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Nuclear fusion breakthrough hailed by Lockheed Martin

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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

Makani tethered-wing wind energy device

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

Row of wind farm turbines

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

Kingfisher, IKEA and Tetra Pak to show value of sustainable timber

Research project launched as new figures reveal deforestation in Amazon has risen for first time since 2013

11 Sep 2014

UK sketches out plan for materials science hub

Chancellor welcomes plans for new national research centre, as Manchester Univeristy confirms £60m graphene research hub

11 Sep 2014

Glasgow scientists hail new tool to boost solar productivity

Cheap optical concentrators in windows could quadruple power generation, says Glasgow Caledonian University

26 Aug 2014

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

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

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

Sheffield scientists hail 'spray-on solar' breakthrough

Team hope to slash costs with development of spray-painted solar cells using perovskites

05 Aug 2014

Solazyme and AkzoNobel team up in pursuit of algae breakthrough

Paint giant inks agreement that could see it purchase 10,000 tonnes of algal oil as part of its efforts to phase out use of fossil fuels and palm oil

01 Aug 2014

Warwick to host UK's £1bn low carbon vehicle research centre

Advanced Propulsion Centre hub will be located at University reknowned for engineering excellence with regional 'spokes' to follow

28 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

Captured CO2 used to grow fish food

Technology Centre Mongstad pioneers pilot plant to grow algae rich in omega-3 for $10bn farmed fish industry

16 Jul 2014

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