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Apple powers ahead with fuel cells and solar panels at data centre

Apple is making progress on its plans to run its new data centre in North Carolina on renewables.

Businesses leading government on use of clean energy

After the disappointing progress of governments in Doha to take action against climate change, businesses are leading the way in adopting clean energy, according to a new report.

UK government should raise ambitions on efficient tower blocks

Tower block residents typically miss out on energy efficiency advice and improvements, but they could provide an ideal vehicle for whole building improvements, says Green Alliance. 

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Ofgem plugs £45 million into low-carbon technologies

UK energy regulator Ofgem is investment £45.5 million in five diverse projects from an intelligent socket to control electric vehicle charging to ways of making it easier and cheaper to hook up renewables to the grid.

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Solar trade war between China, the US and Europe intensifies

Solar trade war between China, the US and Europe intensifies

The ongoing trade dispute over solar products between China, the US and Europe is intensifying.

Renault races to install automotive sector’s largest solar array

Renault races to install automotive sector’s largest solar array

Carmaker Renault is rolling out photovoltaic panels over six of its French production sites that will add up to the largest solar array in the automotive sector.

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Eureka moment for National Trust’s hydroelectric turbine

Eureka moment for National Trust’s hydroelectric turbine

UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey watched the National Trust switch on London’s first Archimedes Screw hydroelectric turbine at Morden Hall Park in south west London on Friday.

IKEA unpacks plans to generate 100% renewable electricity

IKEA unpacks plans to generate 100% renewable electricity

Swedish furniture retailer IKEA announced a new sustainability strategy this week that will see the chain become self-sufficient in renewable energy by 2020.

Walmart makes progress on environmental goals

Walmart makes progress on environmental goals

US retailer Walmart says it is making progress on its wide-reaching environmental and social responsibility strategy and is now the second largest onsite green power generator in the country.

Renewable ‘frenzy’ in Japan but Germany considers support cap

Renewable ‘frenzy’ in Japan but Germany considers support cap

There has been a ‘frenzy’ of activity in the Japanese renewable energy market over the last year, while Germany is considering a cap on support levels.