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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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EDF buys UK wind project from rival company E.on

EDF buys UK wind project from rival company E.on

The renewable arm of EDF has agreed to buy a wind project in the Highlands of Scotland from rival energy firm E.on. The Highland Council gave consent to build the 11-turbine Corriemoillie project in March 2011. It will have a ...

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UK renewables has £39.6 billion invested since 2010

UK renewables has £39.6 billion invested since 2010

An estimated £39.6 billion was invested in the UK’s renewable energy industry between 2010 and 2014. Decc’s latest figures show electricity capacity from renewable sources has grown by 165% since 2010 and currently provides 18% of the nation’s needs – powering ...

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SSE receives £100K fine for overcharging at power stations

SSE receives £100K fine for overcharging at power stations

SSE has been fined £100,000 for overcharging at six of it’s power stations. Ofgem found the supplier demanded excessively high amounts to switch off it’s hydropower stations when the grid was unable to cope with their electricity. When there is ...

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UK offshore wind deal for Siemens

UK offshore wind deal for Siemens

Siemens have been named as the ideal supplier to deliver turbines for an offshore windfarm in the UK. This will be the second phase of DONG Energy’s 330MW Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm. Siemens will install its 7MW turbines at the ...

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EU renewable energy share reached 15%

EU renewable energy share reached 15%

In 2013 the share of renewable sources in the European Union reached 15%, which is up 8.3% from 2004 according to new figures from Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office. The EU has set a target of 20% renewable sources to be ...

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Planning officials accepted Hornsea 2 windfarm for examination

Planning officials accepted Hornsea 2 windfarm for examination

UK planning officials have accepted the 1.8 GW Hornsea 2 wind farm for examination. The 360- turbine project proposal, by SMart Wind is to be located 89 kilometres off the Yorkshire coast. It’s the second offshore wind farm proposal from ...

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IKEA say renewables could benefit companies

IKEA say renewables could benefit companies

Scandinavian retailer IKEA said at an energy summit yesterday that renewable sources could benefit companies. The home furnishing giant pledged to use power exclusively from renewable energy sources from 2020. Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer of IKEA Group said: “Investing ...

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Renewable energy will not meet it’s 2020 target

Renewable energy will not meet it’s 2020 target

It has been claimed that the UK’s renewable energy sector is unlikely to meet it’s 2020 target. All member states of the EU have an obligation to increase their proportion of energy consumption from renewables to 20% by 2020. 14 ...

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