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Vince Cable: Balancing consumer interests and green investment is ‘horrendously difficult’

Business Secretary calls for government to be more open about the high cost of green energy and says it serves no purpose to simply criticize the industry for rising costs

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Renewable energy 1 year ago

Government announces eight new renewable energy projects

The initiatives are expected to power up to 3m homes and create 8,500 jobs, but will add 2% to energy bills by 2020

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npower 2 years ago

Gas and electricity supplier cuts investments in green energy

npower blames sector uncertainty and falling prices for halving investments in renewable energy sources

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Renewable energy 2 years ago

UK government’s offshore plans may hit snag

Worries over construction risks and other potential issues could put a spanner in the works for plans to increase the number of offshore wind farms in the next few years

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Green energy 2 years ago

Wind energy costs four times more in the UK than Brazil

Families in the UK are paying four times as much to subsidise wind energy as those in Brazil thanks to the size of levies on their bills, a new study has claimed

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Green energy 2 years ago

Young people prefer green energy investment over property

A new survey has shown that the majority of young people would rather invest in green energy over any other venture, including property

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Energy prices 2 years ago

Political point scoring could jeopardise energy investment

Ministers warned that the uncertainty surrounding the energy market could lead to a drop in investor confidence

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Green energy 2 years ago

UK public still backs renewable energy

Majority of Brits still behind green energy, despite being increasingly worried about the rising price of gas and electricity

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Renewable energy 2 years ago

Scottish independence ‘could harm UK energy market’

A leading renewable energy company has stated that Scotland gaining independence from the UK could damage the renewables sector

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Green energy 2 years ago

Green generation targets could add to energy bills

Report states consumers may face increased charges as a result of higher green subsidies

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