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Public support for renewables rises as nuclear and fracking falls
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:08:00 GMT
Public backing for nuclear energy and fracking has fallen in recent months while support for clean energy continues to surge, according to the latest opinion tracker from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Solar industry 'left in limbo' over delays to RHI decision
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:59:00 GMT
The Solar Trade Association (STA) and the Energy Saving Trust are among a group of 21 organisations that have penned a letter to the minister of state for energy and intellectual property Baroness Neville-Rolfe, calling on her to retain solar thermal within the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
Government unveils charging plans to put EVs in driving seat
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:01:00 GMT
The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced plans to increase the convenience and availability of electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints, as part of an overarching ambition to make nearly all new cars and vans zero-emission by 2040.
Britain's renewable attractiveness at all-time low
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:14:00 GMT
The UK has fallen to an all-time low in EY's table of the world's most attractive renewable energy markets due to Brexit uncertainty, the demise of DECC, and the approval of the Hinkley Point C power station.
Green building design is a smart business move, finds report
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:00:00 GMT
A reduction in sick days, an improvement in productivity and increased collaboration between workers are among some of the key business benefits that are being realised through 'healthy' and 'green' office design and operation.
Leadsom admits uncertainty over post-Brexit environmental laws
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:00:00 GMT
Andrea Leadsom has confirmed that the majority of European Union (EU) environmental legislation will be transferred across into UK law in the immediate aftermath of Brexit, but uncertainty looms for around a third of green regulations which the Defra Sectretary admitted "won't be easy to transpose".
New innovation hub aims to commercialise closed-loop CO2 feedstock
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:06:00 GMT
A new open innovation programme was officially launched this week (24 October) that could see around 10% of global emissions funneled into a CO2 recycling initiative that aims to replace petroleum as a feedstock in the plastic manufacturing process.
IEA significantly increases renewables forecast
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:02:00 GMT
Having previously been accused of "holding back the global energy transition" through "misleading" outlooks for the growth of clean energy, the International Energy Association (IEA) has today (25 October) increased its five-year growth forecast for renewables.
'Climate-wrecking' Heathrow Airport expansion approved by Government
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:45:00 GMT
The long-anticipated expansion of London's Heathrow Airport has been approved by Government ministers - a decision that has been lambasted by green groups and environmental campaigners for its potential impact on Britain's air quality and emissions.
How Britain's retailers can solve the Syrian refugee supply chain quandary
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:30:00 GMT
The shock revelation that Syrian refugee children have been found making clothes for a number of British fashion brands serves to highlight the desperate need for more robust procedures and increased collaboration among businesses to drive truly sustainable and ethical supply chains.
BEIS compromises on renewable heat support, announces new heat network funding
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:20:00 GMT
The UK Government is seemingly beginning to take heed of advice to focus on delivering low-carbon heating systems, with two new announcements which could effectively reduce emissions from heating demand in towns and cities and begin to restore investor confidence in the neglected sector.
Paris pathway paved with risk and opportunity for business, says CDP chief
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:00:00 GMT
EXCLUSIVE: "A story of risk and opportunity" is emerging for businesses that are yet to modify their operational plans to account for climate change and drive the transition to a "well-below two degrees" world, the chief executive of global disclosure organisation CDP has claimed.