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Wales articles

Atlantis set to put tidal energy on the map

Atlantis tidal turbine

Company expects first power from world's largest tidal array to be delivered in 2016, as it eyes new sites in China, Canada and Wales

14 Jul 2014

Tread lightly as you frack Wales, MPs warn

Shale gas site picture by DECC

Welsh Affairs Committee inquiry finds shale gas should not come at expense of environment or renewables industry

16 Jun 2014

Carbon calculator helps solar firms map environmental footprint

Sainsbury's solar panels

New LCA To Go tool from Ecodesign Centre Wales aims to improve payback time for small solar arrays

09 Jun 2014

Wind industry highlights huge local supplier opportunities

Paper outlines economic benefits for communities in hosting onshore wind farms and how local firms can win supply contracts

05 Jun 2014

From coal mine to wind farm: Partnerships for Renewables cuts ribbon on pioneering project

New 4MW wind farm at Oakdale Colliery expected to deliver annual carbon savings of 4,400 tonnes

05 Jun 2014

National Trust mansion quits fossil fuel addiction with marine source heat pump

Charity switches on innovative new technology that harnesses power of the sea to provide renewable heat

22 May 2014

John Lewis warms up company spa with biomass boiler

Hot water and underfloor heating at Bala Lake site in Wales powered by 26 tonnes of locally-sourced wood

13 May 2014

RenewableUK to embrace new wave of tidal lagoon technology

Trade body to open up membership to tidal lagoon power companies for the first time

02 May 2014

Wales cuts ribbon on first food waste anaerobic digestion plant

Prosiect GwyriAD comes online, as Green Gas Certification Scheme confirms supply is set to increase to 400 million kWh by next year

15 Apr 2014

Tidal lagoon power 'could be competitive with gas', study suggests

Developer-sponsored research calculates costs of electricity from portfolio of three lagoons would fall dramatically

21 Mar 2014

Wales: The land of opportunity in the 21st century economy

Today the Welsh Government launches its National Conversation on the Future Generations Bill - WWF-UK's David Nussbaum argues strong legislation will provide businesses with much-needed certainty

18 Feb 2014

Welsh tidal lagoon plan surges forward

Tidal Lagoon Power lodges planning application detailing how it would deliver clean power from 2018

07 Feb 2014

Could Swansea Bay turn the UK into a tidal energy powerhouse?

Tidal Lagoon Power poised to submit planning application that could bring a world-leading tidal power project to South Wales after all

14 Jan 2014

Giant tidal lagoon could inject £300m into Welsh economy

Cardiff University study underlines economic benefits of 250MW power plant planned off Swansea Bay

05 Dec 2013

Vattenfall and Aquamarine promise green jobs boost

Hundreds of jobs in the pipeline as wind and wave energy specialists accelerate investment plans

22 Oct 2013

Welsh pumped storage scheme gets green light for £100m investment

Planned site in disused slate quarries near Llanberis could provide 600MWh of low carbon electricity at peak times

03 Sep 2013

Wales smashes through 50 per cent recycling goal

Government set to meet 2012/13 target to recycle 52 per cent of waste

29 Aug 2013

Grants unwrapped for Welsh waste re-use and recycling projects

WRAP Cymru revamps £5.2m EU funding scheme to make waste project grants available to smaller businesses

16 Aug 2013

Cardiff waste to energy plant powers forward with £4.2m funding

Welsh Government says incinerator will save £500m by burning waste that cannot be recycled

05 Aug 2013

Swansea tidal lagoon powers forward with engineering giants

Costain, Atkins and Van Oord agree to construct project as plans go out for consultation

02 Jul 2013

Scotland plans five pence carrier bag levy

Environment Minister says Scotland uses more carrier bags per head than any other part of the UK

28 Jun 2013

M&S settles on ‘world’s most sustainable’ sofa

UK-manufactured £899 sofa made from coconuts set to hit shops in October

27 Jun 2013

Severn Barrage: MPs not convinced by green credentials

Report argues proposed £25bn scheme "has not demonstrated sufficient value as a low-carbon energy source to override regional and environmental concerns"

10 Jun 2013

Alstom joins £650m Swansea Bay tidal project

Engineering firm set to design and build generating units for the world's first tidal lagoon

31 May 2013

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