Britain blown away by new wind energy record

Onshore and offshore wind farms hit a new high of 14.9GW between 6pm and 6.30pm last Wednesday

New 400MW offshore wind farm powers up

It is expected to reduce carbon emissions by around 600,000 tonnes a year

New 162MW solar energy plant powers up in Brazil

It is expected to produce enough electricity for around 170,000 households every year

Nearly half of Welsh power came from renewables in 2017

There are more than 67,000 renewable energy projects in the country, with a combined capacity of almost 3.7GW

Green energy set to cook millions of Xmas puds

UK Power Networks has connected enough green power for the steaming of the puddings this weekend

Government allocates £60m for next renewables auction

It is planned to be opened by May 2019

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Claire Perry: Solar power shouldn’t be provided to the grid for free

She said BEIS is considering a new scheme as costs have fallen and the next steps for small-scale renewables will be announced shortly

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Major businesses call for easier access to renewable energy

Companies, including Amazon, Facebook, Google and Nike, have signalled their willingness to do more to tackle climate change

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British Gas offers cheaper electricity rate to EV owners

They will be able to charge their cars at a cheaper price between 12.30am and 7.30am

E.ON plans giant onshore wind farm in Sweden

It will consist of 114 turbines and represents an investment of around €500m