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Petrol and Gas Production Down in the UK But Low Carbon Energy Grows

UK primary energy production fell by a record 14 per cent in 2011 to 136.3 million tonnes of oil equivalent, following sharp falls in output from the UK Continental Shelf as a result of maintenance activity and slowdowns. On an

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Major Role For Renewables in Meeting UK's Climate Targets

Renewable energy should make a major contribution to decarbonising the UK economy over the next decades, according to the Committee on Climate Change The conclusions are set out in the Committee’s Renewable Energy Review which was requested under the Coalition

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Researchers Working For the Development of Next Generation Energy Technologies

Researchers from over 70 institutions funded by ten European energy research funding institutions will come together at the first annual congress of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA), to be held in Brussels on 11-12 April during European Union Sustainable

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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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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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British Planning System is Delaying Power Projects

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is warning that plans to hand back powers to ministers to approve major infrastructure projects could lead to further delays in building vital energy schemes in the UK. The UK’s leading business group says

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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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