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Jan 06, 2016

The Paris Agreement and the Direction of Government Policy in the UK

In this blog, Stephen Cirell considers where the COP 21 Intergovernmental talks in Paris before Xmas leaves UK Energy Policy.
Dec 23, 2015

Deck the halls with biomethane

More households will be cooking their turkeys this Christmas with green gas this Yuletide than ever before, according to the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA).
Dec 23, 2015

Buckinghamshire awards AD contracts

Buckinghamshire County Council has awarded four contracts to treat food and garden waste for the coming two years.
Dec 22, 2015

Renewables officially largest electricity generator in Scotland

Almost half of (49.7%) of gross electricity consumption came from renewable sources in 2014, according to new figures from Holyrood.
Dec 22, 2015

Always look on the LED side of life say Good Energy

Using energy efficient LED Christmas tree lights this festive season could knock a £20 off your electricity bill, according to Good Energy.
Dec 22, 2015

MPs slam renewable energy cuts in letter to Energy Secretary

The Chair of the Energy and Climate Change Committee has warned the UK will not hit international carbon reduction targets, following Government cuts to subsidies.
Dec 21, 2015

Carmarthenshire to make more homes energy efficient

Carmarthenshire County Council has secured another £1.6m from the Welsh Government to make more local homes energy efficiency.
Dec 21, 2015

African solar energy project reaches crowdfunding target

The INTASAVE Energy project has reached its original target of $100,000 to bring solar energy to villages in Kenya.
Dec 19, 2015

Council energy firm can “weather the storm” after FIT announcement

The commercial director at Public Power Solutions (PPS) has said he is confident they can “weather the storm” following this week’s news regarding the Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) rates.
Dec 19, 2015

Lords call on EU to back up renewable energy targets

The House of Lords has called on the European Union to introduce enforcement mechanisms to ensure renewable energy targets are met.
Dec 19, 2015

Three Scottish councils join forces to build Energy-From-Waste plant

Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City and Moray councils have entered into an Inter Authority Agreement (IAA) to build a new £150m joint Energy-From-Waste plant.
Dec 19, 2015

MPs issue Green Investment Bank warning

A group of MPs have warned the warned the Government plans to privatise the Green Investment Bank (GIB) must not go ahead unless Ministers can protect its green objectives.
Dec 18, 2015

Stroud becomes carbon neutral council

Stroud District Council has claimed it has become the first carbon neutral local authority in the country.
Dec 17, 2015

Irish Government sets out vision of carbon-free future

The Irish Government has published an Energy White Paper, which outlines plans for the country to become carbon free by the end of the century.
Dec 17, 2015

Government confirms new Feed-In-Tariff rates

Domestic solar installations are set to see Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) rates reduced to 4.39p, the Government has today confirmed.
Dec 16, 2015

Trump loses wind farm battle

The US tycoon Donald Trump has lost his legal battle to prevent an offshore wind farm being built near his golf course in Aberdeenshire.
Dec 16, 2015

Tidal energy generator installed in Wales

A Welsh company has installed the country’s first tidal energy generator in Ramsey Sound, Pembrokeshire.
Dec 16, 2015

Owzat! Derbyshire Cricket Club announces solar partnership

Derbyshire County Cricket Club has joined forces with Custom Solar for a new partnership.
Dec 15, 2015

Council planning next steps for energy park

Sedgemoor District Council has announced it is wasting no time in planning the next steps for a new energy park.
Dec 15, 2015

STA calls on Rudd to back solar

The Solar Trade Association (STA) has called on the Energy Secretary to back the British solar industry following the Paris climate change agreement.
Dec 13, 2015

Paris is not a “perfect deal” admits Rudd

UK Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has hailed the Paris climate change agreement as an “extraordinary achievement”, while admitting “it’s not a perfect deal”.
Dec 13, 2015

IKEA making progress on its green energy targets

The IKEA Group is now producing enough renewable energy to meet more than half its power needs, according to new figures.
Dec 13, 2015

North Yorkshire faces calls to divest from fossil fuels

Campaigners have called on North Yorkshire County Council, which is currently considering an application for fracking, to divest from fossil fuels.
Dec 13, 2015

UK politicians welcome Paris agreement

British political leaders from all sides have welcomed the agreement reached by almost 200 countries to tackle climate change in Paris.
Dec 12, 2015

RWE transfers renewables to new subsidiary

The German energy company RWE AG has announced it is to transfer its renewables, grid and retail operations in Germany and abroad to a new subsidiary.

Editorials

Dec 15, 2015

Public Sector Energy Editorial 15 December 2015

An analysis of the local authority energy market and the latest developments around the UK.
Dec 08, 2015

Public Sector Energy Editorial 8 December 2015

An analysis of the local authority energy market and the latest developments around the UK.
Dec 01, 2015

Public Sector Energy Editorial 1 December 2015

An analysis of the local authority energy market and the latest developments around the UK.

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