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Situation 'critical' for British marine-power industry

Marine Current Turbine SeaGen at night

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult says marine-power industry needs £300 million to get first arrays in the water

18 Dec 2014

MPs call on government to drive development of small nuclear power stations

Nuclear fuel rods

Energy and Climate Change select committee says government should work with industry to drive forward nascent industry

17 Dec 2014

Barnacle Goose chicks, the energy market, and the failures of state planning

Guy Newey

Ovo Energy's Guy Newey reflects on the lessons contained for energy policy in David Attenborough's latest wildlife documentary

17 Dec 2014

Are our cities about to get a lot smarter (and greener)?

New report suggests smart city technologies capable of slashing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution could be on the cusp of a major breakthrough

05 Dec 2014

Navigating the maze of EU clean tech R&D support

The EU is changing the way it identifies research priorities for energy technologies - genuine clean-tech research needs to be at the top of the list

05 Dec 2014

Autumn Statement 2014: Green business reaction

What the sector is saying about George Osborne's mid-year financial update

03 Dec 2014

Floating tidal turbine makes a splash in Scotland

Spanish developer Magallanes says trialling prototype at EMEC is first step towards deploying a 350 ton full-scale device

01 Dec 2014

Not every Google moonshot leaves Earth orbit

Kirsty Gogan of Energy for Humanity argues that Google's explanation for shelving its RE<C project underlines the urgent need for a massive boost in R&D

01 Dec 2014

Testing underway in Norway for Peterhead CCS technology

Shell Cansolve trials capture system at Mongstad test centre to determine its readiness for gas-fired power stations

28 Nov 2014

DECC earmarks £5m for new wave of ‘Energy Entrepreneur' funding

Energy generation, efficiency and storage start-ups share $9m of government support from Energy Entrepreneurs' Fund, as £40m boost announced for biotechnology sector

27 Nov 2014

Young scientists awarded £33,000 for ethical innovations

Five 'young laureates' win prestigious Rolex Awards of Enterprise

26 Nov 2014

Ofgem ploughs £46m into latest wave of green grid projects

Eight innovation projects to share funding, as look to demonstrate carbon and cost-saving grid technologies

24 Nov 2014

Governments must stop 'dithering' over climate action, warns report

New study from Grantham Institute says costs of tackling climate change will spiral unless concerted action is taken urgently

24 Nov 2014

T pylon rises at National Grid training centre

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

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

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

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