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EU renewable energy 1The European market for renewable energy, documented with Guarantees of Origin, increased by 26.5 % in 2014 compared to 2013.

Snowdonia Pumped Hydro Limited have notified the Planning Inspectorate of an intended application for the Glyn Rhonwy Pumped Storage scheme.

South East Power Engineering Limited have made an application to the Environment Agency to impound water on the River Thames for a hydropower generation scheme.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 09:38

UN warns on climate change funding gap

Despite public funding of climate change adaptation measures reaching as high as $26 billion in 2012-2013, a new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report predicts a significant funding gap after 2020 unless new and additional finance for adaptation is made available.

UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey called on more countries to bring forward fair and ambitious climate finance and carbon cuts to keep up momentum for a 2015 global climate deal, as he arrived at the COP 20 talks in Lima today.

An extensive research survey has highlighted a lack of confidence by a wide range of stakeholders in the competence of local authorities to make important planning decisions about shale gas.

The House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee has launched a new inquiry into future challenges in energy and climate change policy.

The Scottish Government has launched a new consultation on proposed measures to protect some of Scotland’s most important and fragile marine environments.

Innovate UK has just opened the latest round of the Energy Catalyst competition offering £14 million in funding to back solutions which will help reduce emissions, improve security of supply and reduce cost.

In an Expert Focus article for Waterbriefing, Jonathan Grant, Sustainability & Climate Change Director at PwC, explores some of the key issues surrounding the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change newly-published Synthesis Report in the run-up to the Paris climate summit.

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