AD plants deliver £6.5m boost to Northern Ireland rural economy
The UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) is investing in two anaerobic digestion plants to help farmers in Northern Ireland become more sustainable, create jobs and generate income from their waste.
Almost £300m invested in booming independent renewables sector last year
Almost £300m was invested in commercial-scale independent renewable energy projects by businesses, communities, farmers and landowners last year, new figures reveal.
BGS survey delivers blow to Scotland's hopes of a shale gas boom
Scottish Ministers were today urged to commit to start leaving some fossil fuels in the ground by WWF. The call by the environmental group follows the publication today of a study by the British Geological Survey (BGS) e
Boilers could be ripped out of homes in row over unpaid ECO bills
The row over installers going unpaid for work done under the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) scheme escalated today with a leading industry figure saying boilers could now be taken back.
Outgoing EA chief scoffs at "greenest Government ever" pledge
David Cameron's administration has failed to live up to its promise to be "the greenest government ever", the outgoing head of the Environment Agency has claimed.
Renewable energy hits all-time high of nearly 20% of UK's electricity mix
RenewableUK says new statistics published today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change prove the case for wind power.
Reports assess how nature is worth millions to the UK economy
More than 200 million new trees should be planted in Britain to generate more than half-a-billion pounds each year, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA).
New funding to encourage domestic charge points for EV car use
The next phase of support for plug-in car drivers to recharge their vehicles at home has been announced today by Transport Minister Baroness Kramer.
UK is running out of space to meet farming and renewable energy needs
The UK could require up to 7 million hectares of additional land within the next 15 years to meet a growing population’s food, space and renewable energy needs, while increasing the area needed to protect nature and it
Whisky-powered vehicles take step closer to commercial reality
Edinburgh-based biofuel company Celtic Renewables has signed an agreement with Europe’s foremost biotechnology pilot facility to undergo next-stage testing of its process to turn whisky by-products into biofuel that ca
New funding available to help SMEs become more energy efficient
The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) and its fund manager Sustainable Development Capital LLP (SDCL) have today announced £1m of funding to help SMEs to make investments in energy efficiency. This is matched by £1m from
Labour to support Government on fracking trespass law change
The Opposition Labour Party has confirmed it will support Government plans to change trespass laws to allow shale gas companies to drill under homes without the owner's permission, according to Energy Minister Michael F
Political parties urged to make election manifesto climate pledge
As the main political parties begin to draw up their manifestos ahead of next year’s General Election campaign, Christian Aid, its supporters and faith groups across the UK are demanding that action to tackle climate c
Green Investment Bank to launch £1 billion offshore wind fund
The Green Investment Bank (GIB) has announced plans to launch a £1 billion fund to invest in offshore wind projects in UK waters.
Scotland introduces tough new planning rules on fracking for shale gas
The Scottish Government has launched plans to tighten up the planning system that would outlaw fracking sites that threatened local communities or the environment.