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

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.


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.


EU leaders agree 40 per cent emissions cuts by 2030

European leaders have struck a broad climate change pact obliging the EU as a whole to cut greenhouse gases by at least 40 per cent by 2030.


6.1MW solar array to power M&S Castle Donington warehouse

One of the UK’s largest solar rooftop installations is being built at a giant Marks & Spencer (M&S) distribution centre in the East Midlands, it was announced today.


Global sustainable brands community leaders to gather in London for purpose-driven brand innovation conference

Global sustainable brands community leaders to gather in London for purpose-driven brand innovation conference

Sustainable Brands recently announced program details for its pan-European conference to be held at the Lancaster London, November 3-5.


MPs should pull pension fund out of fossil fuels, says Caroline Lucas

MPs should follow in the footsteps of the Rockeller family, Glasgow University and churches around the world by pulling their pension fund investments out of fossil fuels, according to Caroline Lucas.


'Toxic triangle' trapping us into a warming world, Oxfam warns


Political inertia, financial short-termism and vested fossil fuel interests have formed a "toxic triangle" that threatens to push up global temperatures, putting 400 million people at risk of hunger and drought by 2060, Oxfam said on Friday, a week before a European Union summit to finalise a new climate and energy policy framework.


Dutch green retrofit scheme could insulate 100,000 UK homes with EU funding

More than 100,000 homes across the UK could be given a carbon neutral retrofit by 2020 if the EU approves funding for a ground-breaking green social housing project this month.


Bigger renewable subsidy budget for CfDs won't help solar or SMEs, says industry

The Government on Thursday outlined plans to provide £300 million worth of support subsidies to the renewable power industry this autumn but has angered the solar industry and been accused of not providing value for money.


Green policy all but ignored at last Conservative Party Conference before election

David Cameron skirted away from the environment, today, as he addressed the final Conservative Party conference before next year’s General Election, instead pledging for new oil-rigs to be built on the Tyne while promising tax cuts to millions of people.


Scottish retailers start charging for carrier bags

Scotland is joining Wales and Northern Ireland in charging shoppers for carrier bags , in an attempt to encourage sustainable behaviour among shoppers.


Ecotricity and Skanska form £500m onshore wind joint venure

UK green energy company Ecotricity and construction giant Skanska have entered into a £500 million joint venture to build onshore wind farms in Britain.


Tougher energy efficiency targets would boost UK GDP by £62bn

A 40 per cent cut in energy use by 2030 through efficiency measures would increase the UK’s GDP by £62 billion and create 40,000 new jobs, according to unpublished EU figures.


Weak financials and exposure to flooding putting thousands of UK SMEs at risk

Tens of thousands of small businesses in the UK are at potential risk of failure because they face a double-headed danger of weak financials and increased risk of flooding, new research shows.


Future leaders put sustainability ahead of profitability when defining business success

Change is underway in business management, with a new generation of leaders pulling away from the old guard to place social and environmental purpose as a crucial factor to future success, according to a report released today by Coca-Cola, Cranfield University and The Financial Times.


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