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US announces funding of clean coal and CCS

As part of its FutureGen project, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced new plans for the demonstration of commercial-scale integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) and other clean coal power plants incorporating carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

UK coal use still growing but steady progress on renewables

The UK government’s latest figures on energy production and use, released yesterday, reveal that while coal use is at its highest share in 14 years, renewable electricity is still growing steadily.

Europe needs CCS demonstration project now

The European Commission may have failed to make a decision on funding of carbon capture and storage but a demonstration project is needed now, says EURELECTRIC.

UK government’s Energy Bill goes for second reading

The UK government’s long-awaited Energy Bill will go before Parliament this afternoon for its second reading.

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UK’s ‘dash for gas’ will boost bills, warns committee

UK’s ‘dash for gas’ will boost bills, warns committee

The influential Committee on Climate Change has today warned that increased reliance on unabated gas generation could add £600 to the average household bill over the coming decades.

UK government gives go ahead for shale gas fracking to restart

UK government gives go ahead for shale gas fracking to restart

UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey has today given the go ahead for fracking of shale gas to restart in the UK.

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UK Chancellor’s Autumn Statement confirms a ‘dash for gas’

UK Chancellor’s Autumn Statement confirms a ‘dash for gas’

Despite widespread condemnation, the UK Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement yesterday opened up the way for a massive expansion of gas power.

Report puts wind up UK Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

Report puts wind up UK Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

As the UK Chancellor George Osborne makes his Autumn Statement, a report by Cambridge Econometrics for WWF and Greenpeace indicates that investing in offshore wind rather than gas would boost GDP by £20 billion. 

UK government set to approve 30 new gas power stations

UK government set to approve 30 new gas power stations

UK Chancellor George Osborne is widely expected to announce the approval of up to 30 new gas-fired power stations tomorrow as part of his Autumn Statement.

UK government’s long-awaited Energy Bill laid before Parliament

UK government’s long-awaited Energy Bill laid before Parliament

UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey put the details of government’s long awaited Energy Bill before Parliament today, which promises to revolutionise the country’s energy market.