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T pylon rises at National Grid training centre

Impression of the T pylon test line at National Grid Training Academy at Eakring Nottinghamshire

Line of six pylons featuring new lightweight design will be built over next six months, allowing construction and engineering testing

21 Nov 2014

Eight19 grows funding for organic photovoltaics with £1m investment

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Financing round led by IP Group plc promises significant boost for UK developer of flexible and lightweight solar cells

20 Nov 2014

Cable touts £50m to support emerging green techologies

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Innovate UK strategy and funding pot aims to support tech that can solve global challenges

05 Nov 2014

Shell launches Springboard clean tech competition, as campaigners step up protests

Annual grant programme opens to entries, but oil giant faces fresh accusations of 'greenwash' over climate conference sponsorship

05 Nov 2014

Could Solazyme's algae hold the secret to the world's greenest and healthiest chip?

US algae-based biofuel pioneer reveals how it is expanding to deliver alternatives to vegetable oils that are good for your cholesterol and your carbon footprint

05 Nov 2014

South Korea surges forward with 28MW tidal power project

Dutch developer Tocardo Tidal Turbines to install machines at site with some of the world's strongest currents

04 Nov 2014

EDF Energy Renewables secures rights to develop Blyth Offshore Wind Test Site

French energy giant inks deal giving it control of proposed cutting-edge offshore wind research facility

03 Nov 2014

Ecotricity dips its toe into marine energy with innovative Searaser device

Prototype of company's British-designed Searaser device set to be tested offshore next year

27 Oct 2014

Nuclear fusion power - made in Chelsea

Former star of E4 show embarks on new venture in nuclear physics

24 Oct 2014

Government promises £5m boost for agricultural innovation

Latest funding earmarked for projects that tackle food security and sustainability challenges

22 Oct 2014

Ex-Environment Agency head to lead industry-funded fracking task force

Lord Chris Smith appointed to lead two year study into 'good and bad' impacts of shale gas exploration

21 Oct 2014

Nuclear fusion breakthrough hailed by Lockheed Martin

Company predicts compact reactors could be ready for commercial use within 10 years

16 Oct 2014

Google set to pilot flying wind turbine in Hawaii next year

Peter Fitzgerald, Google's UK sales director, says lightweight Makani machines could curb costs and reduce land use demand

13 Oct 2014

BlackRock blows £36m on UK wind farms

Investor buys two projects being developed by Renewable Energy Generation in Cornwall and Cambridgeshire

10 Oct 2014

Iberdrola advances €1m floating wind turbine project

Spanish company working with industry and researchers on project to cut installation costs and open up deep water sites

10 Oct 2014

Wave and tidal industry offered £5.4m research funding

Scotland confirms £450,000 contribution to European fund as Alstom unveils efficient new Oceade tidal turbine

02 Oct 2014

India eyes first offshore wind farm

Government and businesses sign memorandum of understanding for demonstration project off the Gujurat coast

02 Oct 2014

UK hails first floating solar farm

Developer targeting utilities and reservoirs to roll out land-saving solar technology

29 Sep 2014

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