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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.
The Government has announced £60 million worth of investment to support climate research and modelling at the UK’s Met Office.
A £20 million Government fund to support marine energy devices progress from large-scale prototypes to larger formations in the sea, has gone live.
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.
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.
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".
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.