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…)
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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…)
Figures from the Department for Energy and Climate Change and Ofgem show that the UK failed to reach its target of producing 10% of electricity from renewables last year. In fact, we fell well short of the 10% target and only managed to produce 6.5% from renewable sources. (more…)
If the UK is going to successfully reduce its carbon emission targets, something has to be done to overcome the current skills shortages.
In the dim and distant past, the UK made prolific use of child labour to do the jobs no-one else wanted to do. Luckily, that system has long since been outlawed. We also had apprenticeship schemes, which were an excellent way of providing young men with the skills necessary to carry out a trade. (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…)
2 entrepreneurial businessmen with a passion for the environment have joined forces to start a new renewable business in Cornwall.
Rupert Hanbury-Tenison & Robert Stirling are the creators of Moor Heat Ltd; a diverse business utilising the surrounding countryside and providing energy through a range of disciplines including biomass, PV, geothermal and hydro power.
To everyone’s surprise and with the main politcal parties being given a real vote of no confidence the Green Party was all but wiped off the political map in Ireland in this week’s elections, though it enjoyed a slight resurgence in the UK. (more…)
At Carbon Reduction ‘09 we will be presenting a Master Class detailing the tools and methodology past, present and future which has been and will be critical in resourcing highly skilled, but short supply candidates for the ever expanding renewables and alternative energy industry sector. (more…)