits fresh planning setback

Parliament agrees to review consent decision after rival port developer unveiled conflicting plans

07 Apr 2014

Good Energy more than doubles profits over 2013

Preliminary results show customer numbers up by a third as company claims "Britain is becoming a nation of renewable generators"

07 Apr 2014

Fresh details emerge of proposed Tory onshore wind farm ‘ban'

Guardian reports post-2020 crackdown on onshore wind energy increasingly likely to feature in Conservative election manifesto

07 Apr 2014

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