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Green Investment Bank pumps £64m into Derby energy-from-waste plant

Bulldozer bulldozing waste

Long term loan financing to turn city's waste into enough low carbon power for 14,000 homes

21 Aug 2014

Electric Grand Prix to be powered by algae

Sebastien Buemi in e.dams Renault car

Formula E executive confirms deal with UK firm Aquafuel to use glycerine-powered generators to recharge electric race cars

21 Aug 2014

Ioxus, Maxwell, Win Inertia bet on ultracapacitors to store energy

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While they can't capture as much energy as batteries, the technology is finding advocates in the transportation sector

21 Aug 2014

Greenpeace launches fresh push for a cleaner cloud

Comedian Reggie Watts stars in series of videos encouraging use of renewable energy to power the internet

20 Aug 2014

Veolia seeks to turn rubbish dump into solar farm

Plans submitted for 38MW solar array at disused clay quarry and landfill site

20 Aug 2014

PwC: Sharing economy poised to hit £9bn by 2025

Resource-efficient peer-to-peer business models, such as those pioneered by AirBnB and Zipcar, set for rapid growth

20 Aug 2014

Use lakes to heat Scottish businesses, Glasgow professor says

Scottish technology is being used to tap fjords for heat in Norway, so why not Scotland?

19 Aug 2014

US government revs up electric car investment

Department of Energy hands out $55m to 31 projects aimed at improving efficiency and performance of electric vehicles

18 Aug 2014

Britain installs first commercial 6MW offshore wind turbine

DONG Energy erects first Siemens 6MW machine at Westermost Rough wind farm off the Yorkshire coast

15 Aug 2014

Researchers: Retailers could be paying too much for energy

Oxford University team warns companies hampered by both too little and too much information as they seek to reduce energy consumption

15 Aug 2014

Tesla expands UK supercharger network

New sites in central London and Birmingham part of company's vision to provide free electric driving across the UK and Europe

15 Aug 2014

Hello, sun — Welcome to Alcatraz's microgrid

The Alcatraz microgrid stands as a model for installing modern energy technology under challenging circumstances

14 Aug 2014

Report: US green employment surge takes clean job opportunities past 2.6 million

Ecotech Institute reports that "clean jobs" sector has grown 88 per cent in the past year

13 Aug 2014

Green signal for 'Britain's first' battery-powered train

Network Rail trialling a prototype it says could prove a viable alternative to diesel trains on non-electrified tracks

13 Aug 2014

Which charity should bag Tesco's environmental donation?

Tesco asks public to vote for Scottish and Welsh charities that could benefit from £1.8m plastic bag levy funding each year

12 Aug 2014

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