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Researchers at the University of Dundee have received a £250,000 grant for a study aimed at reducing the costs of wave energy generators and making them more efficient.

Friday, 19 July 2013 08:25

Govt unveils tax cuts for shale gas

The Government has outlined plans to make the UK the “most generous” regime for shale gas in the world.

The Government is seeking views on a programme of regular energy audits for ‘large enterprises’ to promote the uptake of cost-effective energy efficiency measures.

Tidal turbines stretched across Pentland Firth could generate almost half of Scotland’s electricity needs, according to a new report.

Scottish Water has installed three small-scale wind farms at its Stronsay water treatment works to help reduce energy costs.

A new report by think tank Green Alliance has suggested that if all of the low carbon projects in the Treasury Infrastructure Pipeline go ahead, it could increase UK GDP by 0.7%.

There has been “good progress” in implementing some of the measures required to meet carbon budgets but more confidence is needed to invest in renewable energy, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has said in its latest annual progress report to Parliament.

Mott MacDonald has developed a new tool to measure carbon emissions arising from the project related activities of its staff.

Formal consultation on the proposed £650 million tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay will begin on Thursday 4 July 2013 with a series of public exhibitions throughout Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.

Many of the world’s largest cities have been taking action to combat the effects of climate change, resulting in healthier living and better business environment, a new report has found.

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