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

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.

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.





Fears raised UK may miss out on EU cash pot for CCS
2Co's Don Valley Power CCS project in Yorkshire was ranked a favourite for EU funding
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