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Exclusive: Government spends more than £50k on pro-fracking videos
(Fri 04/09)
nergy Ministers have been heavily criticised after spending more than £50,000 of taxpayers’ money on the production of three films that promote the fracking industry.

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Europe's oldest hospital gets green energy upgrade to cut emissions
(Fri 04/09)
As part of the NHS energy efficiency drive, London’s St Bartholomew’s Hospital is investing in a combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) plant to help boost the capital’s energy security and reduce the area’s emi

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All the reaction: Renewables sector left reeling after Government's latest attack
(Thu 27/08)
The UK renewable energy industry has reacted with shock and anger at the latest attack by the Conservative Government to slash subsidy support through the Feed-in Tariff scheme.

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Former Energy Minister Greg Barker appointed to House of Lords
(Thu 27/08)
Former Energy Minister Greg Barker has been appointed as a peer to the House of Lords after quitting as an MP at the last General Election.

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Government threatens to close the Feed-in Tariff scheme for solar energy
(Thu 27/08)
UK Energy Ministers have threatened to close the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme to all new solar applications from January unless a sweeping package of cost-cutting reforms are agreed.

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High Court challenge to green light for 'banned' bee-harming pesticide
(Tue 25/08)
A Government decision to allow farmers to use ‘banned’ bee-harming pesticides in England, is being challenged at the High Court by Friends of the Earth.

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Scotland launches first step in creating circular economy strategy
(Thu 20/08)
Scotland’s Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead has today launched a consultation on creating a more circular economy in Scotland – where products and materials are kept in high value use for as long as possible.

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Exclusive: EDF Energy mothballs planned Hinkley C nuclear power site
(Thu 20/08)
The UK’s nuclear watchdog has stopped safety inspections at the planned site of the Hinkley C nuclear power station after EDF Energy ordered a stop to all groundwork, Search Gate can reveal.

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UK launches free access to national CO2 storage database
(Thu 20/08)
The Crown Estate and the British Geological Survey have partnered to offer free, licenced access to the CO2 Stored database for subscribers via a more user-friendly website.

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Community renewable projects at risk from Feed-in Tariff changes
(Wed 19/08)
As the Department of Energy and Climate Change consultation on removing the preliminary accreditation from the Feed-in Tariff closed today, industry leaders have warned of rising costs and an uncertain future for many pr

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Climate-change tackling Indian rupee bond issued on London Stock Exchange
(Wed 19/08)
The first green Indian rupee to bond to be issued outside of India has been launched on the London Stock Exchange to raise funds to support the fight against climate change.

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Lyreco places order for one of UK's largest rooftop solar projects
(Wed 19/08)
Office supplies provider Lyreco has appointed EvoEnergy to install a 3.8MW solar array at its 15-acre distribution centre in Telford - a project which, once complete, will be one of the five largest rooftop PV systems in

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Figures reveal Scotland's huge demand for renewable energy
(Wed 19/08)
Scotland’s love affair with home-grown renewable energy can be revealed for the first time, on the day a consultation into swingeing UK Government cuts closes.

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Scottish motorists to get 2.5m EV boost with interest-free loans
(Fri 14/08)
A new £2.5 million fund will give Scottish motorists access to an interest-free loan of up to £50,000 for electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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Scotland and Wales unite in fight for community green energy projects
(Tue 11/08)
The Scottish and Welsh Governments have joined forces to call on Energy Secretary Amber Rudd to re-think Whitehall plans to cut subsidy support for renewable energy projects.











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