Black month for UK renewables as more projects are axed than approved
The UK renewable energy industry has lost 4.4GW of planned electricity generation since the beginning of February – the equivalent capacity of more than two nuclear power stations.
"Uncertain" UK energy policy blamed as £250m biomass power plant is axed
Leading renewable energy developer RES has called on the Government to clarify its support for the green energy industry after it announced it was scrapping plans to build a £250m biomass power station in Blyth, Northum
'Carbon bubble' is a risk to future financial stability, MPs warn
Stock markets could be inflating a ‘carbon bubble’ by over-valuing companies with fossil fuel assets that will have to be left unburned in order to limit climate change, MPs have warned.
Nationwide campaign to expose double standards of fracking drive
Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has been accused of double standards by prioritising local voices in windfarm planning decisions, while bypassing localism when it comes to fracking for shale gas.
Government warns council against plans to charge to recycle waste
Council chiefs have been warned they could be breaking the law by introducing a “backdoor” bin tax to charge households to recycle their waste.
Organisations sign up to new low carbon heating network
Energy firm E.ON has announced three leading Sheffield organisations have agreed to connect to its new £20 million low carbon district heating network to be built in the Lower Don valley.
Scotland delivers £2.5m to help communities plug into renewable energy
The Scottish Government CARES programme – delivered by Local Energy Scotland – has helped 49 renewable energy projects across Scotland in the last six months, providing £2.76 million of grants and loans for communit
Ministers "lose control" of £3m-a-month Green Deal spending
DECC officials have been accused of embarking on a “breath-taking spending spree” after the latest official accounts revealed the Green Deal scheme costs more to operate than it hands out to consumers.
UK wind energy breaks new record to power more than 6.5m homes
Wind energy generated a new record monthly high of 11% of the UK’s electricity in February, producing 2,750,086MWh – enough to power more than six and a half million homes.
Report warns "endemic" UK waste crime costs £800 million
The true cost of waste crime in the UK exceeds more than £800 million, according to a new report published by the Environmental Services Association Education Trust (ESAET).
UK looks to "fully rule out" a binding 2030 renewable energy target
The UK has ruled out agreeing to a legally binding 2030 renewable energy target ahead of next week’s meeting of the EU Energy Council in Brussels.
UK's wind energy output increases by more than a third in a year
The amount of electricity produced by wind in the UK grew by more than a third from 2012 to 2013, according to provisional statistics released today by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
Energy Minister calls UK "the destination" for wave and tidal energy
Energy Minister Greg Barker and his shadow counterpart Tom Greatrex have told RenewableUK’s wave and tidal energy conference in back-to-back speeches that the Coalition Government and Labour fully support developing th
Business leaders call for urgent political focus on climate action
A group of leading corporate chiefs have signed a letter calling for the UK’s political parties to work together to combat climate change.
DECC scrambles to order changes to Green Deal money-saving claims
Officials at the Department of Energy and Climate Change have written to Green Deal partners requesting they make changes to the scheme’s money-saving claims.