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City Corporation goes 100% renewable

The City of London Corporation, governing body of the Square Mile, has agreed plans to source 100% renewable electricity from October 2018 onwards. Members of its Policy and Resources Committee backed proposals to generate electricity on sites it owns across

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Scotland’s record-breaking wind output enough to power 5 million homes

Scotland, which is fast on track to get 100 percent of its electricity via renewable energy by 2020, has broken another wind power record. The country’s onshore wind turbines provided more than 5.3 million megawatt hours of electricity to the

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UK runs without coal power for three days in a row

The UK has been powered without coal for three days in a row, setting a new record and underlining the polluting fuel’s rapid decline. Coal has historically been at the cornerstone of the UK’s electricity mix, but last year saw

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Public support for renewables hits record high as clean transition powers forward

A staggering 85 percent of people in the UK support renewable energy, with just three percent opposed to it, according to data published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) in its quarterly public attitudes tracker. This

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Canada and the United Kingdom announce a global alliance on coal phase-out

Following a successful meeting between Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the United Kingdom’s Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry, Claire Perry, the Ministers issued the following joint statement: “Today, we announce that Canada

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Record-breaking summer for renewable power generation

Supplies of renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, in the UK have outstripped fossil fuels this summer. On 26 May, solar panels produced more than a quarter of all electricity needed in the country, with windy and bright

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UK offshore wind ‘will lower energy bills’ more than nuclear

Speaking to the the Guardian, Hugh McNeal, the chief executive of trade body RenewableUK, said he expected that offshore windfarms would secure a deal with the government lower than the £92.50 per megawatt hour agreed with EDF for £18bn Hinkley

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UK wind power overtakes coal for first time

Windfarms across the UK generated more electricity in 2016 than coal power plants for the first time, according to an analyst’s estimates. Three major coal power stations closed last year, causing coal electricity generation to plummet to 9.2%, down from

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In rainy UK, solar generates more electricity than coal

The UK has reached a new milestone in solar power generation. In the past six months, solar panels produced more electricity that coal, according to data published by the Carbon Brief, a website covering climate change and energy policies. Between

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UK approves Edf’s £18 billion Hinkley Point nuclear project

The U.K. government has approved Electricite de France SA’s controversial plan to build two nuclear reactors for 18 billion pounds ($24 billion) in southwest England. Hinkley Point C will proceed under the condition that EDF – which has a Chinese

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