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Saturday 24 March 2018
24 March 2018 - NEWS UPDATE
Green Living

Bristol wins bid to be European Green Capital 2015

Bristol has won the bid to be European Green Capital 2015 beating rivals Brussels, Glasgow and Ljubljana in a tightly fought contest.

Renewable Energy

UK’s first Green Gas Certificates presented to the Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales and The Duchy of Cornwall will receive the UK's first Green Gas Certificates tonight at the annual awards dinner of the Renewable Energy Association (REA).


Construction of the J V Energen plant at Rainbarrow Farm


Cornish companies win bid to develop multi-million pound floating wind turbine project for Wave Hub

Two Cornish companies have won an international contract to work on a multi-million pound project to develop a floating wind turbine at Wave Hub, the offshore renewable energy test facility.


Wave Hub

Renewable Energy

Government creates new body to promote offshore wind investment

Renewable energy industry leaders have welcomed the announcement by Energy Minister Michael Fallon that the Government will be forming a new body to support the offshore wind industry.

offshore windfarm

Offshore wind: Target for inward investment

Green Living

Poll finds 64% of the public is concerned about blackouts

A poll by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers on UK energy policy has found that 64% of the public is concerned about possible blackouts, and that 93% are worried about higher electricity and gas bills.

Renewable Energy

£19m available for energy entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs with innovative ideas and products in energy efficiency, storage and low carbon generation can today apply for a share of £19million of Government funding.


Crown Estate announces leasing round to accelerate offshore wind technologies

The Crown Estate has announced a new leasing programme to encourage further investment in a range of offshore wind test and demonstration projects, including a leasing round for floating offshore wind technology.

Renewable Energy

South West tops the leader board for householders installing solar

Latest Ofgem figures reveal that over the last year the south west has topped the 'league table' for households installing solar panels, with more than 15,000 confirmed installations and around 57 MW installed capacity. This compares to the next closest region, the south east with 13,000 followed by the east midlands with just over 12,000 installations.


Solar panels: record installations