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Black month for UK renewables as more projects are axed than approved
(Thu 06/03)
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.

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"Uncertain" UK energy policy blamed as £250m biomass power plant is axed
(Thu 06/03)
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

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'Carbon bubble' is a risk to future financial stability, MPs warn
(Thu 06/03)
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.

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Nationwide campaign to expose double standards of fracking drive
(Thu 06/03)
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.

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Government warns council against plans to charge to recycle waste
(Wed 05/03)
Council chiefs have been warned they could be breaking the law by introducing a “backdoor” bin tax to charge households to recycle their waste.

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Organisations sign up to new low carbon heating network
(Wed 05/03)
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.

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Scotland delivers £2.5m to help communities plug into renewable energy
(Wed 05/03)
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

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Ministers "lose control" of £3m-a-month Green Deal spending
(Tue 04/03)
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.

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UK wind energy breaks new record to power more than 6.5m homes
(Tue 04/03)
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.

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Report warns "endemic" UK waste crime costs £800 million
(Tue 04/03)
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).

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UK looks to "fully rule out" a binding 2030 renewable energy target
(Sat 01/03)
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.

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UK's wind energy output increases by more than a third in a year
(Thu 27/02)
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).

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Energy Minister calls UK "the destination" for wave and tidal energy
(Thu 27/02)
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

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Business leaders call for urgent political focus on climate action
(Thu 27/02)
A group of leading corporate chiefs have signed a letter calling for the UK’s political parties to work together to combat climate change.

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DECC scrambles to order changes to Green Deal money-saving claims
(Wed 26/02)
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.











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