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Saturday 24 March 2018
24 March 2018 - NEWS UPDATE
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.


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.


Photograph: Good Energy

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.


Design integrates solar and wind

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.


Renewable Energy

Chancellor's 'dash for gas' could cost UK at least £45 billion

The Chancellor's 'dash for gas' could cost UK businesses and consumers at least £45 billion, according to a report published by the independent Committee on Climate Change. And the loss could soar to £100 billion if the price of gas and carbon continues to soar.


High future cost of electricity generation using gas

Renewable Energy

UK green energy sector investment worth £29 billion and 30,000 jobs

New research shows that since 2010 more than £29 billion worth of investment has been announced in renewable energy in the UK with the potential to support around 30,000 jobs..

Renewable Energy

Hafren fights back with detailed business case for Severn Barrage

Hafren Power has demonstrated its determination to push ahead with its controversial Severn Barrage by publishing a detailed business case. The company says the scheme has been driven by an environment-led design philosophy to mitigate its potential impacts on the Severn estuary.


Battle line: the prosposed barrage

Renewable Energy

Exeter University produces diesel from bacteria

It sounds like science fiction but a team from the University of Exeter, with support from Shell, has developed a method to make bacteria produce diesel on demand.


The e coli bacteria