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Trump to Tea Party: I'll Fight Wind Energy

A climate-sceptic tycoon who has told a Tea Party rally he might stand for President has vowed to oppose a key part of UK plans to become a world leader in offshore wind power. Last week, utility company Vattenfall, engineering firm Technip and...

Posted August 10, 2011    

The UK Must End Conflict Over Financing The Low Carbon Revolution

The Uk Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has just released figures showing that renewable sources generated just 6.8% of UK electricity in 2010, an increase of only 0.3% on the previous year.The amount of installed electrical generating...

Posted August 5, 2011    

The Large-Scale Solar Gold Rush Draws To An End

The installed capacity of photovoltaic solar power in the UK doubled in the three months to June in the rush to complete projects before the reduction in Feed-on Tariffs by Monday August 1.The tariff will drop from 29.3p per kWh to 8.5p per kWh on...

Posted August 2, 2011    

World's First Complete Electric Vehicle Charging Network Launched

Ecotricity and Welcome Break have today launched the first of a national network of free electric car charging points situated at motorway services and powered by the renewable electricity company's wind turbines.Dubbed the Electric Highway, the...

Posted July 29, 2011    

Support the Spreading of Intelligence - Key to the Low Carbon Revolution

The Intelligent Energy Europe programme of the European Union is due to be abolished in the coming budget round. But its valuable work must somehow be allowed to continue.Buried away on page 18 of a dry-seeming document published by the European...

Posted July 27, 2011    

Did Huhne Really Compare Climate Change to Hitler?

DECC minister Chris Huhne has compared world leaders who obstruct a global deal to tackle climate change to politicians who tried to appease Adolf Hitler before World War Two.Does this make climate change a threat akin to the Nazis, who plunged the...

Posted July 24, 2011    

Consumers Pay For Nuclear's £1bn Windfall

Consumers will end up footing the bill for the £1 billion windfall that nuclear power companies can expect to get from the government's support for this dangerous technology.The Carbon Price Floor system that has been proposed by the Treasury is...

Posted July 22, 2011    

Nuclear Industry Must Be Transparent on Uranium Mining, Carbon Output Before New Plants

The nuclear industry has to clean up its supply chain, be as ethical, accountable and transparent as possible, and come clean on its true carbon impact, if it is to earn our trust.The UK is considering supporting the building of a new generation of...

Posted July 19, 2011    

Marine Power Will Be Cost Competitive in 14 Years

The best marine energy sites could be cost-competitive with nuclear and onshore wind by 2025 with accelerated and targeted innovation, according to a new report from the Carbon Trust.The report is based on an evaluation of the Carbon Trust's £3.5...

Posted July 13, 2011    

Electricity Market Reform Unlikely To Stimulate Sufficient Investment

The Electricity Market Reform White Paper is scheduled to be published today, the most radical change to the industry since it was privatised 20 years ago, but business is worried that it still won't provide sufficient certainty to permit the...

Posted July 12, 2011    

Solar Industry Provoking Green Backlash?

"Cowboy" solar PV companies are undermining consumer confidence in the technology by mis-selling, and the industry is failing to police itself in a competent manner.The sting operation by consumer magazine (Which?) and evidence from the small scale...

Posted July 11, 2011    

Communities Key To Reducing Carbon From Buildings

If the Government is keen on reducing the carbon emissions from the domestic sector, it should ideally target efforts at the community level rather than individual households, according to a study of British Gas' Green Streets programme by the IPPR....

Posted July 5, 2011