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National Trust mansion restores hydroelectric heritage

Cragside House in Northumberland - photo National Trust

Archimedes screw installed at Cragside in Northumberland, which first used power from its lakes for lighting in 1878

30 Jul 2014

Renewables industry demands support for pumped hydro

Cruachan Dam

Scottish Renewables urges government not to exclude hydroelectric pumped storage from Electricity Market Reform

03 Jun 2014

National Trust starts pumping green power into to the grid

National Trust hydro scheme at Hafod y Llan farm in Snowdonia

Charity's new company to sell renewable energy to Good Energy from a range of projects, including solar, hydro, and biomass schemes

23 Apr 2014

Nissan hits new heights with Bhutan electric car rollout

Japanese car maker to provide zero emissions Nissan LEAFs to support Himalayan kingdom's electric car rollout

24 Feb 2014

Scotland welcomes plan to expand Cruachan hydro power plant

Scottish Power to examine options to boost capacity of plant to 1,040MW

11 Feb 2014

Official: Wind emerges as Spain's dominant power source as emissions plummet

Grid operator confirms wind farms provided more power than any other energy source last year, driving emissions down by over 23 per cent

06 Jan 2014

National Trust's sustainable pub project goes down well with planners

100kW hydro scheme at Sticklebarn pub approved along with two other projects as charity expands its green energy push

10 Dec 2013

Lancashire residents launch bid for local hydro scheme

Whalley Community Hydro and Co-Op launch push to raise funds for renewable energy scheme in River Calder

04 Nov 2013

Report: Grid parity for renewables 'a reality in the coming years'

World Energy Council finds onshore wind and hydro are already competitive with coal and gas and expects solar to follow suit as deployment increases

17 Oct 2013

Global hydropower investment to top $75bn through to 2020

Analysts predict strong growth in Asia will see market expand by 3.5 per cent a year until 2020

15 Oct 2013

Blenheim Palace streams ahead with hydro scheme

New Archimedes Screw set to generate £18,000 in annual benefits for historic estate

07 Aug 2013

World Bank pledges to scale back coal financing

New policy paper confirms support will only be provided 'in rare circumstances' where countries have 'no feasible alternatives'

17 Jul 2013

Feed-in Tariff cuts put £23m of hydro schemes at risk, industry warns

Scottish Renewables says drop in incentives of up to 20 per cent should be delayed for a year

20 Jun 2013

Facebook likes renewable energy as it flicks switch on green data centre

Luleå data centre in Sweden running completely on hydro power claims high levels of energy efficiency

13 Jun 2013

Pining for the fjords

Roel Castelein of The Green Grid argues that Scandinavia is leading the green data centre charge

30 May 2013

SSE confirms plan for £30m Scottish hydro-electric project

Energy giant hopes 7.5MW project will act as forerunner for giant 600MWE pumped storage hydro scheme

08 May 2013

National Trust and Good Energy team up for historic renewable energy investment drive

Organisation underlines commitment to green energy with plans for ground-breaking £35m renewables investment programme

18 Apr 2013

National Trust Top Five Renewable Energy projects - at a glance

From hydro power at a Lake District pub to a biomass-powered castle, BusinessGreen takes a look at the National Trust's new green energy pilot projects

18 Apr 2013

Record-breaking Portugal generates 70 per cent of power from renewables

Favourable weather conditions credited with record performance for a European country

11 Apr 2013

Portugal shows Germany the way on low carbon energy

Will Straw of IPPR explains how wind farms are cutting carbon and energy bills in Portugal

27 Nov 2012

National Trust goes with the flow with London hydro-electric turbine

The capital’s first Archimedes Screw hydro turbine to be officially opened at Morden Hall Park in south-west London today

02 Nov 2012

Salmond ups Scottish clean energy target to 50 per cent by 2015

New interim goal announced as nation's largest hydroelectric scheme moves forward

31 Oct 2012

IEA charts path to double global hydroelectricity supply

New report aims to help boost hydro in emerging and developing economies

30 Oct 2012

Barker: UK green firms can tap into 'huge' African opportunity

Climate Change Minister says forging links with emerging low carbon markets will be key to UK growth after leading successful trade mission

08 Oct 2012

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