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Latest figures point to recovery in green energy investment


The amount invested in renewable energy projects jumped by 10 percent year-on-year during the first three months of 2014 to hit £28.4 billion, according to latest figures from Bloomberg New Energy...

Wind import plans from Ireland fail to progress


The Irish government has delayed €6-7 billion (£5-6bn) plans to build a raft of wind farms to produce electricity for export to the UK.

Public favour wind farms over fracking


The majority of Britons would prefer to live near to a wind turbine than a fracking site, according to a YouGov survey commissioned by renewable energy firm Ecotricity.

Big Six energy firms to get £245m ECO scheme ‘windfall’


The “big six” energy companies are poised to receive a £245 million windfall from cuts to the UK Government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO), according to the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE).

Government failing to convince public on vital infrastructure says CBI


Ministers are failing to convince the public of the need for investment in vital infrastructure projects, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

Energy switching time to halve


Switching domestic energy supplier is set to become much quicker, with energy companies confirming they are committed to slashing switching times by 50 per cent by the end of the year.

Sector Round Up - 22/04/2014


This week's top stories include; Mackay to leave DECC, European Investment Bank to back €2bn of projects and Gwynt Y Môr offshore windfarm moves ahead

‘Stranded asset’ risk for Scottish generators


Power generation and transmission companies could be left with “stranded assets” in Scotland if the country votes for independence, a report by the UK Government has warned.

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