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Saturday 24 March 2018
24 March 2018 - NEWS UPDATE
Renewable Energy

Davey confirms focus on gas to meet UK energy needs and hints at shale gas extraction go-ahead

Energy Secretary Ed Davey today confirmed the UK's commitment to the 2°C climate change goal, said gas would continue to play a critical role in supplying the country's energy needs for decades to come and hinted he wanted to give the go-ahead to the controversial extraction of shale gas.

Green Living

Plymouth and Wrocław Sustainability Link

The University of Plymouth and the City of Wrocław join forces this week to launch a major new initiative: the Centre for Sustainable Development.

Climate Change

Tony Juniper: How to build a sustainable society

Environmental campaigner Tony Juniper (below) gave the inaugural lecture in The Plymouth Business School 'Beyond Capitalism?' Lecture Series yesterday. Here is an edited version of his talk which claims we need to find sustainable solutions to 'naked capitalism.'





Renewable Energy

Atlantic Array worth £2.7bn to UK economy

The Atlantic Array wind farm could be worth up to £2.7 billion to the UK economy, with a significant amount of this boosting the Southwest and South Wales economies, according to an environmental report. More than 500 full time jobs could be created during the planning and construction phases of which around 300 would be direct employees of the wind farm operator during the 20-year operating period; the remainder being employed by subcontractors or independent companies in the supply chain.


£2m available for bioenergy innovation in wetland areas

Entrepreneurs are being invited to bid for a share of £2m aimed at spurring on bioenergy innovation in wetland areas such as the Somerset Levels.


UK faces blackouts in 2015 because of electricity generation crisis

The UK is facing blackouts caused by a power generating crisis as early as the winter of 2015, Ofgem warned today. The energy regulator said spare capacity would fall from current levels of 14 per cent to just four per cent in three years causing a sharp rise in fuel prices and a risk of shortages.


Partnership formed to develop offshore wind in northern seas

Over forty organisations will today join forces to set out a long-term vision for the deployment of offshore wind in the northern seas and the economic opportunities this presents.  These include world-leading manufacturers, cutting-edge developers, supply-chain firms, researchers and industry-bodies.


Co-operative Bank triples renewable energy lending

The Co-operative Bank has increased the number of new renewable energy projects it has funded, almost tripling its lending to the sector in the past year. 
Throughout 2012 The Bank has seen increased demand from developers and community groups keen to invest in alternative energy sources.