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The Government is pushing ahead with its pledge to end public subsidies for onshore wind farms, by closing the Renewables Obligation scheme across Great Britain from the beginning of next April.
Responsible businesses can now have increased confidence in the credentials of the renewable electricity that they have purchased, with help from a pioneering initiative launched by SmartestEnergy, the UK’s largest purchaser of renewable electricity from the independent generation sector.
In a hammer blow to the UK's renewable energy industry, two of nation's leading clean energy firms have gone into administration within hours of each other, and a third has sold his UK business, with two of them blaming the government about-turn on energy policy.
UK green energy company Ecotricity has today challenged the Government to scrap subsidies for nuclear power and fossil fuels to create a level playing field after it slashes support for renewable energy.
Sky Rainforest Rescue, the six-year partnership between Sky and WWF, has raised over £9 million to help keep one billion trees standing in the Amazon.
A team at The University of Manchester is testing a diesel Volkswagen engine to try to get an accurate picture of how polluting it actually is.
A five pence tax on plastic bags must be extended to all shops to prevent further damage to the environment, campaigners have warned.
Seven large businesses have demonstrated their sustainability leadership by becoming the first organisations to be awarded the new Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain, launched today at an event at the British Academy in Central London.
The seven trade associations that represent the UK’s renewable energy industry have published a joint statement criticising the Government’s action of withdrawing subsidy support.
The leaders of 15 ClimateWise members have today written an open letter to the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, and the UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).
Independent lab tests have found that some Samsung TVs in Europe appear to use less energy during official testing conditions than they do during real-world use, raising questions about whether they are set up to game energy efficiency tests.
A small firm of Surrey-based independent financial advisers has reduced its carbon emissions by almost a quarter in the last 12 months thanks to putting in place sustainable practices such as car-sharing, energy saving computers and paper recycling.
Shell has abandoned its controversial drilling operations in the Alaskan Arctic in the face of mounting opposition in what jubilant environmentalists described as "an unmitigated defeat" for big oil.
UK local authorities have ploughed £14 billion of their pension funds into fossil fuel investments, according to new research released today.
A record amount of Scotland’s electricity was generated from renewables in the first half of 2015.