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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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…)
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…)
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.
Corporate and Social Responsibility is critical to a company’s brand and often their positioning within the global economy. The essential need to reduce pollution continues to grab the headlines as we see Global Warming and Climate Change driving the behaviours of multinational corporations to change the way that they work and position themselves to be more compliant and responsible. (more…)
A senior manager who has alleged he was unfairly dismissed on the basis of his views on climate change can take his employer to a tribunal, an employment appeal judge has ruled.
Tim Nicholson, head of sustainability at residential landlord group Grainger, said his environmental beliefs were the reason behind a decision to make him redundant in 2008, because his views had strained relations with senior staff. (more…)
Ed Miliband, Government Minister for Energy and Climate Change, and his Department the DECC, are under attack amid claims of “dithering”. It is claimed that the department is clearly in a state of paralysis by opposition energy spokesman Greg Clark and top executives from energy companies who despair at the departments apparent inability to take tough decisions.
This is refuted by the DECC who in turn claim that during the past 6 months they have alredy managed to get two new acts through parliament which will aid the target for cutting emissions by at least 80%!
Who is right and who is wrong? What are your experiences of the effectiveness of the DECC and in particular the performance of Ed Miliband himself, if you have a view please let us know.
The world’s fastest growing user and abuser of energy and the earths carbon resources has seemingly changed tack!