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17 April 2014

UK awards £1.3m to help turn wetland reeds into bioenergy

Wetland_170 The UK government has awarded three British companies a share of over £1.3m to help develop technology that turns reeds and rushes from wetlands into bioenergy.

15 April 2014

Bord Na Mona abandons €1bn Clean Energy Hub in the wake of export negotiation breakdownp

windmills_gathered_170SQ Irish energy company Bord Na Móna has scrapped plans for its planned Clean Energy Hub after talks between Ireland and the UK on a potential export deal fell through with no agreement, wrong-footing companies that were counting on cross-border sales.

14 April 2014

Ireland scraps 5GW renewable export plan

wind_turbine2_170_170 A scheme to build more than 2,000 wind turbines by 2020 and export as much as 5GW of green energy from Ireland to the British market has fallen through according to Irish Energy Minister Pat Rabbitte.

14 April 2014

Major shift to low-carbon energy needed to avert catastrophe warns IPCCp

World_170SQ The cost of mitigating climate change could spiral out of control if action isn't taken soon, according to a report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

14 April 2014

UK calls for a new ‘ambitious’ deal on global emissions in the wake of the IPCC reportp

parliamentUk_280312_170_170 UK government has called for an ‘ambitious legally binding global agreement’ on emissions in the wake of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report that says the world needs a major shift to clean energy to prevent climate change catastrophe.

11 April 2014

Siemens subsidurary Marine Current Turbines awarded £1m from UK Regional Growth Fund

alstom_turbine_upside1701 UK-based Siemens subsidiary Marine Current Turbines, has been awarded a grant of £1m from the government’s Regional Growth Fund for research and development into innovative tidal technology.

10 April 2014

UK government slammed for ‘anti-wind posturing’ as it tightens grip on onshore planning process

wind_2_070312_170 UK renewable power companies are hitting out at new moves to delay wind farm developments, saying the development increases uncertainty for investors in clean energy.

9 April 2014

UK warns Scotland will lose billions in green energy funding if it chooses independencep

Scotland1_170 The UK has warned Scotland it will lose billions in green energy funding if it chooses independence. In a new paper published today the government outlined areas where funding will be cut including direct subsidies and investment though institutions such as the Green Investment Bank.

4 April 2014

Renewable energy companies applaud UK solar strategy but warn big farms could sufferp

SolarMax_170 Renewable energy companies in both Scotland and England have welcomed the new strategy set out by the UK government.

4 April 2014

UK government sets out plan to its turn its large buildings into solar ‘power stations’

rooftop_solar170 The UK government has outlined plans to turn the Government estate as well as privately run factories, supermarkets and car parks into ‘solar hubs’.

3 April 2014

Green Investment Bank, Aviva team up to invest £3.1m in UK CHP plantp

hospital1_170SQ The UK Green Investment Bank and Aviva Investors are each investing £1.1m in a new £3.1m MW combined heat and power unit at Cheltenham General Hospital.

3 April 2014

UK battery conservation startup Nujira raises $20m

wave mobile phone Nujira, a UK-based startup that specialises in battery life conservation software, has raised $20m from investors to develop its chip technology.

3 April 2014

£25m Energy Catalyst fund launched to support UK cleantech startups

innovation170 A new £25m fund has been set up to support innovative UK energy startups. The scheme has been funded by the Technology Strategy Board, the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council and the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

2 April 2014

Foresight continues its aquisition spree bagging 12MW UK solar park Spriggs Farm

ecotricity_fen-farm_170 Green investment firm Foresight has bought the 12MW UK solar park Spriggs Farm through its listed solar fund.

31 March 2014

UK Green Investment Bank plunges £461m into offshore wind amid private sector uncertaintyp

offshore_170 UK Green Investment Bank has spent £461m buying stakes in two British offshore wind projects in a bid to bolster the sector as large private sector companies pull back.

28 March 2014

The Renewable Infrastructure Group buys two UK solar parks for more than £34.5m

UK listed infrastructure investment company The Renewable Infrastructure Group (TRIG) has bought two solar photo voltaic parks in Devon and Essex for between £34.5m and £37m.

27 March 2014

UK’s Big Six accused of using ‘systematic’ advantage to delay renewable energy developmentp

Renewable energy companies have hit out at the UK government, accusing it of allowing the 'Big Six' energy companies to use a systematic advantage to suppress the development of green energy.

27 March 2014

UK renewable energy production hits record highp

sse_wind170 2013 saw renewable energy production in the UK increase to a record of 14.8 per cent of total energy produced, according to a report published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

26 March 2014

UK government accused of failing renewable energy sector as SSE culls wind farms

SSE_offshore_170SQ The UK's renewable energy industry has warned that SSE’s decision to slash investment in UK wind farms is a signal that government policy to promote investment in renewable energy is failing.

20 March 2014

UK’s Green Investment Bank commits £51m for waste-to-power plant

powerlines170 UK's Green Investment bank has committed £51m to a waste-to-power plant project that will be located in Norfolk in the east of England.

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