Industry reacts with dismay to Feed-in Tariff cutbacks
(Mon 21 Mar 2011 11:19)
The UK's green energy sector has reacted with disappointment to the Government's decision to slash its funding of the Feed-in Tariff for large-scale solar farms.
Eco makover could deliver ¬£6.6bn boost to UK economy
(Thu 17 Mar 2011 13:48)
Britain could stand to gain ¬£6.6 billion from a burgeoning green economy, says Home Economics, a new Energy Saving Trust report painting the economic picture of a shift towards green industry.
Unique new map shows earthquake risks on humanity
(Mon 14 Mar 2011 14:45)
A World map, which provides a general representation of the risks of earthquakes on humanity using records from the past 4,000 years, has been produced by the University of Sheffield.
Business chiefs say energy efficiency regulation is wanted
(Mon 14 Mar 2011 14:10)
While around half of executives say energy efficiency initiatives have helped improve their organisation‚Äôs bottom line in the past three years, and four in five believe that energy efficiency will play a more important
UK firms can save ¬£23bn by boosting resource efficiency
(Sun 13 Mar 2011 22:57)
British businesses can save around ¬£23 billion a year by improving the way they use energy and water, and by reducing waste, according to new arch published by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman.
Recycled idea could net ¬£432 million for charities and Big Society
(Thu 10 Mar 2011 18:01)
New research commissioned by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) shows that a drinks container deposit refund scheme (DRS) has the potential to raise upwards of ¬£432 million each year for local charities and Bi
Study probes links between air pollution and heart disease
(Wed 09 Mar 2011 20:18)
Scientists are untangling how the tiniest pollution particles ‚Äď which are breathed in with every breath ‚Äď affect health, making people more vulnerable to cardiovascular and respiratory problems.
Report assesses utility firms on green energy credentials
(Wed 09 Mar 2011 10:46)
Centrica, EDF Energy, E.ON Energy and RWE npower are the power utilities best positioned to provide UK businesses with sustainable energy supply and services, according to a new report from independent analyst firm Verda
Austria tops the European recycling league table, new data reveals
(Tue 08 Mar 2011 12:07)
Austria has been crowned top of the European recycling league after statistics published today revealed the country recycles or composts 70% of municipal waste.
China charts ‚Äėclean industrial revolution‚Äô to drive new economy
(Mon 07 Mar 2011 13:17)
The Chinese government‚Äôs decision to put a ‚Äėclean industrial revolution‚Äô at the heart of the nation‚Äôs 12th Five Year Plan will deliver real carbon savings that could begin to curb national emissions,
Carbon footprint errors caused by power supply differences
(Sat 05 Mar 2011 17:05)
The actual carbon footprint of products and services can differ considerably according to how energy used to manufacture the product was generated ‚Äď for example, whether it was generated by fossil fuel or renewable sou
Businesses save costs and carbon by flying less, survey shows
(Thu 03 Mar 2011 12:23)
Businesses are making a permanent commitment to fly less, according to new research published today by WWF.
Warming Arctic linked to big freeze across US and Europe
(Wed 02 Mar 2011 11:45)
The freak big freezes that have paralysed parts of Europe and US has been linked to the breakdown of an Arctic weather system named the ‚ÄúPolar Vortex‚ÄĚ.
Private sector can boost UK's low-carbon future, report finds
(Tue 01 Mar 2011 10:53)
Energy minister Chris Huhne has today welcomed report findings that show energy efficiency in the private sector can cut carbon, safeguard UK fuel-security and save business ¬£6 billion a year.
Investment in global renewable energy reaches $243bn
(Mon 28 Feb 2011 21:56)
The hangover of the global financial crisis continues to hamper the global renewable energy market, according to Ernst & Young‚Äôs latest global Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices.
140 litres of water make 1 cup of coffee as new global guide issued
(Mon 28 Feb 2011 19:09)
A major step toward standardisation of water footprint measurement has just been achieved, with the issuing of a global assessment manual by the Water Footprint Network.
Renewables growth sees SmartestEnergy hit record figure
(Thu 24 Feb 2011 13:34)
A strong bounce in renewables investment after the recession will see SmartestEnergy, the UK‚Äôs leading purchaser of independently generated electricity, hit a new record this year.
Dairy firm boosts green factory with sustainable power
(Wed 23 Feb 2011 19:34)
Dairy products company Adams Foods is achieving impressive carbon performance at its factory in Staffordshire thanks to combined heat and power (CHP) technology supplied by sustainable power group ENER-G.
UN report looks to kick-start the Global Green Economy
(Mon 21 Feb 2011 14:12)
Investing two per cent of global GDP into ten key sectors can kick-start a transition towards a low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy a new UN report launched today says.
Solar panel efficiency tripled with cutting-edge science
(Sun 20 Feb 2011 21:11)
Solar energy could provide a clean alternative to fossil fuels, but the high cost of solar cells has been a major barrier to their widespread use.