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IPCC report: slashing carbon emissions is affordable for world economy

IPCC report: slashing carbon emissions is affordable for world economy

Catastrophic climate change can be averted without sacrificing living standards according to a UN report, which concludes that the transformation required to a world of clean energy is eminently affordable.


IPCC report: GHG emissions nearly doubled in first decade of 21st century

Greenhouse gas emissions grew nearly twice as fast over the past decade as in the previous 30 years, bringing the world closer to warming that will bring dramatic and dangerous changes to the climate, according to a leaked draft of a United Nations' report.


Automotive component manufacturer leads the way on SME sustainability

An automotive systems and components manufacturer in the West Midlands is proving energy-intensive businesses can be sustainability leaders – whatever their size.


Conservative plan to cap onshore wind farms will lead to higher energy bills

A Conservative party plan to limit the number of onshore wind farms would drive up household energy bills, according to the UK's most eminent engineers.


Grants available to help businesses cut the costs of travel

Grants available to help businesses cut the costs of travel

Sustainable Routes is a project funded by the European Regional Development Fund, offering grants of £1,000 to small and medium sized enterprises in the South East of England, to encourage the use of sustainable modes of transport.


Renewable Heat Incentive for homes opens

Homes across the UK will now be able to be claim hundreds of pounds for the heat they generate from renewable technologies such as biomass boilers and solar hot water systems under the long-awaited domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).


IPCC report: burning biomass and storing carbon could be fix for climate change

An upcoming UN report suggests that unproven technologies to suck carbon out of the air might be a fix for climate change, according to a leaked draft obtained by the Guardian.


Google’s Nest launches energy saving thermostat in UK

A US green technology firm acquired by Google earlier this year for £2 billion, has today launched its all-in-one energy saving programmer and thermostat device in the UK.


Cameron plan to restrict onshore wind farms blocked by Clegg

Nick Clegg has blocked a proposal by David Cameron to restrict the construction of onshore wind farms, a Liberal Democrat source has said.


IPCC report: impacts of climate change already being felt across the globe

A United Nations report raised the threat of climate change to a whole new level on Monday, warning of sweeping consequences to life and livelihood.


Leading businesses call for global green policy to keep “trillion tonnes of carbon” underground

More than 70 international companies, including leading energy and fossil fuel companies, are today calling on Governments around the world to help them take action to prevent more than a trillion tonnes of carbon from being emitted into the atmosphere.


No more onshore wind farms from 2020, Conservatives to pledge

The Conservative party is planning to pledge in its manifesto for next year's general election that it will introduce a moratorium on future onshore windfarms from 2020 on the grounds that they have now become "self-defeating".


Renewable industry slams Tories over attack on wind farm leaks

David Cameron has been told to "step in right now" to put a stop to leaks from within his party suggesting he is considering new curbs on onshore wind farms as a Tory pledge at the next election.


Green Investment Bank takes £241m stake in “critical” UK offshore wind farm

The £3 billion UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has made its first investment in a UK offshore wind farm that will be built using giant turbines of the type set to be manufactured on British soil before the end of the decade.


UK emissions drop nearly two per cent

UK greenhouse gas emissions fell by nearly two per cent last year, as less coal and gas was burned to generate electricity.


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