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Green energy pioneer says solar PV is key technology
(Mon 18 Jul 2011 15:40)
Excluding solar power from a list of key renewable energy sources with the greatest potential to reduce the UK's dependence on gas and oil is disappointing and concerning, an industry pioneer said today.

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UN chief calls for more focus on sustainable development
(Sun 17 Jul 2011 14:08)
United Nations' Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a greater focus on sustainable development, saying that the current model of using resources was putting a strain on ecosystems and exacerbating global warmin

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UN climate change chief stresses benefits of limiting harmful gases
(Wed 29 Jun 2011 19:48)
The head of the United Nations-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has urged governments to work towards limiting emissions of greenhouse gases, saying the benefits included energy security, better he

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Energy efficiency should have same binding targets as emissions
(Wed 25 May 2011 21:25)
Director of the Association of the Conversation of Energy, Andrew Warren, here argues that some green targets are more equal than others.

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All the reaction to World's first legally binding emission cuts
(Tue 17 May 2011 18:58)
Campaign and lobby groups have joined industry leaders in welcoming today's announcement of legally binding targets to reduce the UK greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.

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Europe backtracks on ambitious energy efficiency plans
(Mon 16 May 2011 21:18)
The World Green Building Council (GBC) today urged the European Commission not to water down its proposals on energy efficiency in buildings – which are responsible for more than a third of overall emissions in Europe.

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London’s air quality needs carrots as well as sticks, says council chief
(Wed 11 May 2011 10:10)
London's Camden council is providing free electric vehicle charging and biomethane refuelling for commercial vehicles to encourage uptake of electric transport and improve air quality in the capital.

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UK Govt fails to deliver on 75% of its green policies, report argues
(Mon 09 May 2011 00:25)
The likelihood of the coalition Government living up to its 'greenest Government ever' pledge is "vanishingly remote" without a huge improvement in its performance, former Sustainable Development Commission chairman

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Wind energy sector needs to re-focus on hard-to-fill job roles
(Wed 04 May 2011 19:55)
The wind industry needs to recruit key senior people to plug the skills' gap in the sector, according to Tom Hopkinson, managing director of recruitment specialists Taylor Hopkinson Associates.

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Tapping into the commercial potential of seaweeds
(Wed 04 May 2011 18:54)
Dr Craig Rose explores the commercial advantages of cultivating seaweed for commercial use

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Time running out for decisive EU action on resource efficiency
(Fri 22 Apr 2011 16:09)
As the European Commission prepares to launch the Roadmap for a resource-efficient Europe, CEE Bankwatch Network warns that EU climate targets cannot be achieved in the absence of binding energy efficiency and sectoral r

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National Trust encourages Govt to protect coasts and seascapes
(Fri 22 Apr 2011 13:01)
The National Trust has joined campaign groups in an effort to encourage the Government to recognise Britain's coasts and seascapes as more than just a view.

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Caring for the Earth will “create economic growth, not hinder it”
(Wed 20 Apr 2011 21:27)
The United Nations' Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today called on countries to embrace a low-carbon, resource-efficient, pro-poor economic model, which will ensure progress while also promoting harmony with

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Mega farms could drive hundreds of UK farms out of business
(Mon 18 Apr 2011 10:11)
Hundreds of UK farmers could be driven out of business if planning permission is granted for mega farms in Britain, a joint report from the Soil Association and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) reve

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Simpler carbon financing can accelerate sustainability in Africa
(Mon 11 Apr 2011 12:32)
There are an estimated 1.4 billion people around the world living without electricity. 2.4 billion rely on wood, charcoal, animal dung and kerosene for fuel. In East Africa, 90% of the population rely on solid fuels for

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Time to rethink Japan's energy future, says EPI
(Fri 08 Apr 2011 14:03)
The Earth Policy Institute has called on Japan to examine a renewable energy future in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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EU's flagship climate policy destined to fail, report warns
(Thu 07 Apr 2011 11:14)
The EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) has failed to cut carbon emissions and will continue to fail when the new phase is launched in 2013, according to a new briefing published by Carbon Trade Watch and Corporate Europe

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Scientists call on UK to stay on course with nuclear energy
(Tue 29 Mar 2011 21:01)
The UK can realise a £10 billion economic opportunity through adopting a new, holistic approach to nuclear energy that would tackle concerns over security of energy supply, rising oil prices and safety issues, a new rep

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Commercial buildings should hold energy certificates
(Tue 29 Mar 2011 20:17)
The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has today called for the mandatory display of an A to G rating for the energy efficiency of all non-residential buildings, to drive efficiency, cut costs encourage refurbishment.

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Resource-rich Africa is well placed for ‘green economy’ switch
(Mon 28 Mar 2011 21:30)
Africa is well poised to take advantage of a host of opportunities on the continent for building a ‘green economy’, a future that generates decent jobs in an environmentally sustainable way, a senior United Nations o