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.
As the US and China conclude discussions of trade relations, the Commerce Department has slapped still tariffs on wind towers from China and Vietnam.
Swedish energy company Vattenfall is joining the Carbon Trust’s Europe-wide effort to drive down the costs of offshore wind power.
Scientists at GE Global Research say they have made it to the next stop in the route to affordable, clean fuel, zero-emission buses.
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.
The European Commission yesterday announced the award of €1.2 billion to 23 innovative renewable energy projects under the NER300 funding programme.
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.
The UK government’s long-awaited Energy Bill will go before Parliament this afternoon for its second reading.
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.