Launch of new national litter strategy for Scotland to keep the nation beautiful
Scots are being urged to do the right thing and use the bin with the launch of Scotland’s first national litter strategy since devolution.
Energy Minister launches new UK offshore wind supply chain review
UK Energy Minister Michael Fallon and the Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing have given strong backing to the UK’s fast growing offshore wind industry at a major conference, with announcements designed to encourage
Environment Agency launches public consultation on fracking bid
Shale gas company Cuadrilla has applied to the Environment Agency for relevant permits for its Preston New Road exploratory fracking site at Little Plumpton, Lancashire.
Sahara solar plant to deliver green power to 2.5 million homes in Europe
Renewable energy investment company Low Carbon has increased its stake in a unique clean energy plant that will deliver solar power from the Sahara Desert to homes in Europe.
Offshore wind on track to match 10% of UK electricity demand by 2020
The UK offshore wind industry is on course to double its capacity to at least 10GW and meet around 10 percent of the country’s energy demand, according to new research.
Energy Ministers rule out oil and LPG boilers from green schemes
Energy Ministers have moved swiftly to rule out the suggestion that oil and LPG boilers should be included in the Renewable Heat Incentive and Green Deal schemes.
Record-breaker attempts first solar-powered crossing of the English Channel
Adventurer Simon Milward is attempting to make it into the record books by becoming the first person to cross the English Channel in a boat powered solely by the sun.
Scotland unveils package of measures to hit climate change targets
The Scottish Government has unveiled a raft of new measures designed to keep the nation on track to achieve reduction targets of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.
Car maker transforms sites into sustainable habitats for plants and wildlife
Car maker Toyota has taken a lead in the UK motor industry in establishing a partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, to strengthen the ecological and environmental quality of its UK operations.
Scotland to announce new measures to achieve 2020 climate target
Scotland remains on track to achieve its ambitious climate change target of a 42 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.
Quarter of companies expect power shortages over next few years
A quarter of medium-sized companies expect power shortages over the next few winters, according to a new research survey.
New farming subsidies are a "wasted opportunity" for the environment
Conservation charity the RSPB has highlighted the “poor” deal announced by Defra today, which shows that of the £11bn to be spent on direct subsidies to farmers in England, very little will have any environmental be
Public urged to become bee-spotters in first annual count
People around the UK are being urged to take part in the first Great British Bee Count, which starts today and runs until the end of August, to help scientists build a nationwide picture of bee health.
Saving trees in tropics could cut emissions by one-fifth, study shows
Reducing deforestation in the tropics would significantly cut the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere – by as much as one-fifth – research shows.
Proposed Environment Agency chief headed key fracking industry contractor
The Government’s choice as the next head of the Environment Agency has worked extensively on behalf of the shale gas industry in helping prepare for planning applications for fracking sites.