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Articles you may have missed: February 1-7



These are the articles that have attracted the most interest on our site in the past week, and we’re republishing the links here to ensure you don’t miss out.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) published the results of its latest public attitudes tracking survey on Tuesday – showing that eight out of 10 people are in support of renewable energy.

These encouraging figures followed the news that Gen Community had installed its first solar panels on fuel-poor houses in Newport, South Wales, as part of its renewable energy co-operative.

The chancellor George Osborne has previously championed natural gas – ahead of renewables – and his strategy was attacked by former US vice-president Al Gore last week, who said Osborne was “seriously misinformed” if he rejected the correlation between a healthy environment and a healthy economy.

Our series interviewing ethical investors continued last Friday, when we spoke to Anna Guyer, who relayed yet another compelling case for enlightened investment.

We dug into the statistics from our recent survey of Ethical Investment Association members recently and rounded up the data over last weekend.

On Wednesday, the New Energy and Cleantech Awards 2013 announced that a conference on cleantech, clean energy and finance would precede the event, and on the same day, Simon Leadbetter wrote how pick-and-mix dogma was unethical and intellectually dishonest.

Simon also wrote yesterday about how transparency, simplicity and honesty were urgently needed in investment.

And finally, Will Vooght, product innovation manager at Good Energy wrote a piece for Blue & Green Tomorrow about the success of the firm’s newly-launched local tariff.