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Find out more about the latest environmental news and green business news in your region from London, South and East England to Scotland, Wales and the North of England, regional funding and regulations to green technology and resources

£60m graphene centre to be built in Manchester

A £60 million innovation centre to develop commercial and environmentally friendly applications of 'wonder-material’ Graphene is to be built in Manchester.

UK's biggest coastal flood management scheme completed in Somerset

An ambitious and controversial coastal realignment scheme – billed as the largest in the UK in modern times – has been completed, with sea water pouring on to the Steart peninsula in Somerset for the first time in centuries.

Capita Symonds to deliver Mayor of London's £50m energy efficiency programme

Property and infrastructure specialist Capita Symonds is to deliver a £50 million programme to improve the energy efficiency across more than 175,000 London homes.

£10m tide and wave simulator opens in Edinburgh

A £10.5 million marine research centre has opened in Edinburgh, featuring the world’s most sophisticated tide and wave simulator.

UK summer ranking as one of the warmest on record

There may be showers and slightly cooler weather due across much of the UK this weekend, but even that should not dampen the hopes of those wondering if the recent warm weather makes this summer one of the hottest on record.

Diesel vehicles may be charged in London

Drivers in London with vehicles fuelled by diesel will be charged an additional fee similar to the existing £11.50 congestion charge, if proposals by the mayor Boris Johnson are accepted.

Will renewable energy be able to sustain an independent Scotland?

As September 18th – the day Scottish nationals vote whether to stay in or leave the UK – draws closer, Peter Rolton, ceo of the Rolton Group and former government advisor on the UK’s Renewables Advisory Board, considers what the clean energy landscape may look like in a post-referendum, independent Scotland.

Renewable energy generation jumps by more than a third in South West

Renewable electricity in the South West has surged by 37 per cent in the past year –enough to now power over a quarter of the region’s homes.

£25 million biomass rollout underway at Bernard Matthews turkey farms

The UK’s largest biomass rollout has got underway with the first of 179 boilers installed at turkey giant Bernard Matthews' farms in the east of England.

Energy efficiency investment programme saves 1,500 Welsh jobs

A Welsh administration-backed energy saving programme has seen 1,500 private sector jobs saved across the nation's businesses in the last year.

UK winter floods could return if flood defence cuts not reversed, warn MPs

The devastating floods of last winter could hit England again unless Government funding cuts to flood defence budgets are reversed, MPs warned Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson, on Tuesday.

Threat of flooding as storms set to hit England and Wales

Torrential downpours from severe thunderstorms are threatening to bring flooding back to England and Wales on Saturday, according to a warning issued by the Environment Agency on Thursday. Both river flooding and flash flooding are feared, with only Devon, Cornwall and Pembrokeshire exempt from the risk.

Flood alerts issued for parts of London

The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings for parts of England, with up to 70mm of rain expected by Wednesday night in areas of Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire and the Humber.

Good Energy takes stake in Swansea tidal lagoon

Green energy supplier Good Energy has made its first investment in a UK tidal power project – the 320 megawatt Tidal Lagoon in Swansea Bay.

Energy for London to power quarter of capital's electricity from local low carbon sources

Boris Johnson has announced plans for the London Mayor's office to become the UK's latest electricity supplier with an official launch next year of a scheme aimed at lowering bills and bolstering the capital's energy independence.


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