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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

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

13 Nov 2014

Davey attacks Tory colleagues over wind farm opposition

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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

As renewables costs plummet, industry asks why EU coal subsidies match onshore wind

Report finds onshore wind is both cheaper and more environmentally-friendly than coal, yet both received €10bn subsidies in 2012

14 Oct 2014

Skylark prepares to take flight as Ecotricity and Skanska team up for wind farm venture

New joint venture aims to mobilise £500m of wind farm investment

14 Oct 2014

BlackRock blows £36m on UK wind farms

Investor buys two projects being developed by Renewable Energy Generation in Cornwall and Cambridgeshire

10 Oct 2014

Can Britain ever embrace building in its back yard?

Simon Moore wonders if the UK can find a way to overcome its energy infrastructure planning woes

08 Oct 2014

Illogical Conservatives risk tying themselves in knots over wind farms

RenewableUK's Maf Smith reflects on a decidedly mixed start to the Party Conference season for the renewable energy industry

06 Oct 2014

Global clean energy investment rallies, but UK market plummets

UK clean energy investment drops from $3.1bn a year ago to $789m, despite global recovery in investment levels

02 Oct 2014

Breaking: DECC sweetens solar farm subsidy shake-up with renewables funding boost

Government sticks with controversial change in solar farm subsidies, but promises £95m increase in support for renewable energy projects

02 Oct 2014

Do wind turbines really cause deafness?

Author of new report says media reports may have misled readers by claiming wind farms could cause hearing impairment

02 Oct 2014

Lord Deben on the coalition, fracking, and climate sceptics

"I don't think you can talk about this government as one that has been ineffective or failed to deliver"

02 Oct 2014

Renewables industry slams Pickles over 50th wind farm intervention

Communities Secretary calls in his 50th wind farm planning application for ministerial assessment, riding roughshod over local planning decisions

25 Sep 2014

'No' vote sparks questions over Scotland's energy future

Scotland tipped to remain UK’s 'renewable powerhouse' after voters reject independence

19 Sep 2014

Lazard: US renewables reach cost-parity tipping point

New research suggests large wind and solar farms capable of under-cutting gas generation without recourse to subsidy

18 Sep 2014

Germany charges forward with opening of Europe's largest grid battery plant

Utility cuts ribbon on cutting-edge 5MW energy storage system designed to help manage fluctuations in renewable energy supplies

17 Sep 2014

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