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UK wind generation sets new records

Official data from National Grid shows that generation from renewable energy in the UK has continued to grow and could overtake levels of nuclear generation in 2016. While electricity generation from conventional and nuclear power plants still dominate in the

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4 ways the UK can get almost all its power from renewables, without Hinkley

The UK could generate more than 80% of its electricity from wind, solar and tidal power within 15 years and keep the lights on – thanks to advances in storage and smart technology and falls in the costs of renewables

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For nuclear’s cost, U.K. could have six times the wind capacity

Britain could have six times the power-generation capacity for the same money by investing in wind turbines instead of the 24.5 billion-pound ($37.9 billion) Hinkley Point nuclear reactor. That’s the conclusion of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, a London-based researcher that

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Solar and wind will match gas on cost by 2020, finds UK government body

The Committee on Climate Change reports that low carbon energy sources will be as affordable in the U.K. as gas by 2020, provided gas pays its fair share through a carbon price. The gathering arguments undermining the Conservative’s proposal to

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The sun always seems to shine on nuclear

A glaring anomaly of British energy policy will be on display this week: the government will loudly trumpet a nuclear deal with China, and then will come a no-fanfare end to a controversial solar subsidy consultation. President Xi Jinping will

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Coal burning costs UK between £2.5bn and £7bn from premature deaths

Deaths related to emissions from coal cost the UK economy between £2.47bn and £7.15bn in 2013, according to a comprehensive overview of coal production in Europe. The figure, which includes mortality costs from coal-related respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses, such as

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Renewables industry dismayed at ‘handbrake turn’ on policy

Renewable energy companies have reacted with dismay to what it described as the Government’s “handbrake turn” on support for the industry. The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has unveiled a series of sweeping measures including: – an end

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Record growth for independent renewables in Great Britain

More than £400m – over £1.1m a day – was invested in independent renewable energy generation projects by businesses, farmers, landowners and communities last year in Great Britain. The continued strong growth being seen in generation outside the big power

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Cameron, Clegg and Miliband sign joint climate change agreement

In a highly unusual move the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition have agreed to work together across party lines to tackle climate change. The agreement follows the launch of The Climate Coalition’s SHOW THE LOVE campaign

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UK threatens to hit back at Austria over Hinkley Point legal challenge

UK ministers are warning their Austrian counterparts that an arsenal of retaliatory measures will be launched if Vienna goes ahead with plans to challenge an EU state aid decision approving subsidies for new nuclear reactors at Hinkley point in Somerset.

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