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Monday 23 October 2017
23 October 2017 - NEWS UPDATE
Renewable Energy

Renewable energy hits all-time high of nearly 20% of UK’s electricity mix

RenewableUK says new statistics published today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change prove the case for wind power.

Community Energy

EU’s 2030 reform should recognise community power as vital to low carbon economy

The 2030 climate and energy reform process should integrate support for community power in EU legislation, or Europe’s energy will continue to be dominated by centralised power companies and fossil fuels, according to a new report.

Climate Change

Labour supports change to trespass law over fracking

The Opposition Labour Party has confirmed it will support Government plans to change trespass laws to allow shale gas companies to drill under homes without the owner's permission, according to Energy Minister Michael Fallon.

Transport

GKN electric car makes Festival of Speed debut

GKN is making its debut in the hill climb at the world-renowned Festival of Speed with a record-breaking electric race car and a stand that offers an engaging introduction into the challenges of automotive engineering. 

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Green Living

Lightsource backs new guide to support conservation of Devon’s hedges

The UK’s leading solar energy generator is giving its support to a new booklet aimed at boosting the health of the nation’s hedgerows.

Business

New funding available to help SMEs become more energy efficient

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) and its fund manager Sustainable Development Capital LLP (SDCL) have today announced £1m of funding to help SMEs to make investments in energy efficiency. This is matched by £1m from SI Capital R&S.

Business

Financial support package ahead of Hinkley C

The Government has agreed on a year-long financial package to stimulate growth in Somerset ahead of the construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant.

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Climate Change

US faces significant disruption from climate change

The American economy could face significant and widespread disruptions from climate change unless US businesses and policymakers take immediate action to reduce climate risk, according to a new report released today.