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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.

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European Bank attacked over its funding policy for climate change
(Thu 01 Dec 2011 13:46)
The European Investment Bank has been criticised for its role in carbon trading as a new report claims it distracts attention from real EU climate action.

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Is Thorium the energy solution the world has been waiting for?
(Tue 29 Nov 2011 18:29)
Thorium is a naturally-occurring, radioactive, and amazingly abundant metal that was discovered in 1828 by Swedish chemist, Jons Jakob Berzelius. The mineral, named after the Norse god of thunder, has languished in relat

Energy Secretary delivers robust defence of UK climate change policy
(Wed 23 Nov 2011 12:13)
Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has defended the UK Government's policy on climate change in a stinging letter to “misinformed” critics.

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Solar PV Feed-in Tariff changes will kill businesses' green commitment
(Fri 18 Nov 2011 11:32)
Government changes to solar PV Feed in Tariffs aimed at tackling the overspend in the household sector are unfairly penalising commercial and industrial businesses trying to help the UK meet its carbon reduction targets,

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Deforestation is a threat to the planet's climate and economies, UN chief warns
(Thu 17 Nov 2011 17:26)
Deforestation not only threatens the planet’s climate and national economic development, but also communities whose income, culture and way of life depend on healthy forests, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed toda

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UK's leading solar firm supports ClickGreen's campaign on Feed-in Tariffs
(Wed 09 Nov 2011 11:24)
The UK’s leading provider of onsite green renewable energy systems has backed ClickGreen’s 'Save Our Solar' campaign.

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Dear Mr Huhne, More than 4,000 people say your Feed-in Tariff plans are wrong
(Mon 31 Oct 2011 09:35)
In just 48 hours, 4,124 industry and consumers have come together to fiercely oppose your department's plans to introduce a December 8 cut-off point for the higher Feed-in Tariff rate for solar PV.

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Catholic archbishop says climate change action is a waste of time and money
(Thu 27 Oct 2011 13:49)
The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney George Pell has questioned the morality and cost benefits of tackling climate change in a controversial speech in London.