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Innovative renewables project launches

Innovative renewables project launches

An IT company has joined forces with a green technology firm to develop wind turbines that can attach to lamp-posts. The NVT Group’s partnership with Own Energy Solutions is set to create 25 jobs over the next 12 months, and ...

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Study brands World Bank loan program a failure

Study brands World Bank loan program a failure

At the expense of cleaner options, a multi-billion dollar global fund is encouraging the construction of fossil fuel projects. An NGO said that while undermining renewable schemes some World Bank policy loans had the effect of supporting coal, gas and ...

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50% renewables target for Scotland

50% renewables target for Scotland

By 2030 under plans published by the Scottish government, half of Scotland’s heat, transport and electricity energy needs will be met by renewables. In 2013, only 13% of Scotland’s total final energy consumption came from renewable sources. By 2050, the ...

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New efficiency plans for 2030.

New efficiency plans for 2030.

By 2030 the European Commission says that it plans to cut energy use across the bloc by 30%. This proposal is at the heart of a new package unveiled by the Commission- to help meet its commitments, to cut carbon ...

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Bournemouth council campaigns against windfarm

Bournemouth council campaigns against windfarm

A campaign has been launched by Bournemouth Borough Council to urge the government to stop the Navitus Bay offshore wind farm proposal. The council wants to save England’s only natural World Heritage Site the, Jurassic Coast, as well as Poole Bay ...

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UK company plan to frack in Yorkshire

UK company plan to frack in Yorkshire

An independent oil and gas producer Third Energy has submitted a planning application to frack in North Yorkshire. If approved by the North Yorkshire County Council, they plan to explore for gas at it’s site in Kirby Misperton. The necessary permits are ...

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Marmite energy saves Unilever millions of pounds

Marmite energy saves Unilever millions of pounds

  The “love it or hate it” Marmite argument has always been around, but it seems the household name is actually environmentally friendly. Unilever say that using the waste to convert 18,000 tonnes of solid marmite into methane has cut ...

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SunEdison hunts for UK’s most solar savvy street

SunEdison hunts for UK’s most solar savvy street

SunEdison, a US renewable energy firm has launched a competition to find the UK’s most solar savvy street. The prize is 10 years worth of solar-generated electricity to participants in the winning street or #BritainsBrightestStreet. Homeowners taking part can save ...

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UKIP unveils plans to scrap solar support and invest in coal & fracking

UKIP unveils plans to scrap solar support and invest in coal & fracking

The UK Independent Party (UKIP) unveiled plans today to scrap support for solar and wind power, and only invest in renewable energy “where they can deliver electricity at competitive prices”. The only major renewable that meets the affordability test is ...

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$160 million clean energy pledge for New York

$160 million clean energy pledge for New York

New York city is investing $160 million (£107 million) to boost large-scale energy projects. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said the funding will be made available to support public-private sector partnerships in renewable projects. The announcement was made as part of ...

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