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Siemens to offload Marine Current Turbines tidal power business

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German engineering giant blames slow development of tidal energy market for decision to sell Bristol based-Marine Current Turbines

24 Nov 2014

Ofgem ploughs £46m into latest wave of green grid projects

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Eight innovation projects to share funding, as look to demonstrate carbon and cost-saving grid technologies

24 Nov 2014

Britain's Sam Bird charges to Formula E victory in Malaysia

The inaugural Putrajaya ePrix in Malaysia

All electric racing series chief hails championship as sparking interest in low carbon motoring among younger generation

24 Nov 2014

Nearly three quarters of Brits want global action on climate change

Government-backed poll reveals deep concern among UK public over impacts of rising temperatures

24 Nov 2014

Scotland vows to boost wave energy industry, in wake of Pelamis going into administration

New government-backed body aims to accelerate development of fledgling market

24 Nov 2014

World bank to focus future investment on clean energy

World Bank will only fund coal projects in cases of ‘extreme need’ due to the risk climate change poses to ending world poverty, says Jim Yong Kim

24 Nov 2014

Green Investment Bank backs £110m waste wood to energy project

Widnes power plant expected to save 1.3 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions

24 Nov 2014

Governments must stop 'dithering' over climate action, warns report

New study from Grantham Institute says costs of tackling climate change will spiral unless concerted action is taken urgently

24 Nov 2014

Bladt and EEW confirm £30m investment to shore up UK offshore wind supply chain

New Offshore Structures will save former TAG Energy Solutions factory from closure, creating 100 jobs

24 Nov 2014

Storm clouds loom for Pelamis, as pioneering wave energy firm enters administration

Edinburgh-based wave power company enters administration, citing lack of financial support

21 Nov 2014

EU votes to end scourge of plastic bags

Scottish supermarkets report fall of up to 90 per cent in bag use, as EU votes through landmark legislation to tackle plastic waste

21 Nov 2014

Miliband: EU Brexit would torch UK's climate change credibility

Ed Miliband urges green businesses and campaigners to push politicians for bolder climate action

21 Nov 2014

Green energy from farms could power 1.3 million homes

Industry coalition says 10GW of potential could be tapped to help UK meet its renewable energy targets without impacting agricultural production

21 Nov 2014

NRG plans to slash CO2 emissions 90 per cent by 2050

Landmark commitment by one of the largest US fossil fuel generators could spur investment in clean energy and carbon capture and storage

21 Nov 2014

Nestlé tastes sweet success with on-site green energy plant

Anaerobic digestor set to generate £350,000 of revenue for Rolo and Fruit Pastilles factory

21 Nov 2014

Report: Coal to dominate power sector in 2030, despite renewables boom

New study predicts coal will account for more than a third of electricity generation as a result of investment drive in China and India

21 Nov 2014

Google uploads wind turbines for Dutch data centre

Search giant enters 10 year PPA with Eneco to power new datacentre in Eemshaven

21 Nov 2014

'Poo bus' promises green revenue stream for Wessex Water

Company hopes Bio-Bus powered entirely by biogas from human excrement and food waste could prove fore-runner for a new green fleet

21 Nov 2014

Mayor Boris urges firms to sign up to London's Business Energy Challenge

27 leading firms awarded gold, silver and bronze ratings based on their emission reduction efforts

21 Nov 2014

T pylon rises at National Grid training centre

Line of six pylons featuring new lightweight design will be built over next six months, allowing construction and engineering testing

21 Nov 2014

Rich countries pledge $9.3bn to help poorer nations cope with climate change

Green Climate Fund pledging conference in Berlin falls just short of $10bn target

20 Nov 2014

Green Deal enjoys much-needed boost as plans top 7,000

But industry warns increase in Green Deal demand is failing to make up for collapse in ECO market

20 Nov 2014

Smart meter rollout faces fresh delays

Capita says communications system unlikley to be ready for launch until late 2016 instead of next year

20 Nov 2014

Reports: UK nuclear plans 'threatened' by Areva struggles

French company's projects in Finland and France run into difficulties, raising questions over £25bn Hinkley Point reactors

20 Nov 2014

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