Nick Clegg laid down the coalition’s plans to become the greenest government during his speech at Climate Change Capital in London at the beginning of this week. (more…)
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On Tuesday, Chris Huhne, the Energy Secretary, confirmed that the government intends to cut carbon emissions by halve by 2025 and put us on course for a decrease of 60% by 2030. (more…)
Recruitment in the solar technology industry grew significantly in the first quarter of this year and a large number of the new positions can be directly attributed to the Feed in Tariff programme. (more…)
A study by the Policy Exchange has revealed that the UK’s efforts to meet the European Union target of delivering 15% of all energy from renewable sources will actually damage efforts to cut carbon emissions. The think tank has urged the government to renegotiate the unnecessarily expensive targets. (more…)
27% of the UK’s CO2 emissions come from residential properties and if the government is to meet its target of reducing emissions by 80% within the next 40 years it has been estimated that six houses every minute should be retrofitted. (more…)
The rail industry should aim to cut CO2 emissions in half by 2050, the chief executive of ATOC said at the ‘Sustainable Transport: ‘greening the transport sector’ conference in London last week.
The industry bills itself as the greenest form of public transport but in order to live up to this reputation a series of measures need to be implemented, Mr Roberts said. The railways are currently the largest single user of electricity in the UK taking up about 1% of the total demand. Roberts talked about making the industry more energy efficient and as an example highlighted the need to reduce the amount of electricity lost in transmission. (more…)
Despite the fact that local authorities are seeing unprecedented cuts to their budgets, few seem inclined to garner revenue from renewable energy.
Last summer, Chris Huhne, the energy and climate change secretary, urged councils to make better use of feed-in tariffs and sell renewable energy back to the national grid. This sounds as if it would produce a good source of income and yet only 275 local authorities have registered for the scheme so far. (more…)
Last week’s spending review has thrown up changes for the renewable & environmental market but the question is will these things benefit or hinder the UK’s approach to becoming a greener country? (more…)
The planned government cuts have began to reverberate throughout businesses within the green sector today following the announcement of cutting the number of quangos in the UK. (more…)
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