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Transparency watchdog orders Ministers to publish censored fracking report
(Thu 18/06)
The UK’s transparency watchdog has ruled Ministers must publish the full version of a heavily redacted report into the impacts of fracking following a year-long transparency campaign by Greenpeace UK.

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Community energy group trials 'home-grown' energy scheme with Co-op
(Thu 18/06)
Leading energy supplier Co-operative Energy has joined forces with community energy group Energy Local and will this week unveil a ground-breaking ‘home-grown’ energy trial.

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All the reaction to the end of support for onshore wind energy
(Thu 18/06)
The Government’s decision to end subsidies for new onshore wind farms will have a massive impact on the renewable energy sector and demonstrates the UK's "omnishambles of an energy policy", according to a number of

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Scotland warns again that wind subsidy cuts will end in court action
(Thu 18/06)
Scotland’s Energy Minister has warned the UK Government its “irrational” decision to end support for the onshore wind sector will likely trigger a lengthy court battle.

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UK Government finally plunges the knife into onshore wind sector
(Thu 18/06)
The Government has delivered on its pledge to axe subsidy support for the UK’s onshore wind industry.

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More than 10,000 urge Westminster MPs to tackle climate change
(Wed 17/06)
Thousands of people demanding action on climate change descended on London today for a mass lobby of Westminster politicians organised by The Climate Coalition.

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Scottish Govt warns of legal battle against cuts to onshore wind subsidies
(Wed 17/06)
The Scottish Government has warned Whitehall of the threat of another lengthy legal battle if DECC pushes ahead with anticipated cuts to subsidy support for the onshore wind industry.

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Sustainable biomass helps Drax save 20 million tonnes of carbon
(Wed 17/06)
Drax, the UK’s largest power station – providing up to an eighth of the nation’s power needs – will next month save its 20 millionth tonne of carbon since it started burning sustainable biomass in place of coal a

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Contractor pockets DECC millions as nuclear clean-up costs soar
(Wed 17/06)
An outsourcing giant which jointly holds UK government contracts for nuclear clean-up work worth billions has two staff on secondment to the energy department to advise on policy including nuclear development, an investi

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Ben Ainslie Racing and Low Carbon take the lead with sustainability in sport
(Tue 16/06)
Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR), spearheaded by Olympic multi-gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie, has called on sporting organisations in the UK to use their massive influence to educate and inform the public about the importance o

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Scottish communities cash-in on record £8.8m from wind farms
(Tue 16/06)
Scotland’s onshore wind industry now invests nearly £9 million in community projects every year – the highest amount ever, new figures show.

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UK is falling behind on 2020 EU renewables targets, study claims
(Mon 15/06)
The UK is underachieving in terms of meeting its 2020 renewable energy targets, according to a major cross-European analysis of renewable energy markets.

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Geothermal projects get funding boost to heat homes and businesses
(Mon 15/06)
Almost a quarter of a million pounds of funding has been awarded to five feasibility projects across Scotland that will investigate how the thermal energy in the ground can be used to heat homes and businesses.

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Fruit grower's six-figure solar investment cuts business costs
(Mon 15/06)
East Anglian soft fruit farm Place UK has cut its energy bills by £30,000 a year and reduced its carbon footprint by almost 100 tonnes thanks to a new 200 kWp ground mount solar array.

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Eco-friendly concrete block manufacturer secures major investment
(Thu 11/06)
A North West company which specialises in the manufacture and supply of eco-friendly concrete blocks has secured £500,000 from The North West Fund for Energy & Environmental, managed by 350 Investment Partners











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