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The £3 billion Green Investment Bank (GIB) should be allowed to borrow within the next two years even if the Government does not meet its debt targets, a committee of MPs will say today.
Small businesses are facing a bill of three quarters of million pounds as a result of the extreme weather that has devastated large parts of England this winter, according to figures released today by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
A flagship Government-backed loan scheme to help people give their homes green makeovers has been "disappointing", the UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary has conceded.
The huge cost of flood damage is set to soar fivefold across Europe in coming decades, according to the first comprehensive analysis of risk across the continent.
David Cameron has issued his strongest declaration that climate change is man-made when he said it was one of the most serious threats facing Britain and the rest of the world.
The Energy Secretary Ed Davey has signed a multi-million pound deal with Shell today to develop the next stage of the world’s first full-scale gas carbon capture and storage (CCS) project.
Nearly half of people believe that the floods and storms that have ravaged Britain for the past three months are a result of climate change, compared with just over a quarter who do not, according to a new poll.
Downing Street is to hold a floods clear-up summit with insurance industry leaders on Tuesday amid signs that thousands of wealthy victims of rising waters in the Thames Valley and West Country are likely to face a £1,000 increase in their annual insurance premiums next year.
The centre of London is at risk from catastrophic flooding that would make Hurricane Sandy's impact on New York pale in comparison, one of the UK's most senior businessmen has warned.
Across the country, we have seen our neighbours' homes and farms devastated by the floods. We understand their anger and frustration.
Ministers are "playing politics" with the flood crisis and "getting in the way of decent people doing a valiant job", according to an unprecedented outburst from the embattled boss of the Environment Agency, who blamed the Government for limiting the agency's response.
Small shopkeepers have called on the Government to include them in plans to introduce a mandatory five pence charge on plastic carrier bags next year.
The European parliament voted on Wednesday to require member states to meet binding national targets on renewable energy, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions.
A group of modernising pro-green Tories will today launch a fight-back within the party when they publish a manifesto outlining plans for a £5billion-a-year boost in economic growth, creating 300,000 jobs, by pursuing environmentally friendly policies.
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.