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Ofgem seeks to cut costs of giant renewables transmission scheme

EDF Energy Renewables Fallago Rig wind farm

Regulator approves £1.1bn funding for Caithness Moray transmission link, despite developers asking for £1.2bn

17 Dec 2014

David Cameron declares UK has 'enough' onshore wind farms

REG Roskrow Barton wind farm

Prime Minister adds he would be 'very happy' if fracking came to his Witney constituency

16 Dec 2014

Updated: High Court throws out RWE's wind farm battle against Eric Pickles

RWE Taff Ely Wind Farm north of Bridgend in South Wales

Judge rules in favour of government over decision to block East Heslerton wind farm

16 Dec 2014

Terra Firma considers washing hands of green energy developer Infinis

Announcement comes after private equity firm issues scathing attack on government's short-sighted wind farm policies

16 Dec 2014

MPs target Eric Pickles over wind farm planning delays

Communities and Local Government committee says delays to reviewed applications could deter investment

16 Dec 2014

EDF sells wind farm stakes to China's CNG

Deal with China General Nuclear Power Corporation will release funds to invest in UK renewable projects, company says

15 Dec 2014

Macquarie bolsters UK onshore wind market with £60m loan

Investor provides long-term debt to Capital Dynamics to support 55MW of onshore wind

15 Dec 2014

Wind farms and other renewables avoided 38 million tonnes of CO2 in 2013

New figures show carbon savings from renewables increased by more than one third last year

12 Dec 2014

UK to boost wind energy skills with National College

Training and education hub should open its doors on Humberside in 2016, with network of partners across the country

11 Dec 2014

Wind farms 'powered 43 per cent of UK homes' on Sunday

National Grid figures show electricity production from wind turbines reached record daily average of 7.315GW

09 Dec 2014

MIT: Wind farms do not make you sick

Major new study confirms wind farms do not harm human health

05 Dec 2014

Abundance launches service to help communities invest in renewables projects

'Shared ownership' service designed to help renewables developers make good on pledge to let local communities invest in projects

04 Dec 2014

E.ON unveils 'bold' plan to focus on renewables and ditch fossil fuels

German energy giant says it will respond to 'dramatically altered global energy markets' by splitting company and tapping 'the growth potential created by the transformation of the energy world'

01 Dec 2014

Tapping the business barometer

Maf Smith of RenewableUK reveals half of wind and marine energy firms plan to boost their headcount next year, despite growing concerns about policy instability

26 Nov 2014

Iberdrola completes construction of its first Kenyan wind farm

13.6MW Ngong II wind farm near Nairobi comes online following €21m investment

13 Nov 2014

Davey attacks Tory colleagues over wind farm opposition

Energy and Climate Change Secretary accuses Conservative colleagues of making 'historic mistake' in pandering to UKIP over wind farms

12 Nov 2014

Ed Davey: 'We need to make the case for renewables'

Ed Davey speech to RenewableUK conference: 'The five years of the next Parliament must see a continued rapid expansion of renewable power'

12 Nov 2014

Renewables industry celebrates wind energy jobs surge

Latest RenewableUK study reveals number of people employed by wind energy industry has increased by 6,300 in the past four years

12 Nov 2014

October delivers another record-breaking month for UK wind power

Industry hails new figures showing wind power exceeded nuclear supply for nearly two weeks in October

05 Nov 2014

Scottish wind energy exceeds domestic power demand

New analysis from WWF Scotland reveals last month the country's wind turbines provided enough power to meet more than 100 per cent of demand from Scottish households

04 Nov 2014

People living near windfarms to be offered stakes from £5 to counter opposition

Report for government says windfarm communities will be able to invest in new projects in a shared-ownership scheme designed to win over opponents of the turbines

03 Nov 2014

Fresh reports reveal how solar and wind are closing in on grid parity

Rooftop solar set to be as cheap as grid energy in all 50 US states by 2016, while forecasts for huge wind energy growth raise prospects of falling costs

28 Oct 2014

Adam Smith Institute anti-wind farm report 'smacks of desperation", says RenewableUK

Wind farm industry says latest report ignores crucial facts about benefits of clean technology source

27 Oct 2014

UK wind industry sets new generation record as it nears 25 per cent power share

As nuclear and gas power plants remain off line, wind industry celebrates its role in helping to address supply fears

20 Oct 2014

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