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Industry reacts positively to UK's Renewable Heat Incentive plan
(Thu 10 Mar 2011 11:37)
Industry leaders today welcomed the UK Government’s announcement of its world-first scheme to support renewable heating.

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Business must inspire the public to make low-carbon choices
(Wed 09 Mar 2011 11:31)
Businesses must do more to give consumers the information they need to make informed choices about buying low-carbon products, according to the CBI.

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EU and UN failing sustainability challenge, warns property industry
(Tue 08 Mar 2011 11:05)
Governments and international institutions must stop "dithering" and help facilitate a global standard for measuring the sustainability of buildings, property industry leaders will urge this week.

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Campaign launched to protect UK's marine energy funding
(Wed 02 Mar 2011 19:14)
A campaign has been launched to urge the UK Government not to cut vital financial support for the marine energy sector.

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UN calls on nations to act quicker on climate change action
(Wed 02 Mar 2011 12:10)
The United Nations climate change chief has called on governments to quickly transform the agreements reached in the Mexican city of Cancún last year into tangible action on the ground, and provide clarity on the future

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Indonesian carbon confusion threatens a warmer world
(Mon 28 Feb 2011 18:55)
Indonesia has promised to become a world leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions but the route forward is far from clear, according to the World Agroforestry Centre.

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Closed mines can be used as geothermal energy source
(Fri 25 Feb 2011 17:08)
Scientists have reviewed the potential for worldwide development of geothermal energy systems in old, unused mines.

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Calls grow for major research programme on smart meter health risk
(Tue 22 Feb 2011 21:41)
Expert scientists working with the Environmental Health Trust (EHT), a non-profit research and educational group, say that new studies showing that the same smart meter technology used in mobile phones excites the brain

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Communities to cash in on wind farm levy – but is it enough?
(Thu 17 Feb 2011 13:03)
Renewable trade association RenewableUK has published today the details of the industry’s Protocol on payments from wind farms to community benefit funds.

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Influential voices support WWF’s 100% renewable energy vision
(Thu 10 Feb 2011 23:07)
WWF’s groundbreaking study showing 100 percent renewable energy is both achievable and imperative by 2050 has attracted immediate backing from leaders of several major companies, policymakers and opinion formers, who

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UK must grasp offshore wind opportunity, says energy chief
(Wed 09 Feb 2011 22:46)
Rick Eggleston, managing director of RepowerUK, one of the UK's fastest growing wind energy companies, tells ClickGreen how the country must grasp the opportunity of offshore power generation.

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Scotland to press Europe to increase carbon reduction targets
(Mon 07 Feb 2011 12:46)
The Scottish government is to press Europe to set more ambitious climate change targets and promote the drive for low-carbon technologies.

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Targeting sustainable drainage to help counter climate change
(Wed 02 Feb 2011 09:45)
Dr Susanne Charlesworth, Leader of the Sustainable Drainage Applied Research Group at Coventry University, discusses the benefits and advantages of sustainable drainage (SUDS) and its varied roles in helping to create a

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National Trust backs public concerns over future of forests
(Tue 01 Feb 2011 12:00)
The National Trust has revealed it will support the public's concern over the future of Britain's forests and is insisting that any change of ownership must protect public access to woodlands as well as their amenity,

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Using oceans to slow global warming is “doomed to failure”
(Mon 31 Jan 2011 15:29)
Failure to tackle rising greenhouse gas emissions effectively has led to intensifying debate on geoengineering - deliberate large-scale schemes to slow the rate at which Earth is heating up.

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Tesco chief calls for less red tape on green investment
(Fri 28 Jan 2011 15:57)
Sir Terry Leahy, CEO of the UK's largest retailer Tesco, has called on the world's governments to work with private companies to ensure that innovation in low-carbon growth is not blocked by bureaucracy and red tape.

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Recycling everything is the key to saving the planet, say scientists
(Thu 20 Jan 2011 12:05)
Recycling all the materials we use is the key to saving the Earth and humans from an apocalyptic future, according to a major new book by scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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UK must urge World Bank to abandon “dirty” fossil fuels
(Mon 17 Jan 2011 12:15)
A leading campaign group is urging the UK government's international development secretary Andrew Mitchell to use his position on the board of the World Bank to press for an end to investment in carbon-intensive energy

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Next generation solar panels aren't worth the hype
(Mon 10 Jan 2011 19:09)
In recent years, developers have been investigating light-harvesting thin film solar panels made from nanotechnology — and promoting efficiency metrics to make the technology marketable. Now a Tel Aviv University resea

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Missing FiT data makes value checking impossible, says REF
(Sat 08 Jan 2011 19:05)
Following Ofgem's decision to start publishing information relating to the installation of Feed-in Tariffs (FiT) generators, analysts at the Renewable Energy Foundation (REF) have urged the government to now show how mu