DECC back-tracks over bogus Green Deal advert claims
The beleaguered Green Deal scheme is embroiled in fresh controversy after the Department of Energy and Climate Change agreed to an embarrassing climbdown after it was accused of making false advertising claims.
South West renewable energy capacity hits 1 Gigawatt
Renewable energy capacity in South West England has grown by almost 50% in the last year.
UK falls badly behind on renewable energy targets
The UK is not on track to meet its 2020 European renewables targets, according to the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC).
Waste recycling quango put in charge of rural renewable energy scheme
Rural communities across England that want to generate their own clean green power are to be supported with the launch of a £15 million Government fund.
Official figures confirm flop Green Deal is a "disaster"
The first official statistics of take-up of the Government's flagship Green Deal scheme reveals a disastrous launch with not one single household yet benefiting from the energy efficiency programme.
Ofgem report warns of power blackouts within two years
Energy regulator Ofgem has warned that the risk of power shortages is likely to happen faster than previously expected.
Wind and solar PV electricity generation rises by 30%
Wind and solar PV electricity electricity generation increased year-on-year by nearly 30%, according to the latest set of statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
Independent renewable energy projects now generate £768m-a-year
Commercial-scale renewable energy projects developed by businesses, communities, farmers and the public sector are now generating £768m worth of electricity a year - enough to power 3.9 million households, according to
Committee on Climate Change calls for more support for renewables
The Government's independent advisor on climate change has delivered its annual progress report on achieving carbon reduction targets and called for more support for the renewable energy market.
UK wind turbine maker Evoco Energy expands into the US
Yorkshire-based wind energy experts Evoco Energy have announced ambitious plans to expand into the US renewable energy market.
Nextgen launches information portal for energy generation
Nextgen – the largest and most established event for energy generation with a major focus on rural renewables and new for 2013 also including urban technologies – has launched a community-based portal for the low-car
Energy saving measures boost house prices, new research reveals
Energy saving improvements made to a property could increase its value by 14 per cent on average - and up to 38 per cent in some parts of England - new research has shown.
Bristol wins bid to be crowned European Green Capital 2015
Bristol has won the bid to be European Green Capital 2015 beating rivals Brussels, Glasgow and Ljubljana in a tightly fought contest.
New poll confirms majority of public support renewable energy
A new survey report has revealed that the majority of the public believe the Government should support the construction of more renewable energy sources like solar, wave and tidal power.
Labour commits to decarbonise UK's electricity supply by 2030
Shadow Energy Minister Tom Greatrex has announced that the next Labour Manifesto will include a commitment to decarbonise the UK’s electricity supply by 2030.