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Deputy PM Clegg says "wake up or catch up" on the drive for green energy
(Mon 06 Feb 2012 09:53)
After a weekend of worrying headlines, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is joining newly-appointed Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey to send a clear signal that green growth and green jobs will remain at the h

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Court delivers humiliation to Government over Feed-in Tariffs - all the reaction
(Wed 25 Jan 2012 11:43)
Industry leaders have called on the Government to now draw a line under the Feed-in Tariff fiasco after the Court of Appeal today unanimously ruled Secretary of State Chris Huhne had overstepped his powers with plans to

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Friends of the Earth welcomes new FiT plans and the rest of the reaction
(Thu 19 Jan 2012 15:39)
Green campaign group Friends of the Earth has this afternoon welcomed Government moves to cut solar subsidies under the Feed-in Tariff scheme by early March should their appeal court bid fail and reduce the uncertainty h

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Green groups slam proposals for a new £50bn London airport
(Wed 18 Jan 2012 19:04)
The RSPB and other environmental campaign groups have warned the Government against including a Thames Estuary airport in an upcoming consultation on the future of aviation.

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Environmental groups reject calls to build new airport runways
(Wed 11 Jan 2012 16:36)
Environmental groups WWF and the Aviation Environment Federation (AEF) have today rejected the Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA) report claiming that new runways are needed in the South East in order to meet consumer dem

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Business chiefs call for better Government support for the green economy
(Mon 09 Jan 2012 13:10)
Businesses that are helping the UK transition to a green economy are calling on the Government to provide greater certainty to ensure growth and jobs, a GreenWise poll has revealed.

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Conservation group expresses serious concern over wind farm plans
(Fri 06 Jan 2012 17:15)
Conservation group RSPB Scotland says it is seriously concerned about the impact a recently consented scheme by Scottish Ministers to extend a wind farm will have on golden eagles and white-tailed eagles.

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Scotland calls on world leaders to make 2012 the "year of climate justice"
(Mon 02 Jan 2012 12:30)
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has urged world leaders to make 2012 a 'year of climate justice' ahead of a major United Nations conference on sustainable development in June.

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Higher Feed-in Tariff rate now likely to remain until April
(Wed 28 Dec 2011 09:28)
One of the main architects of the Government's court defeat of the Feed-in Tariff cut last week believes the higher rate for solar PV may now last until the original April deadline.

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Twitter war of words erupts after Government's Feed-in Tariff court defeat
(Thu 22 Dec 2011 11:26)
A war of words has erupted between Government Ministers and Opposition leaders following a High Court ruling that cuts to the Feed-in Tariff were unlawful.

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Co-ops call for premium Feed-in Tariff for community energy projects
(Wed 21 Dec 2011 10:35)
The Government has been urged to introduce a premium rate under the Feed-in Tariff scheme for community renewable energy schemes.

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Decks the halls with boughs of holly... but leave some for wildlife
(Sun 18 Dec 2011 00:17)
It’s an age-old tradition – using fresh holly branches to adorn your table and give your home a festive look – but conservationists are warning that using too much could leave wildlife out in the cold this winter.

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Renewable energy chief champions the case for wind power
(Thu 15 Dec 2011 10:40)
Rick Eggleston, managing director of REpower UK, here champions the case for the UK wind energy industry and delivers his vision for the future of the market

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Scientists say Durban deal is inadequate and call for raise in ambitions
(Wed 14 Dec 2011 12:29)
Four of the world’s leading research institutes on global sustainability have released a statement calling on world leaders to “adopt a new mindset to listen to the voice of science and knowledge and address the unav

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APP calls on WWF for "facts not fiction" about forest protection
(Tue 13 Dec 2011 22:33)
Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has called on WWF International to disassociate itself from an upcoming report by NGO Eyes on the Forest (EOF) which it claims contains “clearly false” allegations regarding the company

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Measuring carbon emissions: How can business really be accurate?
(Fri 09 Dec 2011 16:06)
Guy Ruddock, Vice President for design, delivery and operations at Colt Data Centre Services discusses the impact of the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme league tables:

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Europe calls for end to US-China "ping-pong blame game" on climate change
(Wed 07 Dec 2011 18:01)
The European Parliament is calling for a binding global deal on climate change to be agreed by 2015 and an end to the "ping pong blame game" between the US and China.

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Stuttering start for UK's Renewable Heat Incentive following solar PV fiasco
(Wed 07 Dec 2011 13:01)
An effective launch of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has been thwarted because the Government fears a repeat of the chaos surrounding solar Feed in Tariffs, the UK’s largest supplier and installer of renewable ene

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New UK climate finance package will add to developing nations' debt
(Tue 06 Dec 2011 12:37)
A new climate change finance package, announced today by Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne, will push up developing countries’ debt, say campaigners from the World Development Movement.

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BBC accused of "media hype" over Iceland volcano Katla eruption
(Mon 05 Dec 2011 10:11)
The BBC has been accused of exaggerating the global knock-on effect from the increasing risk of a volcanic eruption of Iceland's Katla.