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.... Nearly four fifths of Energy Institute members thought it would also negatively impact the UK supply chain. Post Brexit, the professionals largely want to keep EU energy and climate laws, such as the energy efficiency and renewable energy directives, the survey found. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Michael Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor, and the physicist Stephen Hawking are also members of the group. Under the proposal, a $40 carbon tax, rising over time, would be levied on emissions in order to encourage a shift towards renewable energy sources such as solar and wind. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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UK on track to miss carbon emissions target due to stalled energy policy image
.... Nearly four fifths of Energy Institute members thought it would also negatively impact the UK supply chain. Post Brexit, the professionals largely want to keep EU energy and climate laws, such as the energy efficiency and renewable energy directives, the survey found. ...
Exxon, BP and Shell back carbon tax proposal to curb emissions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 04:32:21 PM
.... Michael Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor, and the physicist Stephen Hawking are also members of the group. Under the proposal, a $40 carbon tax, rising over time, would be levied on emissions in order to encourage a shift towards renewable energy sources such as solar and wind. ...
Record levels of green energy in UK create strange new world for generators image
....When Angela Merkel announced in 2011 that Germany would seek to phase out its nuclear reactors by 2022, questions arose as to whether renewable sources of energy, such as wind or solar, could grow quickly enough to meet the requirements of German industry. Yet six years later, renewable power stations across the country are producing power in such abundance that conventional providers relying on coal and gas are being squeezed out of the market, and the state has to pay some renewable energy companies to switch off their turbines to stop congesting the power grid. ...
Carlsberg aims for zero carbon emissions after Trump's Paris pullout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 11:28:10 AM
....”. T’Hart said Carlsberg’s plans, which include using only renewable energy to brew beer by 2022, were equivalent to taking 160,000 cars off the road. ...
Renewables provide more than half UK electricity for first time image
.... . Critics of renewable energy sources will point to the disruption renewables cause to the established energy system. ...
Government support needed to unlock billions in green business, says industry image
.... Nick Molho, executive director of the Aldersgate Group, said the decision by US president Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris agreement on climate change would not make a major dent in the prospects for growth. He noted that the shift to a more efficient and lower carbon economy is well under way across the globe, with the cost of clean technologies, such as renewable energy and electric vehicles, falling rapidly, and investment growing strongly. ...
China sees an opportunity to lead as Trump withdraws from Paris. But will it? image
.... Although in terms of carbon emissions per person, China produces less than half compared to the US. “There is no question that China will show leadership on climate, including putting a cap and trade system in place, investing in renewable energy, ramping down carbon emissions, ramping down coal,” Gordon added. ...
Climate clash image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 09:37:48 AM
....And in the hours after the announcement, major firms were quick to emphasise that whatever the US's official position on the Paris deal, their own environmental focus would remain. Facebook's Mr Zuckerberg said it would continue with plans to power every new data centre it builds through 100% renewable energy, while Amazon insisted it remained "committed to putting our scale and inventive culture to work in ways that are good for the environment". ...
UK achieves solar power record as temperatures soar image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 03:05:33 PM
....Duncan Burt, head of control room operations at National Grid, called it the "beginning of a new era". "We now have significant volumes of renewable energy on the system," he said. ...
Ineos buys Dong Energy's oil and gas business in £1bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 04:16:05 PM
. Anglo-Swiss chemicals firm Ineos has bought the oil and gas business of Dong Energy for £1bn, a major milestone in the Danish company’s switch from hydrocarbons to renewable energy. ...
Charging ahead: Welsh battery scheme may aid growth of green energy image
. Nestling alongside rows of conifers and wind turbines in a Welsh valley, a pioneering project will materialise this summer that could prove a blueprint for unlocking Britain’s renewable energy potential. ...
How workable – and how expensive – might Labour’s renationalisations be? image
.... It could take control of the National Grid at huge cost. It could change the firm’s investment policies and promote renewable energy, but this would increase bills, not cut them. ...
National Grid boss says Labour plan will stall green energy drive image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 05:00:40 PM
....“To spend tens of billions of taxpayer money on nationalisation I’m just not convinced would be in the interest of taxpayers nor of energy consumers going forward,” he told the Guardian. Labour’s manifesto promised to take energy back into public ownership in order to deliver more renewable energy and cut costs for consumers. ...
Mersey feat: world's biggest wind turbines go online near Liverpool image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 05:30:46 AM
.... Eight further projects already under construction will add more than half that capacity again. But ministers have made it clear that the industry must keep cutting costs if the technology, the only large renewable energy source backed by the Conservatives, is to continue earning taxpayer support. ...
Ikea’s solution to peak stuff? Invest in plastics recycling plant image
....Apple, for example, has invested in forest in the US to increase the supply of sustainable pulp and paper goods that it needs for packaging. Google and Amazon, meanwhile, are two of a number of big companies that have bought renewable energy, in part to protect themselves against variable electricity prices. ...
Labour and National Grid image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 03:35:47 PM
. The leaked version of the Labour Party manifesto commits to "take energy back into public ownership to deliver renewable energy, affordability for consumers, and democratic control". ...
France's Engie aims to restore trust in energy firms with tracker tariff image
....The tracker follows a similar wholesale tracker tariff launched on Monday by Octopus Energy, another relatively new challenger supplier that signed up 90,000 customers in its first year. Engie will also be competing with a pair of new entrants that launched this week, including Pure Planet, which claims it will be the cheapest supplier of renewable energy on the market, with a single tariff of around £900. ...
The Tory energy cap is not a policy. It’s a confession | Owen Jones image
.... Governments of all political stripes adopted a “hands off” approach: the market knew best, you see, and the state would only pick winners and losers. Germany’s approach, on the other hand, has been to strategically intervene, promoting sectors such as renewable energy, which have delivered skilled jobs as well as taking on the climate change crisis. ...
E.On profits hit by UK customer woes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 10:10:26 AM
....On reported a record €16bn (£13. 9bn) full-year loss for 2016, mainly reflecting its move away from generating electricity from fossil fuels and a greater focus on renewable energy. ...
Brexit and energy: does ‘taking back control’ mean losing power? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 02:59:06 PM
....“Brexit is at best a distraction, at worst a disruption of the need to continue to drive energy productivity across the UK and Europe – of having a much less energy-intensive economy and getting more productivity from each unit of energy, of having a cleaner energy system, of having much less use of carbon-intensive fuels,” said Kyte. The former World Bank executive highlighted the increasing amount of renewable energy generation in the UK, which had led to what she branded “breakthroughs”, such as the country’s grid recently going a whole day without coal power. ...
Nissan launches British-made home battery to rival Tesla's Powerwall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 09:00:05 AM
....While Tesla has the edge on name recognition, Eaton and Nissan hope to woo customers with the environmental credentials of reusing old batteries and the fact they are made in Britain. Separately, a new report on Thursday said that many of the entrepreneurs involved in renewable energy had reacted to government subsidy cuts by moving into the burgeoning battery sector. ...
Battery bonanza image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:01:30 PM
.... We may soon see them as the thing that makes the grid work better. Gradually, the cost of renewable energy is coming down. ...
Is Triodos the ethical bank that could replace the Co-op? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 06:00:22 AM
....“I want my money to be used to drive positive change,” says Murrall-Smith, who is the mother of two boys aged three and one. “Triodos funds infrastructure projects such as renewable energy and low-carbon social housing, which I see as paramount. ...
Tory windfarm policy endangers cheap energy in UK, commission finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:19:44 AM
....Of Donald Trump, who recently issued an executive order rolling back Barack Obama’s clean power plan, Turner said: “The Trump presidency is not good for climate change, we can’t pretend otherwise. ” But he said renewable energy had such momentum in the US and globally that Trump would be unable to deliver a “fatal setback”. ...
Green Investment Bank sell-off described as a disaster by critics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 03:22:54 PM
....The government is holding on to £135m of the GIB’s assets, which the institution will continue to manage until they can be sold for the best return to the public purse. Macquarie will combine the GIB with its UK renewable energy investing business, and claimed that the deal would create one of Europe’s largest teams of green energy investment specialists, with well over 100 people. ...
UK government vows strong action to rein in energy companies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 12:25:24 PM
.... “It’s in no one’s interest at all to partition functioning markets,” he said. He added that no decision had been made on whether to scrap targets under the EU’s renewable energy directive after Brexit, as recent reports had recently suggested the government would. ...
Toshiba's US nuclear problems could provide cautionary tale for UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 07:00:27 AM
....However, any rescue by Seoul is far from certain. The two leading candidates in South Korea’s elections in May said this week that they favoured rowing back on nuclear power and switching to renewable energy. ...
UK nuclear plans could be hit by Westinghouse financial crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 06:47:55 PM
....Credit rating agency Moody’s said it welcomed the prospect of bankruptcy because it could limit Toshiba’s liabilities. Anti-nuclear campaigners said the episode showed the world should build renewable energy rather than new nuclear. ...
Coal in 'freefall' as new power plants dive by two-thirds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:01:20 AM
.... That policy shows no sign of stopping – at the weekend, Beijing ordered its last coal-fired power plant to close in a bid to improve the capital’s air quality. Myllyvirta said that in India the decline was down to slower-than-expected growth in energy demand, and renewable energy projects being installed rapidly. ...
SSE the latest ‘big six’ firm to put its prices up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
....9%, or £73 a year. It blamed its first electricity price rise in three-and-a-half years on government policies that require all energy customers to subsidise renewable energy, and the cost of a smart meter installation programme. ...
Trump budget to cut foreign aid to pay for defence boost image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:07:20 AM
....5bn request for pilot schemes to determine construction methods and locations for Mr Trump's promised wall between the US and Mexico. The White House wants a 30% cut from an energy department office that promotes energy efficiency and renewable energy. ...
E.On clears up the past with €16bn full-year loss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 08:16:40 AM
....The loss mainly reflects E. On's move away from generating electricity from fossil fuels and a greater focus on renewable energy. ...
'Spinning sail' rebooted to cut fuel and make ocean tankers greener image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 06:07:14 AM
....Riski said technology improvements and the rise of environmental regulations mean the rotor sail could take off now, having failed to compete with diesel power in the 1920s. “Wind is the only renewable energy available at large scale in the ocean,” said Riski. ...
The Scottish economy has strengths – but could it make a success of independence? | Larry Elliott image
....Scotland has some real economic strengths. It has a thriving financial sector, is strong in food and drink, attracts millions of tourists each year and has the potential to be a world leader in renewable energy. ...
How to beat UK energy price rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:20:57 PM
....”. SSE blamed its hike on the increasing cost of government policy, much of which involves subsidies for renewable energy projects such as windfarms. ...
Energy companies ‘ripping off’ millions, ministers say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 12:05:09 AM
....Most of the firms cite rising wholesale prices for the increases, while E. ON said it has seen a drop in wholesale costs and instead attributes the increase to government schemes such as renewable energy subsidies, levied on household energy bills. ...
Shell sells oil sands assets as boss warns on clean energy challenge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 01:18:53 AM
....5bn (£7bn) as the chief executive warned that the industry risked losing public support without progress towards cleaner energy. The world’s second largest publicly-traded oil company plans to increase its investment in renewable energy to $1bn (£800m) a year by the end of the decade, Ben van Beurden said on Thursday, although it is still a small part of its total annual spending of $25bn (£20. ...
E.ON price rise branded 'monstrous' as users face £97 a year extra image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 03:32:17 PM
....ON said it had seen a drop in wholesale costs. Instead it blamed the increase on government schemes such as renewable energy subsidies, which are levied on household energy bills. ...
Solar power growth leaps by 50% worldwide thanks to US and China image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 01:00:41 PM
....Across Europe, the total amount of solar power passed the symbolic milestone of 100GW in early 2016 and now stands at 104GW. However, slowing growth in Europe prompted the solar industry to call for the EU to set more ambitious renewable energy targets. ...
E.On to raise gas and electricity prices in April image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 11:24:37 AM
....E. On blamed the social and environmental schemes which support renewable energy, but which customers have to pay for through their bills. ...
‘Shell knew’: oil giant's 1991 film warned of climate change danger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 05:45:19 AM
....The film was obtained by the Correspondent, a Dutch online journalism platform, and shared with the Guardian, and lauds commercial-scale solar and wind power that already existed in 1991. Shell has recently lobbied successfully to undermine European renewable energy targets and is estimated to have spent $22m in 2015 lobbying against climate policies. ...
High energy bills here to stay but jobs heading overseas, industry group warns image
....“Politics-driven energy policies are making a bad situation worse,” he said. “This includes decisions to put gas development on hold in NSW, Queensland and the Northern Territory, partisan warfare on energy and climate at the federal level, and entirely uncoordinated state renewable energy targets. ...
Government pension scheme begins ditching oil and gas investments image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 10:21:26 AM
. A giant pension scheme with more than 4 million members is shifting almost 10% of its investments into a new climate change fund designed to move people’s money out of fossil fuels and into renewable energy. ...
Government intervention has led to higher energy bills, claims Lords report image
....Ministers should establish a new energy commission to spur on construction of power stations because successive governments have failed to encourage enough fresh power capacity in the UK, according to a House of Lords report. Subsidy-backed growth in renewable energy projects, such as windfarms, has deterred the construction of new conventional power plants, the economic affairs committee claimed. ...
Green Investment Bank: Australian bidder woos MPs as protests continue image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 10:33:25 AM
....The flurry of interventions prompted Macquarie, dubbed the “Vampire Bank” for its track record after buying Thames Water, to write to MPs in an attempt to assuage their concerns over its commitment to low carbon projects. The investment bank said it had a “substantial” and “longstanding” commitment to renewable energy in emails seen by the Guardian. ...
Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 09:47:43 AM
...."On top of that, there is a significant body of peer-reviewed academic studies, ensuring that this industry is doing what it says on the tin. And it is: biomass cuts carbon, supports forests and delivers reliable renewable energy at a lower cost. ...
A new Isa is offering tax-free returns of 12% – so what’s the catch? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 07:00:33 AM
....There are three types of Isa: the cash Isa, the stocks and shares Isa, and now the innovative finance Isa, which allows investors to earn tax-free interest on their peer-to-peer loans when they are held within the Isa “wrapper”. Late last year the rules were extended so that these new products can also include debt-based crowdfunding, thereby allowing investors to lend money to things such as renewable energy projects and enjoy tax-free returns. ...
Toshiba fuels fear of crisis after delaying earnings report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 08:26:41 AM
....“That means taking a public stake in exchange for public support to protect energy supplies and jobs. Labour backs new nuclear and an expansion of renewable energy to keep the lights on and meet our climate change targets. ...
Toshiba to confirm cessation of new nuclear projects outside Japan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 11:43:15 PM
....“That means taking a public stake in exchange for public support to protect energy supplies and jobs. Labour backs new nuclear and an expansion of renewable energy to keep the lights on and meet our climate change targets. ...
UK offshore wind 'will lower energy bills' more than nuclear image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 01:30:13 PM
....Government officials should do more to spell out all the costs of energy to consumers, he added. The impact of renewable energy subsidies on bills has previously been broken down, but the effect on bills from subsidies to coal power stations for providing backup power, for example, are not. ...
Almost 90% of new power in Europe from renewable sources in 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 05:00:13 AM
....Renewable energy sources made up nearly nine-tenths of new power added to Europe’s electricity grids last year, in a sign of the continent’s rapid shift away from fossil fuels. But industry leaders said they were worried about the lack of political support beyond 2020, when binding EU renewable energy targets end. ...
Lack of transparency over green energy subsidies 'shambolic', say MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 07:01:00 AM
....In a report published on Tuesday, the committee said officials should disclose the costs and savings from the green policies so consumers could decide if they were good value for money. An overspend on renewable energy subsidies – due to so much green energy being deployed – is forecast to push the average household bill £17 higher than it would have been in 2020. ...
Blackouts? What blackouts? How National Grid keeps the lights on image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 01:12:31 PM
....An increasing amount of that power is also coming from windfarms, in particular from Scotland. Two transmission lines running alongside the M6 and M1 have been upgraded in recent years to export wind power to England, and capacity will leap again when a new undersea cable carrying more Scottish renewable energy comes ashore on the Wirral, Merseyside, later this year. ...
Npower prices hike sparks crackdown threat against energy providers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 10:09:47 AM
.... Concluding an inquiry into the sector last year, the competition watchdog declined to cap bills and instead opted to help customers switch to cheaper deals. Npower blamed its planned rises on increases in wholesale gas and electricity costs and the cost of delivering government policies, such as smart metering and subsidies for renewable energy. ...
Electric cars will not stem global demand for oil, says BP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 02:47:17 PM
....Global demand for oil will still be growing in 2035 even with an enormous growth in electric cars in the next two decades, with numbers on the road rising from 1m to 100m, BP has predicted. The oil and gas giant predicted that despite electric cars spreading rapidly and renewable energy recording exceptional growth, oil demand would still rise because of rising prosperity in the developing world. ...
The UK’s economy is London-centric. Brexit is the chance to change that | Laurie Macfarlane image
....A new industrial strategy and plan for regeneration is essential to boost the incomes and opportunities of these alienated communities. This should be targeted towards new technologies, renewable energy and supporting local supply chains. ...
Big six energy suppliers warned not to raise prices any time soon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 07:08:21 PM
....The regulator Ofgem has warned the big six energy companies against raising prices in spring, despite a 15% increase in their costs. It said rising wholesale gas and electricity prices were largely to blame for driving costs upwards, along with renewable energy subsidies. ...
MPs tell Theresa May to halt sale of Green Investment Bank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 03:04:21 PM
....A Macquarie spokeswoman declined to comment on the debate or reports about the future of the Green Investment Bank but pointed towards a statement about its record. The statement said: “Macquarie – and its managed funds – is one of the world’s largest investors in renewable energy, having invested or arranged more than £8. ...
United Arab Emirates to invest $163bn in renewables image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 05:28:16 PM
....Dubai and Abu Dhabi in particular have been at the forefront of the UAE's push to plough resources into renewables:. Elsewhere, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen pledged in November to use only renewable energy by 2050. ...
Green Investment Bank sale should raise red flags for Theresa May image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 07:53:34 PM
....Macquarie, remember, is a vast financial conglomerate. Yes, it is happy to bore on about how many renewable energy projects it has backed but, in the end, the money flows to where its managers think the best returns will be made. ...
Renewables investment in UK will fall 95% over next three years – study image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 01:31:36 PM
....Investment in windfarms will fall off a “cliff edge” over the next three years and put the UK’s greenhouse gas reduction targets at risk, a thinktank has found. More than £1bn of future investment in renewable energy projects disappeared over the course of 2016, the Green Alliance found when it analysed the government’s latest pipeline of major infrastructure plans. ...
Christmas Day 2016 sets new UK record for renewable energy use image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of December 2016 05:49:46 PM
....”. Figures produced by Electric Insights and commissioned by Drax showed that three-quarters of renewable energy produced on Christmas Day came from wind turbines. ...
EDF to cut gas bills but raise electricity prices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 10:34:35 AM
.... . The French owned company blames higher transmission charges (the cost of moving electricity around the grid) and the costs associated with encouraging the use of renewable energy for their electricity price hike today. ...
The tech industry won't save us – or the planet – from Trump's excesses | Kate Aronoff image
....At a meeting in New York on Wednesday, Trump gathered a slew of industry all-stars – including Uber’s Travis Kalanick, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Apple’s Tim Cook – to talk jobs and economic development. Among the more surprising faces at the table was Elon Musk, the media darling and renewable energy magnate who criticized Trump during the campaign, and has long raised alarm bells about the potentially disastrous impacts of man-made climate change. ...
Ikea Group plans €1bn investment in recycling companies and forests image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 02:30:51 PM
....2bn deal with Inter Ikea. The company said: “Our strong financial position enables us to continue investments in co-workers, our stores, digital technology, the distribution network, as well as shopping centres and renewable energy. ...
Google data centres to be 100% renewable-powered by 2017 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 10:32:39 PM
....The firm first made the commitment in 2015 to go 100% renewable by 2017. In a blog, the company said it was now the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the world. ...
Drax moves away from coal to bid on Opus Energy and gas plants image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 07:12:46 PM
....The Opus deal is subject to the European commission approving a UK government contract to support the conversion of one of its coal units to running on biomass. Drax, whose huge power plant in Yorkshire was once Europe’s most polluting coal plant, has been converting its coal-fired station to biomass, but a government decision to cut subsidies for renewable energy has hampered this strategy. ...
Demand is weak and investment’s faltering. That’s OK then image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of December 2016 07:00:07 AM
.... And the cost to the exchequer, according to HMRC, is negligible. “So here we have a new tax relief which can’t be used by many businesses, which will hardly cost the exchequer a penny, but which seems inconsistent with the government’s broader policy on renewable energy. ...
Hull's Siemens factory produces first batch of wind turbine blades image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 06:27:34 PM
....There is also concern in the industry over what happens if the pipeline of British windfarms begins to dry up in coming years. Due to an overspend in recent years for renewable energy subsidies, partly because existing offshore windfarms were more productive than expected, there is little public money left for new projects in the run-up to 2020. ...
'Life's hard at times' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 03:59:10 AM
.... . People have struggled in Hull for decades, but now lives are improving after a huge effort to rebuild the economy around the renewable energy sector. ...
World could face oil shortage by end of decade, says IEA image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 08:00:13 AM
....But it said low oil prices had accelerated the decline in fossil fuel subsidies, as governments had less need to spend taxpayers’ money to keep fuel costs down. Fossil fuel subsidies slumped from $500bn in 2014 to $325bn last year, compared with subsidies for renewable energy, which reached $150bn. ...
Poo power image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 12:13:10 AM
.... The UK's first "poo bus", running on human and household waste on the aptly named number two route, was launched with much fanfare in Bristol last year. The initiative was led by Wessex Water's renewable energy company GENeco to show how biomethane gas - produced during the treatment of sewage and inedible food - could be used as a sustainable alternative to traditional fossil fuels to power vehicles and homes. ...
No politician can keep a promise to bring back jobs – especially not Donald Trump image
.... Here in Australia, Malcolm Turnbull ran at the last Australian election on the slogan “jobs and growth” and was barely challenged to explain how he would achieve either. The Labor party’s jobs plan was more credible, and talked about “innovation and more local jobs in advanced manufacturing, renewable energy and services”, but it simply did not mention rising to the challenge of automation. ...
Your chance to go green with an energy Isa image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of November 2016 07:00:40 AM
....What’s been described as the UK’s first “green energy” Isa is set to go on sale this weekend, and has received an endorsement of sorts from a senior government minister. It is the result of a link-up between ethical investment platform Abundance and Swindon borough council, and will allow the public to invest directly in renewable energy projects, tax free. ...
Energy firms announce $1bn climate fund image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 4th of November 2016 08:30:40 PM
....The group – including BP, Norway’s Statoil, and the Saudi oil company Aramco – accounts for a fifth of world oil supply, and they will create a $1bn fund to boost their climate change efforts. They will research renewable energy, share technology between member companies and reduce leakages of methane from oil and gas plants – a big cause of global warming. ...

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