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London's entrepreneurial students have been invited to compete for a £20,000 prize designed to help make the capital the greenest city in the world and help to reduce emissions from buildings, in a new competition launched today by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) is urging the Government not to bring in a costly and additional installer accreditation scheme for the Green Deal in 2012. The trade body believes that unnecessary extra burdens placed on installers at this time threaten the loss of benefits from the scheme, could be costly and could put at risk existing safety measures for gas installation

24 social housing providers across Britain have been awarded a share of a £4 million fund to install green heating systems in the homes of their tenants.  They are the first winners to be announced under the Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme competition for social landlords which was launched earlier this year.  Further winners will be confirmed shortly.

 

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Ministers today gave the go-ahead for two new power stations in Yorkshire which will create over 1,000 jobs and generate enough energy to power almost two million homes.

 

A European low carbon finance summit is convened today aimed at overcoming the barriers to green investment in Central and Eastern Europe and highlighting the significant commercial opportunities of an ambitious low carbon transition.

 

Local Energy recently conducted a survey of Local Authorities to examine the impact of cuts on their climate change strategy and staff.

 

Caroline Flint MP, Labour’s Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary, speaking after confirmation that CPI has reached a record 5.2%, said

 

The Ethical Investment Association, the UK’s leading green and ethical investment association for financial advisers, has welcomed the government’s plans to continue EIS/VCT relief for community-based renewable energy investments

 

UNISON is calling for urgent Government action, as UK Power Networks becomes the latest foreign-owned company in the energy sector to axe hundreds of jobs

 

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne will say he is determined to "get tough" with the six biggest energy companies, in his speech to the Lib Dem conference later today

 

Investors should use their financial muscle to create a resilient, stable and sustainable economy and lobby governments for support, urges a report released today by Forum for the Future

 

The appointments to the Advisory Group for the Green Investment Bank (GIB) were announced today by the Business Secretary Vince Cable.

 

A £6.5 million investment to deliver a new generation of engineering leaders in renewable energy was announced today by the Business Secretary Vince Cable.

 
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