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With new models, new technology, improvements in infrastructure, and Government subsidies, more and more consumers are realising the cost and carbon benefits of electric vehicles – it’s time businesses did too, says Andreas Atkins, head of Electric Vehicle Services, British Gas.
Across the country, we have seen our neighbours' homes and farms devastated by the floods. We understand their anger and frustration.
Silvio Spiess, ceo of Innasol, a leading UK distributor of renewable heating solutions, argues that the Government is not doing enough to tackle the way we heat our homes and businesses.
For firms with the right low carbon skills and training, 2014 looks promising. But explains Tony Howard of CITB, the national training school for construction, those without could well run into difficulties as sustainability qualifications become a legal requirement.
Tony Juniper hopes sustainability will be firmly on the political agenda in 2014 but fears the philosophy of growth at any cost will continue.
The Government has announced it will extend the deadline for the big energy companies to meet their targets under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). But, warns Andrew Warren, director of the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE), the decision will mean the loss of thousands of jobs and will hit micro and start-up businesses.
Energy Secretary Ed Davey has called on Japan to reassess its decision to slash its carbon emissions reduction targets, describing the move as "deeply disappointing". Here is his statement.
This week, Defra announced that whilst recycling rates throughout the country have increased marginally, England is extremely likely to fail the 50 per cent EU target by 2020. Rob Crumbie of Greenredeem asks if its time to incentive people to recycle more.
Energy efficiency will remain a central part of the Government’s energy strategy, Energy Secretary Ed Davey promised today, as he set out in Parliament his Annual Energy Statement. This is his speech in full.
Energy efficiency software company opower has conducted extensive research across 12 countries to find out what consumers want from their utility companies, and discovered some revealing facts says md of Opower EMEA, Nandini Basuthakur.
This week, Energy Minister Greg Barker launched the first-ever Roadmap to a UK Government Solar PV Strategy at the Solar UK Conference in Birmingham. This is an edited extract of his speech.
The overwhelming scientific consensus in the Fifth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released today, presents the strongest case yet for urgent action on climate change and we have the knowledge and technology in Britain now to rapidly decrease our greenhouse gas emissions, argues Paul Allen, 'Zero Carbon Britain' project coordinator.
Labour leader Ed Miliband, set out his position on the environment at this week's Labour Party Conference, committing the party to a 2030 decarbonisation target and creating one million green jobs. This is an edited extract of his speech.
With latest official statistics showing Green Deal assessments fell in July and Green Deal Plans are still struggling to go 'live', Chris Read, partner at energy efficiency advisors EPC Partners in Exeter, puts forward what a revamped Green Deal could look like.
The horsemeat scandal brought the issue of transparency in the food chain into the public eye, fuelling growing discontent as well as political debate. As the UK's Labour party points out in its recent food policy review, no one has been prosecuted yet and questions about the transparency of food chains remain unanswered. Could ways of shortening food chains prevent this from happening again?