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Race to Beat Wind Power Subsidy Cuts Drives Poland Project Push

Poland, where 90 percent of power comes from coal, may be an unlikely clean-energy hub. Yet wind capacity that almost doubled in two years is set to …

Europe Divided on Supply Security as Renewable Energy Grows

European Union governments and the bloc’s executive arm are splitting over how to guarantee electricity supply as the region builds more renewable …

Shale: miracle, revolution or bandwagon?

Unless you have been in hibernation for the past few years you will have heard that there is a shale hydrocarbon “revolution” or “miracle” under way. …

Claims of high EU energy prices ‘overblown’

Claims that high energy prices are making European industry less competitive are overblown according to new research showing a relatively small …

Can solar panels really beat your pension?

We stack up the figures for investing £7,500 in solar panels against a pension fund<p>It seems far-fetched to imagine that putting money into solar panels on the roof of your house could deliver a better return than in a private pension. But that is exactly what the energy minister, Greg Barker, …

Thirsty energy: the conflict between demands for power and water

The UK's climate change minister Greg Barker and Nobel Laureate Kofi Annan will be among those meeting in Delhi this week to try to get to grips with one of the most pressing issues of our time: how to solve the conflict between the globe's spiralling need for energy and access to water on a planet …

Renewable Energy

European parliament votes for stronger climate targets

The European parliament voted on Wednesday to require member states to meet binding national targets on renewable energy, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions.<p>In a decisive vote, 341 to 263 MEPs called for three binding targets for 2030: a 40% cut in greenhouse gases, compared with 1990 …

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Nordex Sees Wind Installs Climbing in Germany Even as State Aid Is Cut

Nordex SE, the best performer among Germany’s biggest stocks in 2013, expects its wind-turbine installations in the country to gain as much as 30 …

Meet The New World's Biggest Wind Turbine

The newest king of offshore wind turbines represents not only the latest example of partnership in the offshore wind sector — but also the return of …

Bob Dudley hails 'best year for exploration in a decade' at BP

BP boss sounds more optimistic note for 2014 after unveiling profit fall and adds $200m to Deepwater Horizon oil spill bill<p>The chief executive of BP hailed the oil giant’s “best year in exploration for a decade” as he waded into the row over Scottish independence and disclosed a further $200m …

Cuadrilla to reveal Lancashire fracking sites

Shale gas explorer Cuadrilla and British Gas owner Centrica will inform residents near two Lancashire sites that they want to frack there next year<p>Shale gas explorer Cuadrilla will on Tuesday unveil plans for fracking at two sites in Lancashire next year.<p>The company and its partner, British Gas …

TUC-backed study points to carbon capture to cut UK energy bills

Household energy bills in the UK would be slashed by £82 a year if the government boosted carbon capturing equipment on power stations instead of …

Little wonders

GUSTY GIZMO is one of five oddly-named wind turbines in an Oxfordshire field. They were not christened by an energy firm, but by locals who bought …

Going nuclear

DONALD TUSK (pictured), the prime minister, and his cabinet finally adopted the Polish nuclear power programme on January 28th, giving the green …

Global warming continues and won't be stopped by wishful thinking

Global warming has continued rapidly in recent years, mostly accumulating in the oceans. Yet there remains a pervasive myth that it has somehow magically stopped.<p>Most recently displaying this confusion was Georgia Tech climate scientist Judith Curry, who testified about climate change before a US …

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Energy price gap with the US to hurt Europe for ‘at least 20 years’

High gas and electricity prices will continue to plague Europe for at least 20 years, damaging the competitiveness of industries that employ almost …

The dash for cash

FRACKING is a toxic subject in many parts of Britain. On January 13th David Cameron donned protective clothing to announce a bung for councils that …

Sunny, windy, costly and dirty

SIGMAR GABRIEL has been on a roll. The boss of Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) has herded his party into a coalition with Chancellor …

Demand for innovation in energy keeps growing

The world of energy is in a state of turmoil. Not only is the way we produce it changing, but also the way we transmit, distribute and consume …

Total steps where others fear to tread

Total’s shale deal involves a rather modest commitment of just $50m. But that’s just the start, <b>writes Guy Chazan</b>.<p>Patrice de Viviès, Total’s senior …

Why is renewable energy so expensive?

MOST people agree that carbon emissions from power stations are a significant cause of climate change. These days a fiercer argument is over what to …

Rueing the waves

SINCE October sightseers on the hills above Edinburgh have gawped at a brand new landmark. Across the Firth of Forth, on a test site, stands the …