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Ecologist Partners: Triodos Bank

by Lisa Stanley

The UK is at a crossroads at which choices need to be made that will decide where our energy comes from in the future. Recent events are prompting an energy revolution, and many people are now more convinced than ever that a significant part of the UK’s future energy supply has to derive from our own renewable sources. more...
How to... save energy without breaking the bank

How to... save energy without breaking the bank

Ruth Styles

16th May, 2012

There’s more to an energy efficient home than good insulation; everything from radiators to windows can play their part. Ruth Styles explains how to make your home a greener place to be more...
Scotland's Climate Justice Fund

Climate justice: Scotland pioneers new fund to help poor countries with adaptation

Chris Hegarty

13th March, 2012

After leading the way on climate legislation with the 2009 Climate Change Act, the Scottish government are now putting their money where their mouth is with the creation of the Climate Justice Fund to pay for developing country adaption projects more...
Pylon

Are the 'big six' energy companies blocking renewables in the UK?

Kara Moses

1st March, 2012

Just six energy companies EDF, E.ON, Centrica, SSE, Scottish Power and npower control 99 per cent of our domestic energy market but show only minor interest in renewables more...
Scroby Sands offshore wind farm in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Wind turbines: the future of renewable energy or a blight on UK countryside?

Bethany Hubbard

24th February 2012

The wind farms debate rages on as the need for renewable energy grows. But is the UK in danger of putting aesthetics before the need to cut carbon emissions and adopt greener technologies? more...
Installing solar panels

The communities taking renewable energy into their own hands

Ed Mayo

5th January, 2012

A new report by Co-operatives UK and The Co-operative Group examines those investing time and money in installing solar panels, wind turbines or hydro-electric power for their local communities more...
wind

Power: keeping it green

Henry Gass

3rd June, 2011

Angela Merkel’s decision to dispense with nuclear power has left environmentalists around the world exploring alternatives. Henry Gass weighs up the options more...
Wind turbines

Wind industry and Decc urged to come clean on output of wind farms

Eifion Rees

4th May, 2011

With a new analysis showing UK wind farms operating at just 20 per cent of their capacity in 2010, the potential of wind power has been called into question. Eifion Rees examines the arguments from both sides more...
Renewable investment by country

Revealed: how your country compares on renewable investment

Tom Antebi

29th March, 2011

A breakdown of how major countries compare on their success in attracting investment in wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy in the past year more...
Offshore wind turbines

Scramble to design supersized turbines to maximise wind power potential

David Strahan

1st March, 2011

Offshore wind power is crucial if the UK is to meet its renewable energy targets - but a lack of suitably powerful and reliable technology could hamper efforts, reports David Strahan
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Offshore wind power

Welsh renewable energy plans 'stymied' by Westminster

Ecologist

7th February, 2011

Welsh environment secretary Jane Davidson says approval for renewable power projects is being unnecessarily delayed, and indicates Welsh Assembly would support a replacement nuclear facility at Anglesey more...
Wave machine

Making waves: how the UK is showing the way on low-impact wave technology

Andrew Williams

21st December, 2010

Following announcements by two UK-based companies, wave power looks set to become an increasingly important renewable energy source. But how long will it be before it is commercially viable and what ecological benefits might it bring? more...

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Offshore wind farm

Offshore wind: can we afford it?

Mark Jansen

29th September 2010

High costs of offshore wind farms could be reduced through investment in a UK manufacturing base says report, but warns nuclear is no cheap alternative more...
Installing solar panels

Renewables offer cash boost for local communities - think tank

Emily Shelton

16th September 2010

If climate change isn't enough motivation, the increasing financial benefits from renewable energy could pave the way for lower carbon lifestyles, a leading think tank has claimed more...
Carbon dioxide emissions

How to make money from fighting climate change

Reg Platt

16th September 2010

Renewable energy presents a unique opportunity for getting communities engaged in reducing their emissions - and benefiting financially - says Reg Platt of IPPR more...
Wind farm

'Privileged' opposition holding back wind farm development

Ecologist

10th September, 2010

Onshore wind sites being ignored because of threat of local resistance as analysis points to unfulfilled potential of community-driven projects more...
Electric car charge plug

Electric cars and wind turbines face metal supply shortages

Ecologist

12th June, 2010

The Government's much-vaunted ambition for a low-carbon economy could be threatened by shortages in key metals and the environmental cost of developing new mining facilities more...

Amelia's Anthology of Illustration

Theodora Tsentas

30th April, 2010

In Amelia Gregory's dazzlingly colourful book, illustrators artistically interpret a variety of emerging renewable technologies more...
Electricity pylons at sunset

Can our electricity grid cope with all the new wind power?

David Strahan

27th April, 2010

Wind energy finally seems to be moving somewhere in the UK, but without some new techniques, our grid is simply not going to cope with this flood of new green power more...
Offshore wind turbines

Wind industry disputes 'quick' UK planning process claim

Ecologist

22nd April 2010

European report ranks UK application process for wind farms as amongst quickest, ahead of Spain and Portugal more...
stacks of pound coins on a stock chart

Budget 2010: good news for wind; bad news for green transport

Mark Jansen

25th March, 2010

As the fiscal dust kicked up by Alistair Darling's 2010 budget begins to settle, experts say they are 'surprised' by how 'un-green' the budget turned out to be more...
Offshore wind turbines

New wind power tops all other sources in 2009

Ecologist

4th February, 2010

Wind and solar technology made up over half of Europe’s new electricity generating capacity in 2009, as the number of new coal and nuclear facilities fell more...
Installing solar panels

UK to pay public for generating green energy - but will it be enough?

Ecologist

1st February, 2010

Campaign groups believe the payments will be too low to encourage significant numbers of people to install small scale renewable energy in their homes and communities more...
Dan Box

Gordon Brown's figures for offshore wind are nonsense

Dan Box

18th January, 2010

Building offshore wind farms is great. Inaccurately quoting or massaging the figures that support them is not more...
Offshore wind turbines

When will we see green jobs in the UK?

Sam Bonham

13th January, 2010

Will the latest announcement of nine proposals for offshore wind projects and a promised £100bn worth of investment lead to new jobs in the UK or elsewhere? more...

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