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Bulletin: 8th September 2013

DECC won't back Cameron's fracking price promise (Ecologist)

Lack of demand keeps pressure on Superglass (Courier)
ECO and Green Deal failing to create a strong market for major supplier

Foresight Solar Fund seeks £200m IPO (BusinessGreen)
Company says that it has over 145MW of capacity already earmarked for investment

Navitus Bay windfarm could "devastate" tourist industry - thousands of jobs lost and a third of visitors put off, claims tourism chief (Bournemouth Echo)

Viewpoints: Do we have to choose between cheap or clean energy? (BBC News)


Coalition energy document focuses almost entirely on fossil fuels (Guardian)
Australian election


Bulletin: 4th September 2013

SSE plans internal Green Deal trials (Utility Week)
SSE is planning to conduct an internal trial of the Green Deal on 50 members of staff before launching it to the public

19th Century Railway Carriage Renovated Into a Gorgeous Carbon-Negative Home in Kent (Inhabitat)


Villagers in push for wind turbine project (Gazette & Herald)


Wave energy to power fish farm (Herald Scotland)
Marine Harvest Scotland has applied for permission to site a prototype device at its new site near the Isle of Muck

Insulation firm hopes to create 80 jobs with £38m contract (Northern Echo)


Planning chiefs: Ministers must set wind farm quota (Telegraph)
Heads of Planning Scotland (HoPS) said the Scottish Government’s new planning guidelines should for the first time specify the country’s “future turbine requirements”

Local member input on planning issues to be axed? (Northern Times)
Ward member veto used over wind farm issues to be dropped

Green Lighthouse (Arch Daily)
Denmark’s first CO2 neutral public building and home to the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen


Osborne talks up oil and gas - and renewables (BusinessGreen)
Chancellor hails renewables as being "an increasingly important part of the energy mix", as he also stresses the importance of maximising oil and gas production

'Baseless economics': Lord Stern on David Cameron’s claims that a UK fracking boom can bring down price of gas (Independent)
Respected economist criticises the Government for encouraging rush into fracking without a thorough analysis of all its potential ramifications

Developer behind Perthshire windfarm pledges to keep work local (Courier)
Banks encourages local procurement

Welsh pumped storage scheme gets green light for £100m investment (BusinessGreen)
Planned site in disused slate quarries near Llanberis could provide 600MWh of low carbon electricity at peak times

Sharp says Wales solar plant nears capacity amid industry slump (Business Times)

Obama: America ‘Can And Will Learn’ From Sweden On Energy Policy (Climate Progress)


Bulletin: 2nd September 2013

UK missing out on community energy potential, warns think tank (BusinessGreen)
Green Alliance argues lack of clear policy and restricted finance means UK is falling well short of community schemes' 3.5GW of potential

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Call to spread benefits of wind farms (John O'Groat Journal)
Plans for a Caithness wide benefit fund discussed

Power plan for flood relief scheme (BBC News)
£2m flood relief project for a Denbighshire town could include a hydro electric generator

Why investors should consider community-owned renewables (Blue and Green Tomorrow)
Focus on Brixton solar initiatives

Another community wind farm plan in tatters (Third Force News)
Roseneath Peninsula West Community Development Trust fails over landowner issues


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