Thousands were paid to use extra renewable electricity on windy weekend

UK homes using new smart-energy tariffs urged to take advantage of record windfarm powerThousands of households were paid to use extra renewable electricity over the weekend as windfarms generated unprecedented levels of clean power.Homes using a new t…

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BP boosts stake in solar firm amid clean energy plan for its offices

Oil and gas firm will buy new shares from startup Lighthouse BP for undisclosed price BP has increased its stake in British solar venture Lightsource BP as it prepares to strike a deal to power its offices with renewable energy from next year.The compa…

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Scottish Power plans to build solar panels beside windfarms

Firm ‘squeezing maximum potential’ from clean energy sources to help UK hit net zeroScottish Power plans to squeeze more renewable electricity from its onshore windfarms by covering the ground beside the turbines with photovoltaic panels and batteries….

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Fossil fuel lobbyists push to dilute EU anti-greenwash plan

Energy industry in particularly fights back against planned new rules on green labellingFossil fuel lobbyists are trying to water down planned EU rules to stop “investment greenwashing’ by setting science-based criteria for any investment which lays cl…

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Fossil fuel lobbyists push to dilute EU anti-greenwash plan

Energy industry in particularly fights back against planned new rules on green labellingFossil fuel lobbyists are trying to water down planned EU rules to stop “investment greenwashing’ by setting science-based criteria for any investment which lays cl…

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Ikea steps up drive to become carbon neutral with extra €200m

Furniture giant to invest in green energy plus reforestation and carbon storage projectsIkea’s parent company is to invest an additional €200m (£171m) in green energy and forest planting as part of a plan by the world’s largest furniture retailer to be…

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Bill Gates backs startup using sunlight to create 1,000C-plus heat

Heliogen uses mirrors to concentrate solar energy that can power heavy industryBill Gates is backing a new venture which aims to turn sunlight into a source of heat exceeding 1,000C that could help replace fossil fuels.The world’s richest man is joinin…

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