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US EIA publishes its International Energy Outlook 2013

The US Energy Information Administration has published its  International Energy Outlook 2013 (IEO2013) which projects that world energy consumption will grow by 56 percent between 2010 and 2040 with total world energy use rising from 524 quadrillion British Thermal Units (Btu) in 2010 to 630 quadrillion Btu in 2020 and 820 quadrillion Btu in 2040. Much of this growth occurs in countries outside the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) where demand is driven by strong, long-term economic growth. Energy use in non-OECD countries rises by 90 percent compared to 17 percent in the OECD.

The world's fastest-growing energy sources are renewable energy and nuclear with each growing by 2.5 percent per year. Nevertheless, fossil fuels continue to supply almost 80 percent of global energy use through 2040. Of this, natural gas is the fastest growing fossil fuel source.

UK government figures show £6 billion boost in green goods and services

The UK's green goods and services market has grown by almost 5 percent to more than £128 billion over the 2011/12 period. The UK now accounts for a 3.7 per cent share of the global Low Carbon Environmental Goods and Services (LCEGS) market, which is valued at £3.4tr and has grown by 3.8 per cent since last year's figures were issued. The report confirms that alternative fuels, building technologies, and wind power are by far the largest sectors in terms of both global and UK LCEGS sales, where they accounted for £19.2bn, £15.4bn, and £15.1bn respectively.

Source: Business Green

Glosten wins contract for floating wind turbine demonstrator

The company’s PelaStar tension leg platform has been selected for the engineering phase of the project to be deployed off the south coast of the UK in 2015

Green Investment Bank announces funding for Scottish distillery boiler

A new biomass boiler will replace the old oil-fired boiler at Tomatin Distillery near Inverness

Reading Borough Council develops new climate change strategy

Reading Borough Council in Berkshire is seeking to develop renewable energy technologies in order to generate low-carbon energy and save costs:

World's biggest offshore wind farm to be built off the Lincolnshire Coast

The Triton Knoll wind farm will consist of nearly 300 wind turbines and will dwarf the London Array opened by Prime Minister David Cameron last week

Details of domestic RHI announced by DECC

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced details of the forthcoming domestic phase of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI):