£557 million for new renewable energy projects

Up to £557 million for less established renewable electricity projects as part of the government’s Clean Growth Strategy.

National Grid confirms ‘greenest ever’ Summer

Nearly 52 per cent of UK electricity generation was met by low carbon sources between 21 June and 22 September.

Public sector can do more to reduce emissions

A leading lighting organisation has said that the public sector can do more to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Falling prices lead to record boost for renewables

Lower prices for solar and wind power have contributed to new renewable energy deals across the world.

World's biggest wind turbines go online near Liverpool

Dong Energy’s wind turbines have begun generating electricity off the Liverpool coast.

Powys Council considers wind farm proposal

Powys Council is considering plans to build a wind farm at known beauty spot, prompting campaigners to warn the move could deter tourists visiting the region.

£24 awarded 13 councils for clean energy projects

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has awarded funding to help develop clean and efficient heating systems to 13 local authorities across England.

BEIS announces £290m boost for clean energy

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has invited renewable energy developers to compete for £290 million worth of contracts to support the growth of clean energy in Britain.

Scottish Borders Council opposes wind farm

Councillors from the Scottish Borders Council have unanimously objected to the construction of a 15-turbine wind farm near Bonchester Bridge.

Scotland’s Future Energy Taskforce has urged the Scottish government to takes its opportunity to transform the country’s energy sector.

A new report from the National Audit Office has unveiled that around £100 million was spent on a competition for developing carbon capture technology before it was scrapped.

The Hendry Review, reporting on the strategic role of tidal lagoons in the UK, has backed plans for the £1.3 billion Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.

Plans for a tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay are expected to gain government support this week.

Estimates have suggested that windfarms across the UK generated more electricity in 2016 than coal power plants for the first time.

Belfast City Council has passed a motion calling on Whitehall to launch a full public inquiry into the ‘shambolic’ renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme, set to run £490 million over its budget.

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