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REF Advises Caution over Green Jobs Report

The Renewable Energy Foundation (REF) today expressed concern at the report from the Institute for Public Policy Research, ‘Green Jobs: Prospects for creating jobs from offshore wind in the UK’.
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Last Updated on Monday, 15 August 2011

UK Renewable Energy Data Files: 8th Issue

In December 2006 The Renewable Energy Foundation published the first issue of its Renewable Energy Data files (the RED Files). We are today publishing the 8th issue, which supersedes all previous versions, and adds recent generation data bringing the dataset up to September 2008.
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Last Updated on Saturday, 17 July 2010

REF Expresses Concern Regarding Cost of Grid Expansion

The Renewable Energy Foundation (REF) today expressed concern at the cost findings from the Electricity Networks Strategy Group, a government backed industry and stakeholder forum, who published their projection of electricity grid expansion needs for 2020.
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Last Updated on Monday, 15 August 2011

REF Gives Cautious Welcome to Conservative Policy Green Paper

REF today applauded many aspects of the Conservative Green Paper, The Low Carbon Economy: Security, Stability and Green Growth, but noted that whilst it was a significant contribution to Parliamentary thinking on this topic, it shares some of the current government's lack of urgency with regard to security of supply.
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Last Updated on Monday, 15 August 2011

National Grid Joins Consensus on Blackouts

On Monday in the Times newspaper Steve Holliday, CEO of National Grid, joined the growing consensus by stating that the UK faces an electricity capacity shortfall by 2015 unless rates of build increase. This fact, known to most analysts for at least a year, is blamed by many on a government which they believe has scandalously mismanaged the UK electricity sector.
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Last Updated on Monday, 15 August 2011