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Energy revolution in harmony with nature?

Yesterday's announcement (here) about which renewable energy schemes have been awarded Government backing is an important contribution to reducing carbon emissions. The ideal scenario would be a system which maximises the potential of renewable energy with the least damaging environmental footprint. Two of the schemes are offshore wind energy proje [...] Read more ...

via Rspb
27 Feb 2015

Balls for chop in future Labour/SNP coalition deal

Now this enmity is centre-stage in Labour’s developing psycho-drama over whether to strike a coalition deal with the SNP. Ed Ball’s will be the sacrifice that seals a coalition deal between Labour and the SNP, if senior members of Ed Miliband’s inner circle have their way. And just last week the Sunday Times reported on the depth of the recur [...] Read more ...

via Labour-uncut
27 Feb 2015

Government Electricity Rebate

Eligibility You will be eligible to receive a Government Electricity Rebate if you have a domestic electricity supply contract with a domestic electricity supplier. Policy objectives The Government Electricity Rebate (GER) is a £12 government contribution to help lower the impacts of these Government environmental and social policy costs on consum [...] Read more ...

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27 Feb 2015

Saudis’ Oil Price War Is Paying Off

A pumpjack operates in the foreground of a crude oil drilling rig outside Williston, North Dakota. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg (Bloomberg) -- Three months after Saudi Arabia made clearit was going to let oil prices keep tumbling, the strategy isshowing signs of working. Even having its own way, Saudi Arabia isn’t guaranteedsuccess, according to Barcla [...] Read more ...

via Bloomberg
27 Feb 2015

Ed Davey MP writes… Green energy auction paves way for 27 new renewables projects and thousands of green jobs across the UK

This morning I announced the results of the first auction for green energy generation. The results are impressive – more clean energy at lower costs. Thanks to this first renewable electricity competition of its kind, I have offered contracts to 27 renewable energy projects across the UK. Enough to power 1.4 million homes and save [...] Read more ...

via Libdemvoice
27 Feb 2015

China's carbon emissions could save the world

Emissions, estimated China may publish its own carbon emissions forecast soon as well. That is a tall order, and the challenge grows still starker looking back over the total global emissions from the decade prior: Yet three months later and ten months from talks in Paris that will determine whether humanity can control its carbon emissions and in [...] Read more ...

via Chinaeconomicreview
27 Feb 2015