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Bulletin: 19th August 2013

Could climate bonds pave the way to a low-carbon economy? (Guardian)
They're still a niche product with a reputation for attracting 'tree huggers' but climate bonds are gaining mainstream momentum


Councils handed £750k for wind turbine ‘goldrush’ (Scotsman)
Planning costs

New city energy company bid to help save cash (Herald Scotland)
Glasgow City Council


Do you want to live in a smart city? (BBC News)
Smart tech to fine tune resource consumption

Graph of the Day: How wind displaced coal in Spain (Renew Economy)


Energy policy: how not to win an argument (Guardian)
The coalition government can't talk about energy without its audience remembering its record on renewables

SSE chief hits out against energy ‘rip-off’ claims (Scotsman)
Phillips-Davies insisted that the utility firm’s margins are lower than many food retailers

China and UK to dominate ten-fold growth in global offshore wind market (Power Engineering)

Gallery Kishorn yard jobs vital for the area, says community leader (West Highland Free Press)
Developers Kishorn Port Limited — a joint venture between Ferguson Transport and quarrying firm Leiths — want to breathe new life into the former fabrication yard by using the site and dry dock as an assembly hub for the offshore energy sector.

Government underestimated cost of biofuels in petrol by £224m per year, says ActionAid (Reuters)

Five renewable energy lessons from Germany’s Energiewende (Blue and Green Tomorrow)


Bulletin: 15th August 2013

Gaia-Wind Cook up “Self Raising Tower” (Farming UK)
Hinged and motorised tower on the Gaia 133

Growing biofuels: how to reap rewards (Guardian)
Live chat panel discusses how to deliver the best environmental, social and economic impacts


£40m bid to help homes in city tackle fuel poverty (Glasgow Evening Times)
Funds and incentives combine to tackle 5,000 homes

Most people in Wales want power to make decisions on large wind farms (Daily Post North Wales)
poll for the Silk Commission on devolution reveals 70% believe big renewable energy projects over 50MW capacity should be decided on in Cardiff rather than Westminster


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