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Consumers urged to consider renewable heat savings with new DECC calculator

A lit gas hob

Government launches RHI calculator to encourage uptake of renewable heat technologies

31 Jul 2014

Ofgem limits grid upgrades to £17bn in bid to drive down bills


Proposed spending plans designed to ensure electricity network can support expected increases in renewable energy capacity in a cost effective manner

30 Jul 2014

ThaiBev distillery to toast greener gin with new biomass boiler

Diageo Roseisle whiskey distillery

Green Investment Bank helps fund switch from oil boilers to biomass at Balmenach distillery in Speyside

30 Jul 2014

National Trust mansion restores hydroelectric heritage

Archimedes screw installed at Cragside in Northumberland, which first used power from its lakes for lighting in 1878

30 Jul 2014

Centrica snaps up America's Astrum Solar in £32m deal

Energy giant's North American subsidiary, Direct Energy, enters US domestic solar market with latest acquisition

29 Jul 2014

Government pushes ahead with fracking plan despite wide opposition

Public Health England and Natural England among groups against shale gas exploration in areas including national parks

29 Jul 2014

Fracking threatens Tory election hopes, Greenpeace warns

Analysis finds 77 per cent of targeted seats have been opened up for exploration, despite low levels of public support for fracking

29 Jul 2014

NextEnergy snaps up Suffolk solar farm for £18m

Investment firm buys 14.9MW project, as Compton Solar Group secures planning permission for 45.7MW project in North Wales

29 Jul 2014

BMW unveils robot-powering solar array

Auto giant becomes the latest car manufacturer to install a giant solar array at its UK factory

29 Jul 2014

GE ramps up wind energy investment with Indian development deal

Engineering giant reveals plan to invest in three wind farms in partnership with Atria Power

28 Jul 2014

US solar tariffs on Chinese imports will 'hinder' deployment, industry warns

Levies of more than 165 per cent imposed after anti-dumping complaint threaten to re-ignite US-China trade spat

28 Jul 2014

Fracking push gets go-ahead across UK as ministers tighten safeguards

Drilling will be allowed in national parks in 'exceptional circumstances' but ministers retain power to veto plans

28 Jul 2014

Volvo and ABB in drive to roll out electric bus recharging network

New partnership will deploy city-wide recharging system across Luxembourg next year

28 Jul 2014

Bradford schools set to go solar

Council to issue up to 40 loans and technical support to help curb carbon emissions and energy bills

25 Jul 2014

Mayor Boris 'set to miss' host of green goals

London Assembly report finds London is off-track on emissions targets with retrofiting workplaces and decentralised energy the biggest worries

25 Jul 2014

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