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Ecotricity calls for “level playing field” for energy subsidies

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.

Trade associations attack Government policy on renewables

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.

Insurance CEOs call on Bank of England to take climate action

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).

£14 billion of council pension funds invested in fossil fuels

UK local authorities have ploughed £14 billion of their pension funds into fossil fuel investments, according to new research released today.

Scotland hits record-high renewable energy levels but warns of cuts

A record amount of Scotland’s electricity was generated from renewables in the first half of 2015.

MEPs seek binding 30 per cent renewable energy target at Paris climate summit

The European Parliament’s environment committee has voted for its delegation to the COP21 climate talks in Paris to call for a 40 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, a 40 per cent energy efficiency target and a binding 30 per cent target for renewable energy.

Cities urged to switch street lighting to energy efficient LED by 2025

The Climate Group, which is hosting its annual Climate Week NYC in New York, has called on every city and utility around the world to schedule the switch of their street lighting to LED by 2025.

Government's green policies putting "green economy" at risk, warns CBI chief

The most senior voice of British business has blasted the government’s performance on the "green economy", warning that UK companies will lose out on hundreds of billions of pounds in opportunities for overseas exports if ministers do not reverse direction.

Greens to ‘galvanise’ for Paris Climate talks at Autumn Conference

Influential environmentalist Jonathan Porritt and Greenpeace adviser Ruth Davis are to address the Green Party’s Autumn Conference in a panel discussion on how Greens can organise to persuade world leaders to take strong action to tackle climate change at this December’s Paris climate talks.

Solar: Government comes under increasing pressure to reframe cuts

Pressure is mounting on Energy Ministers to rethink Government plans to slash support for rooftop solar energy systems.

Deep decarbonisation pathways report finds 57% cut in CO2 possible by 2050

A new study from an international research consortium argues that deeply reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is technically and economically feasible in the world’s largest economies and major developing countries.

Leading global scientists and business chiefs back Paris clean energy plan

More than 25 world-leading scientists, executives, academics and politicians have called on nations to adopt the Global Apollo Programme (GAP) by the time of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December.

Wales goes on the attack over changes to the Feed-in Tariff

The devolved Welsh Administration has accused the UK Government of pulling the plug on clean energy over their decision to change the process for application to Feed-in Tariffs.

Cuts to solar will damage public revenues and hinder green innovation

The Renewable Energy Association has released data showing that cutting the Feed-in Tariff for the UK’s renewables industry could result in a net loss to the Treasury, and to the UK taxpayer equal to the entire proposed budget for supporting the scheme in the next three years.

Scotland launches £224m energy efficiency and renewables drive

A new fuel poverty scheme, backed by up to £224 million from the Scottish Government, will help as many as 28,000 Scots heat their homes, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said today.

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