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US wind power breezes past 2013 installation mark by September

Pattern Energy Gulf Wind project in Texas

First nine months of 2014 saw 1,254MW of capacity built, compared to 1,088MW during the whole of 2013

22 Oct 2014

National Grid calls on businesses to join winter demand management drive

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Large and small firms invited to generate revenues and curb emissions by tendering for Demand Side Balancing Reserve

22 Oct 2014

Blue chips call for ambitious EU climate package, as concerns mount over lack of CCS support

Chimney emitting pollution at Conesville power plant

Corporate giants demand emissions reduction target of at least 40 per cent, as leaked letter reveals UK concerns over lack of focus on carbon capture and storage

21 Oct 2014

Ex-Environment Agency head to lead industry-funded fracking task force

Lord Chris Smith appointed to lead two year study into 'good and bad' impacts of shale gas exploration

21 Oct 2014

Solar panels powering classrooms for 2.7 million US students

New research reveals solar installations at US schools have expanded more than 1,000-fold over the past decade, slashing carbon emissions and energy costs in the process

21 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

Defra delivers fresh blow to solar industry through farmer subsidy crackdown

Environment Secretary Liz Truss brands solar farms as 'ugly' and warns they are undermining UK's ability to grow crops

20 Oct 2014

Prudential announced as cornerstone investor for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

Ambitious tidal energy project takes a major step forward as insurance giant prepares to invest up to £100m

20 Oct 2014

Davey downplays supply fears after Didcot B Power Station blaze

Demand management initiatives likely to continue, as fire fuels energy supply fears

20 Oct 2014

Renewables not shale biggest driver in US emissions cuts, study finds

Analysis by Greenpeace's Energydesk says clean energy accounted for 40 per cent of emissions decline since 2007, compared to 30 per cent from shale

20 Oct 2014

Davey hints at sweeteners for Eastern Europe as part of EU climate deal

Energy and climate change secretary confident an ambitious emissions reduction agreement can be done next week

17 Oct 2014

Hinkley nuclear deal to face National Audit Office probe

Financial watchdog to assess whether taxpayer-funded £92/MWh contract represents value for money

17 Oct 2014

Strada and Cafe Rouge owner embraces energy use slashing software

Tragus deploys iSee platform to curb energy demand across restaurant estate

17 Oct 2014

Solarcentury reveals how it is planning to make solar farms even greener

Company pledges 'industry-leading' environmental standards at new 48MW solar farm in Hampshire

17 Oct 2014

UK eyes five new interconnectors in bid to boost energy security

Ofgem shortlists five new proposals, touting potential £6bn investment boost

17 Oct 2014

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