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The Queen will formally open the next Parliamentary year at the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday, setting out the Conservative Government’s agenda for the next 12 months. But there are concerns that the speech will do little to mitigate the effects of climate change or invest for the future.
Leaders of major UK companies, including Whitbread, BAM Construct, Willmott Dixon and Kingfisher, have called on George Osborne today to put energy efficiency at the heart of the Government’s economic plan.
The Green Deal, the Government’s home energy efficiency scheme that has struggled to get off the ground, has broken through the £50 million barrier in terms of loan applications and finance plans passing through the system.
Public opposition to fracking in the UK has continued to rise, according to polling released as the new Conservative Energy Secretary said she would "deliver shale" now the impediment of the Liberal Democrats had been removed.
Green electricity generation increased by a fifth in 2014, according to figures released today by industry body the Renewable Energy Association (REA).
Amber Rudd has been appointed new Energy and Climate Change Secretary.
The UK green energy sector has called on David Cameron to "show leadership", not turn his back on the renewables industry, following the Conservatives’ victory at the General Election.
The next five years will be crucial in the global fight against climate change but the Conservatives must improve their shaky record on green issues if they are to meet the challenge.
The Green’s Caroline Lucas has retained her Brighton Pavilion seat, giving her party it’s only seat of the 2015 General Election.
David Cameron is on course to secure an astonishing electoral triumph as the Conservative party headed towards an overall majority and unseated a raft of senior political opponents including the Labour shadow chancellor, Ed Balls, and the Lib Dem business secretary, Vince Cable.
Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Ed Davey, has lost his seat in a General Election result that has seen his party practically wiped out.
Dale Vince, the chairman of the renewable energy firm Ecotricity and a major Labour donor, has published a plan for four fifths of British power generation to be derived from renewable energy within 15 years, calling for the introduction of "a cow tax" to reduce UK beef consumption.
Nearly a million people are employed in the green business sector in the UK, but few would realise it from the debates so far in the 2015 general election.
Shell successfully lobbied to undermine European renewable energy targets ahead of a key agreement on emissions cuts reached in October last year, newly released documents reveal.
Three-quarters of known fossil fuel reserves must be kept in the ground if humanity is to avoid the worst effects of climate change, a group of leading scientists and economists have said in a statement timed to coincide with Earth Day.