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Judge blasts renewable energy regulator over secret email wrangle

The consumer watchdog for the renewable energy industry has been criticised by a judge after it lost an 18-month legal battle to keep internal emails secret.

Judge blasts renewable energy regulator over secret email wrangle
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More than 40% of Scotland's energy demand is now met by renewables
(Thu 19/12)
Scotland’s renewable electricity output has reached record-high levels, according to official statistics released today.... Read more

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Second huge offshore wind farm axed in space of two weeks
(Fri 13/12)
Plans for the £5.4bn Argyll Array offshore wind farm have been axed after energy firm ScottishPower Renewables admitted the scheme was no longer financially viable.... Read more

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Renewable energy is young generation's top investment choice
(Fri 13/12)
A nationwide survey has found that renewable energy is the British public’s top investment choice after property but is the number one alternative for 18 to 24-year-olds. ... Read more

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Science Museum plans for UK's biggest solar farm gets approval
(Thu 12/12)
Plans to build the UK’s largest solar farm on a former airfield at Wroughton, Wiltshire, moved a stage closer to realisation as Swindon Borough Council’s planning committee authorised the Head of Planning to approve ... Read more



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Judge blasts renewable energy regulator over secret email wrangle
(Thu 19/12)
The consumer watchdog for the renewable energy industry has been criticised by a judge after it lost an 18-month legal battle to keep internal emails secret.

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More than 40% of Scotland's energy demand is now met by renewables
(Thu 19/12)
Scotland’s renewable electricity output has reached record-high levels, according to official statistics released today.

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Second huge offshore wind farm axed in space of two weeks
(Fri 13/12)
Plans for the £5.4bn Argyll Array offshore wind farm have been axed after energy firm ScottishPower Renewables admitted the scheme was no longer financially viable.

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Renewable energy is young generation's top investment choice
(Fri 13/12)
A nationwide survey has found that renewable energy is the British public’s top investment choice after property but is the number one alternative for 18 to 24-year-olds.

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Science Museum plans for UK's biggest solar farm gets approval
(Thu 12/12)
Plans to build the UK’s largest solar farm on a former airfield at Wroughton, Wiltshire, moved a stage closer to realisation as Swindon Borough Council’s planning committee authorised the Head of Planning to approve

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Mushroom farm installs AD plant to generate power and heat
(Tue 10/12)
UTS Biogas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anaergia based in the United Kingdom, has delivered a large-scale anaerobic digestion facility to Shropshire Energy, part of the G’s Group.

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UK's most sustainable pub gets hydro-power green light
(Mon 09/12)
Planners have given approval to allow the UK's most sustainable pub to generate its own energy from a hydro-power plant.

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National Trust looks to generate green energy from roadside verges
(Mon 09/12)
A farm in Snowdonia has joined a pioneering European project which aims to transform problematic habitats into clean energy and new income sources for farmers.

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Europe's biggest renewable energy plant completes switch from coal to biomass
(Mon 09/12)
Britain’s largest coal-fired power station is set to become one of Europe’s biggest renewable electricity generators today, with the potential for new future generation on the site to be based on truly clean coal.

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Solar Trade Association at centre of spin storm after PR gaffe
(Wed 04/12)
The UK Solar Trade Association has been accused of scoring a spectacular own goal tonight after highlighting how the Government was to pay out more than the industry had requested in the form of subsidy support.

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Renewables industry "delighted" as Energy Minister boosts RHI scheme
(Wed 04/12)
Energy Minister Greg Barker has set out a series of plans to improve and increase support for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

GIB gives funding for NCP to retrofit car parks with energy efficient lighting
(Wed 04/12)
Lighting specialists Future Energy Solutions (FES) has been chosen to retrofit NCP car parks across the UK with new energy efficient lighting systems following a £10 million deal announced today by The UK Energy Efficie

Government applauded over £40bn renewable energy support plans
(Wed 04/12)
The Government has been supported today for revising the subsidy framework it provides for the UK's renewable energy industry.

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UK coal power plants cause 1,600 premature deaths a year, study finds
(Sun 01/12)
Shocking new figures on the harm to health associated with air pollution from coal-fired power plants in the UK have been released today by the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL).

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Green farming schemes under threat in spending review
(Sun 01/12)
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is calling on the Government to allocate £3.8 billion of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) funding to rural development measures, and in particular ‘green farming











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