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Scotland kicks off Commonwealth Games with support for global clean energy push

Child does homework with solar lamp

Scottish Government hosts European launch of UN Sustainable Energy for All campaign to coincide with opening of Commonwealth Games

25 Jul 2014

Solar and wind power to compete for £50m under new subsidy regime

EDF Energy Renewables Fallago Rig wind farm

Government confirms £205m annual budget for Contracts for Difference auctions

24 Jul 2014

How bird-friendly wind farms can help meet green energy demand

Eastern Imperial Eagle - photo Sumeet Moghe

BirdLife International aims to help deliver a huge increase in wind and solar capacity without threatening endangered bird species

24 Jul 2014

European wind industry slashes growth forecasts

EWEA predicts 192.4GW of installed capacity by 2020, blaming economic slowdown, policy uncertainty, and falling energy demand

23 Jul 2014

Top university backtracks over wind turbine fire claims

Imperial College London admits it may have misled media over research analysing frequency and impact of wind industry fires

23 Jul 2014

Denmark declares wind 'cheapest' form of power

New analysis shows onshore wind beats all other forms of electricity generation on cost, as DONG Energy sells stake in Gode Wind 2 offshore project

21 Jul 2014

Foreign investment in UK green energy climbs

New figures reveal overseas investors backed 61 UK renewable energy projects last year

21 Jul 2014

Government green lights E.ON's Rampion offshore wind farm

Project off the coast of Sussex set to generate £2bn of investment

16 Jul 2014

Microsoft signs major wind power deal in green data centre push

Greenpeace uses the move as another chance to criticise Amazon Web Services

16 Jul 2014

European wind industry warns of offshore slowdown

EWEA figures show UK installed most new capacity in first half of 2014

16 Jul 2014

Scottish government targets offshore wind costs with £2.2m funding pot

First Minister Alex Salmond announces fresh funding for Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator programme

13 Jul 2014

Poll: Voters prefer pro-wind farm MPs

ComRes survey challenges wisdom of Conservative Party's plan for a ban on onshore wind farms

11 Jul 2014

Could a floating turbine cut offshore wind costs by almost half?

Energy Technologies Institute-backed study suggests innovative floating turbine design could cut offshore wind costs to £85/MWh

11 Jul 2014

Shetland wind farm to go ahead after court overturns legal challenge

Viking Energy welcomes confirmation original approval for 457MW wind farm did not infringe European Birds Directive

10 Jul 2014

Breaking: White Rose CCS project secures crucial EU funding

NER300 funding announcement confirms up to €300m of support for flagship UK carbon capture project, alongside fresh support for renewables developments

08 Jul 2014

Gamesa and Areva ink deal to form offshore wind giant

French and Spanish companies form joint venture aiming to secure 20 per cent of European market share by 2020

07 Jul 2014

Bloomberg: Renewables to win two-thirds of new energy investment by 2030

Major new outlook report predicts Europe will halve power sector emissions by end of the next decade as fossil fuel investments fall

02 Jul 2014

UK invested £300m in independent renewables in 2013

SmartestEnergy figures reveal booming market for businesses and communities installing their own wind turbines and solar panels

02 Jul 2014

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