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Stuart [News] 2012-09-17 13:48:08
With exam grade-inflation hitting the headlines over the Summer, the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has turned the spotlight on the Government’s much-vaunted ‘greenest ever’ aspirations, to pose the question: if the Government was being examined on its plans to green our built environment, what would the results be? With some school students getting disappointing results in the past month, would the Government’s stated ambition to lead our transition to a greener economy face a similar fate?
Stuart [News] 2012-08-20 14:10:47

The Government must take urgent action on the pending natural resources crisis facing the UK, warned a coalition of business and environment groups today .
Stuart [News] 2012-06-13 15:52:17
Interviews with almost 1,00 homeowners in England and Wales suggest that they are reluctant to invest in energy-saving and flood protection measures, and that they will look to government to provide protection from flooding.
Stuart [News] 2012-06-13 15:51:25
The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) has published guidance for local authorities on planning and climate change.
Stuart [News] 2012-06-12 10:52:51
Energy Minister Greg Barker announced the outcome of the latest consultation on the feed-in tariff (FIT).
Stuart [News] 2012-04-20 15:07:56
UK average new car CO2 emissions fell 4.2% in 2011 and by over 23% since 2000.Direct link between emissions and fuel efficiency shows new cars now 18.0% cleaner than UK average.
Sub-130g/km cars accounted for almost half the 2011 market (46.8%) versus 10.6% in 2007.
Stuart [News] 2012-04-11 12:34:17

It would cost the UK £1.8 billion every year to hand-pollinate crops without bees - 20% more than previously thought - according to new research launched today by Friends of the Earth as it unveils a new campaign to save the bee.

Stuart [News] 2012-04-03 11:45:37
The CBI today (Tuesday) responded to the Government’s re-launch of a £1 billion competition to accelerate large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the UK.
Stuart [News] 2012-03-08 13:03:05 | Comments: 1
The UK's first Green Investment Bank will be based in London and Scotland, the Government announced on Thursday.

Business Secretary Vince Cable said the headquarters will be in Edinburgh, with the main transaction team in London.

Stuart [News] 2012-02-10 09:15:52
Today the government announced their proposals for the future of the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme. As well as outlining plans for a new FIT structure, the announcement covered a number of decisions that have now been made. Here are some of the key points.
From 1st April to 1st July the feed-in Tariff generation rate will be 21p/kWh for domestic size solar panel installations with an eligibility date on or after 3rd March.
Stuart [News] 2012-01-25 10:31:40
The government has lost its appeal against a High Court decision that it acted unlawfully in slashing solar subsidies leaving thousands of installations now set to get the higher Feed-in Tariff rate.
Stuart [News] 2012-01-13 20:37:35
The Court of Appeal is yet to pass judgement on the Government's bid (Friday 13 January 2012) to overturn last month's High Court ruling that its plans to cut solar subsidy payments are illegal. The judges indicated that a decision by the end of next week would be "rather optimistic".
Stuart [News] 2012-01-13 12:37:03
The Court of Appeal will today [Friday 13 January 2012] hear the Government's challenge to last month's High Court ruling that its solar subsidy cuts are illegal.
Stuart [News] 2011-12-11 16:40:18
Countries meeting in Durban, South Africa, have delivered a
breakthrough on the future of the international community ís response to climate change, whilst
recognizing the urgent need to raise their collective level of ambition to reduce greenhouse gas
emissions to keep the average global temperature rise below two degrees Celsius.
Stuart [News] 2011-12-07 13:45:36
2011 Platts Global Energy Award for exemplary development of offshore wind power

Stuart [News] 2011-12-01 15:46:36
The CBI today commented on the Government’s revised carbon plan.
Dr Matthew Brown, CBI Head of Energy and Climate Change policy, said:
“The Government’s revised plan gives investors a clearer picture of how we will transition to a low-carbon economy, which is welcome. We now need this to be backed by consistent, long-term policies, avoiding any sudden changes of direction which put investors off.
Stuart [News] 2011-11-24 12:16:23
CBI Chief UK needs an industrial policy
Stuart [News] 2011-10-30 16:54:56
See here for details http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/interactive/2011/oct/28/feed-in-tariffs-solarpower
Stuart [News] 2011-10-25 09:44:50
This ground-breaking new report shows that renewable energy is the key to reducing carbon emissions from the UK power sector in a way that is stable, secure and affordable.
Stuart [News] 2011-10-17 12:05:41
Speaking in advance of a major energy summit Volker Beckers, CEO of RWE npower, made a new commitment to npower customers for the forthcoming winter. "I know people want some certainty on energy prices, so today I am announcing that we will freeze the prices for all of our customers on standard residential tariffs for the coming winter period so that they can budget with confidence"
Stuart [News] 2011-09-13 10:57:21
E.ON is inviting proposals for research projects, making a sum of one million euro available for this purpose. With "Smart Home a new customer relationship with energy" as the general theme, they are to examine the impact of smart home systems on the future relationship between utilities and customers. Energy supply, home appliances, mobility, security and consumer electronics will increasingly become integrated in smart homes.
Stuart [News] 2011-08-09 11:25:06
2011 is WWF’s 50th anniversary year, and to mark the occasion it is hosting a major event to encourage Londoners to swim for 1 mile to raise money for the worlds leading conservation organisation.
The flagship event – called the Blue Mile – will help raise vital funds to protect our rivers and seas.
Stuart [News] 2011-08-01 13:52:27
Planning permission has been given for a 269,000 tonnes/year energy-from-waste facility in Suffolk.
Website Administrator [News] 2011-07-24 22:55:36
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