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  • 24 Oct 2014

    EU leaders set to agree 40 per cent emissions cuts by 2030

    European leaders were expected to strike a broad climate change pact obliging the EU as a whole to cut greenhouse gases by at least 40 per cent by 2030.

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  • 24 Oct 2014

    EU leaders agree 40 per cent emissions cuts by 2030

    European leaders have struck a broad climate change pact obliging the EU as a whole to cut greenhouse gases by at least 40 per cent by 2030.

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  • 23 Oct 2014

    6.1MW solar array to power M&S Castle Donington warehouse

    One of the UK’s largest solar rooftop installations is being built at a giant Marks & Spencer (M&S) distribution centre in the East Midlands, it was announced today.

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  • 21 Oct 2014

    MPs should pull pension fund out of fossil fuels, says Caroline Lucas

    MPs should follow in the footsteps of the Rockeller family, Glasgow University and churches around the world by pulling their pension fund investments out of fossil fuels, according to Caroline Lucas.

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  • 20 Oct 2014

    Scottish retailers start charging for carrier bags

    Scotland is joining Wales and Northern Ireland in charging shoppers for carrier bags , in an attempt to encourage sustainable behaviour among shoppers.

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  • 17 Oct 2014

    'Toxic triangle' trapping us into a warming world, Oxfam warns

    Political inertia, financial short-termism and vested fossil fuel interests have formed a "toxic triangle" that threatens to push up global temperatures, putting 400 million people at risk of hunger and drought by 2060, Oxfam said on Friday, a week before a European Union summit to finalise a new climate and energy policy framework.

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  • 14 Oct 2014

    Ecotricity and Skanska form £500m onshore wind joint venure

    UK green energy company Ecotricity and construction giant Skanska have entered into a £500 million joint venture to build onshore wind farms in Britain.

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  • 10 Oct 2014

    Dutch green retrofit scheme could insulate 100,000 UK homes with EU funding

    More than 100,000 homes across the UK could be given a carbon neutral retrofit by 2020 if the EU approves funding for a ground-breaking green social housing project this month.

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  • 07 Oct 2014

    Tougher energy efficiency targets would boost UK GDP by £62bn

    A 40 per cent cut in energy use by 2030 through efficiency measures would increase the UK’s GDP by £62 billion and create 40,000 new jobs, according to unpublished EU figures.

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  • 02 Oct 2014

    Bigger renewable subsidy budget for CfDs won't help solar or SMEs, says industry

    The Government on Thursday outlined plans to provide £300 million worth of support subsidies to the renewable power industry this autumn but has angered the solar industry and been accused of not providing value for money.

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