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

More than 300 fracking licences have been granted

More than 300 licences have been granted for onshore exploration of shale gas, Energy Minister Michael Fallon revealed today.

Renewable Energy

Regen's energy manifesto for the South West

An ambitious Manifesto to create 34,000 jobs in the South West renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors has been launched by RegenSW. The document, sponsored by MPs Stephen Gilbert, Ben Bradshaw and Charlotte Leslie, highlights the eight areas that need focus, such as policy, grid and planning.

Renewable Energy

Anti-wind candidates likely to lose votes

People are less likely to vote for political parties that oppose wind farm developments, according to new independent research published today.

Renewable Energy

National Solar Centre gives UK global lead

The BRE National Solar Centre (NSC) has been officially opened by Energy Minister Greg Barker in St Austell today transforming the UK solar industry into a global player.

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World leader: The National Solar Centre

Renewable Energy

Renewable power global capacity set to soar

New research by analysts at Bloomberg New Energy Finance show that annual investment in new renewable power capacity is set to rise by anywhere from two and a half times to more than four and a half times between now and 2030.

Renewable Energy

Biofuels cost UK motorists extra £460m this year

The UK's 'irrational' use of biofuels will cost motorists an extra £460 million this year, increasing to £13 billion by 2020, a think tank says. A report by Chatham House says the growing reliance on sustainable liquid fuels will also increase food prices and threaten food security.

Renewable Energy

Hafren's Severn Barrage plan springing leaks by the month

OPINION. With a business plan publicly rubbished by a Government minister, a board member and an 'expert' having been made bankrupt five times between them, a key player having been thrown out of his professional association and with £99 assets, can Hafren Power's proposal to undertake Europe's largest civil engineering project be taken seriously?

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The proposed Hafren Power's Severn Barrage

Renewable Energy

Severn Estuary lagoon seeks £10m public funding

A project to power more than 100,000 homes using a tidal lagoon in the Severn Estuary is seeking £10m of funding from the public. The Swansea Bay scheme is the first of its kind in the UK and plans to generate up to 250MW of renewable power by harnessing the tides to drive huge turbines, enough to power Swansea's annual domestic electricity needs.

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Artist's impression of the Swansea Bay lagoon