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Ed Davey confirms UK carbon budget will not be changed

Ed Davey confirms UK carbon budget will not be changed


The Chancellor, George Osborne's hopes of weakening the UK's carbon budget for the next decade were quashed on Tuesday when Lib Dem Energy Secretary, Ed Davey, said the target would not be changed.


I was sacked as Environment Secretary to appease "green blob", says Owen Paterson

Owen Paterson has suggested that David Cameron's decision to sack him as Environment Secretary was driven by his desire to appease the "powerful, self-serving" environmental lobby – dismissed by Paterson as "the green blob".


Complaints about domestic biomass "disappointing"

The number of complaints about biomass boiler installations is running at around one in five the rate of systems applying for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) – the Government’s main incentive to get people to switch to renewable heating systems – figures obtained by GreenWise reveal.


New green innovation fund targets farmers

A new fund has launched for agricultural innovation that aims to put money in the hands of businesses with green fingers.


Circular economy: the rise of repair cafés and hackerspaces

Circular economy: the rise of repair cafés and hackerspaces

A new breed of collectives is spearheading a "repair revolution" and opening up new opportunities for small businesses, reports Thomas McMullan.


Three-quarters of businesses want to see energy security made a top priority, CBI poll reveals

Three quarters of UK businesses and households are worried enough about energy security to rate security of supply as a "crucial energy objective of the UK", according to a survey published today by the leading business group the CBI.


Tidal lagoons pose "enormous" benefit to UK economy, report finds

Six tidal lagoons could contribute as much as £27 billion over a 12 year period to the UK GDP, a new economic study has found.


Liz Truss named new Environment Secretary

Liz Truss is to be the new Environment Secretary, as part of David Cameron’s Cabinet reshuffle.


Organic food better for your health than non-organic food, research finds

Organic food has more of the antioxidant compounds linked to better health than regular food, and lower levels of toxic metals and pesticides, according to the most comprehensive scientific analysis to date.


Businesses should be incentivised to protect themselves against flooding, climate watchdog says

Incentives for businesses to make their properties more resilient to flooding has been recommended by a new report by the Government's climate change advisor.


England's first south coast offshore wind farm gets go-ahead

The first offshore wind farm to be built along the south coast of England has been given the greenlight by the Government today.


Greg Barker resignation leaves "big hole" in Government's green policy

Greg Barker’s resignation as Energy and Climate Change Minister will leave a "big hole" in Government, the green industry said today following David Cameron's biggest reshuffle since taking office.


Green Deal and ECO have failed to put UK on track to meet carbon targets, climate watchdog says

The Coalition’s flagship insulation programmes have failed to put the UK on the right track to meet its commitments on cutting greenhouse gases, a review by the statutory advisers on climate change has found.


Global church group divests from fossil fuels

An umbrella group of churches, which represents over half a billion Christians worldwide, has decided to pull its investments out of fossil fuel companies.


Feed-in Tariff: Government may have to pay £132m in damages to solar firms

The Government faces the prospect of paying £132 million in damages to solar and construction companies for unlawful policy changes made to subsidies for solar electricity.


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