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Richborough solar farm begins producing power

On Wednesday 3rd August, BBC News reported that the first large-scale solar park in the Southeast began supplying electricity to homes and businesses in the local area. The £13m project, near the site of the former Richborough Power Station in Kent, is capable of supplying 1,300 homes. Following the recent reduction in government subsidies for […]

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Drax coal power station ‘could be transformed to produce biomass fuel’

Fiona Harvey, environment correspondent for  The Guardian, reports that “the UK’s largest coal-fired power station could be turned into one of its biggest sources of renewable energy– if subsidies are increased. “Drax generated about 6% of the UK’s total renewable power in the first half of this year, through burning straw and other biomass at its […]

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Andhra Pradesh at the forefront of Indian ‘coal rush’

The Guardian´s environment editor,  JohnVidal,  reports that energy generated from new coal-power stations in the single state of Andhra Pradesh could eclipse emissions from an entire country. A single Indian state is to build a new fleet of coal-power stations that could make it one of the world’s top 20 emitters of carbon emissions – on a par […]

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