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Energy companies’ UK investment hits 20-year high

Energy companies’ investment in the UK is at a 20-year high, according to a new report from Ernst & Young, but policy uncertainty could risk a slowdown in the future.

Estimates point to fall in EU’s 2011 greenhouse gas emissions

Early estimates show a fall in greenhouse gas emissions of 2.5% across Europe in 2011, according to the European Environment Agency.

Cultivation bioreactor for producing biofuel. (Credit Neste Oil)

Neste Oil opens first European biofuel-from-waste pilot plant

Finnish firm Neste Oil officially opened its first European pilot plant for producing microbial oil from waste material in Porvoo, Finland on Friday.

Benefits of US switch to shale gas overstated, say researchers

Thanks to shale gas, the US is burning less coal. But the coal not used by the US is being exported to the UK, Europe and Asia, casting doubt on the overall benefits of the switch, say researchers.

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Centrica and Drax drop plans for biomass power stations

Centrica and Drax drop plans for biomass power stations

Centrica Energy and Drax are dropping plans for new biomass power stations in the UK because of a lack of certainty over government policy.

UK’s Citizens Advice urgers householders to switch to save

UK’s Citizens Advice urgers householders to switch to save

Amid the furore over household energy prices, this week was ‘Big Energy Saving Week’ with organisers Citizens Advice calling on householders to switch suppliers to get the best deal.

US investors repeat call for extension of renewables tax credits

US investors repeat call for extension of renewables tax credits

Over 20 US investors with more than $800 billion at their disposal repeated a call for an urgent extension of the Production Tax Credit for renewable power, which will lapse at the end of the year.

China looks set for nuclear expansion

China looks set for nuclear expansion

China looks on the verge of a major expansion of nuclear power as a moratorium on new projects is lifted, according to energy experts GlobalData.

M&S to plug into energy-from-waste plant

M&S to plug into energy-from-waste plant

UK high street retailer Marks and Spencer has signed a deal with waste management firm Shanks Group to convert its food waste into electricity.

IT centres wasting energy because of “archaic” attitudes

IT centres wasting energy because of “archaic” attitudes

Data centres are wasting energy because of “archaic” attitudes to equipment tolerances to heat and humidity, says The Green Grid.