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UK coal use still growing but steady progress on renewables

The UK government’s latest figures on energy production and use, released yesterday, reveal that while coal use is at its highest share in 14 years, renewable electricity is still growing steadily.

US slaps import tariffs on wind towers from China and Vietnam

As the US and China conclude discussions of trade relations, the Commerce Department has slapped still tariffs on wind towers from China and Vietnam.

Vattenfall's Horns Rev wind farm

Vattenfall joins Carbon Trust’s effort to speed up wind development

Swedish energy company Vattenfall is joining the Carbon Trust’s Europe-wide effort to drive down the costs of offshore wind power.

GE Global Research's Durathon-powered bus

GE’s hybrid bus technology makes it to the next stop

Scientists at GE Global Research say they have made it to the next stop in the route to affordable, clean fuel, zero-emission buses.

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EU makes progress on renewables but UK still lagging

EU makes progress on renewables but UK still lagging

The European Union is still making progress on renewables, with its energy share increasing to 13.4% in 2011, but the UK is still lagging in the league table of nations, according to the latest figures.

EC awards €1.2 billion to innovative renewables projects

EC awards €1.2 billion to innovative renewables projects

The European Commission yesterday announced the award of €1.2 billion to 23 innovative renewable energy projects under the NER300 funding programme.

Europe needs CCS demonstration project now

Europe needs CCS demonstration project now

The European Commission may have failed to make a decision on funding of carbon capture and storage but a demonstration project is needed now, says EURELECTRIC.

UK government’s Energy Bill goes for second reading

UK government’s Energy Bill goes for second reading

The UK government’s long-awaited Energy Bill will go before Parliament this afternoon for its second reading.

UK Energy Secretary defends government record on energy costs

UK Energy Secretary defends government record on energy costs

UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey defended the government’s position on energy yesterday, arguing that its climate change policies only account for a small fraction of the typical household fuel bill.

UK government gives solar sector glimmer of hope with revised subsidies

UK government gives solar sector glimmer of hope with revised subsidies

The UK government has today announced revised subsidies for large solar installations that are not as low as previously feared.