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UK Environment Agency gives OK to fracking ‘if safe’

UK Environment Agency gives OK to fracking ‘if safe’

Environment Agency chair Lord Chris Smith gave a cautious ‘OK’ to fracking in the UK so long as it is done safely and with carbon capture and storage.

TCM, Mongstad

World’s largest CCS demonstration project opens in Norway

World’s largest CCS demonstration project opens in Norway

The world’s largest and most advanced carbon capture and storage test and development project opened at Mongstad in Norway on Monday.

Green power financing flies in face of economic downturn, says KPMG

Green power financing flies in face of economic downturn, says KPMG

Private equity and infrastructure fund investment in global renewable energy is flying in the face of the downturn, according to consultants KPMG.

Vattenfall's recently commissioned Ormonde wind farm

UK gives go ahead for Vattenfall’s 299 MW Welsh wind farm

UK gives go ahead for Vattenfall’s 299 MW Welsh wind farm

UK Energy Minister Charles Hendry has today given the go ahead to Vattenfall for its planned 299 MW onshore wind farm in south Wales.

Gamesa drops US installation of offshore wind turbine prototype

Gamesa drops US installation of offshore wind turbine prototype

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has suspended its plans to install a prototype 5 MW wind turbine off the US mid-Atlantic coast because of poor market conditions.

Wlyfa nuclear power station

China reportedly eyeing up UK nuclear market

China reportedly eyeing up UK nuclear market

China is looking to step into the UK’s increasingly beleaguered nuclear sector with the possible purchase of the Horizon joint venture between E.ON and RWE, according to media reports.

UK promises to cut red tape on EU ETS

UK promises to cut red tape on EU ETS

The UK government pledged today to cut the red tape for the country’s industry participating in the EU Emissions Trading System.

Leading solar companies join force to expand deployment

Leading solar companies join force to expand deployment

Leading solar companies including First Solar and Suntech are joining forces to found the Global Solar Council to expand the deployment of solar power.

UK solar sales slump in wake of feed-in tariff cut

UK solar sales slump in wake of feed-in tariff cut

Solar photovoltaic sales in the UK slowed down dramatically last month following the government’s cut in feed-in tariffs.

UK renters missing out on £990 million energy efficiency savings

UK renters missing out on £990 million energy efficiency savings

Renters in the UK are missing out on potential savings of £990 million on energy bills because their properties are lacking basic energy efficiency measures like insulation.