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

Renewable energy capacity shows continued growth

Renewable electricity has seen further dramatic growth, according the latest Government report. In the year July 2011 to June 2012, the total electricity generation from renewables increased by 27% reaching 37.9TWh from a total of 14.4GW installed capacity.

Renewable Energy

Good Energy Launches UK’s First Local Electricity Tariff

Good Energy has launched the UK's first Local Tariff to reward households near its wind farms with lower electricity bills. Customers who live within two kilometres of the substation at the company's 9.2MW Delabole wind farm in north Cornwall are able to switch to the new Local Tariff, which offers a 20% discount on Good Energy's standard electricity prices, if they sign up by 28th February.

Renewable Energy

Innovative Exeter charcoal producer wins bioenergy award

An innovative Exeter charcoal company has been awarded a share of £292,000 to spur on innovation in bioenergy, Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker announced today. A consortium including Robin Rawl and Geoff Self, who run the The Carbon Compost Company at Stoke Hill, have received £46,812 to help develop an ultra-efficient charcoal retort they have designed.


The Charcoal retort: New adaptation of ancient technology has low carbon benefits

Renewable Energy

Renewable power generation rises by 25 per cent in year

Renewables' share of UK electricity generation increased by more than 2 per cent in the third quarter of 2012. Renewable electricity generation was 9.5 TWh in the third quarter of 2012, an increase of 25.2 per cent on the 7.6 TWh in the third quarter of 2011.

Renewable Energy

Solar industry is given two-tier subsidy

The subsidies for solar installations were today reduced by less than feared in a move which the Government hopes will encourage investment in large-scale onsite solar arrays.

Renewable Energy

Annual energy bills will be £600 higher because of Government’s dash for gas

Household energy bills could be £600 higher a year because of the Government's 'dash for gas' strategy, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has warned. But a focus on low carbon renewable energy sources would by comparison cost just an additional £100.

Renewable Energy

Davey gives go-ahead for fracking despite protests

Ed Davey gave the go-ahead for the controversial extraction of shale gas today insisting the process was safe if tightly regulated. The Energy Secretary signalled the 'dash for gas' in earnest by introducing tougher rules around fracking to mitigate the risks of seismic activity.


The Cuadrilla fracking site in Lancashire

Renewable Energy

Renewables sector says Osborne's dash for gas is short-sighted

Renewable energy sector leaders and environmental campaigners have criticised the Chancellor's 'dash for gas' saying his policy is short-sighted and will lead to economic decline. And they claim a plan for around 30 new gas-fired power stations coupled with tax incentives for shale gas could threaten the UK's emissions targets.


Chancellor George Osborne