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First floating wind farm, built by offshore oil company, delivers electricity

The world’s first floating windfarm began delivering electricity to the Scottish grid yesterday. Five giant turbines, measuring 175m from sea surface to blade tip, have been tethered to…

DAILY BRIEF | 19.10.17

Scott Pruitt suggests he will restrict scientists who get EPA grants from advising the agency

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt has hinted that the Agency will restrict researchers who get EPA grants from serving on their advisory boards. Speaking at the…

DAILY BRIEF | 18.10.17

World petrol demand ‘likely to peak by 2030 as electric car sales rise’

World petrol demand will peak within 13 years thanks to the impact of electric cars and more efficient engines, energy experts have predicted, reports the Guardian. UK-based Wood…

DAILY BRIEF | 17.10.17

Dirt cheap coal poised to make a comeback

Polluting coal-fired power plants could make a comeback in the UK unless the government increases the carbon tax, new analysis suggests. The Times says that Aurora Energy Research…

DAILY BRIEF | 16.10.17

UK releases plan to ‘lead the world’ on growth with carbon cuts

The UK government has finally unveiled its long-awaited “Clean Growth Strategy” and it receives widespread coverage in today’s UK media. “Promising billions of pounds worth of investment in…

DAILY BRIEF | 13.10.17

UK to provide £557m funding for renewable subsidy auctions

The British government has confirmed up to £557m of funding for the next clean electricity auctions for less-established renewables – a group which includes offshore wind, biomass, energy-from-waste…

DAILY BRIEF | 12.10.17

EPA formally moves to repeal major Obama power plant rule

The US Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt signed a notice yesterday which formally proposes to scrap the Obama’s Clean Power Plan, a climate change rule for power…

DAILY BRIEF | 11.10.17

Trump administration to sign climate rule repeal proposal Tuesday

The Trump administration will today move to roll back the US clean power plan, president Obama’s signature climate change policy, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt…

DAILY BRIEF | 10.10.17
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