BusinessGreen's most read in 2014

Jessica Shankleman

From trains running on wind power to the booming EV market, BusinessGreen runs down its most read and shared stories this year


Dutch wind turbines to power electric trains - Dutch trains will start running on wind energy from next year and the country's entire rail network could be fully powered by green electricity by 2018.

Coal generation down as Germany breaks yet another renewables record
Green electricity meets 28 per cent of demand in first half of 2014

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund - at a glance
- BusinessGreen outlines the ins and outs of the government's popular scheme designed to drive uptake of domestic energy efficiency measures

Seven Sustainability Trends for 2014
Trewin Restorick gazes into his green crystal ball and picks out the key trends for the year ahead. But was he right?

DECC unveils shock changes to solar farm subsidies
- Government confirms drastic reforms to solar subsidy regime, as fears mount over impact of solar farm development on clean energy budget

Report: Global electric vehicle sales double in 2013
New study confirms electric vehicle sales are increasing exponentially, driven in large part by effective fiscal policies

UK wind power smashes monthly record
- During the wettest winter on record, stormy weather and increased capacity leads to a surge in green energy generation. This kicked of off a year of record smashing for the sector.

RWE npower confirms plan to close UK coal power plant
- Company details how it is looking to comply with EU emissions rules by closing seven fossil fuel power plants by 2023

Scottish wind energy exceeds domestic power demand - Analysis from WWF Scotland reveals the country's wind turbines provided enough power to meet more than 100 per cent of demand from Scottish households in October

Green Party membership surge passes record 20,000 mark - Party reveals that membership has swelled 45 per cent this year, as it challenges the Lib Dems in the polls

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UK's seventh-largest energy supplier enters administration, fuelling growing concern about stability of a market dogged by high wholesale gas prices

Michael Holder
clock 22 November 2021 • 5 min read
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UN highlights ultra-low carbon footprint of nuclear and renewables

Findings illustrate case for government to invest in nuclear as part of net zero transition, Nuclear Industry Association CEO argues

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clock 22 November 2021 • 3 min read
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Leading US clean energy procurement group announces rebrand in support of new goal to deliver 90 per cent carbon-free electrical system in the US by 2030

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clock 19 November 2021 • 4 min read