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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ministers have today confirmed the Green Deal will benefit from a cashback scheme to boost take-up.
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.
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.
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.
Up to £184 million of funding has been earmarked for green innovation between now and March 2013 by the UK’s innovation agency.
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.
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.
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.
Entrepreneurs and small firms with innovative clean energy ideas are to benefit from £35 million of funding, the Government announced today.
The UK Government has announced a new scheme to support the development of carbon-cutting trucks.