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Thursday 19 October 2017
19 October 2017 - NEWS UPDATE
Renewable Energy

Achieving 2 °C climate goal will save trillions in costs

European investors worth €7.5 trillion have today welcomed a report by the International Energy Agency setting out measures to reduce emissions and limit temperature rises up to 2020, the year a new international agreement is due to come into force.

Business

Ofgem to get tough powers to deal with energy market abuse

Ofgem is to get tough new powers this month to crack down on oil and gas market abuse.

Renewable Energy

Hybrid technology could revolutionise renewable sector

A new hybrid technology that integrates wind and solar power generation developed in collaboration with the University of Bath is set to overcome many of the problems associated with traditional renewable power systems and revolutionise the green energy sector.

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Design integrates solar and wind

Green Living

No carbon target in Energy Bill will hit consumers and the world’s poor

A number of Liberal Democrat and Conservative MPs defied their parties to support the inclusion of a clean power target in the Energy Bill. Although the vote was narrowly defeated, the amendments were backed by the Labour Party, the SNP, Plaid Cymru, and the Green Party.

Renewable Energy

Select Committee rejects Hafren’s Severn Barrage plan

The proposal to build a Severn Barrage has been rejected by MPs who say it's 'no knight in shining armour for UK renewables'. The Energy and Climate Change Select Committee said Hafren Power's £25 billion plan failed to make a robust business case or answer serious questions raised over its economic and environmental effects.

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Rejected: Hafren Power's proposed Severn Barrage

Renewable Energy

Communities to get more say on siting of wind farms

Communities will have a greater say over the siting of onshore wind farms, and receive greater benefits from hosting new developments, the Government has announced.

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Photograph: Good Energy

Renewable Energy

South West MPs show support for renewable energy manifesto

A total of 23 MPs demonstrated support for the development of a world-leading renewable energy industry in the South West today, when they signed up to the UK's first regional renewable energy manifesto at Westminster.

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Green Living

Government narrowly avoids losing Energy Bill amendment vote

The Government has narrowly avoided losing a vote on an amendment to add a decarbonisation target to the Energy Bill.