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  • 30 Mar 2015

    Good Energy backs trial of first renewable energy online marketplace

    The UK’s first renewable electricity peer-to-peer online marketplace will be trialled later this year following a deal between green energy supplier Good Energy and tech start-up Open Utility.

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  • 29 Mar 2015

    Solar loses out in first £315m renewable energy subsidy ‘auction’

    More than two dozen renewable energy projects, together capable of delivering more than two gigawatts of green electricity, are to be awarded hundreds of millions of pounds in subsidies in the first Government auction under its new competitive support mechanism called 'Contracts for Difference’ (CfD).

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  • 26 Mar 2015

    UK carbon emissions fall by more than a 10th in 2014

    The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions plunged by 8.4 per cent last year, as household energy consumption slumped, the use of coal for electricity generation fell, and policies on climate change took effect, according to Government statistics released on Thursday.

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  • 24 Mar 2015

    Sir James Dyson donates £12m to train UK's future design engineers

    A £12 million donation by Sir James Dyson to Imperial College London has been announced for the launch of a new Dyson school for engineering, which will open its doors later this year.

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  • 19 Mar 2015

    Wet wipes are major waste hazard on UK beaches

    The number of wet wipes washing up on beaches in the UK increased by more than 50 per cent last year, say conservationists, who have urged people to stop flushing them down their toilets.

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  • 17 Mar 2015

    UK flouting EU energy efficiency laws, campaigners say

    Energy waste campaigners are calling for Brussels to file legal proceedings against the UK for flouting EU energy-saving laws, following new research by the AEA Ricardo consultancy.

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  • 16 Mar 2015

    Global carbon emissions stay flat in 2014

    A slowdown in China’s economic growth helped the world to a pause in the upward rise in greenhouse gas emissions last year, according to data released on Friday.

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  • 11 Mar 2015

    Boris Johnson told to divest £4.8 bn City Hall pension fund from fossil fuels

    Boris Johnson has been told by the London Assembly to pull City Hall’s £4.8 billion pension fund out of coal, oil and gas investments, after assembly members voted on Wednesday on a motion in support of the fossil fuel divestment movement.

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  • 08 Mar 2015

    Climate change march in London attracts more than 20,000 protestors

    Thousands of climate change protesters gathered in central London on Saturday to urge strong action at the Paris climate conference in December.

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  • 04 Mar 2015

    Green technology must play key role in fight against climate change, says Sir David King

    Green technology should be as much a focus of tackling climate change as the United Nations negotiations leading up to a crunch conference in Paris this December, the UK’s top foreign office adviser on climate said on Tuesday.

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