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Business are facing lower growth prospects and are considering cutting the number of people they employ because of energy price increases, according to a new survey.
Onsite renewable and low carbon energy generation - also known as decentralised energy – will contribute 14 per cent of the UK’s energy needs by 2030 and save businesses that invest in it tens of billions of pounds, a new report has found.
Businesses could receive financial incentives for reducing the amount of electricity they use through a new Government pilot worth at least £20 million.
The crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has radiation leaks strong enough to deliver a fatal dose within hours, Japanese authorities have revealed, as the Government prepares to step in to help contain leaks of highly toxic water at the site.
Commercial-scale independent renewable energy projects are becoming a force for change, generating three quarters of a billion pounds worth of energy a year, according to the UK’s leading purchaser of energy generated by the indie sector.
100,000 tonnes of recyclable materials hit by a single Chinese lantern has caused a massive blaze at a recycling plant in the West Midlands.
As the prospect of another gloomy Glastonbury and wet Wimbledon looms, leading climate scientists have warned that the UK could be set for a further five to 10 years of washout summers.
In order to protect national interests and sustainability measures at home, UK investors must consider their environmental impact abroad, a major advising firm has warned.
Organisers of this year’s Shambala Music Festival are looking to tackle the problem of plastic waste by ending the on-site provision of plastic bottles and plastic cups.
A new grass that cuts the water running off from fields by half could help stem the rising floods that global warming is bringing to the UK.
The National Trust has launched a £3.5 million clean energy pilot that if successful could see the UK’s largest conservation charity invest 10 times this amount on renewable technologies to help power its historic properties.
Cooking waste from thousands of London restaurants and food companies is to help run what is claimed to be the world's biggest fat-fuelled power station.
The Government has agreed new Climate Change Agreements (CCAs) with more than 50 industrial sectors and claimed they will lead to an 11 per cent energy efficiency improvement across the UK’s most energy intensive industries by 2020.
The Government’s energy efficiency and climate change policies mean household energy bills are now lower than they would otherwise be and are helping to create green jobs and growth, Ed Davey said today.
The cold snap in March could lead to Britain's gas supplies running out next month, forcing the nation to pay higher prices for fuel from elsewhere. Forecasts suggest that gas supplies in the UK could theoretically be exhausted by April 8, requiring Britain to turn to imports from Norway and Russia.