‘RIP Coryton’ wreath presented at protest

Coryton workers unveiled a RIP wreath at a protest today against the closure of the refinery. The wreath made by a local florist in the Essex town of Corringham summed up the sombre mood. Labour MEP Richard Howitt, (pictured right), who has helped campaign against the shutdown, joined the protest this morning. He tweeted: “Colours […]

Fukushima could push more nuclear firms into renewables

The Japanese nuclear reactor disaster at Fukushima could speed up the push among nuclear firms to diversify into renewables, according to Pricewaterhouse Coopers. In a report out yesterday looking at merger and acquisition activity in the renewables market during 2010, PwC says that activity by US and French nuclear power generators into wind and solar […]

Cautious welcome for Green Bank £1bn

Yesterday’s announcement in the Spending Review that there would be £1bn allocated to funding a Green Investment Bank has been cautiously welcomed by industry players. RenewableUK’s director of policy Gordon Edge said: “The announcement of the Green Investment Bank is an important signal of the government’s commitment to developing a low-carbon economy. “However, it’s important […]