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Scotland Energy Price Transparency

Call for fall in wholesale energy prices to be passed on to consumers. Leading energy suppliers should tell their customers when bills will start to drop, Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said today. Wholesale gas prices have fallen almost 30 per cent in the last year, while wholesale electricity prices have dropped...


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Slave Labour and Unethical Practices are Driving Half of Top Career Movers Away from Employers

Generation Sustainability “S” job candidates are refusing to work for unethical employers. With the spotlight on sustainability and environmental issues following the recent Paris climate talks, prime job candidates are now much more selective about the employers they choose to work for. Over half of “Generation S” candidates would refuse to...


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Government Statistics Show Increase in Solar Installs Ahead of Cut – But Not Huge Rush

Solar can still be a reasonable investment for customers under lower tariffs. The Department of Energy and Climate Change today released its latest statistics on solar deployment under the Feed-in Tariff scheme until the end of 2015. Last Friday 15 January the new lower levels of support for solar PV...


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Natural Capital and Traditional Nature Conservation Approaches Should Work Together in the UK

A new government approach is needed to reverse the continuing decline of the UK’s natural environment, says a new report by think tank Green Alliance. Nature conservation and the more recently developed natural capital thinking both offer ways to tackle issues such as species decline and soil degradation. Until now, they...


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Scotland’s Integrated Approach to Energy Efficiency

A £14 million fund will allow Councils across Scotland to make homes, public buildings and businesses more energy efficient, Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil announced today. Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) will help improve warmth in buildings and homes, drive down energy bills and work towards reaching climate change targets....


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RSPB and Ecotricity to Build New Wind Turbine in Green Energy Partnership

RSPB and Ecotricity, Britain’s leading green energy company, will install a wind turbine at the nature conservation charity’s headquarters over the next few weeks. Work begins in Sandy, Bedfordshire on Monday 25 January, and the 100 metre tall wind turbine will generate around two million units of green energy every...


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Haringey Pension Fund Divests From Coal, Invests £200M In Low-Carbon Fund

A ground-breaking pledge to invest one third of Haringey Council’s equity funds into a Low Carbon Fund was agreed by the council’s Pensions Committee last week. The innovative approach will mean that the council will have no investments in coal industries anywhere in the world, and also comes with an agreement...


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New Report Shows Energy Efficiency Campaigns Are Missing a Trick

Only one in five energy efficiency behaviour change programmes actively identifies and removes barriers to change, suggesting that all too often building occupants may not be getting the help they need to act energy efficiently. That is the surprise finding from the latest issue of the UK Energy Efficiency Trends...


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Zayed Future Energy Prize Recognises Nine New Winners

Gro Harlem Brundtland receives top international award for renewable energy and sustainability pioneers. Former Prime Minister of Norway, Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Zayed Future Energy Prize at an awards ceremony in Abu Dhabi. Dr. Brundtland, Deputy Chair of The Elders and Vice Chair...


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Scottish Government Is Idling on Transport Changes

The Scottish Government today produced a ‘Transport Strategy Refresh’ and released transport statistics from 2006-2014 showing a significant drop in bus passengers and the continued dominance of the car. Commenting on the figures, Friends of the Earth Scotland Director Dr Richard Dixon “These disappointing figures show that the Scottish Government is...


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STA Data Shows Market Rising

Government statistics published today on the Renewable Heat Incentive have shown that in November and December of last year solar thermal hot water heating made up 12% of the residential systems and only 2% of non-domestic systems supported by the scheme. Since the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive was introduced...


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Blue & Green Marbles Update: Our First Winner Announced On Monda

The votes are in and have been verified. 2,195 voters were cast. 15,365 preferences were made. Votes were transferred as candidates were knocked off and five clear champions became three, became two. But there can be only one. We are contacting the winner today and will publish the result...


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Fossil Fuel Companies Need to Come Clean on Climate Risks Post Paris

Proposals launched to ensure transparency, support climate policy and aid investors. Hot on the heels of a historic climate deal in Paris the Carbon Tracker Initiative and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board, two non-profits who seek to promote transparency in relation to climate risk, will in Davos on Friday launch...


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New Global Commission to Put Business at the Centre of Sustainable Development

Commission of business, labour and civil society leaders, established by Unilever CEO Paul Polman and former United Nations Deputy Secretary General Mark Malloch-Brown, will highlight the massive rewards to businesses who take a lead in poverty reduction and sustainable development. Businesses which join global efforts to end extreme poverty and...


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Scottish Retailers Asked for Views on Curbing Energy Use

Retailers are being given the chance to have their views on environmental impact heard at the 2016 Retail Energy Workshop hosted by Zero Waste Scotland. The free workshop, which takes places on Wednesday 3 February at Forth Valley College in Stirling, aims to gather insight from the sector on what...