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The National Trust has completed Britain’s biggest marine source heat pump project which will be used to generate heat for a 300-year-old mansion on the North Wales coast.

The world's first community-owned tidal power turbine in Scotland has started exporting electricity to the local grid.

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has today called on the Government to do more to bring forward development of the UK’s shale gas and oil resource, saying it must be an urgent national priority.

The trade association which represents the wind and marine energy industries, RenewableUK, has announced that it is expanding its membership to include companies involved in tidal lagoon energy.

Trucost has assessed the Environment Agency Pension Fund’s exposure to stranded assets held in sixteen investment portfolios representing over two thirds of the EAPF’s £2.3bn Assets Under Management.

Investment in green power must be trebled in order for the world to avoid dangerous climate change, according to a new report by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC).

Anglian Water and Thames Water are among 70 companies from five continents to sign the Trillion Tonne communiqué, which urges governments to put policies in place to prevent the cumulative emission of more than a trillion tonnes of carbon.

A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is warning that the world is “ill-prepared” for climate change and that with high levels of warming the risks will be difficult to manage.

Thursday, 27 March 2014 07:08

UK meets first carbon budget

The fifth annual statement of emissions required under section 16 of the Climate Change Act 2008 published by the Department for Energy and Climate Change shows that the UK has met its first carbon budget.

A portfolio of three tidal lagoon power plants would deliver large-scale low carbon power at a significantly cheaper price than offshore wind by 2021, according to a new economic study.

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