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Barclays launches £100m renewables fund for farmers

YES. This is what we like: well-known people (like Michael Eavis) championing solar power. That gets the green thumbs up from the GPI team. Today, The Guardian reports that Barclays’ business arm is to help UK farmers finance renewable energy projects “following a massive surge in interest”. Good stuff. And for the record, our interest […]

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Offshore wind farms are good for wildlife, say researchers

Appearing in The Guardian Environment Network online today, a “Dutch study finds birds avoid offshore wind turbines, while marine life finds shelter and new habitats.” After my post earlier this week asking Is UK newspaper coverage skewed against renewables, it’s great to see such a positive story on green energy. Speaking from the Institute 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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