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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.

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.

Government invests £60m into Met Office climate research

The Government has announced £60 million worth of investment to support climate research and modelling at the UK’s Met Office.

Government launches £20m fund to develop wave and tidal arrays

A £20 million Government fund to support marine energy devices progress from large-scale prototypes to larger formations in the sea, has gone live.

The Budget and the environment: what’s the verdict?

In the Budget today the Chancellor had a difficult balancing act to manage in meeting the needs of the economy, balancing jobs, growth and the environment, says Jayne Harrold, environmental tax specialist, PwC.

Osborne's Budget speech: "Environmentally sustainable has to be fiscally sustainable too."

As expected, few green pledges were contained in the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne's 2012 Budget. Here is an edited version of the hour-long speech.

Fossil fuels, not green, win out in Osborne’s “reforming Budget”

George Osborne attempted to shake off his anti-green image today, but it was fossil fuels – and in particular gas – which were the main winners in a Budget that he vowed would get Britain to "earn its way into the world".

Ecotricity slams onshore wind scaremongering as figures show it adds “less than a fiver” to bills

Green energy supplier Ecotricity has slammed scaremongering from the anti-wind lobby as the company released figures today to show onshore wind power added less than £5 to household energy bills last year.

£3.5m to train workforce to deliver Green Deal

Up to £3.5 million is to go towards training a workforce in the skills required to deliver the Government’s flagship energy efficiency scheme, the Green Deal, it was announced today.

Solar FiT costs half original estimates, Barker admits

Energy Minister Greg Barker has announced the revised costs of the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme for solar electricity will actually be half his department's original estimates.

£13m contract ensures EST energy efficiency advice can continue

The Energy Saving Trust (EST) is to continue delivering its free energy saving advice service to consumers and businesses after being awarded a new £13 million Government contract.

David Brown wins £1m wind energy grant for cost-cutting gearbox

UK gear engineering and manufacturing company David Brown has been awarded a £1. 2 million grant from the Government to develop an innovative new gear system that promises to bring down the cost of offshore wind turbines by as much as five per cent.

Businesses could be squeezed out of Green Deal loans

Some businesses could find they can't access the Green Deal because of a lack of lending support, according to a financial expert helping to deliver the multi-billion pound green home makeover scheme.

Small innovators get funding to develop water-saving technologies
byBy 2050 the UK will have a shortage in water supply of up to 10,000 million litres a day
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