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Electricity meter by Kai Hendry via Flickr

Utility Companies Challenged by Savvy UK Consumers

Echo Managed Services have reported that consumers in the UK are standing up to poor performing utility suppliers by withholding payment. Recently published research says 48% of respondents has defaulted on or purposely withheld payment in response to billing problems or poor customer service. The survey of 1,500 households, by Echo Managed...


Муратово езеро by Marin Nikolov

Threats Emerging To European Sites World Heritage Meeting Reveals

Today the committee for the UNESCO World Heritage Committee revealed their concern over three European sites facing severe pressures from harmful industrial activities, but failed to take bold action to protect them. At the meeting, WWF objected to a sharp logging increase in the Polish portion of Bialowieza Forest World Heritage...


Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Home Secretary, at The Pioneers Police and Crime Commissioners one year on by Policy Exchange via Flickr

Friends of the Earth React to Scrapping of DECC

CEO of Friends of the Earth, Craig Bennett, has responded to the news that the Department of Energy and Climate Change has been abolished by Theresa May. He said: “This is shocking news. Less than a day into the job and it appears that the new Prime Minister has...


The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP by LadyGeekTV

Campaign for Better Transport Comments on New Secretary of State for Transport

Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive for the Campaign for Better Transport, has reacted to the news of the appointment of Chris Grayling MP as Secretary of State for Transport. He said: “There’s a tendency for transport policy and spending to be dominated by big infrastructure projects – we hope the new...


(Really) Big Ben by Phil Dolby via Flickr

WWF UK Reacts to Appointment of Andrea Leadsom

David Nussbaum, Chief Executive of WWF-UK, has responded to the appointment of Andrea Leadsom as Secretary of State for the Environment. He said: “Now more than ever the Secretary of State for the Environment has a huge and vital role to play in deciding the future of our country....


Parliament - London, UK by Josh Hallett via Flickr

UK-GBC and WWF: New Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy

Both WWF UK and the UK Green Building Council have reacted to the formation of the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. David Nussbaum, Chief Executive of WWF-UK, said:  “The new Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy can be a real powerhouse for change, joining up Whitehall...


Remote Controller 2 by Matthew Hurst via Flickr

Accenture Finds Millennials Will Drive Future Value for Energy Utilities

A new Accenture report has found that energy-related products are most demanded by those aged 18-34, showing that this demographic will drive most of the future value for energy suppliers. Accenture’s seventh annual survey of energy consumers explores the views of almost 10,000 respondents across 17 countries. The report, The New...


Sustainability by Kyle MacKenzie via Flickr

Renewable Energy Must be at Forefront of UK Infrastructure Plans

Chief Executive of RenewableUK, Hugh McNeal, has responded to the recent creation of the new Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The new department will be headed by Greg Clark MP who is now Secretary of State. Hugh McNeal said: “We’re looking forward to working supportively with Mr...


Greenpeace at Latitude 2010 by Howard LAke via Flikr

The DRC Government Has Violated Its Own Logging Moratorium

An investigation by Greenpeace Africa investigation have uncovered a breach by the DRC government to showed it violated its own 2002 moratorium on new logging titles, granting three concessions of a total of 650.000 hectares in 2015 to a company called Société la Millénaire Forestière SARL (SOMIFOR) in Equateur and...


Justine Greening by Marisol Grandon via Flikr

Accountants’ Role on UN Sustainability Goals Praised By Government

 Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, has supported the ICAEW’s drive to put the accountancy profession at the heart of global sustainability. ICAEW believes the accountancy profession must play an integral part in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and launched Global Goals, Shared Ambition at its annual Council...


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‘Good Business Week’ For Businesses In Southend And Castle Point

An increasing number of companies are beginning to realise the benefits of supporting their local communities. In one week alone, numerous companies in Southend and Castle Point demonstrated what being a ‘good business’ really means. The week started with Canvey Island based business Design 4 Print being awarded a Silver...


Seafood by Chris Brown via Flikr

Sustainability Outweighs Price And Brand For Seafood Consumers

Sustainability was found to be a key driver for seafood purchasers, a new global independent research has found. Overall across 21 countries, sustainability is rated as more important than brand and price, with nearly three-quarters (72%) of seafood consumers agreeing shoppers should only consume seafood from sustainable sources in order...


Cornwall by vanessa lollipop via Flickr

Opposition Day Environmental Motion Responded to by WWF-UK

Ben Stafford, Head of Public Affairs for WWF-UK, has responded to the Opposition Day motion made by the Labour party today on the environment. “Environmental challenges don’t stop at borders and many require international solutions.  There is inevitably much uncertainty following the referendum vote, so the Government should set...


Dame Vivienne Westwood by Southbank Centre

Stop Hinkley Campaign Gains Vivienne Westwood As Patron

Dame Vivienne Westwood DBE has announced that she will become a patron of the Stop Hinkley Campaign as a result of EDF Energy’s plans to build two large new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset. The French Trade Unions have declared that they remain convinced the Hinkley project should be postponed until a...


A champagne cheers by Bill Masson

Environment Is Key Focus At Responsible Business Awards

Resource management company, Veolia, was crowned Responsible Business of the Year 2016 at the Annual Responsible Business Gala at London’s O2 arena last night hosted by Business in the Community’s 2016 and attended by HRH the Prince of Wales, President of Business in the Community. The firm was recognised for embedding...