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Labour commits to decarbonise UK's electricity supply by 2030
(Thu 13/06)
Shadow Energy Minister Tom Greatrex has announced that the next Labour Manifesto will include a commitment to decarbonise the UK’s electricity supply by 2030.

Officials urged to act after traces of weed killer found in Brits
(Thu 13/06)
The Government is being urged to take urgent action on pesticides after laboratory tests, published today by Friends of the Earth and GM Freeze found traces of the weed killer glyphosate in the bodies of people across nu

Centrica invests £100m in shale gas venture
(Thu 13/06)
Energy giant Centrica has today become a 25 per cent investment partner in the Cuadrilla Resources operated Lancashire Bowland shale gas exploration licence area.

Floating offshore turbines to help shape future of UK renewables
(Wed 12/06)
RenewableUK has heralded new announcements today which will bring floating turbines a step closer to UK waters and open up the possibility of further developments.

UK creates new body to promote offshore wind investment
(Wed 12/06)
Renewable energy industry leaders have welcomed the announcement by Energy Minister Michael Fallon that the Government will be forming a new body to support the offshore wind industry.

South West tops national league for households installing solar
(Tue 11/06)
Latest Ofgem figures reveal that over the last year the south west has topped the league table for households installing solar panels, with more than 15,000 confirmed installations and around 57 MW installed capacity.

MPs reject Severn tidal barrage plans
(Mon 10/06)
The proposal to build a Severn Barrage has been rejected by MPs who say it's ‘no knight in shining armour for UK renewables’.

Scottish Islands could help UK achieve renewable energy targets
(Wed 15/05)
The Scottish Islands could make a “significant contribution” to the UK's 2020 renewable energy targets, according to a joint report by the UK and Scottish Governments.

Energy Minister reveals more than 300 UK fracking sites given green light
(Wed 15/05)
More than 300 licences have been granted for onshore fracking sites, Energy Minister Michael Fallon revealed today - as he called on industry to accelerate plans for shale gas exploration.

European energy sector faces £1 trillion investment blackhole
(Thu 02/05)
More of the funds held by institutional investors would be invested in energy projects if there was a clear EU policy about how to deliver secure, affordable and low carbon energy, says the House of Lords EU Sub-Committe

Firms achieve 99% of Government energy efficiency targets
(Wed 01/05)
Energy companies have successfully achieved over 99% of their energy efficiency targets according to a report published today by Ofgem.

Wales announces plans for first full-scale tidal energy generator
(Wed 01/05)
Wales’ first full-scale tidal energy generator has been awarded a £1.6m EU grant to fund its deployment in Ramsey Sound, Pembrokeshire, the First Minister Carwyn Jones announced today.

Positive wind energy policies win the public's vote, survey finds
(Wed 01/05)
People are less likely to vote for political parties that oppose wind farm developments, according to new independent research published today.

Europe accuses DECC of messing up its sums on solar PV
(Tue 30/04)
European Commission analysts have accused the UK of basing cuts to the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) for solar PV on “over-optimistic” forecasts.

Public is more concerned about energy bills than climate change
(Tue 30/04)
Concern about fuel bills remains the biggest issue for UK energy consumers, according to the latest Government survey.











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