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London 2012 Olympic Games hit green as well as gold

As the London 2012 Olympic Games enter their second week, the event is being heralded as the greenest ever… although perhaps not as green as hoped.

Companies sign up to UK £1 billion CCS competition

Sixteen companies including Centrica, Shell, SSE, Doosan Power Projects and National Grid have signalled their intention to bid for funding under the government’s re-launched carbon capture and storage competition.

Hitachi joins UK £100 million smart heating programme

Japanese firm Hitachi is to be the first partner in the UK government’s public-private £100 million smart heating programme.

UK Energy Technologies Institute seeks energy-from-waste partners

The UK’s Energy Technologies Institute has announced today that it is seeking partners for a new £13 million energy-from-waste demonstrator plant.

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SSE to build multifuel generation plant at Ferrybridge in Yorkshire

SSE to build multifuel generation plant at Ferrybridge in Yorkshire

SSE and Wheelabrator Technologies have formed a 50:50 joint venture to build a £300 million multifuel generation plant at SSE’s existing Ferrybridge site in West Yorkshire.

Greenpeace joins UK industry call for support of CHP in Budget

Greenpeace joins UK industry call for support of CHP in Budget

As UK Chancellor George Osborne revs up for his Budget 2012 announcement, Greenpeace has joined into an unlikely alliance with an industry coalition to call for a rethink of support for combined heat and power technologies.

Drax drops plans for new UK biomass plants

Drax drops plans for new UK biomass plants

Energy generator Drax has dropped its plans for two new biomass plants in the UK, blaming a lack of financial support from the government.

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Scottish Government urges Coalition to rethink biomass policy

Scottish Government urges Coalition to rethink biomass policy

The Scottish Government yesterday urged the UK’s Minister for Energy and Climate Change Charles Hendry to rethink the Coalition’s policy on biomass energy.

Anaerobic digestion boosted by OFT report, says association

Anaerobic digestion boosted by OFT report, says association

Anaerobic digestion in the UK could get a boost thanks to a new report into the treatment of organic waste, says the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association.

European strategy failing to improve efficiency of energy generation

European strategy failing to improve efficiency of energy generation

European strategies pay too much attention to efficient energy consumption and not enough to the production and delivery of energy, according to a new report from GE Energy and the Assembly of European Regions.