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The task of rebalancing the UK economy away from carbon is well-progressed and is set to result in greater energy security and the development of new innovative technologies, the Government's Carbon Plan showed today

We must lead the way to a sustainable future by shrinking our carbon footprint and creating a ripple effect that encourages smaller companies to follow suit.This is the view of specialist environmental insurance broker Tim FitzJohn, following the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) Conference on sustainable business

The UK Green Building Council has responded to the Chancellor's Autumn Statement.Paul King, Chief Executive of the UK Green Building Council said

 

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Investment funds, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds are among groups today being asked to join the UK’s renewable energy revolution and invest in large offshore wind projects

 

Businesses and communities across Britain will from Monday be able to apply for a heat tariff payment, ushering in a new era of clean green heat technology, Greg Barker said today

 

One of the Met Office’s leading scientists has today won a prestigious award for research which has shed new light on how climate change could influence extreme weather over Europe

 

The UK’s ambitious marine energy revolution could be further enhanced by support and cooperation at an international level, Energy Minister Charles Hendry said today. His call came as EU member states published a report calling for funding and support from the EU Commission to drive forward marine energy

 

People who emit the least carbon in the UK are most likely to suffer from the consequences of climate change. Two new reports, published today (24 November) by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), show for the first time who emits the most carbon and identifies who and where is most vulnerable to climate change in the UK

 

The NFU will be responding to DECC consultation on cutting solar energy tariffs before the December 23 due date. Many NFU members have already been in touch to make their views known, or to highlight the difficulties this is making for their investment plans

 

The Centre for Alternative Technology expressed concern at government proposals to cut Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs) in half. The new reduced rate of 21p/ kWh will affect all photovoltaic installations below 4kW after 12th December 2011

 

The first company has gained microgeneration certification through BESCA’s arrangement with NICEIC’s Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). BESCA Chief Executive, Bruce Kirton, presented the certificate to Martin Burton of Delron Services, a building engineering services company based in Maidstone, Kent, in September

 

In a speech about the UK's need for an industrial policy, the CBI's Director-General has labelled the Government's unexpected decision last week to cut solar feed-in tariffs (FITs) - even before the consultation period has ended - "the latest in a string of Government own goals"

 

Jean Lambert, Green MEP for London, has today called upon the European Commission to investigate whether the UK Government's proposal to drastically slash the Solar Feed-in-Tariff will weaken the UK's ability to meet legally binding EU targets on renewable energy

 
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