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UK outlines latest nuclear waste storage plans

Cooling towers at a nuclear power station

Government to begin two year search for a site to host a Geological Disposal Facility

24 Jul 2014

Europe stuck with coal unless UK takes action, campaigners warn

Piles of coal

Sandbag Report calls on legislators in Brussels and Westminster to change tack as coal emissions continue to rise

24 Jul 2014

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

Voters want more renewables to tackle energy insecurity

Poll for RenewableUK finds almost half of respondents say investing in green energy is a 'top priority’ irrespective of voting intention

24 Jul 2014

Breaking: EU Commission proposes energy efficiency goal for 2030

30 per cent target designed to curb emissions and boost energy security amid Ukraine crisis

23 Jul 2014

European wind industry slashes growth forecasts

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

23 Jul 2014

New Environment Agency chairman has fracking links

Sir Philip Dilley was previously chairman of engineering firm that wrote environmental reports on fracking for Cuadrilla

23 Jul 2014

Government trims Green Deal home improvement incentives as scheme passes £50m milestone

Government reports 12,200 applications have been received by Green Deal energy efficiency incentive scheme

23 Jul 2014

Government confirms fourth carbon budget

FT reports that Chancellor George Osborne has been forced to back down over his opposition to current post-2020 carbon targets

22 Jul 2014

Updated: Fracking neighbours seek to block Celtique's shale application

Residents in South Downs National Park inform government they refuse permission for fracking beneath their land

21 Jul 2014

I was sacked by David Cameron to appease 'the green blob', says Paterson

Former environment secretary suggests he was removed from cabinet because of 'powerful, self-serving' environmental lobby

21 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

Fracking firm ‘underplayed’ heavy lorries needed for Sussex drilling

Local officials refute claims made by Celtique Energie about the noise levels and numbers of heavy good vehicles

18 Jul 2014

Government urges public and businesses to help meet "bees' needs"

Defra calls on people to help boost pollinator populations by following five point action plan

18 Jul 2014

Downing Street to get charging points in £5m electric car push

Government to buy nearly 300 plug-in vehicles as it puts 'money where its mouth is'

17 Jul 2014

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