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UK to donate £720m to UN’s Green Climate Fund

UK to donate £720m to UN’s Green Climate Fund

Britain will face a disaster if it adopts an "isolationist approach" to the environment, the Energy Secretary, Ed Davey, has warned as he announced the UK is to give £720 million to an international fund to help poor countries cope with climate change.


Recycling rates in England flatline

Households appear to have given up trying to recycle more of their rubbish, official statistics suggest, which show that recycling rates in England have stalled.


Defra confirms avian flu at Yorkshire duck farm where 6,000 birds face slaughter

Government scientists are investigating whether an outbreak of avian flu on a duck farm in Yorkshire is connected to a highly contagious strain in chickens in the Netherlands, as officials stressed the threat to humans remains extremely low.


RBS search for energy saving solutions leads to trial of simple radiator heating controller

An eight-month search by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to find and showcase innovative energy saving solutions invented by UK and international small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has led the bank to trial a simple, radiator heating control device in its buildings.


From lab to lunch: overcoming public anxiety about factory-grown meat

From lab to lunch: overcoming public anxiety about factory-grown meat

For Modern Meadow, a food start-up making synthetic meat, the biggest challenge may be convincing consumers that great meat can come from a laboratory.


Cycling industry has created 650,000 green jobs in Europe

Europe’s cycling industry now employs more people than mining and quarrying and almost twice as many as the steel industry, according to the first comprehensive study of the jobs created by the sector.


Adnams bosses to forego bonuses as part of sustainability drive

Bosses at Adnams, the environment-friendly Southwold-based independent brewer, are to forego some of their bonuses in an effort to raise the salaries of the lowest paid workers in the company.


Safety watchdog tells Nissan to withdraw Datsun GO from Indian market

In an unprecedented move, the global organisation for car safety testing has called on Nissan to withdraw a brand new model from the Indian market because it is so dangerous.


First peer-to-peer renewable electricity marketplace secures £500,000

UK-based tech start-up, Open Utility, is a step closer to launching the first renewable electricity peer-to-peer online marketplace, having secured half a million pounds of funding from the Government and other sources.


Ed Davey: EU 2030 pact "historic moment" towards climate deal

A minimum 40 per cent plunge in Europe’s CO2 emissions by 2030 agreed by EU leaders last week was a "historic moment" on the road to a global climate deal, enabled by a new British relationship with Poland, the energy minister Ed Davey has told the Guardian.


US and China sign carbon emissions cuts ahead of global climate change talks

The United States and China have unveiled a secretly negotiated deal to reduce their greenhouse gas output, with China agreeing to cap emissions for the first time and the US committing to deep reductions by 2025.


£30m third sector fund unlocks “game-changing” lending from Santander bank

A new multi-million specialist loan fund has secured what is believed to be the biggest commercial lending investment from one of the high street banks for UK charities and social enterprises.


Locals could own part of a wind farm for as little as £5, industry says

People living near new wind farms will be able to buy a stake in them for as little as £5 under new plans, as part of a fightback by industry to win over opponents of wind turbines.


Green Party ahead of Lib Dems in YouGov poll

The Green Party are ahead of the Liberal Democrats for the first time in a YouGov poll.


Ecotricity's Searaser passes first wave tank test

A novel wave power device backed by green energy company Ecotricity has successfully completed first stage testing, it was announced today.


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