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Nearly 12% of UK’s Electricity Now Produced by Renewables

New figures published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show renewable energy is now providing almost 12% of the UK’s electricity.The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources increased to 11.7% in the third quarter...

Posted January 9, 2013    

Support for UK Onshore Wind to be reduced by 10%

Financial support for onshore wind farms in the UK is to be reduced by 10% from 2013 it was announced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) yesterday.The change to the value of the renewable obligation certificate (ROC) will mean...

Posted July 27, 2012    

UK Wind Energy Industry Worth £548 million

The UK onshore wind energy industry was worth £568 million in 2011 according to a report recently published by RenewableUK and the Department of Energy and Climate Change.The report “Onshore Wind, Direct and Wider Economic Benefits” by BiGGAR...

Posted May 10, 2012    

Edward Davey opens world’s biggest offshore windfarm

Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, has demonstrated the coalition’s support for renewable energy in opening the world’s biggest offshore windfarm located near Walney in Cumbria. The site comprises 102 turbines, enough...

Posted February 16, 2012    

Comparing Green Energy Suppliers

Insurance comparison websites have been around for a while and have helped consumers choose the cheapest and / or most suitable product for them without phoning a huge number of suppliers. A similar website service for household and business energy...

Posted February 8, 2012    

Huhne Keeps Solar Industry in Limbo

Chris Huhne, energy secretary, has taken another step to undermine the solar industry in seeking to appeal to the Supreme Court to defend his feed in tariff cuts. The saga of the cuts started back in October when Chris Huhne first proposed that the...

Posted January 30, 2012    

It’s Official – Wind Generates “Substantially” More Electricity

The latest Government figures on the amount of electricity generated by wind power have been welcomed by RenewableUK, the country’s largest renewable energy trade association, as proof of the increasingly significant contribution wind energy makes...

Posted December 22, 2011    

Who is Behind the Renewable Energy Foundation?

Despite their name and mission statement, the Renewable Energy Foundation have once again been active in attempting to discredit the wind energy sector. Their declaration that they promote “sustainable development for the benefit of the public by...

Posted October 10, 2011    

US Governors Ask Obama to Boost Wind Energy

A coalition of 24 US governors from the major parties and each region of the country has asked the administration to take steps to provide a more favourable business climate for the expansion of wind energy according to the American Wind Energy...

Posted September 1, 2011    

UK Offshore Wind Industry Faces Doubt

Offshore wind energy may not be needed to meet UK climate change targets according to a new report by the UK’s Committee for Climate Change. The report recommends that “if a set of alternative options can be found to meet the EU renewable energy...

Posted May 17, 2011    

Oil Dependence is no longer justified

Oil dependence is no longer justified, European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) conference delegates were told this week. Continuing to depend on expensive oil for energy is a losing proposition, Denmark’s Minister for Climate and Energy told people...

Posted March 17, 2011    

More Offshore Wind Turbine Jobs for the UK

Wind turbine giant has Siemens announced that it is to sign a memorandum of understanding with Associated British Ports to set up an offshore wind turbine manufacturing and export facility at Alexandra Dock, Port of Hull. The investment is expected...

Posted January 27, 2011