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Ecotricity calls for “level playing field” for energy subsidies

Ecotricity calls for “level playing field” for energy subsidies

UK green energy company Ecotricity has today challenged the Government to scrap subsidies for nuclear power and fossil fuels to create a level playing field after it slashes support for renewable energy.

Sky and WWF raise over £9 million to help protect Amazon rainforest

Sky Rainforest Rescue, the six-year partnership between Sky and WWF, has raised over £9 million to help keep one billion trees standing in the Amazon.

VW emissions scandal: academics reveal findings of UK’s first study of diesel engine emissions

A team at The University of Manchester is testing a diesel Volkswagen engine to try to get an accurate picture of how polluting it actually is.

5p charge on plastic carrier bags comes into force in England

A five pence tax on plastic bags must be extended to all shops to prevent further damage to the environment, campaigners have warned.

VW emissions rigging scandal: Volkswagen warned of risk of fines in February

VW emissions rigging scandal: Volkswagen warned of risk of fines in February

Volkswagen was among companies warned in February they could risk fines for failing to meet stringent emissions targets, writes James Hulse, head of investor initiatives at CDP.

Leading businesses rewarded for cutting emissions in the supply chain

Seven large businesses have demonstrated their sustainability leadership by becoming the first organisations to be awarded the new Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain, launched today at an event at the British Academy in Central London.

Insurance CEOs call on Bank of England to take climate action

The leaders of 15 ClimateWise members have today written an open letter to the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, and the UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).

Car sharing and energy saving IT help Chapters Financial slash carbon emissions

A small firm of Surrey-based independent financial advisers has reduced its carbon emissions by almost a quarter in the last 12 months thanks to putting in place sustainable practices such as car-sharing, energy saving computers and paper recycling.

£14 billion of council pension funds invested in fossil fuels

UK local authorities have ploughed £14 billion of their pension funds into fossil fuel investments, according to new research released today.

MEPs seek binding 30 per cent renewable energy target at Paris climate summit

The European Parliament’s environment committee has voted for its delegation to the COP21 climate talks in Paris to call for a 40 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, a 40 per cent energy efficiency target and a binding 30 per cent target for renewable energy.

Trade associations attack Government policy on renewables

The seven trade associations that represent the UK’s renewable energy industry have published a joint statement criticising the Government’s action of withdrawing subsidy support.

Energy efficiency of Samsung TVs in question as 'test cheating' row continues

Independent lab tests have found that some Samsung TVs in Europe appear to use less energy during official testing conditions than they do during real-world use, raising questions about whether they are set up to game energy efficiency tests.

Shell abandons drilling for oil in Arctic

Shell has abandoned its controversial drilling operations in the Alaskan Arctic in the face of mounting opposition in what jubilant environmentalists described as "an unmitigated defeat" for big oil.

Scotland hits record-high renewable energy levels but warns of cuts

A record amount of Scotland’s electricity was generated from renewables in the first half of 2015.

Cities urged to switch street lighting to energy efficient LED by 2025

The Climate Group, which is hosting its annual Climate Week NYC in New York, has called on every city and utility around the world to schedule the switch of their street lighting to LED by 2025.

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