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Plans for the first new nuclear power station for nearly a generation in the UK have got the go-ahead from the Energy Secretary, who has said he is granting planning consent.
Britain is to open its first solar centre focused on reducing the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) and make the technology cost-competitive with traditional forms of energy.
A £2 million Government competition aimed at finding innovative designs to turn plants across the UK’s wetlands into green energy has awarded its first tranche of funding to seven projects.
A Government scheme that has enabled some of Britain’s biggest cities to have more spending control in areas such as planning and transport is proving to be an effective driver for low carbon growth, according to a new report by the Green Alliance.
Tidal lagoons and tidal fences, deployed in conjunction with tidal stream technology, wave and wind power could generate more renewable energy than a Severn Barrage and be far less harmful to the environment, a new report claims today.
Successive bands of heavy and slow moving rain could lead to flooding in the coming days across parts of central, southern and south west England and south east Wales.
Glastonbury Festival has gone even greener with the installation of a second solar array at the farm in Somerset where the event is held.
New schemes to green UK railways through electrification totaling £4.2 billion were unveiled today by the Government.
Local firms in the South West are to benefit from a new £8 million initiative that aims to kick-start jobs and growth in the region's energy efficiency and microgeneration sector.
Forecasts of sunny weather continuing into the weekend are likely to cheer farmers concerned that after drought damage, they were facing a double whammy with the wettest April on record threatening a rise in pests and diseases.
Large parts of England are no longer in drought, after the wettest April since records began in 1910 and continuing rain this month.
Most of England is now in drought and the dry spell could last beyond Christmas, the Environment Agency will announce on Monday, as Government officials started planning for a long-term water shortage that could be disastrous for wildlife, the landscape and farming.
The Government's nuclear energy policy is in disarray after German utilities RWE and E.ON dropped their plans to build two reactors in the UK.
The first emergency measures to support the drought-hit south of England were announced today in an attempt to preserve dwindling water supplies.
E.ON said it is to review plans for a £300 million biomass plant at Portbury Dock in Bristol in light of a Government review of renewable energy subsidies.