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Plans for Solar Farm near Cardiff given the Go-Ahead

Plans to build a 42-acre solar farm at a former landfill site near Cardiff are set for the go-ahead after being recommended for approval as wildlife concerns were withdrawn. Natural Resources Wales previously had conerns relating to roosting birds at the site on Lamby...

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Wood appointed by government to lead nuclear research programme

Wood – which has offices at Sellafield and Whitehaven – has been appointed by the UK government to lead the second phase of a ground-breaking nuclear research programme. Under a multi million pound contract from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...

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Polish academics urge end to Germany’s nuclear phaseout

A group of nearly 100 Polish environmentalists and scientists has written an open letter to the leadership and people of Germany asking the country to reconsider its nuclear phaseout plans. German utilities were forced to shut down their nuclear power plants by...

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WNF visited Spanish nuclear manufacturing company Ensa last week in Cantabria, Spain. WNF members from C&P Engineering, Huntingdon Fusion Techniques, JR Connections, Site Heat-Treatment Services and Teddington Engineered Solutions accompanied WNF Chair Peter...

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A Change in the Wind for Swansea Tidal Lagoon

Plans to build a massive tidal lagoon in Swansea were rejected by the government last year for being too costly. However, plans to build the tidal lagoon have been resurrected and this time, no government funding is required. Tidal Lagoon Power believes the money can...

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MPs call for step-change in state support for marine renewables

91 MPs have signed a letter urging Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry to introduce new policies to support wave and tidal stream technologies. A ' tidal wave' of MPs have signed a letter urging the government to step up support for the UK's wave and tidal...

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