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ECIU

ECIU Respond to Climate Change Progress Report

Today the Committee on Climate Change published its latest Progress Report. The yearly report shows that Britain’s emissions have fallen by 4.5% a year for three years, but it also highlights that urgent new measures are required to ensure the fifth carbon budget is a success. Professor Joanna Haigh, Co-Director, Grantham...


LOWCVP

Research Reveals Ways to Cut Vehicle Carbon Emissions

Today the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) at the University of Leeds has released research into energy carbon benefits on behalf of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). The study, Automated vehicles; automatically low carbon? suggests connectivity, automation, and shared vehicle ownership and use,...


LOWCVP

Transport Minister Unveils New Low Carbon Vehicle Scheme

A new scheme designed to help commercial vehicles be greener and more efficient was revealed at the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership’s (LowCVP) Annual Conference. The scheme has been developed by LowCVP members. The Transport Minister Andrew Jones explained the aim of the Low Carbon Accreditations Scheme for HGV technology...


Houses of Parliament

UK Government Confirms Fifth Carbon Budget

Today Amber Rudd, UK Energy and Climate Secretary, announced the Government will set out the fifth carbon budget in line with recommendations from the Committee on Climate Change. The announcement proposed a 57% reduction in carbon emissions from 1990 levels from 2027 to 2032. This emissions reduction should leave...


Charity Bank

Charity Bank Impact Awards Winners Announced

Last night the Charity Bank Impact Awards 2016 were held at The Mercers’ Hall in London. Notable winners on the night include EVA Women’s Aid who won the Greatest Impact Award, and Graham Perolls who was honoured as Change Maker of the Year. The Charity Bank Impact Awards has...


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Rankings Reveal Britain’s Behind on Social Progress

Finland is top of the Social Progress Index according to results published in a report today. The United Kingdom came in 9th place, and despite rising two places from last year are still lagging behind European leaders including Denmark, Switzerland and Sweden. The UK also ranks behind Canada and...


ECIU

Study Suggests Paris Agreement Targets Need Improvements

A new study has found that Indented Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) proposed before the Paris Agreement will reduce carbon emissions compared with current policy scenarios. The scientific analysis, Paris Agreement climate proposals need a boost to keep warming well below 2°C, suggests the INDCs provide a warming of 2.6...


IIGCC

IIGCC Respond to UK Climate Secretary’s Speech

This morning Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, addressed delegates at the Business and Climate Summit. She discussed the future of climate change in Britain following decision to leave the EU. The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) has responded to the speech. Stephanie...


Leapfrog

Pure Leapfrog Consider Community Energy Future

Pure Leapfrog, a business led charity, has begun to consider the effect of Brexit on community energy, specifically from a legal and financial perspective. Pure Leapfrog discusses possible alternatives including a UK-EU relationship and leaving the single market. Despite all the uncertainty surrounding the sector, Pure Leapfrog says it...


Green Alliance

Green Alliance Welcome Amber Rudd’s Climate Vision

This morning at the second day of the Business and Climate Summit, Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, discussed the future of climate change in Britain following Brexit. She was positive, stating that UK will remain an international leader in the fight against climate change....


Greenpeace

Greenpeace Respond to Speeches on Britain’s Climate

The UK’s Secretary of State for Energy and Climate has announced Britain’s Climate Change Act will be protected and climate change is still a top priority for the nation despite the results of last week’s EU referendum. Amber Rudd was speaking at the Business and Climate Summit in London...


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Funding Circle Can Help Businesses Raise Finance

Funding Circle is lending more and more money to British businesses. Funding Circle can help with a wide variety of business problems, including helping business growth, managing cash-flows and buying properties. Funding Circle can even help businesses raise finance so they can employ new staff and fund business expenses....


B&C summit

UK Won’t “Step Back” From Climate Change Fight

Amber Rudd MP confirmed that the fight against climate change will not take a back seat following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. The UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change made the announcement at the start of the second day of the Business and...


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Niall Stuart Urges Government to Keep Scottish Renewable Promises

The Scottish Renewables’ Onshore Wind Conference takes place in Glasgow today. Scottish Renewables Chief Executive Niall Stuart made an opening speech at the conference, urging the UK Government not to forget the Scottish renewables sector. He also said the next Prime Minister must make tackling climate change a priority....


RenewableUK

Government Should Utilise Onshore Wind After Brexit, Says Hugh McNeal

Hugh McNeal, Chief Executive of RenewableUK, has said onshore wind could receive more support following the news that Britain voted to leave the EU last week. He said the economic uncertainty caused by Brexit could strengthen the case for Government support of onshore wind. Mr McNeal’s intervention follows comments...