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Grants & Funding

Helping your business with the latest environmental grants and funding news including from carbon offsetting and technology grants to regional and government funding.

Funding awarded to turn wetlands plants into green energy

A £2 million Government competition aimed at finding innovative designs to turn plants across the UK’s wetlands into green energy has awarded its first tranche of funding to seven projects.

Davey pledges £1.5bn 'fast-track' climate change finance for world's poorest

Britain will give a further £133 million to help Africa adapt to climate change and reduce emissions, the energy secretary, Ed Davey, has announced in Doha.

Cameron U-turns on flood defence spending cuts

The devastating flooding across Britain has forced David Cameron into a partial U-turn on deep cuts in flood defence spending, with the provision of an extra £120 million.

Flood insurance talks between industry and Government stall

Hundreds of thousands of flood victims face steep increases in their home insurance costs or risk losing it altogether, following a breakdown in talks between the government and the insurance industry.

Government shortlists four CCS projects

Ministers have shortlisted a total of four carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects in a £1 billion competition to test the clean technology at commercial-scale in the UK.

Up to £1000 up for grabs for early adopters of Green Deal

Ministers have today confirmed the Green Deal will benefit from a cashback scheme to boost take-up.

Fears raised UK may miss out on EU cash pot for CCS

More than a hundred carbon capture and storage projects (CCS) must be built to avoid dangerous global warming, an international CCS group said this week, as fears were raised over whether UK projects would benefit from an EU fund for 12 demonstration plants.

First phase of £35m low carbon Energy Entrepreneurs Fund opens for bids

The Government is inviting applications for the first tranche of a new £35 million fund, which aims to speed up the commercialisation of innovative low carbon energy technologies.

£800m wiped off CCS NER 300 funding

The future of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Europe has been thrown into doubt after £800 million was wiped off the value of a prize fund for developing the technology.

TSB earmarks £184m of innovation funding for green growth

Up to £184 million of funding has been earmarked for green innovation between now and March 2013 by the UK’s innovation agency.

Electric vehicle take-up recovers in first half of 2012

Take up of electric and hybrid cars rose by just under 20 per cent in the first half of 2012, with 134 more claims registered through the Plug-in Car Grant during the period compared to the first half of 2011.

Small innovators get funding to develop water-saving technologies

A sensor to reduce the cost of irrigation for farmers and a next generation water saving system for the leather processing industry are among 10 innovative projects to have received Government funding to tackle future water shortages in the UK.

WRAP extends waste prevention fund

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has announced more funding for businesses that are seeking to bring to market innovative products and services that prevent waste creation.

£35m to support SME cleantech innovations

Entrepreneurs and small firms with innovative clean energy ideas are to benefit from £35 million of funding, the Government announced today.

£9.5m competition launches to support green trucks

The UK Government has announced a new scheme to support the development of carbon-cutting trucks.

Funding awarded to turn wetlands plants into green energy
Government funding has been awarded to seven projects researching innovative ways to harvest and generate energy from wetlands plants
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