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  • 28 Feb 2015

    Solar loses out in first £315m renewable energy subsidy ‘auction’

    More than two dozen renewable energy projects, together capable of delivering more than two gigawatts of green electricity, are to be awarded hundreds of millions of pounds in subsidies in the first Government auction under its new competitive support mechanism called 'Contracts for Difference’ (CfD).

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  • 25 Feb 2015

    Big Six are cause of Green Deal failure, Greg Barker says

    The Big Six energy companies undermined the Government’s flagship programme to upgrade the energy efficiency of Britain’s housing stock, according to the former Climate Minister who is now David Cameron’s climate envoy.

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  • 24 Feb 2015

    Sales of organic food and drinks rise four per cent

    Sales of organic food and drink products have bounced back, rising by four per cent last year at a time of tumbling food prices and spending.

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  • 23 Feb 2015

    UK on track to hit renewable energy targets

    The UK is on track to meet its renewable energy goals, with wind power substituting for gas and coal use and driving down greenhouse gas emissions, according to new analyses. However, the actions of the next Government are likely to be crucial in deciding whether the legally binding targets can be met.

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  • 20 Feb 2015

    Edelman severs long-standing PR ties with American Petroleum Institute

    The world’s largest public relations firm is ending its lucrative relationship with America’s powerful oil lobby – after more than a decade and at least $327m in billings.

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  • 18 Feb 2015

    World's biggest offshore wind farm gets greenlight at Dogger Bank

    Plans for the world’s biggest offshore wind farm have been given the green light by the Energy Secretary, with planning permission for an array of up to 400 turbines 80 miles off the Yorkshire coast on the Dogger Bank.

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  • 14 Feb 2015

    Cameron, Clegg and Miliband sign joint pledge to tackle climate change

    David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband have signed a joint pledge to tackle climate change, which they say will protect the UK’s national security and economic prosperity.

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  • 14 Feb 2015

    Go Fossil Free campaign stages global protest to encourage divestment from coal, oil and gas

    At least 1,400 UK customers are set to move their accounts in protest at their banks’ multibillion-pound funding of the fossil fuel industry. The campaign, mirrored by actions in Australia and South Africa, is part of a global day of action by the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement.

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  • 11 Feb 2015

    Ecotricity donates £250,000 to Labour Party

    The renewable energy company Ecotricity is giving £250,000 to the Labour Party, and has accused the government of being deceitful on climate and energy policy.

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  • 11 Feb 2015

    EC launches €200m innovation fund to tackle "valley of death"

    A €200 million pilot funding stream has been launched by the European Commission for projects that are in the late stages of development and close to being launched on the market.

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