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UK fossil fuels still paid billions in subsidies as axe falls on renewables
(Tue 04/08)
RenewableUK, the wind, wave and tidal energy trade association, says figures from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) show that fossil fuels are still getting billions of pounds in subsidies every year from the UK Gove

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Scotland refuses permission for Cairngorms' windfarm
(Thu 30/07)
Scotland’s Deputy First Minister John Swinney concluded the plan does not represent sustainable development as it would result in significant and unacceptable landscape and visual impacts on the Cairngorms National Par

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Official figures reveal Energy Ministers' error over onshore wind
(Thu 30/07)
RenewableUK, the wind and marine energy trade association, says new Government statistics released today show that onshore and offshore wind energy is playing a crucial role in securing clean energy supplies for British

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Study proves European bird protection law saves threatened species
(Tue 28/07)
The European Union’s Birds Directive – often believed to be one of the world’s most progressive and successful nature conservation laws – has had a huge impact in protecting Europe’s most threatened bird specie

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FTSE Russell celebrates launch of new ex Coal Index Series
(Tue 28/07)
Global index provider FTSE Russell has launched its new FTSE All-World ex Coal Index Series, a suite of benchmarks that will omit companies that have certain exposure to coal or general mining companies with proved and p

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Scottish shoppers use 150m fewer carrier bags following single-use charging
(Fri 24/07)
Scotland’s Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead has welcomed the news that carrier bag usage was reduced by 147 million last year, despite the charge on single use carrier bags only being in place for the last 11 wee

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Amber Rudd lays out UK's policy to tackle climate change
(Fri 24/07)
Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has delivered her vision for tackling climate change and described how the UK’s approach should be underpinned with a “pro-growth, pro-business” strategy.

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Green Deal scheme closes after DECC pulls the plug on extra funding
(Thu 23/07)
The Green Deal scheme has been closed to all new applications this afternoon after the Government ruled out further funding of the Green Deal Finance Company.

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Scotland's First Minister demands Whitehall "respect" for renewable energy
(Thu 23/07)
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is using her increased political muscle to fight the corner of the Scottish renewable energy industry in the wake of planned subsidy cuts.

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Fracking firm Cuadrilla to appeal Lancashire planning application defeat
(Thu 23/07)
Shale gas firm Cuadrilla says it will launch an appeal in an attempt to overturn the decision by Lancashire County Council to refuse it permission for two fracking sites.

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Eight cities shortlisted for share of £20m plug-in taxi fund
(Thu 23/07)
The Government has announced a shortlist of eight cities that are in line to share part of a £20 million fund to increase the number of plug-in taxis.

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Lobby pressure forces U-turn on ban on bee-killing pesticide
(Thu 23/07)
The Government has bowed to pressure from the farmers’ union to allow crop growers to use a banned pesticide that is blamed for the devastating decline in the number of bees.

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DECC dodges MPs' scrutiny over renewable energy subsidy cuts
(Wed 22/07)
Energy Ministers have been accused of breaking Cabinet Office guidelines to speed through the consultation period relating to cuts to renewable energy subsidies.

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Scotland warns £12bn of green energy investment is at risk from DECC cuts
(Wed 22/07)
A further delay in providing much-needed clarity on support for renewables could “cause damage to Scotland’s offshore wind and islands renewable energy projects” according to Scotland’s Energy Minister Fergus Ewi

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Industry reacts with shock and anger to renewable energy subsidy cuts
(Wed 22/07)
Industry leaders and campaigners have reacted with shock and anger at Government plans to overhaul subsidy support for the renewable energy industry with a series of cuts and rule changes.











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