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Green Investment Bank pumps £64m into Derby energy-from-waste plant

Bulldozer bulldozing waste

Long term loan financing to turn city's waste into enough low carbon power for 14,000 homes

21 Aug 2014

Electric Grand Prix to be powered by algae

Sebastien Buemi in e.dams Renault car

Formula E executive confirms deal with UK firm Aquafuel to use glycerine-powered generators to recharge electric race cars

21 Aug 2014

Ioxus, Maxwell, Win Inertia bet on ultracapacitors to store energy

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While they can't capture as much energy as batteries, the technology is finding advocates in the transportation sector

21 Aug 2014

How old car batteries could power solar panels that are more efficient

MIT scientists recycle lead from batteries to form new perovskite solar cells

21 Aug 2014

When clean tech tribes go to war

Policy Exchange's Guy Newey argues technology tribalism is understandable but counter-productive, which is why we need a market-based approach to decarbonisation

21 Aug 2014

Updated: Microsoft shuts down ties with anti-renewables lobbying group

IT giant said to have ended links with controversial American Legislative Exchange Council lobby group

20 Aug 2014

Greenpeace launches fresh push for a cleaner cloud

Comedian Reggie Watts stars in series of videos encouraging use of renewable energy to power the internet

20 Aug 2014

PwC: Sharing economy poised to hit £9bn by 2025

Resource-efficient peer-to-peer business models, such as those pioneered by AirBnB and Zipcar, set for rapid growth

20 Aug 2014

Veolia seeks to turn rubbish dump into solar farm

Plans submitted for 38MW solar array at disused clay quarry and landfill site

20 Aug 2014

Use lakes to heat Scottish businesses, Glasgow professor says

Scottish technology is being used to tap fjords for heat in Norway, so why not Scotland?

19 Aug 2014

US government revs up electric car investment

Department of Energy hands out $55m to 31 projects aimed at improving efficiency and performance of electric vehicles

18 Aug 2014

How Sheffield Solar is shining a light on PV performance

University-based Microgen Database compares real-world performance with predictions to help make the case for solar in the UK

18 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

BSI unveils new flurry of environmental standards

Standards body publishes new standards for water footprints and sustainable cities, while revealing plans to expand environmental portfolio

15 Aug 2014

Tesla expands UK supercharger network

New sites in central London and Birmingham part of company's vision to provide free electric driving across the UK and Europe

15 Aug 2014

Researchers: Retailers could be paying too much for energy

Oxford University team warns companies hampered by both too little and too much information as they seek to reduce energy consumption

15 Aug 2014

Hello, sun — Welcome to Alcatraz's microgrid

The Alcatraz microgrid stands as a model for installing modern energy technology under challenging circumstances

14 Aug 2014

All together now: 'Three lions made of waste...'

The home of English football now has three lions made of rubbish

14 Aug 2014

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