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Biogas from human waste

Householders began cooking and heating their homes with gas derived from raw sewage yesterday, under a £2.5m scheme which is the first of its kind in the country.

Biggest offshore wind farm takes UK's capacity to 5GW

The world's biggest offshore wind farm opened in Thanet, seven miles off the Kent coast, yesterday.

World's largest wind farm opens off Kent

The UK is determined to get out of the "dunce corner" on renewables, Energy Secretary Chris Huhne said today as he officially opened the world's largest offshore wind farm off the UK coast.

Lord Turner: 'We must act now to meet energy targets'

Lord Turner, the chairman of the independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC), is calling for a "step change" in government policy if Britain is to meet its 2020 renewable energy targets.

Solar panels approved for Charles residence

The Prince of Wales was granted permission today to install dozens of solar panels on his home at Clarence House in the latest move to cut his carbon footprint.

Climate protesters target RBS headquarters

Many Royal Bank of Scotland staff have been advised to work from home today as climate activists target its headquarters.

RBS faces wrath of climate activists

Climate change protesters set up camp close to the Royal Bank of Scotland headquarters yesterday, accusing the state-owned bank of using taxpayers' money to finance the fossil fuel industry.

Ernst & Young recruits 100 staff worldwide to work in new 'clean tech' division

Ernst & Young has launched a clean energy and technology practice as it seeks to hike its revenues to more than £100m within three to five years.

NET debuts on AIM to raise £5m

New Energy Technologies, a wood- chips-to-pellets supplier to the power industry, is planning its debut on the Alternate Investment Market next month to raise £5m tfor new plants.

Councils to sell electricity to the national grid in green initiative

Town halls could become mini power stations under plans to allow councils to sell "green electricity" to the national grid.

Power industry faces skills gap

The UK power industry needs to train twice as many people if it is to meet demand for 65,000 new workers by 2024.

Google to use wind energy to power data centres

Google's energy unit has entered into a deal to buy wind power from NextEra Energy Inc for the next 20 years to power data centers.

Regulation is holding back green power, says Drax

Europe's biggest coal-fired power station is calling for changes to the Government's renewable energy regulations to enable Drax to convert one of its six coal generators to run on biomass.

Quangos should be burnt to fuel a green revolution, Tory report recommends

The new Government should conduct a bonfire of nine low-carbon quangos and instead hand them to a planned green investment bank if Britain is to fulfill its commitments to create a low-carbon economy and catch up with its European partners, a report yesterday urged.

Hydro-electric power capacity to treble by 2020

Britain's hydro-power plant capacity may treble by 2020 as electricity producers make use of government incentives for renewable energy, the Environment Agency said yesterday.

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