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  • 28 Jul 2014

    Government opens bidding for licences to frack across UK

    Ministers will give the go-ahead on Monday for a big expansion of fracking across Britain that will allow drilling in national parks and other protected areas in "exceptional circumstances".

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  • 28 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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  • 25 Jul 2014

    Green Deal Home Improvement Fund closed after surge in applications

    A Government cashback scheme offering £7,600 to people improving the energy efficiency of their homes has been slammed shut overnight after a last-minute surge of applications threatened to blow the budget.

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  • 25 Jul 2014

    UK online retailers failing to display adequate energy information on 90 per cent of products

    90 per cent of products sold by UK online retailers are not up to standard when it comes to displaying energy information, a new survey has revealed.

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  • 23 Jul 2014

    Sainsbury's to rollout pioneering heat recycling technology to up to 100 stores

    A UK company that has developed a ground-breaking 'heat recycling’ technology is embarking on a major rollout of its innovative system across Sainsbury’s stores.

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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

    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

    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

    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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