Latest Green News

  • 25 Nov 2014

    World Bank to prioritise clean energy investment to tackle climate change

    The World Bank will invest heavily in clean energy and only fund coal projects in "circumstances of extreme need" because climate change will undermine efforts to eliminate extreme poverty, says its president Jim Yong Kim.

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  • 24 Nov 2014

    UK smart water saving outfit i2O secures £8m to expand business

    i2O Water, the UK cleantech firm that is helping utilities plug the leaks in their water supply networks, says it has secured a further £8 million to expand the business at home and abroad.

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  • 20 Nov 2014

    UK to donate £720m to UN’s Green Climate Fund

    Britain will face a disaster if it adopts an "isolationist approach" to the environment, the Energy Secretary, Ed Davey, has warned as he announced the UK is to give £720 million to an international fund to help poor countries cope with climate change.

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  • 19 Nov 2014

    Recycling rates in England flatline

    Households appear to have given up trying to recycle more of their rubbish, official statistics suggest, which show that recycling rates in England have stalled.

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  • 17 Nov 2014

    Defra confirms avian flu at Yorkshire duck farm where 6,000 birds face slaughter

    Government scientists are investigating whether an outbreak of avian flu on a duck farm in Yorkshire is connected to a highly contagious strain in chickens in the Netherlands, as officials stressed the threat to humans remains extremely low.

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  • 14 Nov 2014

    RBS search for energy saving solutions leads to trial of simple radiator heating controller

    An eight-month search by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to find and showcase innovative energy saving solutions invented by UK and international small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has led the bank to trial a simple, radiator heating control device in its buildings.

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  • 13 Nov 2014

    Cycling industry has created 650,000 green jobs in Europe

    Europe’s cycling industry now employs more people than mining and quarrying and almost twice as many as the steel industry, according to the first comprehensive study of the jobs created by the sector.

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  • 12 Nov 2014

    US and China sign carbon emissions cuts ahead of global climate change talks

    The United States and China have unveiled a secretly negotiated deal to reduce their greenhouse gas output, with China agreeing to cap emissions for the first time and the US committing to deep reductions by 2025.

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  • 10 Nov 2014

    Adnams bosses to forego bonuses as part of sustainability drive

    Bosses at Adnams, the environment-friendly Southwold-based independent brewer, are to forego some of their bonuses in an effort to raise the salaries of the lowest paid workers in the company.

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  • 07 Nov 2014

    £30m third sector fund unlocks “game-changing” lending from Santander bank

    A new multi-million specialist loan fund has secured what is believed to be the biggest commercial lending investment from one of the high street banks for UK charities and social enterprises.

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