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  • 22 Jul 2014

    Global church group divests from fossil fuels

    An umbrella group of churches, which represents over half a billion Christians worldwide, has decided to pull its investments out of fossil fuel companies.

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  • 22 Jul 2014

    Ed Davey confirms UK carbon budget will not be changed

    The Chancellor, George Osborne's hopes of weakening the UK's carbon budget for the next decade were quashed on Tuesday when Lib Dem Energy Secretary, Ed Davey, said the target would not be changed.

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  • 21 Jul 2014

    I was sacked as Environment Secretary to appease "green blob", says Owen Paterson

    Owen Paterson has suggested that David Cameron's decision to sack him as Environment Secretary was driven by his desire to appease the "powerful, self-serving" environmental lobby – dismissed by Paterson as "the green blob".

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  • 18 Jul 2014

    Domestic biomass: complaints running at one in every five system applying for RHI

    The number of complaints about biomass boiler installations is running at around one in five the rate of systems applying for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) – the Government’s main incentive to get people to switch to renewable heating systems – figures obtained by GreenWise reveal.

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  • 18 Jul 2014

    Complaints about domestic biomass "disappointing"

    The number of complaints about biomass boiler installations is running at around one in five the rate of systems applying for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) – the Government’s main incentive to get people to switch to renewable heating systems – figures obtained by GreenWise reveal.

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  • 18 Jul 2014

    New green innovation fund targets farmers

    A new fund has launched for agricultural innovation that aims to put money in the hands of businesses with green fingers.

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  • 17 Jul 2014

    Three-quarters of businesses want to see energy security made a top priority, CBI poll reveals

    Three quarters of UK businesses and households are worried enough about energy security to rate security of supply as a "crucial energy objective of the UK", according to a survey published today by the leading business group the CBI.

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  • 16 Jul 2014

    England's first south coast offshore wind farm gets go-ahead

    The first offshore wind farm to be built along the south coast of England has been given the greenlight by the Government today.

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  • 16 Jul 2014

    Tidal lagoons pose "enormous" benefit to UK economy, report finds

    Six tidal lagoons could contribute as much as £27 billion over a 12 year period to the UK GDP, a new economic study has found.

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  • 15 Jul 2014

    Greg Barker resignation leaves "big hole" in Government's green policy

    Greg Barker’s resignation as Energy and Climate Change Minister will leave a "big hole" in Government, the green industry said today following David Cameron's biggest reshuffle since taking office.

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