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UK government fails to deliver decarbonisation target in Energy Bill

UK government fails to deliver decarbonisation target in Energy Bill

Energy Secretary Ed Davey today announced key details about the Energy Bill, which will be published next week, but failed to make a decision on a decarbonisation until 2016.

Mixed forecast for giant Desertec solar plan

Mixed forecast for giant Desertec solar plan

The ambitious plan to generate 15% of Europe’s electricity from solar farms in North Africa and the Middle East appears to be beset by problems.

EU should step up action on global warming, says European Parliament

EU should step up action on global warming, says European Parliament

In a cross-party resolution, the European Parliament yesterday urged the United Nations climate change summit in Doha, Qatar next week to spur Europe and the rest of the world to step up action on climate change.

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Microsoft to test wastewater-powered fuel cell for data centres

Microsoft to test wastewater-powered fuel cell for data centres

Software giant Microsoft is to test out whether a fuel cell power plant running on biogas generated by a wastewater treatment facility can support a data centre.

“Emissions gap” between climate change and policies widening, warns UN

“Emissions gap” between climate change and policies widening, warns UN

Global warming gases like CO2 are increasing and the “emissions gap” between climate change and policies is widening, warns the United Nations Environmental Programme.

Solar industry warns government against “suppressing” large installations

Solar industry warns government against “suppressing” large installations

The Solar Trade Association is warning the UK government against ruling out mid-and large-sized photovoltaic installations when it rules on new support levels.

UK Prime Minister lives up to his promise to simplify energy tariffs

UK Prime Minister lives up to his promise to simplify energy tariffs

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has outlined measures to ensure that consumers get the lowest energy tariff after surprising colleagues with the announcement last month. 

London confirms position as Europe’s carbon trading hub

London confirms position as Europe’s carbon trading hub

London has confirmed its position as the centre of carbon trading, now accounting for 90% of European trading and 80% of global trading.

California hails success of first cap-and-trade auction

California hails success of first cap-and-trade auction

Californian officials are hailing the success of the state’s first cap-and-trade auction of carbon emission permits but sale price was not as high as predicted.

GE to purchase 2000 Ford C-MAX hybrids for fleet

GE to purchase 2000 Ford C-MAX hybrids for fleet

GE is to purchase 2000 new Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids as part of a collaboration between the two companies and Georgia Institute of Technology.