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Government to axe solar farm subsidies in favour of biomass crops
(Mon 20/10)
Farmers will lose the right to claim subsidies for fields filled with solar panels under new Government plans to ensure more agricultural land is dedicated to growing crops for food and biomass production.

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Double boost to protect forest and wildlife at iconic Scottish glen
(Thu 16/10)
Plans to protect and restore one of Scotland’s most iconic and beautiful glens – alongside wildlife such as golden eagles, Scottish wildcats and red squirrels – received a double boost last week when charity Trees

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Impacts of climate change to now be included in UK's military planning
(Wed 15/10)
Energy Secretary Ed Davey has revealed the impacts of climate change will for the first time be integrated in the UK’s next strategic defence and security review.

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UK provides £11m to support carbon-cutting vehicle technology
(Tue 14/10)
The UK Government has today committed the first £11 million of funding available to accelerate research and development of the carbon-cutting technologies which will power the vehicles of tomorrow.

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Boost for UK onshore wind sector with new £500m joint venture
(Tue 14/10)
In a major boost for the onshore wind power industry, Britain’s leading green energy company Ecotricity and global construction and development firm Skanska are forming a joint venture – called Skylark – to build w

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Norway's green energy to now count towards UK's EU renewable energy target
(Mon 13/10)
The Norwegian Government has today granted a licence for the longest sub-sea electricity interconnector in the world, to be built between the UK and Norway.

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Triodos Renewables to offer crowdfunded shares from as little as £50
(Mon 13/10)
Triodos Renewables today launches a major £5 million share offer. The money raised will be directly invested in constructing new UK renewable energy generating assets, allowing the company to further grow its renewable

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REA and STA announce split to go separate ways
(Mon 13/10)
The Renewable Energy Association and Solar Trade Association have announced they will end their formal affiliation at the end of this year.

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"Beginning of the end" for Green Deal as leading firm faces closure
(Fri 10/10)
One of the UK’s largest Green Deal operators is facing an uncertain future after it was forced to call in insolvency practitioners as it attempts to renegotiate its debts.

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Scotland gives consent for £1.2bn plans for offshore wind farms
(Fri 10/10)
Four offshore wind farms that could provide enough energy to power over 1.4 million Scottish homes have received development consent, Scotland's Energy Minister Fergus Ewing announced today.

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UK provides £11m to create network for hydrogen-powered cars
(Thu 09/10)
The arrival of hydrogen cars on UK roads is a step closer to reality after Business Minister Matt Hancock announced up to £11 million of funding.

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Industry partners collaborate on solar park battery storage project
(Thu 09/10)
In a first for the UK energy efficiency market, a solar park owner, energy supplier and energy efficiency solutions company have joined forces to commission one of the country’s first commercial scale battery storage u

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School solar scheme reflects success of Co-op community energy plan
(Thu 09/10)
Pupils are now more knowledgeable about renewable energy after award-winning Bath and West Community Energy (BWCE) began installing solar panels on schools across the district.

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Energy Secretary warns Pickles over "abuse of ministerial power"
(Tue 07/10)
Energy Secretary Ed Davey has launched an astonishing attack on fellow Cabinet Minister Eric Pickles in an ongoing Whitehall spat over planning consent for onshore wind farms.

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Government to throw another £100m at the Green Deal cash giveaway
(Tue 07/10)
Energy Secretary Ed Davey has announced an extra £100m for the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund - on top of the £120m already burned through earlier this summer.











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