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UK Green Investment Bank budget slashed in Spending Review

UK Green Investment Bank budget slashed in Spending Review

The UK Chancellor George Osborne’s long-awaited and much dreaded Spending Review will slash funding for Government’s promised Green Investment Bank to just £1 billion.

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UK network operator lays out plans for £54 million smart grid trial

UK network operator lays out plans for £54 million smart grid trial

Power network operator in the North East and Yorkshire, CE Electric UK, has announced plans for a £54 million smart grid project to test the impact of low-carbon technologies like electric cars and solar panels on the electricity network.

GE to invest $432 million in next generation of ‘smart’ fridges

GE to invest $432 million in next generation of ‘smart’ fridges

US giant GE has announced plans to invest $432 million in four ‘centres of excellence’ dedicated to the design and manufacture of a new generation of smart fridges and freezers.

Cutting UK feed-in tariffs would provoke legal challenge, warns green group

Cutting UK feed-in tariffs would provoke legal challenge, warns green group

Ahead of the release of the details UK Coalition Government’s spending review later this week, green group Friends of the Earth is warning that any cut to feed-in tariffs could provoke a legal challenge.

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UTC agrees takeover of trouble turbine manufacturer Clipper

UTC agrees takeover of trouble turbine manufacturer Clipper

US high-tech company United Technologies Corporation has agreed a cash deal to acquire troubled California-based wind turbine manufacturer Clipper Windpower.

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EPA waiver to allow sale of 15% ethanol fuel for new cars

EPA waiver to allow sale of 15% ethanol fuel for new cars

The US Environmental Protection Agency has granted a waiver allowing the sale of fuel containing 15% ethanol for new cars and trucks.

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Revised UK national policy statements drop Severn barrage tidal scheme

Revised UK national policy statements drop Severn barrage tidal scheme

The Coalition Government has launched its revised National Policy Statements (NPSs) on energy, which map out a future with over half new generating capacity coming from renewable sources by 2025.

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EU delays decision on 30% emissions target

EU delays decision on 30% emissions target

EU environment ministers meeting in Brussels last week put off a decision on increasing the region’s emissions reduction target from 20% to 30% until next year.

UK Government invests £15 million in green buses

UK Government invests £15 million in green buses

UK Transport Minister Norman Baker today announced the 14 organisations that will share £15 million to support the purchase of new ‘green’ buses.

IEA shows governments how save energy through efficiency

IEA shows governments how save energy through efficiency

Many governments are hindered in their efforts to improve energy efficiency by a lack of technical capacity and know-how, says the International Energy Agency.