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Why has SSE's Beatrice wind farm bagged a government power contract?

Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm

Vince Cable dismisses speculation that surprise decision was linked to Scottish independence referendum

24 Apr 2014

Labour slams government over Big Six's £250m ECO windfall

Loft insulation - photo NIA

Jonathan Reynolds says government would be letting energy companies 'off the hook' by watering down their energy efficiency obligations

23 Apr 2014

Davey downplays fears EU climate strategy is vulnerable to Eurosceptic renaissance

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Energy and Climate Secretary confident European elections will not derail 2030 climate package

22 Apr 2014

Greens celebrate as Caroline Lucas cleared over fracking protest

Green MP vows to continue campaign to bring an end to fracking in the UK

17 Apr 2014

How to deal with people who complain about renewable subsidies at parties

Alan Whitehead MP offers some sage advice for any green business exec who has ever been harangued about the cost of subsidising clean energy

17 Apr 2014

James Cameron: Clean tech has to promise an alluring transformation

Climate Change Capital chairman argues that the exciting clean technologies offered by the automotive sector prove green products can be better than the alternatives they replace

16 Apr 2014

Coalition beefs up Garden Cities plan

New prospectus and funding aims to help local communities move forward with garden city proposals

15 Apr 2014

Why are the Lib Dems trying to water down energy efficiency regulations?

Local authorities could be forced to ditch their energy saving targets under plans being pushed through Parliament

15 Apr 2014

Treasury claim that fuel duty freeze benefits economy ignores climate and air pollution impacts

Treasury study admits economic modelling "is not intended to capture the impact of a reduction in fuel duty through externalities" such as congestion, air pollution and carbon emissions

14 Apr 2014

Danny Alexander urges green businesses to "get behind" clean energy strategy

Chief Secretary to the Treasury argues UK is now one of the best countries in the world for renewables investment, and green firms should celebrate that fact

11 Apr 2014

Labour launches effort to block watering down of building standards

Labour seeks cross-party support for amendment designed to halt temporary watering down of green building standards

09 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

Independent Scotland faces £1.8bn bill to meet its green targets – Ed Davey

Energy secretary joins referendum debate, claiming Scotland's plans for 100 per cent green electricity rely on UK taxpayer subsidies

08 Apr 2014

Potočnik: EU can become "global leader in sustainability and competitiveness"

Environment Commissioner highlights how eco-industries have grown about seven per cent a year throughout the financial crisis

08 Apr 2014

Corporate giants' 'Trillion Tonne Communiqué' issues fresh demand for climate action

Communiqué signed by 70 companies calls for "rapid and focused response" to threat of rising emissions

08 Apr 2014

Tory-Lib Dem wind farm wars are catching clean energy investors in the cross fire

Labour's Julie Elliott argues that investors desperately needs to see a consistent line on energy policy from the government

08 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

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