Wind power could be supplying one in ten UK homes by 2020 as the second largest electricity source after gas according to RenewableUK
Four projects have been selected from a field of eight to move into the next stage of the UK government's £1 billion carbon capture and storage competition.
Americans used less energy in 2011 thanks to a switch to more energy efficient technologies and wider use of renewables, according to a study by a US research lab.
E.ON and RWE npower have confirmed that Hitachi is to buy their 50:50 joint venture Horizon Nuclear Power for £969 million.
The London Array Offshore Wind Farm in the Thames Estuary produced its first power yesterday, developers DONG Energy, E.ON and Masdar have announced.
Early estimates show a fall in greenhouse gas emissions of 2.5% across Europe in 2011, according to the European Environment Agency.
Thanks to shale gas, the US is burning less coal. But the coal not used by the US is being exported to the UK, Europe and Asia, casting doubt on the overall benefits of the switch, say researchers.
Energy companies’ investment in the UK is at a 20-year high, according to a new report from Ernst & Young, but policy uncertainty could risk a slowdown in the future.
Over 20 US investors with more than $800 billion at their disposal repeated a call for an urgent extension of the Production Tax Credit for renewable power, which will lapse at the end of the year.