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Why renewable methane fuel smells like a rose

nicecows

Forming a closed-loop system, renewable natural gas is the most sustainable fuel available. How can we get a big RNG initiative moving?

10 Oct 2014

Green ambulances on call as government awards £5m clean vehicle funding

Alexis Keech Yorkshire Ambulance Service environmental and sustainability manager

Fire engines, ambulances, taxis and buses all in line for green upgrades as Department for Transport dishes out Clean Vehicle Technology Fund

09 Sep 2014

From polls to protests, the shale gas industry is its own worst enemy

fracking

Shale gas may have a role to play in a low carbon energy mix, but the industry will never deliver unless it can cut out the PR blunders

14 Aug 2014

Ineos gets £230m UK loan guarantee to build shale gas facility at Grangemouth

Company says pledge allows it to invest in terminal to import, store and process ethane from US shale gas

17 Jul 2014

The terrifying trends concealed in BP's Statistical Review

Oil prices remain near record highs, the world is reliant on the US gas boom, and renewables make up just a fraction of the energy mix - for BP this is evidence of 'the strength' of the global energy system

17 Jun 2014

Could Scotland win the race to build the world's first floating offshore wind farm?

Plans submitted for innovative 50MW project off the Aberdeenshire coast

20 May 2014

Labour promises to prioritise green gas revolution

Flint: "There are no technical or safety barriers to delivering green gas which cannot be overcome"

15 May 2014

Caroline Flint speech to the Gas Industry Awards

"I agree entirely that what this country would benefit from is a long-term consensus on energy efficiency - But I cannot sign up to a consensus of mediocrity"

15 May 2014

G7 calls for clean tech-focused "step change" in energy security

Energy ministers highlight how low carbon economy can make "a key contribution to enduring energy security"

07 May 2014

European leaders ask Obama to allow increased exports of US shale gas

EU seeks to break Russian stranglehold on energy supplies – but US president says Europe must step up its own fracking

27 Mar 2014

Waitrose rolls out low carbon lorries

Supermarket trials six aerodynamic, dual-fuel trucks developed in conjunction with Cambridge University

18 Mar 2014

Does the UK need fracking exclusion zones?

National Trust, RSPB, and Wildlife Trust publish new 10-point plan designed to ensure UK shale gas regulation is fit for purpose

13 Mar 2014

Norwegian government reviews fossil fuel divestment plan

Independent panel to assess whether country's giant wealth fund should quit oil, coal and gas investments

03 Mar 2014

Sainsbury's to drive green gains with expanded dual-fuel truck fleet

Clean Air Power celebrates as company awarded contract to provide supermarket giant with 50 more dual-fuel truck retrofits

25 Feb 2014

Natural Environment Research Council inks controversial research partnership with Shell

Greenpeace brands Memorandum of Understanding a "grubby deal diverting public money into the pockets of the world's largest corporation"

10 Feb 2014

Shell scraps Arctic drilling plans for 2014

Company confirms US legal battle means further delays for controversial exploration

30 Jan 2014

Oil price volatility undermines economic growth, says Sir David King

Report co-authored by the former government chief scientific adviser says fossil fuels damage more than the environment

28 Jan 2014

Asda buys into LNG to reduce fleet emissions

Supermarket orders 50 Volvo hybrid tractors for its new Avonmouth distribution centre

09 Dec 2013

Ofgem pumps £59m into grid innovation projects

From grid robots to bio-gas, 10 projects set to share grid research and development funding

02 Dec 2013

Gas industry employee seconded to draft UK's energy policy

Documents reveal Decc's head of capacity market design comes from ESB, which owns three gas-fired power plants

11 Nov 2013

DHL delivers emission savings with expanded LNG fleet

Logistics company now has 101 dual fuel vehicles, making it the largest operator of heavy trucks using the technology in Europe

30 Oct 2013

Abramovich backs Clean Air Power in gas-powered truck push

Russian billionaire takes small stake in dual fuel technology specialist as part of £5m share issue

23 Aug 2013

The top five reasons why drilling for shale gas is a fracking good idea

Ken Cronin of UKOOG hits back at Friends of the Earth's warnings over UK fracking

14 Aug 2013

Dear Prime Minister, please show your shale gas working

The Prime Minister reckons we should "encourage fracking and cheaper prices" – could he please explain how the two are linked?

09 Aug 2013

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