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Community groups are key to Green Deal success, expert argues
(Wed 22 Feb 2012 11:47)
The third sector can help the government realise its ambition of being the greenest ever, according to one expert.

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UN told an effective global environmental agency is needed
(Tue 21 Feb 2012 16:04)
With environmental threats on the rise and more than 120 countries now in favour of reforming international environmental governance, conditions are right to create a new, specialized global environmental agency, says on

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Tory Party heavyweights in public clash over UK's green agenda
(Wed 15 Feb 2012 14:22)
Two Conservative Party grandees have had an astonishing public dust-up over the UK's plans to invest in a green economy.

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Solar industry reeling with news of sustained cuts to Feed-in Tariff for PV
(Thu 09 Feb 2012 13:06)
The solar industry has reacted furiously to news that the Feed-in Tariff rate for solar PV could be slashed as low as 13.6p from July 1 as payments begin to be scaled down.

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New Energy Secretary should safeguard solar jobs, says Friends of the Earth
(Wed 08 Feb 2012 11:41)
New Energy Secretary Ed Davey must announce steps to safeguard the 29,000 solar jobs currently threatened by disastrous Government proposals to reform the solar subsidy scheme when he publishes the results of a public co

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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