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Calls for Government to reconsider stance on onshore wind farms

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Energy groups are calling on the Government to reconsider its stance on onshore wind farms, after a report revealed that such farms could be developed in the UK for around half the cost of gas or nuclear power plants such as Hinkley Point C. According to...

National Grid energy report criticised by campaigners amid mounting climate change concerns

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A flagship energy report published by The National Grid in recent days has come under fire over its ‘lack of ambition’ amid mounting concerns that the UK is not on track to meet its climate change targets. Environmental campaign group WWF has...

BEIS: more than a quarter of UK electricity was generated by renewables in Q1

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A new report published by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in recent days suggests that renewable energy generated more than 26 per cent of the UK’s electricity in the first quarter (Q1) of 2017. According to...

Industry professionals fear UK energy policy is 'on pause'

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A far-reaching new survey suggests that the majority of industry professionals believe that the UK’s energy policy is ‘on pause’ and Britain is no longer on track to meet its target to cut carbon emissions by more than half by 2030. ...

Doubts cast over Conservative Party's controversial fracking proposals

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Reports suggest that controversial Conservative plans to develop a national ‘shale wealth fund’ for the UK are now unlikely to go ahead after the party failed to win an overall majority on 8 June. Previously, the 2017 Conservative Manifesto had...

Renewable energy goes from strength-to-strength

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Britain’s renewable energy industry has achieved its highest ever output. It was confirmed last week that the nation’s wind turbines and solar panels had helped to meet more than half of the UK’s power needs. According to data compiled by...

Conservative manifesto pledges 'fracking revolution'

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The Conservative Party’s 2017 manifesto contains pledges to support the UK’s existing climate change commitments – despite proposing a controversial ‘fracking revolution’ which would see increased support for Britain’s...