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NHS hospital to save over £500k-a-year with new green energy system

Scarborough Hospital is set to achieve huge energy savings after investing in a new 776kWe Combined Heat and Power (CHP) engine which will power the hospital’s new low carbon energy system.

NHS hospital to save over £500k-a-year with new green energy system
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£1.2 million investment secured to accelerate smart battery technology
(Mon 02/11)
Battery management technology specialist, Dukosi, has secured an additional £1.2m of investment to accelerate the development and commercialisation of their smart battery technology for high efficiency automotive, renew... Read more

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Scotland gives green light for World's largest floating wind farm
(Mon 02/11)
Plans for the world’s largest floating offshore wind development have been given the go-ahead after the Scottish Government granted a marine licence for the pioneering site to be installed off the coast of Peterhead.... Read more

Solar industry puts forward emergency £1 solar rescue plan
(Thu 22/10)
The solar industry is putting forward an emergency rescue plan for British solar which will cost just £1 on bills in 2019 as an alternative to the Government’s proposed cuts to the Feed-in Tariff for the technology.... Read more

Top scientist urges Government to double its support for solar
(Thu 22/10)
One of Britain’s top scientists, Professor Lord Rees of Ludlow, will warn a summit of world mayors gathering in Bristol that pledges made by world governments “even if fulfilled” may not be enough to stop annual em... Read more



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NHS hospital to save over £500k-a-year with new green energy system
(Mon 02/11)
Scarborough Hospital is set to achieve huge energy savings after investing in a new 776kWe Combined Heat and Power (CHP) engine which will power the hospital’s new low carbon energy system.

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£1.2 million investment secured to accelerate smart battery technology
(Mon 02/11)
Battery management technology specialist, Dukosi, has secured an additional £1.2m of investment to accelerate the development and commercialisation of their smart battery technology for high efficiency automotive, renew

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Scotland gives green light for World's largest floating wind farm
(Mon 02/11)
Plans for the world’s largest floating offshore wind development have been given the go-ahead after the Scottish Government granted a marine licence for the pioneering site to be installed off the coast of Peterhead.

Solar industry puts forward emergency £1 solar rescue plan
(Thu 22/10)
The solar industry is putting forward an emergency rescue plan for British solar which will cost just £1 on bills in 2019 as an alternative to the Government’s proposed cuts to the Feed-in Tariff for the technology.

Top scientist urges Government to double its support for solar
(Thu 22/10)
One of Britain’s top scientists, Professor Lord Rees of Ludlow, will warn a summit of world mayors gathering in Bristol that pledges made by world governments “even if fulfilled” may not be enough to stop annual em

Farmers feel pain from Government's attack on renewables
(Thu 22/10)
Major cuts to the scheme which supports small scale renewable energy are the latest blow to farmers already feeling the squeeze from low prices, according to a group of organisations representing green energy and farming

Floating wind farms could play key role in UK's energy mix
(Wed 21/10)
Floating offshore wind turbines has the potential to deliver cost effective, secure and safe low carbon energy for the UK from the mid-2020s according to new research.

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Shopping bag charge results in 650 million fewer bags in Scotland
(Tue 20/10)
The Scottish Government has confirmed that retailers across Scotland have witnessed a massive reduction in the number of single use carrier bags handed out since the 5p charge came into effect a year ago.

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UK public favour renewables over fracking, opinion survey reveals
(Mon 19/10)
A new study reveals that the public have considerable reservations about fracking for shale gas as the majority continue to favour the development of renewable energy.

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Oslo becomes world's first capital city to divest from fossil fuels
(Mon 19/10)
Oslo city leaders have announced that it will divest its £8 billion pension fund from coal, oil and gas companies, becoming the first capital city in the world to ban investments in fossil fuels.

Navitus Bay developers ditch appeal bid after planning defeat
(Mon 19/10)
Developers of the shelved Navitus Bay windfarm have confirmed they will not challenge the decision by Energy Ministers to reject planning permission for the £3.5bn project.

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Organic baby food firm hit with £415k fine for breaching recycling rules
(Fri 16/10)
Organic baby food company HiPP UK Ltd has agreed to pay almost £415,000 to three environmental charities to compensate for not meeting their obligations under the Producer Responsibility (Packaging Waste) Regulations.

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Renewable energy pioneer forced to close solar firm after subsidy cuts
(Thu 15/10)
One of the UK’s most trusted and pioneering solar installers has been forced to call in the administrators.

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Isle of Man takes first step in developing world's largest tidal energy project
(Mon 12/10)
Plans to grow the Manx economy and work with the UK to help meet its energy targets by harnessing the Isle of Man’s natural resources to generate renewable energy have taken a significant step forward.

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Scotland takes the battle to protect renewable energy to Whitehall
(Mon 12/10)
The Scottish Government is today taking its campaign on the future of renewable energy to London as it renewed calls for the UK Government to change course on its cuts in support for renewable energy.