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Jeremy Corbyn launches most radical Labour manifesto in decades

By Anne workforce / November 25, 2019

‘Investment blitz’ to be funded by wealthy and includes tax on energy firms to tackle climate crisis Latest election news – live updates Jeremy Corbyn has launched the most radical Labour manifesto in decades, promising an “investment blitz” that would leave no corner of the UK untouched and welcoming the hostility of billionaires, big business […]

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Bill Gates backs startup using sunlight to create 1,000C-plus heat

By Anne workforce / November 21, 2019

Heliogen uses mirrors to concentrate solar energy that can power heavy industry Bill Gates is backing a new venture which aims to turn sunlight into a source of heat exceeding 1,000C that could help replace fossil fuels. The world’s richest man is joining investors behind Heliogen, the first company to concentrate sunlight to reach temperatures […]

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Cornish homes take part in trial to supply clean power to grid

By Anne workforce / November 20, 2019

Project links solar-fitted premises in ‘milestone’ to form a mini virtual power plant Hundreds of homes and businesses in Cornwall have started selling electricity to their local energy network and the national energy system in a pioneering move. The trial is the first time that traditional energy users – such as homes, hotels and businesses […]

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Brussels allows UK to subsidise fossil fuel generators

By Anne workforce / October 25, 2019

Green light clears way for payments of £990m to gas, coal and nuclear power firms The UK’s largest fossil fuel generators may be back in line for almost £1bn in backup power subsidies this winter after the European commission approved the UK’s flagship energy scheme, which was ruled illegal last year. A shock European court […]

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UK to use £1bn meant for green energy to support fracking in Argentina

By Anne workforce / October 23, 2019

Documents show government’s plans to prioritise loans in support of major oil companies The UK is planning to invest in Argentina’s controversial oil shale industry using a £1bn export finance deal intended to support green energy, according to government documents seen by the Guardian. UK Export Finance, the government’s foreign credit agency, promised in 2017 […]

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Renewable energy to expand by 50% in next five years – report

By Anne workforce / October 22, 2019

Energy agency says solar power will drive faster than forecast growth in renewables Global supplies of renewable electricity are growing faster than expected and could expand by 50% in the next five years, powered by a resurgence in solar energy. The International Energy Agency (IEA) found that solar, wind and hydropower projects are rolling out […]

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Rise of renewables may see off oil firms decades earlier than they think

By Anne workforce / October 16, 2019

Pace of progress raises hope that fossil fuel companies could lose their domination Eight ideas for reining in the fossil fuel industry The world’s rising reliance on fossil fuels may come to an end decades earlier than the most polluting companies predict, offering early signs of hope in the global battle to tackle the climate […]

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Green Star Energy won’t switch off fraudulent account

By Anne workforce / October 10, 2019

The firm’s slogan is ‘take back control’, but I can’t stop it sending debt collectors I have had ongoing issues with Green Star Energy. When my bank detected fraudulent activity on my account, Green Star was one of the payees. My compromised bank account was refunded and closed, and my credit file updated. Green Star […]

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Boris Johnson’s words on UK battery sector ‘not matched by action’

By Anne workforce / August 28, 2019

Open letter calls for changes to policies sector says threatens to hold green economy back Boris Johnson’s support for Britain’s “world leading” battery sector risks being undermined by government policy, according to the industry. A coalition of trade groups and technology firms have written an open letter to the Guardian that calls for urgent changes […]

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Mitsubishi invests in UK company to bring off-grid solar to Asia

By Anne workforce / August 28, 2019

Japanese conglomerate backs solar utility BBOXX to expand service in south Asia and Africa A British energy firm lighting up homes in Africa with pay-as-you-go solar power has secured £40m to extend its reach to Asia with the help of Japan’s Mitsubishi. The conglomerate has taken a stake in off-grid solar company BBOXX through the […]

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