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China’s power capacity will more than double by 2030, with renewables, including large hydro, accounting for more than half of new plants, eroding coal’s dominant share and attracting investment of $1.4 trillion.

Tuesday, 03 September 2013 06:30

Go-ahead for £100m Welsh pumped storage scheme

Yesterday’s decision to approve plans for a 600MWh electricity pumped storage facility in disused slate quarries near Llanberis in north Wales has been hailed by the scheme’s developer as a key step in enabling Britain’s low carbon energy strategy.

 

A new report on marine energy in Wales estimates that if development is ramped up significantly over the next 20 years - with the capacity to generate 1GW of power - it could contribute a total of £840m to the Welsh economy during the development and installation stages.

The Environment Agency (EA) has launched a consultation on its technical guidance for onshore oil & gas exploratory operations.

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%.

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