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26 July 2014 - NEWS UPDATE
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Sainsbury's to rollout pioneering heat recycling technology to up to 100 stores

A UK company that has developed a ground-breaking 'heat recycling’ technology is embarking on a major rollout of its innovative system across Sainsbury’s stores.

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Renewable energy sector reacts with anger to subsidy funding plans

RenewableUK says this week’s publication by the Department of Energy and Climate Change of the draft budget for the first allocation round of Contracts for Difference (CfDs) brings a greater level of clarity on the future level of financial support for renewable energy projects.

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Bioenergy can be worse for the climate than fossil fuels, Government study shows

A scientific calculator has been developed that investigates the impact on carbon emissions of biomass sourced from North America to produce electricity. The calculator finds that biomass, when sourced responsibly, can be used in a low carbon and sustainable way.

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Council sets key precedent by kicking out fracking plans for Sussex countryside

A controversial application to drill for shale gas in the Sussex countryside has been kicked out by the planning committee of West Sussex County Council after the plans received nearly 2,500 public objections.

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Complaints about domestic biomass "disappointing"

 

The number of complaints about biomass boiler installations is running at around one in five the rate of systems applying for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) – the Government’s main incentive to get people to switch to renewable heating systems – figures obtained by GreenWise reveal.

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Government starts search for long-term nuclear waste site

The Government has been accused of “bribery and bullying” as it starts its search for a permanent site to store the nation’s radioactive waste.

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Green Deal cashback scheme reduced by a third as initial fund runs dry

The cash offered under the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) scheme is to be reduced by a third following the end of the initial wave of the money-back scheme.

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Top geologist warns fracking hearing of the dangers of shale gas drilling

Proposals for pilot fracking under consideration by West Sussex County Council have been attacked as “incomplete, incompetent and “disingenuous” by a leading academic.