Communities to cash in on wind farm levy – but is it enough?
Renewable trade association RenewableUK has published today the details of the industry’s Protocol on payments from wind farms to community benefit funds.
Influential voices support WWF’s 100% renewable energy vision
WWF’s groundbreaking study showing 100 percent renewable energy is both achievable and imperative by 2050 has attracted immediate backing from leaders of several major companies, policymakers and opinion formers, who
UK must grasp offshore wind opportunity, says energy chief
Rick Eggleston, managing director of RepowerUK, one of the UK's fastest growing wind energy companies, tells ClickGreen how the country must grasp the opportunity of offshore power generation.
Scotland to press Europe to increase carbon reduction targets
The Scottish government is to press Europe to set more ambitious climate change targets and promote the drive for low-carbon technologies.
Targeting sustainable drainage to help counter climate change
Dr Susanne Charlesworth, Leader of the Sustainable Drainage Applied Research Group at Coventry University, discusses the benefits and advantages of sustainable drainage (SUDS) and its varied roles in helping to create a
National Trust backs public concerns over future of forests
The National Trust has revealed it will support the public's concern over the future of Britain's forests and is insisting that any change of ownership must protect public access to woodlands as well as their amenity,
Using oceans to slow global warming is “doomed to failure”
Failure to tackle rising greenhouse gas emissions effectively has led to intensifying debate on geoengineering - deliberate large-scale schemes to slow the rate at which Earth is heating up.
Tesco chief calls for less red tape on green investment
Sir Terry Leahy, CEO of the UK's largest retailer Tesco, has called on the world's governments to work with private companies to ensure that innovation in low-carbon growth is not blocked by bureaucracy and red tape.
Recycling everything is the key to saving the planet, say scientists
Recycling all the materials we use is the key to saving the Earth and humans from an apocalyptic future, according to a major new book by scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA).
UK must urge World Bank to abandon “dirty” fossil fuels
A leading campaign group is urging the UK government's international development secretary Andrew Mitchell to use his position on the board of the World Bank to press for an end to investment in carbon-intensive energy
Next generation solar panels aren't worth the hype
In recent years, developers have been investigating light-harvesting thin film solar panels made from nanotechnology — and promoting efficiency metrics to make the technology marketable. Now a Tel Aviv University resea
Missing FiT data makes value checking impossible, says REF
Following Ofgem's decision to start publishing information relating to the installation of Feed-in Tariffs (FiT) generators, analysts at the Renewable Energy Foundation (REF) have urged the government to now show how mu
“Unstoppable effects” of climate change will last for 1,000 years
New research indicates the impact of rising CO2 levels in the Earth's atmosphere will cause unstoppable effects to the climate for at least the next 1000 years, causing researchers to estimate a collapse of the West Ant
Localism Bill – Opportunity or Threat?
New planning rules announced this week in the Localism Bill have the potential to enhance local democracy provided communities are given the right kind of support.
Plants can “slow down” global warming, NASA study
A new NASA computer modelling study has found that additional growth of plants and trees in a world with doubled atmospheric carbon dioxide levels would create a new negative feedback – a cooling effect – in the Eart