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

Pelamis wave generator

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

21 Nov 2014

Green energy from farms could power 1.3 million homes

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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

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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

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

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

Amazon announces 'long-term commitment' to become 100 per cent renewables-powered

IT giant quietly reveals it is planning to slash its carbon footprint, following pressure from Greenpeace

20 Nov 2014

Reports: Ineos poised to invest $1bn in UK fracking venture

Chemicals giant aims to power Grangemouth facility with domestic shale gas

20 Nov 2014

Tocardo Tidal Turbines snaps up IHC Tidal Energy

Turbine specialist acquires Dutch rival for an undisclosed sum

20 Nov 2014

Eight19 grows funding for organic photovoltaics with £1m investment

Financing round led by IP Group plc promises significant boost for UK developer of flexible and lightweight solar cells

20 Nov 2014

Senate effort to approve Keystone XL falls one vote short

Bill just fails to secure the 60 votes it needed to pass, but second Senate push could be made in the New Year

19 Nov 2014

SunEdison to become 'world's largest' clean energy developer with $2.4bn First Wind deal

Solar company moves into the wind market after signing 'definitive agreement' to purchase First Wind

19 Nov 2014

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