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The European Commission has found a Portuguese scheme aimed at promoting renewable energy technologies to support demonstration projects producing renewable energy from the ocean (wave energy, tidal energy) and innovative offshore wind technologies to be in line with EU state aid rules.

Working in partnership with Triodos Bank, Dart Renewables Ltd, a company set up to develop a hydro power scheme on the Totnes weir in Devon, has launched a £1.3 million bond issue.

As part of yesterday’s Budget Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has announced that the government has decided to enter in to the first phase of negotiations on a Contract for Difference for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.

In a highly unusual move, the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition have agreed to work together across party lines to tackle climate change.

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.

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