Renewable energy

Is Britain finally ready to ditch coal?
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In Brief

Is Britain finally ready to ditch coal?

UK has gone a full week without coal power for the first time since 1882
9 May 2019
UK signals shift from nuclear to renewables
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UK signals shift from nuclear to renewables

Business Secretary says ‘economics of the energy market have changed significantly in recent years’
18 Jan 2019
UK offshore wind power to double by 2030
Britain's largest offshore windfarm off the Great Yarmouth coastline
In Brief

UK offshore wind power to double by 2030

Plummeting renewable costs raise questions about government’s continued support for nuclear energy
24 Jul 2018
Solar Roof: Tesla's sustainable home accessory
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In Depth

Solar Roof: Tesla's sustainable home accessory

Elon Musk reveals range of panels designed to blend into the building and save homeowners money
11 May 2017
Wind farm failure brings scrutiny on subsidy schemes
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Wind farm failure brings scrutiny on subsidy schemes

Delays in getting a verdict cause UK government body to scupper Holyrood-approved project
12 May 2016
Drax deal to convert coal units to biomass under threat
Drax coal-fired power station near Selby
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Drax deal to convert coal units to biomass under threat

European Commission is studying whether or not the subsidies being offered breach state aid rules
6 Jan 2016
Solar panel bills to rise by £900 after EU court ruling
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Solar panel bills to rise by £900 after EU court ruling

Campaigners demand more 'push-back' from the government after VAT ruling
10 Dec 2015

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Africa can 'quadruple share of renewable energy by 2030'
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Africa can 'quadruple share of renewable energy by 2030'

The continent holds 'some of the best renewable energy resources in the world', says IRENA
16 Oct 2015
TIDAL POWER: First lagoons will power 8% of UK
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TIDAL POWER: First lagoons will power 8% of UK

Six tidal lagoons in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria expected to generate 8% of the UK's electricity
2 Mar 2015
Ten steps to 'tackle climate change and grow economy'
Emissions spew out of a large stack at the coal fired Morgantown Generating Station, Maryland
In Brief

Ten steps to 'tackle climate change and grow economy'

UN-backed report claims reducing emissions can generate better growth than a high-carbon model
17 Sep 2014
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