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CHP Can Help Deliver On Legally Binding Targets Of Fifth Carbon Budge

Combined heat and power (CHP) can make an important contribution to new legally binding carbon reduction targets approved by the UK government, says ENER-G. The fifth carbon budget passed into law during July and commits the UK to slashing CO2 emissions by 57 per cent between 2028 and 2032,...


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Durham University Business School Comments On Britain’s Uncertain Future

Co-Director of Durham Energy Institute (DEI), Prof. Tooraj Jamasb, comments on the Government’s decision to postpone its final resolution on Hinkley and the impact this may have on foreign investments into the British energy sector.  “The Government’s decision to postpone any final resolution on the new £18bn nuclear power...


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ClientEarth Responds To Mayor Of London’s Air Pollution Consultation

ClientEarth has today welcomed the Mayor of London’s action on tackling the city’s toxic air in their official response to the consultation on his air pollution action plan.   The environmental law organisation is delighted the Mayor is addressing the problem so early on in his term and supports...


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Bright Blue: The Government Should Abandon Hinkley C

In light of the Government’s decision to announce a further review of funding for the £18bn Hinkley Point nuclear power station, Ben Caldecott, Associate Fellow at Bright Blue responds “The Government should abandon Hinkley C – pursuing it in light of all the evidence of cost reductions in other technologies would...


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Property Industry Leaders Work Together For Low Carbon Leadership

Property industry leaders join together to call for low carbon leadership irrespective of Brexit decision An alliance of leading organisations representing the property and construction industry is calling on the sector to maintain its focus on decarbonisation, regardless of the outcomes of the EU exit negotiations. Eighteen organisations, led...


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LIDL UK Promises To Phase Out Caged Eggs From 2025

Lidl UK, Britain’s fastest growing supermarket*, has today announced it will phase out the sale of shell eggs from caged hens from 2025, as part of its continued commitment to responsible and sustainable sourcing.   In the meantime, Lidl will work closely with all its egg suppliers to ensure that...


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Vast Difference In Renewable Energy Progress Across England

New report finds huge variations in renewable energy progress across England  Renewable power now provides 19 percent of England’s electricity – but take up varies hugely across the country – according to a new publication “Renewable energy: A local progress report for England”. The report, by renewable experts Regen...


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Hinkley Delay: Friends Of The Earth Reaction

Commenting on news that the government will review a decision on the Hinkley Point nuclear project in Somerset, Mike Childs, Friends of the Earth responds.   “The Government’s brake on Hinkley C is an opportunity to do the right and popular thing and end support for Hinkley,” Childs said. “Margaret Thatcher...


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Surprise Cut To Renewable Heat Support Results In 140m Of Energy Investment At Risk

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) laid an amendment in Parliament to the Renewable Heat Incentive to reduce the support for Biomass Combined Heat & Power (CHP) systems. The changes in support are specifically targeted at Biomass CHP plants that use less than 20% of their...


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Local Authorities Learn From Bristol’s Community Energy Showcase

Bristol City Council’s showcase event shared tools, techniques and tips from Bristol’s and the country’s top community energy experts.   Local authorities face a future of austerity and budget cuts but still have ambitious carbon targets to meet. Community energy can help address both of these challenges, whilst supporting our communities...


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Campaigners Criticise Decision To Renew BP Sponsorship Of Iconic Cultural Institutions

Campaigners vow to challenge and overturn decision by British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Opera House and Royal Shakespeare Company to sign new £7.5 million 5-year BP sponsorship deal     Dr Chris Garrard, speaking on behalf of BP or not BP? said: ‘This will be a hugely unpopular move and wildly...


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Small Wind Co-op Extends Share And Bond Offer

An innovative new community energy project, The Small Wind Co-op, focused on farm-scale wind turbines in Wales and Scotland, has extended its share and bond offer to August 22nd. The Small Wind Co-op offers people the chance to support three community turbines: one at Troed y Bryn in Ceredigion, Wales and...


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Scottish Organics Sector Grows As Impact Of Waste Regulations Settle

A new report from Zero Waste Scotland published today has revealed the amount of organic waste processed by Scotland’s anaerobic digestion (AD) and composting sector grew by an extra 30,000 tonnes in 2014     This shows the effect of the Waste (Scotland) Regulations which require food businesses and...


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Global Solar Market To Experience Decline Across A Number Of Regions

Asia-Pacific Solar PV Balance of System Market to Decline Considerably to $14.2 Billion by 2020, says GlobalData. The global solar Photovoltaic (PV) Balance of System (BOS) market is set to experience varying levels of decline across a number of regions over the coming years, with the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region...


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Community Energy Awards Shortlist Announced

On 3rd September 2016, the community energy industry will gather in Oxford for the third time to showcase and celebrate the communities, projects and individuals that are at the forefront of the community energy revolution.   The last year has been a busy and turbulent one in the Community...