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UK pledges £1.5 billion to help developing world tackle climate change

UK pledges £1.5 billion to help developing world tackle climate change

Energy Secretary Ed Davey announced that the UK will provide £1.5 billion of ‘fast start’ finance to help developing countries tackle climate change on his arrival in Doha at the United Nations negotiations. 

Hinkley Point B power station

EDF Energy extends life of UK nuclear facilities by seven years

EDF Energy extends life of UK nuclear facilities by seven years

EDF Energy has announced plans to extend the lifetime of its UK nuclear power stations at Hinkley Point and Hunterston for seven years.

Hoosac wind farm, Massachusetts

US government opens up Atlantic coast to wind development

US government opens up Atlantic coast to wind development

As the New England state of Massachusetts celebrates the opening of its latest onshore wind farm, the US government has opened up two major sites on the Atlantic coast for offshore wind development.

UK government set to approve 30 new gas power stations

UK government set to approve 30 new gas power stations

UK Chancellor George Osborne is widely expected to announce the approval of up to 30 new gas-fired power stations tomorrow as part of his Autumn Statement.

Artist's impression of Blue Energy PV plant in Ghana

Blue Energy gets green light to build Africa’s largest solar farm

Blue Energy gets green light to build Africa’s largest solar farm

UK-based renewable energy developer Blue Energy has been given the green light to build the largest solar farm in Africa.

UK homes share £3 million to flick the switch on renewable heating

UK homes share £3 million to flick the switch on renewable heating

UK Energy Minister Greg Barker yesterday announced that 38 communities across the country have been awarded a share of £3 million to install renewable heating.

UK Green Deal move forward, but public not aware of scheme

UK Green Deal move forward, but public not aware of scheme

The UK government claims it is making strides in its flagship Green Deal scheme but a survey reveals that 96% of the British public have not heard of the home energy initiative or do not understand it.

Don’t forget about water efficiency, urge Energy Saving Trust and Waterwise

Don’t forget about water efficiency, urge Energy Saving Trust and Waterwise

Water efficiency must not be neglected in the UK government’s new home and business energy saving initiatives, urge the Energy Saving Trust and Waterwise.

Still hope for UN climate change talks, says UK Energy Secretary

Still hope for UN climate change talks, says UK Energy Secretary

Before he headed to Doha, Qatar to join the United Nation climate change negotiations, UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey said there was still reason to be hopeful.

UK government should raise ambitions on efficient tower blocks

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.