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Prudential announced as cornerstone investor for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

Swansea tidal lagoon artists impression

Ambitious tidal energy project takes a major step forward as insurance giant prepares to invest up to £100m

20 Oct 2014

EDF Energy inks deal to purchase power from Tidal Energy Ltd

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Landmark deal will see energy giant purchase power from cutting-edge Welsh tidal energy project

26 Sep 2014

Solar farm set to transform Welsh coal mine

Conergy solar farm near Cardiff

Developer Conergy to build 13.5MW plant at a disused coal mine in the Rhymney Valley

04 Sep 2014

Siemens halts work on Skerries tidal array

Decision comes two months after company had £10m government grant withdrawn

29 Aug 2014

Toyota revs up giant Welsh solar array

Auto giant switches on system designed to meet 10 per cent of Deeside factory power demand

22 Aug 2014

How National Trust is harnessing the power of its natural resources

BusinessGreen Leaders Renewable Energy Project of the Year winner reveals how clean energy was brought to one of National Trust's historic estates

20 Aug 2014

Which charity should bag Tesco's environmental donation?

Tesco asks public to vote for Scottish and Welsh charities that could benefit from £1.8m plastic bag levy funding each year

12 Aug 2014

Wales floats plan for tidal power future

Tidal Energy Limited plans 10MW array in the wake of deploying Wales' first large-scale, free-standing generating device

08 Aug 2014

Wales flicks switch on largest food waste to energy plant

Biogen's £7.5m Waen plant in Denbighshire set to produce enough electricity to power city of St Asaph

05 Aug 2014

Atlantis set to put tidal energy on the map

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

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

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

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