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UK ruling allows small emitters and hospitals to opt out of EU-ETS

UK ruling allows small emitters and hospitals to opt out of EU-ETS

The UK government has fulfilled the promise made earlier this year to allow small emitters and hospitals to opt out of the European Union Emissions Trading System.

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Enel drops out of nuclear plans with EDF after costs soar

Enel drops out of nuclear plans with EDF after costs soar

Italian energy company Enel has dropped out of its plans to work with EDF on six nuclear power plants as costs at the Flamanville project in Normandy soar.

UK and Germany announce joint effort to help tackle climate change

UK and Germany announce joint effort to help tackle climate change

As the United Nations climate negotiations in Doha, Qatar move into the final hours, the UK and Germany have announced a joint venture to help partner countries take action against climate change.

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UK launches bid to revitalise its nuclear industry

UK launches bid to revitalise its nuclear industry

UK Energy Minister John Hayes and Business and Enterprise Minister Michael Fallon have launched a new plan to revitalize the country’s nuclear industry.

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UK government ditches CRC ranking in Autumn Statement

UK government ditches CRC ranking in Autumn Statement

UK government plans to rank businesses according to their performance on energy efficiency has been ditched by Chancellor George Osborne in his Autumn Statement.

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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.

British Airways signs up to ten-year fuel-from-waste deal

British Airways signs up to ten-year fuel-from-waste deal

British Airways has signed up to purchase jet fuel produced from waste material in a ten-year deal worth $500 million in today’s prices.

UK’s Green Investment Bank faces further borrowing delay

UK’s Green Investment Bank faces further borrowing delay

November was a bumper month for wind generation in the UK but future investment in renewables could be hit by a delay to the borrowing capacity of the government’s Green Investment Bank.

WindMade initiative breezes ahead thanks to consumer demand

WindMade initiative breezes ahead thanks to consumer demand

The WindMade organisation announced a new consumer label for goods and products made using renewable energy at the United Nations’ COP18 climate summit in Doha yesterday.

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.