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  • UK government wastes no time investing £80 million in green fund

    Ahead of the launch of the UK government’s flagship Green Investment Bank (GIB), Business Secretary Vince Cable today announced an £80 million investment in green infrastructure projects. The funds will go to two specialist fund managers in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), who will make investments in small-scale waste infrastructure projects such […]

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  • Gamesa and Toyota join forces on electric car rollout in Spain

    Wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa is joining forces with carmaker Toyota to boost the rollout of electric vehicles in Spain. Under the collaboration agreement signed by the two companies, Toyota Spain is lending Gamesa a Prius Plug In hybrid vehicle for six months for evaluation. Gamesa will test the car at a wind farm and in […]

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  • Scotland beats 2011 renewable energy target

    Scotland has beaten its 2011 renewable energy target, reaching 13,750 GWh over the last year, according to the latest figures. Official government statistics published on Friday, which showed overall UK greenhouse gas emissions were down 7%, indicate that the amount of electricity generated in Scotland rose 45% in the last year compared to 2010. Based […]

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  • US Cape Wind project could reduce electricity prices by $7.2 billion

    The $1 billion Cape Wind project, which has been given the go ahead to start construction off the US east coast, could reduce electricity prices for the local region by $7.2 billion over 25 years, according to a report. The analysis, by economic consultants Charles River Associates, says the 486 MW offshore wind farm in […]

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  • Denmark pledges 100% renewable energy by 2050

    Denmark has set the most ambitious low-carbon target in the world – according to new legislation the country will generate 100% of its energy from renewable sources by 2050. The commitment covers its entire energy supply – encompassing electricity, heating, industry and transport. The country’s parliament had previously committed to phasing out fossil fuels by […]

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