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UK green power hits record high of 15 per cent in 2013

More than 900 new wind turbines were built at land and sea over the course of the year, helping the amount of green power generated to increase by almost one third

The biggest increase in green power came from more wind farms being built. Wind power produced 9 per cent of UK electricity, […]

Study maps fracking methane risk to drinking water

No definitive distance for separation between shale and aquifers has been set

Published on the BBC News website on 3rd July 2014

By David Shukman

Science editor, BBC News

 

A major study into the potential of fracking to contaminate drinking water with methane has been published.

The British […]

Solar farms to lose UK government financial support

Move to cut subsidies for large-scale installations is condemned by green activists and renewable power companies

Lark Energy’s Wymeswold airfield, until recently the largest solar farm in UK. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for The Guardian

Published on The Guardian website on 13th May 2014

By Fiona Harvey

 

The government is to make drastic […]