£24 awarded 13 councils for clean energy projects

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has awarded funding to help develop clean and efficient heating systems to 13 local authorities across England.

BEIS announces £290m boost for clean energy

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has invited renewable energy developers to compete for £290 million worth of contracts to support the growth of clean energy in Britain.

Scottish Borders Council opposes wind farm

Councillors from the Scottish Borders Council have unanimously objected to the construction of a 15-turbine wind farm near Bonchester Bridge.

Scotland’s Future Energy Taskforce has urged the Scottish government to takes its opportunity to transform the country’s energy sector.

A new report from the National Audit Office has unveiled that around £100 million was spent on a competition for developing carbon capture technology before it was scrapped.

The Hendry Review, reporting on the strategic role of tidal lagoons in the UK, has backed plans for the £1.3 billion Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.

Plans for a tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay are expected to gain government support this week.

Estimates have suggested that windfarms across the UK generated more electricity in 2016 than coal power plants for the first time.

Belfast City Council has passed a motion calling on Whitehall to launch a full public inquiry into the ‘shambolic’ renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme, set to run £490 million over its budget.

Scotland’s gross electricity consumption in 2015 has exceeded the 50 per cent renewable electricity target set for year.

Investment in renewables in the UK is expected to drop by 96 per cent by 2020/21, the Green Alliance think tank has warned.

The government has reaffirmed its commitment to spend £730 million of annual support on renewable electricity projects over this Parliament.

Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Moray Council have approved the second stage Inter-Authority Agreement to develop the £150 million facility.

21 organisations representing the solar industry have argued that the industry needs certainty to invest.

The construction of a 22 turbine wind farm in the Highlands, that will generate enough power for 36,000 homes, has gained the green light.

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