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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.
Energy giant EDF today dropped a £5 million civil action suit against activists that camped out at one of its sites in protest against its plans to build gas-fired power stations.
The fracking company Cuadrilla has halted operations at one of its three drilling sites, citing the need for an environmental assessment.
Construction company BAM Group topped the CRC Performance League Table, published last week, but its sustainability manager Jesse Putzel explains that, despite its shortcomings, it still has an important part to play in driving performance improvement.
Businesses need to act now to deal with more extreme weather, the Environment Agency warned today, as it released figures showing that one in five days saw flooding in 2012, but drought affected one in four days.
Marks and Spencer (M&S) is to make 'green clauses’ as standard in leases at all its new stores and is to work with the UK’s largest landlords to include green clauses to the leases of existing M&S stores.
The dairy industry has signed an agreement that commits it to reducing its water consumption by 20 per cent by 2020.
Supermarkets are replacing the open refrigerators in their stores, which chill milk, meat and shoppers alike and which waste huge amounts of energy.
Long-awaited reforms to cut the administrative costs and complexity of the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) will bring about savings to participating organisations of £272 million between now and 2030, but will cost over £200 million in terms of lost energy savings, increased carbon emissions and reduced air quality.
The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) is to be overhauled and the CRC Performance League Table will be scrapped, it emerged in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement today.