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Green Alliance's 'Greener Britain' report sets out green goals for next Parliament

Green campaigners are calling on all of the UK's political parties to include key environmental pledges in their manifestos ahead of next spring's general election.


Fuel cell "mini-power stations" could reduce energy bills by 21 per cent

Low emission fuel cell systems could be deployed in more than five million premises by 2030, enabling homes and businesses to slash their energy bills, while delivering clean and secure energy to the UK, according to a new industry report released this week.


Renewable technologies power 22 per cent of world's electricity

Wind, solar and other renewable power capacity grew at its strongest ever pace last year and now produces 22 per cent of the world's electricity, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday in a new report.


Facilities management sector tackles green skills gap with e-learning initiative


Some of Britain's biggest construction firms have come together to launch an online learning service to help facilities managers confront issues such as meeting energy and carbon reduction targets and ensuring fair treatment of workers in complex supply chains.


Climate-KIC Journey: the EU school helping to create tomorrow

Climate-KIC Journey: the EU school helping to create tomorrow's green entrepeneurs

For the past two weeks, graduates from countries covering France to Japan have been working with London’s top universities and businesses to develop ideas that may crack the future battle against climate change. Thomas McMullan reports.


EU green label regulations could lead to inefficient vacuum cleaners, manufacturers warn

Consumers are being urged to buy powerful vacuum cleaners while they can after it emerged that some of the most powerful models on the market will disappear in September when a new EU rule comes into force.


Onshore wind: opposition much stronger among Tory MPs than British public

Conservative MPs are much more likely to oppose onshore windfarms than the national average of the public, a new poll has found.


Capita Symonds to deliver Mayor of London's £50m energy efficiency programme

Property and infrastructure specialist Capita Symonds is to deliver a £50 million programme to improve the energy efficiency across more than 175,000 London homes.


UK non-domestic wood heat capacity surpasses 1 GW

The combined capacity of biomass systems installed under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) breached 1 gigawatt (GW) in August.


Edelman states it won't accept clients that are climate deniers

Edelman, America’s biggest public relations firm, has for the first time formally declared it will not take on campaigns that deny global warming, in response to an investigation by the Guardian.


Renewable energy toolkit for SMEs launches

A renewable energy toolkit has launched to help small businesses benefit from the "significant opportunities" presented by the demand for green technologies in the UK's low carbon built environment supply chain.


Community green energy projects blocked by FCA

The future of community-owned green energy projects that Ministers say are crucial to break the dominance of the 'Big Six’ is being put at risk by the Financial Conduct Authority, according to co-operatives and the Labour party.


First PPA price comparison site for renewable energy generators goes live

The first online price comparison service for Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) has launched, claiming it could earn independent renewable energy generators up to 20 per cent more for their electricity by creating an open market for green energy.


Hurricane Bertha: 60-70 per cent remnants will hit England's south coast Sunday

There is a 60 per cent to 70 per cent chance that the remnants of hurricane Bertha, which has been downgraded to an Atlantic depression, will hit the south of England on Sunday, according to the Met Office.


£10m tide and wave simulator opens in Edinburgh

A £10.5 million marine research centre has opened in Edinburgh, featuring the world’s most sophisticated tide and wave simulator.


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