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George Osborne is offering to drop his calls for deeper cuts in subsidies for onshore wind farms

Wind farm subsidies to fall by 10%

The Energy Department has resisted calls for significant cuts to onshore wind subsidies, announcing a reduction of 10% in payments for new farms.

Steaming: Giant ducts carry heat from the Earth's core at a Reykjavik plant

Cheap power under our feet

UK borrows Iceland's geothermal techniques to tap the heat at the centre of the Earth to solve our energy woes

George Osborne accused of holding up onshore wind projects announcement to appease rebellious Tory backbenchers

George Osborne has been accused of attempting to appease rebellious Tory backbenchers by holding up an announcement of new subsidies for onshore wind projects.

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UK investment in clean energy more than doubled in the second quarter to a three-year high of $3.6bn (£2.3bn) helped by a giant windfarm five miles off the east coast from Skegness.

UK powers ahead with clean energy investment

UK investment in clean energy more than doubled in the second quarter to a three-year high of $3.6bn (£2.3bn) helped by a giant wind farm five miles off the east coast of Skegness.

Green light for offshore wind farms

Two offshore wind farms which could generate enough electricity to power almost three quarters of a million homes have been given the go-ahead by the Government.

Felda Global flourishes in flotation

The Malaysian palm oil firm, Felda Global, surged 20 per cent in its trading debut in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, as investors cheered on the world's second-largest initial public offering (IPO) after Facebook's botched float and the company pledged stronger profits in the coming months.

Michael McCarthy: Ghastly, lethal to birds – but a necessary evil

There aren't that many genuine hard cases in the environment, where both sides have right on their side, but the case of wind energy is one of them.

Windfarm subsidy faces huge cut

Treasury officials are drawing up plans for swingeing cuts in state support for onshore wind-farms, it was claimed last night. This is a dramatic move that threatens to undermine David Cameron's claim to lead the greenest government ever.

Wind farms 'have major economic benefit'

Onshore wind farms, recently under attack from leading conservationists for damaging the countryside, can bring significant economic benefits locally and nationally, as well as contributing to the fight against climate change, a new study claims.

Green energy vital, says David Cameron

David Cameron today backed the growth of renewable energy as “vital” to the UK's future - but warned green power sources had to be financially sustainable.

Greenpeace targets Apple London store

Activists from Greenpeace have plastered the windows of an Apple store in London with a poster protesting against the company's use of coal.

Donald Trump surveys his new golf resort in north-east Scotland

Wind farms will kill tourism, says Donald Trump

US tycoon Donald Trump has told the Scottish Parliament that wind farms will destroy tourism.

OGN to create 1,000 new wind farm jobs

An engineering firm is to create up to 1,000 new jobs after receiving a Government grant to build foundations for offshore wind farms, it was announced today.

The feed-in tariff for solar power generation has been halved

'Hypocrite' PM to host clean energy summit

David Cameron's attack on solar power subsidy will destroy the industry, say critics, as London prepares for international conference

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