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Political Uncertainty Damages Investors Confidence in Green Energy

According to a study released this week by European Voice, economic problems and political uncertainty are damaging investors confidence in green energy, which is pulling the European Union short of it’s renewables target for 2020. Investors are looking to China ...

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UK’s Green Investment Bank Chief Executive Named

The former investment partner at a private equity company, Shaun Kingsbury has been named as the chief executive of the UK government’s Green Investment Bank. He has worked for  Hudson Clean Energy Partners and Pulsar Energy Capital, as well as setting ...

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UK to benefit from Ireland’s wind resources

A new undersea cable link from Ireland to Britain was opened last week that will enable Britain to benefit from Ireland’s wind resources. The EirGrid East West Interconnector is the first electricity link from Ireland to Britain, costing 600 million euros. When ...

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Smart meter rollout could bring up to £14 billion in benefits to UK

According to a new report from British Gas and Oxford Economics, the UK could benefit by up to £14 billion by 2030 as a result of smart meter rollouts. The benefits and costs of smart meters from 2012 to 2030 are ...

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UK hopes to create interest in energy storage with new £20 million fund

The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has a new £20 million fund, which will be used to try and create interest in energy storage technologies. There will be 2 energy competitions which will open shortly, one for large-scale ...

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New proposal to change the way fuel poverty is measured in the UK

The UK government is proposing a change in the way that fuel poverty is measured in England after an independent review this year. John Hills of the London School of Economics led the review published in March this year,  and ...

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UK Energy Strategists to Help China Tackle Climate Change

This week, the UK energy strategists are in China to assist them in tackling climate change, and to secure it’s future energy supply. China’s Energy Research Institiute (ERI) will be adapting the UK’s  ‘2050 Calculator’ to it’s own situation. This calculates ...

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Sustainability Leaders named as BMW, Iberdrola, Unilever and Siemens

BMW, Unilever, Siemens and Iberdrola are among the named as leaders in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). There are 19 categories from banking to travel, and they score companies on sustainability issues from climate change mitigation to corporate governance and supply ...

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Low-Emission Vehicle Sales Growth in the UK

In the second quarter of 2012, sales of low-emission vehicles in the UK have grown to over 960, according to the latest government figures. The Department of Transport have reported that  the number of ultra-low emission cars and quadricycles was up ...

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UK Supermarket Tesco Opens First All-LED Store in the Midlands

The UK’s biggest supermarket chain, Tesco has opened it’s first all-LED store in Loughborough, The Midlands. All the store lighting, including the exterior lights are LED. The LED lighting is more efficient in cold temperatures than standard lights so the ...

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