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  • Investment in low-carbon, large-scale sources of electricity - from tidal to nuclear to clean coal - are key to future energy policy in the UK, recommends a new report published by the Council for Science and Technology (CST). The report - entitled An Electricity Supply Strategy for the UK - is avai...

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  • Cash rewards for low carbon electricity and heating - feed-in tariffs from April Householders and communities that install low carbon electricity-generating technology such as solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, wind turbines up to 5 MW in size and micro-CHP systems will be entitled to claim payments fo...

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  • Denmark sets the bar high for energy policy Denmark is a leader in implementing well-designed policies for renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate change, according to a review of Danish energy policies published by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The review, Energy policies of IEA co...

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  • The Welsh Assembly’s new ‘Bioenergy Action Plan for Wales’ aims to generate at least 5 TWh per year of electricity, about 20% of the country’s current needs, from renewable biomass by 2020. It also aims to have biomass provide 2.5 TWh of usable heat energy, about 3% of current needs. This will resul...

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  • New US water regulations prompt nuclear plant shutdown The Oyster Creek nuclear power station in the US state of New Jersey will shut in 2019, ten years earlier than it is licensed to operate until, due in part to potentially stricter environmental regulations on water use. The plant’s owner and ope...

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  • The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has announced that the first project that it invested in has been completed on time and within budget, and is generating power. The TEG Biogas plant in Dagenham was officially opened in April, by Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable. ...

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  • The power sector Around 50%of the annual emissions cuts between now and 2020 will be achieved by further greening of the electricity mix. The Government expects 40% of the electricity we use in 2020 to come from low carbon sources - 30% from renewables, the rest from nuclear (including new build) an...

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  • The nuclear industry welcomed it, as did Britain’s renewable energy industry and the main environmental groups, the Conservative opposition claimed that it contained their policies, but it was left to the Carbon Trust to point out the ‘Herculean’ efforts needed to turn the Government’s aspirations f...

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  • Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Business Secretary Lord Mandelson have welcomed Nissan’s intention to investmore than £200mn over the next five years in a new battery factory in Sunderland. The rechargeable lithiumion battery plant comes as the Prime Minister announced the regionwould become theUK’s...

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