Renewable Energy

8 reasons George Osborne needs to let Hinkley nuclear plant go

Posted by Richard Casson — 16 February 2016 at 4:03pm - Comments
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George Osborne wants to build a new nuclear plant in Somerset -- Hinkley Point C. If it goes ahead it’ll be the first nuclear power station to come online in the UK in 30 years.

8 ideas for how the UK can keep the lights on without trashing the planet

Posted by Richard Casson — 24 November 2015 at 7:36pm - Comments

With the UK set to wean itself off coal power over the next decade, what will take its place to keep the lights on?

In pictures: The planet's future in our hands, go green on Earth Day!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 22 April 2015 at 10:29am - Comments
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Flamingos at Lake Natron, Rift Valley, Tanzania, Africa.

Every year, Earth Day is celebrated all over the planet on April 22nd. To mark the occasion we would like to share some positive photos with you. Our images from around the world illustrate people's efforts to live sustainably, take part in rallies, promote renewable energy and give a glimpse of the biodiversity we need to protect.

In pictures: Let's celebrate World Energy Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 22 October 2014 at 11:43am - Comments
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Wind turbine in Portland, Australia © Greenpeace / Dean Sewell

Today is World Energy Day which highlights the importance of society's choices regarding energy production and the environment. I love positive solution stories, so had a look in our photo archive to share some of our interesting energy pictures with you and celebrate this day.<--break->

We're about to see how serious Europe is about climate change

Posted by sgelmini — 22 January 2014 at 11:58am - Comments
Wind park Gunfleet Sands in the North Sea
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The UK government has been lobbying against a binding European target for renewable energy

If you’re concerned about the impact runaway climate change is likely to have on our planet, then you might want to keep an eye on what’s happening in Brussels today. At around midday, the European Commission will unveil a major package of measures on climate and energy. They are likely to cover a range of vital issues from cutting polluting carbon emissions to promoting clean energy, from regulating fracking to banning the most polluting transport fuels.

Whose side are you on, George?

Posted by doug — 12 December 2013 at 6:29pm - Comments

One of the most important policy decisions on energy and climate change facing the Government is the obscurely titled ‘Fourth Carbon Budget’. This sets the amount of greenhouse gas that UK can emit during the period 2023-2027. It’s required to be set under the 2008 Climate Change Act.

Why is it important? Because the budget determines the UK’s level of ambition on climate change.

Power up: world's largest wind farm switched on

Posted by Liam Kirkaldy — 4 July 2013 at 1:40pm - Comments
Wind turbine, part of the London Array
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Winds of change: the London Array is the largest windfarm in the world

It would be an understatement to say that today is a big one for renewable energy in this country. Because today the London Array – the world’s largest offshore windfarm – becomes fully operational. The scale is breath-taking – it will supply electricity to around half a million homes while providing a technological benchmark for future renewable sources across the globe to aspire to.

The anti-wind Blobby

Posted by Graham Thompson — 17 June 2013 at 4:49pm - Comments
One of John Constable's colleagues
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One of John Constable's colleagues

The Telegraph is yet again trying to pretend that Noel Edmonds’ anti-wind lobby, the cosmically ordered Renewable Energy Foundation, is a reliable source of data. In case you don’t remember, this is the organisation which produces nonsensical made-up ‘reports’ attacking wind power, whilst claiming on their home page to be in the business of promoting renewable energy.<--break->

Offshore wind cheaper than gas by end of decade

Posted by Lawrence Carter — 8 March 2013 at 3:35pm - Comments
Offshore Wind Farm Baltic One
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Imagine a wind turbine so big that it would take Usain Bolt 19.32 seconds to run across the 200m diameter of its blades (before plunging tragically into the sea). This is what wind manufacturer Dong says will help bring the cost of offshore wind down to below that of new gas-fired power stations (the size of the blades, not Bolt’s premature demise).

The Battle for Britain has begun.

Posted by kcumming — 12 February 2013 at 4:15pm - Comments
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Was it when Chancellor George Osborne called us the environmental Taliban? When he announced he wanted to build 40 new gas-fired power stations and turn the UK into a “gas hub”? When he was revealed in our undercover investigation as trying to dismantle the Climate Change Act? When he rolled out the red carpet for fracking companies across England? Or when he vetoed a 2030 goal in the Energy Bill for carbon free electricity?

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