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Cameron says the UK is ‘fed up’ of wind farms

Cameron says the UK is ‘fed up’ of wind farms

A wind trade body shot down the prime minister’s statement yesterday that the public is ‘fed up’ with wind farms, and that the UK has ‘enough’ onshore windfarms. His view that wind is “unpopular” has been “disproved countless times by ...

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China remains a higher coal user

China remains a higher coal user

The global coal market will continue to be dominated by China, despite efforts to reduce it’s coal dependency. A report out yesterday shows that coal demand grew by 2.4% in 2013, with China driving it by using an extra 196 ...

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Bristol named as European Green Capital 2015

Bristol named as European Green Capital 2015

The European Union’s greenest city has been officially named as Bristol. It is the first in the UK to be given the European Green Capital status since the award was launched in 2008. Bristol’s green credentials include homes being 25% more ...

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Scottish windfarm plans scaled back by Eon

Scottish windfarm plans scaled back by Eon

Reduced final proposals have now been submitted by Eon for the Benbrack and Loch Urr windfarms in Dumfries and Galloway. The final applications for 59.4MW Benbrack and 83.2MW Loch Urr windfarms are significantly smaller than originally planned. The Loch Urr windfarm ...

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Scottish windfarm snapped up by investment firm

Scottish windfarm snapped up by investment firm

The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) has bought a windfarm with a total capacity of 16 MW in Scotland. The Earlseat project, located near Kirkcaldy in Fife is an eight turbine windfarm which benefits from  the UK’s Renewable Obligation Certificate support ...

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Fracking to come to London with London Local Energy

Fracking to come to London with London Local Energy

A new firm called London Local Energy has applied to the Department of Energy & Climate Change for a licence to look for shale gas in London. Fracking supporter Nick Grealy founded the company only a month ago. He also ...

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West of Duddon Sands windfarm has begun full commercial operations

West of Duddon Sands windfarm has begun full commercial operations

West of Duddon Sands offshore windfarm has begun full commercial operations, according to a statement from the Scottish Power on Thursday. The joint venture with Dong Energy worth £1.6 billion first exported power to the grid in January, part of ...

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Waste-to-energy plant opens in Exeter

Waste-to-energy plant opens in Exeter

Exeter has it’s own energy recovery facility that has the capacity to process 60,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste every year. 3.7MW of electricity will be produced by the plant, 3.2MW of which will be exported to the grid, enough to power ...

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Renewables trade groups split

Renewables trade groups split

The Renewable Energy Association and the Solar Trade Association will part company formally on the 1st January 2015, as announced by both companies today. The statement said that the companies are splitting up to concentrate on their own strengths, following ...

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National Ice Centre cuts carbon footprint by over 118 tonnes

National Ice Centre cuts carbon footprint by over 118 tonnes

The National Ice Centre and Captital FM in Nottingham have reduced their carbon footprint by more than 118 tonnes over the last year with solar panels. The solar system of 1,000 panes has been on the roof for a year, ...

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