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The New IPCC AR5 Report: How Should Leaders Respond?

Now that we have unequivocal evidence from the eagerly awaited Fifth Assessment Report from the International Panel on Climate Change that the planet is warming and human beings are responsible, how should political leaders respond? At the...

Posted September 27, 2013    

Energy Bill: UK Energy Sector Feels Like It Is Waiting for Godot

Pity energy firms and cleantech investors in Britain: waiting for UK energy policy to be finalised is like waiting for Godot.The British Government's Energy Bill is currently in the committee stage in the House of Lords.Together with the prior...

Posted July 29, 2013    

DECC Tables Plan to Support Independent Renewable Energy

Energy Minister Greg Barker said: “Our new reforms will create the framework for a far more dynamic and entrepreneurial market”.The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has published plans to help independent renewable generators gain...

Posted July 22, 2013    

UK Energy: Osborne Gives Tax Boon to Shale Gas Developers

The UK’s first shale oil site near the West Sussex village of Balcombe could soon become operational.The Chancellor, George Osborne, has cut by around half the production tax that shale gas developers in the UK will have to pay, mesmerised by the...

Posted July 20, 2013    

UK Government Sets Community Bribes Higher For Nuclear Energy Than Wind Farms

Ecotricity founder Dale Vince said: “This is a further move by the Government to rig the energy market against renewables in favour of nuclear and gas".  The UK Government is rigging the energy market after its announced nuclear power...

Posted July 19, 2013    

New Report Plots Path to Zero Carbon Britain

Tobi Kellner, Zero Carbon Britain's energy modeller, said: "A lot of people say it can't be done but, actually, we looked into it, we did the research very thoroughly, and we say it is possible".Leading environmental charity, the Centre for...

Posted July 17, 2013    

Investment Funds Divested From Fossil Fuels "Will Perform Better"

The author of the influential Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change is also calling for Europe to decarbonise the power sector by the 2030s. Research by leading investment and asset management firm has shown that fund managers...

Posted July 16, 2013    

Energy Storage: Next Growth Market in US and Europe

Energy storage is the currently missing link that will enable the intermittent renewable energy sources like wind and solar to play a much greater part in the future grid mix. Now that more homes and businesses are installing photovoltaic systems,...

Posted July 15, 2013    

Renewable Heat Incentive Launch Set for Next Spring

Solar thermal is one of the most affordable renewable technologies and the Solar Trade Association is looking forward to boom time. Details of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and related tariff levels have been announced by the...

Posted July 14, 2013    

Large Companies to be Forced to Implement Energy Efficiency

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls last night criticised the Government for not doing enough to promote energy efficiency.Proposals for an Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) have been published by the Government that will make it compulsory for large...

Posted July 12, 2013    

Two More Finance Institutions Divest From Fossil Fuels

Christine Tørklep Meisingset, Storebrand's Head of Sustainable Investments, said she believes the stocks will be “financially worthless” in the future. Storebrand, a Norwegian financial services group, and Dutch bank Rabobank have become the latest...

Posted July 10, 2013    

British Prime Minister Opens World's Largest Wind Energy Farm

David Cameron called the London Array  "a big win for is renewable energy" because it shows that we can "have renewable energy projects at scale... right here in Britain".Yesterday saw the launch by Prime Minister David Cameron of the world’s...

Posted July 8, 2013