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COP21: Paris climate talks to go ahead despite terrorist attacks

COP21: Paris climate talks to go ahead despite terrorist attacks

Despite Friday’s horrific attacks, Obama and other world leaders will attend talks in France, as Republicans in Congress continue to fight Obama’s climate plan.

Food giants launch online sustainability site to meet changing consumer demands

Bidvest Foodservice and a 'green alliance’ made up of food industry giants, Unilever, Premier Foods, Delifrance UK, Vegware, and Jacobs Douwe Egberts have today launched plate2planet, a 'one-stop-shop’ digital platform that aims to address the growing demand in the food sector for useful and practical information about sustainability.

RWE's Galloper offshore wind farm gets go-ahead with new backers

Construction of a £1.5 billion wind farm off the Suffolk coast is to go ahead in November with the creation of nearly 800 jobs, after three new partners were found to back the project.

Paris climate deal will not deliver global carbon price, says UN chief

UN climate chief, Christiana Figueres, confirmed today that a climate deal to be delivered in Paris, later this year, will not include a global carbon price.

Solar industry bosses attack Government over "obscene" subsidy cut

Solar industry bosses attack Government over "obscene" subsidy cut

Some of Britain’s most powerful solar executives have accused the government of mounting an ideologically driven campaign against their industry which has driven it into crisis.

Solar industry puts forward emergency £1 solar rescue plan

The solar industry is putting forward an emergency rescue plan for British solar which will cost just £1 on bills in 2019 as an alternative to the Government’s proposed cuts to the Feed-in Tariff for the technology.

Shopping bag charge results in 650 million fewer bags in Scotland

The Scottish Government has confirmed that retailers across Scotland have witnessed a massive reduction in the number of single use carrier bags handed out since the five pence charge came into effect a year ago.

Solar SME firms set to close with hundreds of job losses

Hundreds more jobs will be lost at solar power companies if planned changes to government policy come into force in the new year, 25 small businesses have told the Guardian.

COP21: France launches global diplomatic drive for climate deal

France has launched an unprecedented diplomatic drive to shepherd nations big and small towards a major climate change deal, ahead of a Paris summit next month that is the next major make-or-break moment for the movement against global warming.

UK SMEs are wasting over £82m on surplus energy, study finds

Small and medium-sized commercial office businesses in the UK are overspending by over £82 million per annum on their energy bills as a result of inefficient technology and old equipment, according to new analysis.

Procter & Gamble to turn the Tide with 100% wind power

Consumer product giant Procter & Gamble has announced plans to meet its electricity demands by using 100 per cent wind power to make iconic fabric and home care brands, such as Tide and Dawn.

Europe achieves 23% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

The European Union is set to overachieve on its 2020 target for reducing greenhouse emissions by 20%, according to a report published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

Navitus Bay developers abandon appeal option after planning defeat

Developers of the shelved Navitus Bay windfarm have confirmed they will not challenge the decision by Energy Ministers to reject planning permission for the £3.5 billion project.

Southern Solar goes into liquidation

One of Britain’s leading solar entrepreneurs is set to announce that his business has gone into liquidation, in the third high-profile casualty for the sector this month.

Government confirms the end of subsidies for UK onshore wind

The Government is pushing ahead with its pledge to end public subsidies for onshore wind farms, by closing the Renewables Obligation scheme across Great Britain from the beginning of next April.

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