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Solar and wind power to compete for £50m under new subsidy regime

EDF Energy Renewables Fallago Rig wind farm

Government confirms £205m annual budget for Contracts for Difference auctions

24 Jul 2014

European wind industry slashes growth forecasts

RWE Gwynt y Mor offshore wind farm

EWEA predicts 192.4GW of installed capacity by 2020, blaming economic slowdown, policy uncertainty, and falling energy demand

23 Jul 2014

Foreign investment in UK green energy climbs

London Array offshore wind farm

New figures reveal overseas investors backed 61 UK renewable energy projects last year

21 Jul 2014

Sainsbury's announces pioneering £200m 'green' loan to fund low-carbon investment drive

Commercial loan hailed as first of its kind, as Lloyds Bank welcomes important extension to green bonds market

20 Jul 2014

How to track corporate action on climate change

Carbon Tracker 200 and Ceres collaborate on a database of corporate climate change disclosures

18 Jul 2014

BRICS group announce plan for $100bn sustainable development bank

"We reiterate our belief that renewable and clean energy, research and development of new technologies and energy efficiency, can constitute an important driver to promote sustainable development"

18 Jul 2014

Ineos gets £230m UK loan guarantee to build shale gas facility at Grangemouth

Company says pledge allows it to invest in terminal to import, store and process ethane from US shale gas

17 Jul 2014

Green bonds market grows by 60 per cent in a year

Bonds to raise capital for low carbon projects could attract up £23bn in 2014, as niche sector becomes mainstream

17 Jul 2014

CBI: Politicians must stop playing blame game with energy policies

Business lobby group will call for "honest" debate over future energy trends after new survey reveals majority of people grasp energy trillema

17 Jul 2014

German development bank issues €1.5bn green bond

KfW aims to 'support the development of responsible investing from its niche into the broader capital market'

16 Jul 2014

Australia falters in plan to repeal carbon tax

Colourful senator Clive Palmer withdraws his party's support for controversial amendment at 11th hour

11 Jul 2014

Anglican churches to divest fossil fuel assets

World Council of Churches, representing 300 institutions including the Church of England, set to phase out oil, gas, and coal holdings

11 Jul 2014

Government hits back in 'zero carbon' homes row

Minister rejects claims government is watering down zero carbon homes standard as new proposals are published

09 Jul 2014

Conergy lines up £200m solar investment following Lumicity acquisition

Solar farm developer underlines commitment to UK solar market with acquisition of 166MW project pipeline from Lumicity

09 Jul 2014

Breaking: White Rose CCS project secures crucial EU funding

NER300 funding announcement confirms up to €300m of support for flagship UK carbon capture project, alongside fresh support for renewables developments

08 Jul 2014

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