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The latest environmental news for Small Businesses (SMEs), from green technologies to SME business resources, investment and funding, to regulations for small businesses.

Circular economy: the rise of repair cafés and hackerspaces

A new breed of collectives is spearheading a "repair revolution" and opening up new opportunities for small businesses, reports Thomas McMullan.

Businesses should be incentivised to protect themselves against flooding, climate watchdog says

Incentives for businesses to make their properties more resilient to flooding has been recommended by a new report by the Government's climate change advisor.

Oxford City Council signs pioneering investment deal with renewable energy firm

A pioneering local green energy partnership will see over £2 million go towards community-owned renewable projects in Oxford.

£5,000 savings up for grabs for SMEs that take action on resource management

Savings of "at least £5,000 a year" are up for grabs by small businesses that learn how to turn their waste into useful resources, according to a new study by professional body the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

SME energy efficiency finance fund gets Green Investment Bank funding boost

Small businesses looking to cut the cost of doing business will from today be able to access £2 million of additional energy efficiency finance following a deal struck between the Green Investment Bank and renewable energy finance specialist ReEnergise.

Green team: six-bed Snowdonia guesthouse scoops top green hotelier award

A small, six bedroom guesthouse nestled in the foothills of Snowdonia has beaten the odds to win a prestigious award taken last year by the luxury Savoy Hotel.

From coal mine to wind farm: how the Oakdale onshore wind project is connecting to business growth

Just as a rail-road brings growth to communities, the Caerphilly County Borough Council in Wales has high hopes that two new wind turbines built on a former colliery – now a business park – will bring jobs and growth to the area. Thomas McMullan reports.

More than half of arts sector is benefiting financially from going green

More than 50 per cent of arts businesses organisations have experienced financial benefits as a result of action towards environmental sustainability, a major new survey into the attitudes towards environmental sustainability within the sector has revealed.

Plastic bag charge for England confirmed in Queen's Speech

Plans to introduce a five pence charge on plastic bags in England were cemented today as part of the Queen’s Speech.

EU launches "largest cleantech idea competition"

UK-based entrepreneurs are being given the chance to create a cleaner, greener future and access up to €95,000 (£77,331) in funding in what is being described as "Europe’s largest cleantech idea competition".

£800,000 grant fund for SMEs pioneering waste prevention

Grants of up to £50,000 are to be offered to local businesses, SMEs and voluntary groups through a scheme which aims to jump-start pioneering partnerships in waste prevention.

Renewable energy supply chain toolkit will help local SMEs

SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) could get a boost to their business with the launch of a toolkit to encourage the use of local supply chains for renewable energy and low carbon retrofitting projects, says Terry McGivern, head of resource efficient buildings at the Institute for Sustainability.

SMEs to share resource efficiency manager to cut cost of going green

A ground-breaking project involving UK engineering giant Rolls-Royce and the manufacturers’ body EEF is about to launch aiming to tackle a critical challenge facing many SMEs – the unaffordable cost of going green.

Abundance Generation scoops top UK Ashden award

Abundance Generation, the crowd-funding platform that allows direct investment in UK renewable energy,  has won one of the UK’s most coveted prizes for green energy entrepreneurs – the 'Gold’ Ashden Award.

Ecotricity rescues UK wind firm Evance from closure

Green energy firm Ecotricity has acquired Evance, the troubled UK small wind turbine manufacturer.


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