Government plan on energy efficiency to save 22 power-stations worth of energy
A transformation in the way energy is used across the UK economy could help boost growth and jobs, and investing in energy efficiency could save up to 22 power stations-worth of energy by 2020, according to the Governmen
Biomass power stations produce more emissions than coal-fired plants
Power stations that burn trees as biomass fuel can be more damaging to the environment than coal-fired plants, according to a new report by the RSPB, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace.
Ex-Minister Huhne lands fat-cat role at green energy firm
Former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has landed a lucrative role providing “advice on business strategy and policy” to a leading energy efficiency company.
Energy efficiency can boost the economy and lower utility bills
Investing money raised through carbon taxes in a major energy efficiency programme is one of the best ways to create jobs and boost the economy, according to a new report from Consumer Focus.
National Trust signs renewable power deal with Good Energy
Good Energy has become the principal energy partner of the National Trust after the two organisations signed a partnership agreement.
Soccer pundit Gary Neville urges football clubs to cut carbon emissions
Former Manchester United star Gary Neville has linked up with the Carbon Trust to urge football clubs across the UK to improve their carbon performance and compete for the top spot in the sustainability league.
Europe launches anti-subsidy probe on solar panel imports from China
The European Commission has today launched an anti-subsidy investigation into imports of solar panels and their key components from China.
Airline Virgin Atlantic reveals 100,000 tonnes of annual CO2 savings
Virgin Atlantic has reduced fuel emissions by 100,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually following the introduction of innovative, new flight software.
CBI calls on green sector to be at heart of UK's industrial strategy
The CBI insists the UK's green technology sector must be at the heart of an industrial strategy to rebalance the UK economy towards business investment and trade.
RSPB warns Government to avoid knee-jerk reaction to ash tree disease
The RSPB has urged the Government to avoid a “knee-jerk reaction” after it was revealed the ash dieback disease has been found in six new counties of England.
National Grid confirms UK wind energy generation breaks new record
A new record for the maximum output from wind generation has been achieved, the energy system operators National Grid confirmed today.
Ash tree disease sweeps further across six new counties of England
The rapid and destructive spread of the ash tree disease Chalara continues after Government officials confirmed it has now been detected in six new counties of England.
Scottish Government to launch its first anti-litter strategy
The Scottish Government is developing its first national anti-litter strategy to help clean up the nation ahead of a string of high-profile events in 2014.
Security remains top priority of smart meter roll-out, says Minister
Consumer protection will remain the top priority of Government officials overseeing the roll-out programme of 53 million energy smart meters, says new Energy Minister Baroness Verma.
Chelsea owner Abramovich invests in the UK green economy
Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich is focusing his attention on the UK green economy after securing a large investment stake in an energy-from-waste support company.