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Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker is today calling on pensioners and those on low incomes to make sure they’ve claimed for the help to which they’re entitled to keep warm this winter

An additional £10 million of grant funding is to be made available to research, develop and demonstrate technologies that will achieve significant cuts in carbon emissions from road transport, following a government decision to provide supplementary finance through the Technology Strategy Board

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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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on world leaders to create a multibillion dollar fund to ensure vulnerable nations are protected against increasing climate change devastation

 

The British Safety Council has named Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd one of the country’s top companies for its standards of environmental management

 

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 Government must start thinking strategically about energy security to protect the UK’s energy supply against short-term shocks and rising global energy prices, according to a report by MPs on the Energy and Climate Change Committee.

 

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 new study launched Wednesday by the International Energy Agency (IEA), weeks ahead of the Durban Climate Change talks, scientists warn that if the current trend to build high-carbon generating infrastructures continues, the world's carbon budget will be swallowed up by 2017, leaving the planet more vulnerable than ever to the effects of irreversible climate change

 

npower, a leading energy supplier, has launched a scheme to help homeowners warm up their home and reduce energy wastage. Savvy DIY experts will be able to buy loft insulation for just £1 a roll from npower's partner Build Center, meaning the average three bedroom semi-detached home can be insulated for just £19

 

The IAEA have received information from the State Office for Nuclear Safety of the Czech Republic that very low levels of iodine-131 have been measured in the atmosphere over the Czech Republic in recent days

 

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.

 

Grasping the opportunities for growth presented by a sustainable construction and property sector will be the main priority for the new Green Construction Board, which held its first meeting today.

 
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