Reports assess how nature is worth millions to the UK economy
More than 200 million new trees should be planted in Britain to generate more than half-a-billion pounds each year, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA).
New funding to encourage domestic charge points for EV car use
The next phase of support for plug-in car drivers to recharge their vehicles at home has been announced today by Transport Minister Baroness Kramer.
UK is running out of space to meet farming and renewable energy needs
The UK could require up to 7 million hectares of additional land within the next 15 years to meet a growing population’s food, space and renewable energy needs, while increasing the area needed to protect nature and it
Whisky-powered vehicles take step closer to commercial reality
Edinburgh-based biofuel company Celtic Renewables has signed an agreement with Europe’s foremost biotechnology pilot facility to undergo next-stage testing of its process to turn whisky by-products into biofuel that ca
New funding available to help SMEs become more energy efficient
The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) and its fund manager Sustainable Development Capital LLP (SDCL) have today announced £1m of funding to help SMEs to make investments in energy efficiency. This is matched by £1m from
Labour to support Government on fracking trespass law change
The Opposition Labour Party has confirmed it will support Government plans to change trespass laws to allow shale gas companies to drill under homes without the owner's permission, according to Energy Minister Michael F
Political parties urged to make election manifesto climate pledge
As the main political parties begin to draw up their manifestos ahead of next year’s General Election campaign, Christian Aid, its supporters and faith groups across the UK are demanding that action to tackle climate c
Green Investment Bank to launch £1 billion offshore wind fund
The Green Investment Bank (GIB) has announced plans to launch a £1 billion fund to invest in offshore wind projects in UK waters.
Scotland introduces tough new planning rules on fracking for shale gas
The Scottish Government has launched plans to tighten up the planning system that would outlaw fracking sites that threatened local communities or the environment.
Plans for former coal mines to be transformed into solar PV sites
Energy specialists Anesco is to undertake a major regeneration of a number of former colliery sites with the development of a 30MW solar portfolio.
Scotland gives £2.2m to community groups to help tackle carbon emissions
Local communities across Scotland are taking action against the damaging impact of climate change following the latest wave of grant support from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF).
Jail for illegal waste exporter as courts get tough on environmental crime
A waste crime offender has been jailed for 16 months in prison for attempting to illegally export 46 tonnes of hazardous electrical waste to Nigeria, Ghana, the Ivory Coast and the Congo.
Where's all the cash gone? Installers go unpaid for thousands of ECO jobs
Installers are going unpaid for “thousands” of boilers fitted under the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) scheme, according to a leading industry figure.
AD operator Biogen slapped with court fine after pollution spill
A pollution spill at Biogen’s anaerobic digestion site in Bedfordshire resulted from a series of company errors, a court has been told.
Energy Minister confirms study into flat-pack mini nuclear power plants
The UK Government has commissioned a study to look at the feasibility of an emerging generation of mini nuclear power plants that take up less space than the size of a garden shed.