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UK’s Largest Solar Installation Comes on Stream

Built on the site of a disused tin mine in Cornwall, the UK’s biggest solar farm to date and the first in the South West of England has been connected to the grid by solar energy developer Lightsource Renewable Energy. Covering

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Enecsys Secures £25 Million Investment to Accelerate Growth Plans

UK-based Enecsys, a leader in reliable, long-life solar micro inverter systems for residential and commercial applications, has secured a further £25 million in equity financing to invest in its growth plan, in what is the largest private equity raise by

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EIB Delivers Record Lending for Climate Action in 2010

In 2010, the European Investment Bank (EIB) increased financing for climate action projects to Eur19 billion, representing an impressive 30% of its lending in the European Union. Significantly up from Eur16 billion the year before, this is a new landmark

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Industry Divided Over EU Initiatives to Meet Renewable Energy Targets

Renewable Energy World Europe, Europe’s leading renewable energy conference and exhibition, has announced that the industry remains divided as to whether the EU can achieve its 20-20-20 targets (generate 20% of its total energy from renewables by 2020). In a

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New €1.2 billion European Research Infrastructures on Wind, Solar and Nuclear Energy

Three new pan-European energy research infrastructure projects have been announced by the EU. A wind research facility is planned in Denmark, a concentrated solar power installation in Spain and a nuclear research reactor in Belgium. The overall investment is about

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EU-Africa Renewable Energy Partnership Launched

At the recent High Level Meeting of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) in Vienna, EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs and EU Commissioner for Energy Gunther Oettinger launched the Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) together with the African Union and

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Zero Emission Tractor of the Future Makes Debut

An increasing demand for reduced emissions and energy independence has fueled the need for new technology and the use of alternative fuels in agriculture. One of the most promising developments, the New Holland NH hydrogen-powered tractor, has just made its

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Ireland has the Potential to Achieve Energy Independence Using Renewable Energy Resources

Ireland has more than three times its total energy requirements available from readily accessible renewable energy sources on its own doorstep. Yet despite access to such vast and plentiful clean energy resources, Ireland is still heavily dependent on volatile foreign

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Renewable Energy Courses Available in Clare

The newly opened Renewable Energy Centre – imecofarm – now offers a comprehensive set of introductory courses, renewable energy talks as well as hands-on workshops at its premises near Clarecastle in County Clare. The centre is equipped with displays of

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Early Signs of an Energy Technology Revolution to Tackle Climate Change

Having called for an energy technology revolution to tackle climate change and enhance energy security and economic development, the International Energy Agency (IEA) is seeing the first signs of this happening across the globe. However, it cautions that more needs

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