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German energy use sinks to lowest level since reunification

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New analysis by AG Energiebilanzen suggests energy demand fell by nearly five per cent in 2014

19 Dec 2014

New York state to ban fracking over 'red flags' to public health

Shale gas site picture by DECC

Decision comes after two-year study spearheaded by health commissioner into the effects of fracking on the state’s air and water raises ‘serious questions’

18 Dec 2014

UK energy use falls, as renewable generation climbs to record levels

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Records tumble as new statistics reveal falling energy use, plummeting coal demand, and soaring renewables output

18 Dec 2014

Barclays and UK steelworks set to be paid to curb energy demand

Fifty industrial companies to work with demand response aggregator REstore NV, which has agreed new deal with National Grid

18 Dec 2014

Seabirds 'steer clear' of offshore wind farms

British Trust for Ornithology finds 99 per cent of birds avoid marine wind turbines, easing fears over the impact of blades

18 Dec 2014

North Sea CO2 storage vision gets £2.5m boost

Government funding aims to help identify potential sites to store emissions trapped from power plants and factories

18 Dec 2014

MPs call on government to drive development of small nuclear power stations

Energy and Climate Change select committee says government should work with industry to drive forward nascent industry

17 Dec 2014

Ofgem seeks to cut costs of giant renewables transmission scheme

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

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

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

16 Dec 2014

Green crowd-funding rush continues to gather pace, as Solarcentury launches investment offer

Solarcentury teams up with Abundance to launch direct investment offer, as Trillion Fund closes in on fund-raising deadline

16 Dec 2014

Scottish industrial estates primed for wind energy expansion

Airborne Energy finds around 740 estates suitable for turbines with Mayfield Industrial Estate in Dalkeith declared the windiest

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

Europe's 'biggest battery' sparks into life

Two-year trial of £19m 'Big Battery' in Leighton Buzzard could highlight viability of batteries to bolster UK's energy networks

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

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