• British Firms Face Heavy Fines As Carbon Deadline Nears

    • Date: 22/08/10

    HUNDREDS of blue chip firms face heavy fines for failing to comply with new carbon emission regulations. With a little over one month to go before the registration deadline, the Energy Agency estimates that of about 4,000 large businesses and other commercial organisations that qualify, only 1,229 have registered under the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) […]

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  • Tories Accused Of Raiding Aid Budget To Pay For Climate Projects

    • Date: 20/08/10

    Labour has accused the coalition of plotting to redirect funds from Britain’s overseas aid budget to pay for international climate change projects run by the energy department. David Cameron has promised to increase real terms spending on overseas development aid, devoting 0.7 per cent of national income to development, in spite of a squeeze on […]

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  • Climate Taxes May Treble By 2020, Costing Taxpayers More Than £16billion A Year

    • Date: 17/08/10

    Taxes to pay for contentious climate change policies are set to treble over the next decade, soaring to more than £16billion a year. The hike is the equivalent of 4p on the current rate of income tax, a report from think tank Policy Exchange claimed. By 2020 the tax take from green levies will be […]

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  • Britain’s Green Madness: UK Energy Prices To Surge

    • Date: 17/08/10

    Energy prices are set to surge by as much as 10% in the New Year – bringing fresh pain to millions of families. Experts warned households to brace themselves for a rise of up to £115 – taking the typical gas and electricity bill to more than £1,300 a year. A sharp rise in wholesale […]

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  • Economy First: UK Government Puts Decarbonisation On Hold

    • Date: 16/08/10

    The coalition is watering down a commitment to tough new environmental emissions standards, raising the possibility of dirty coal-fired power stations such as Kingsnorth going ahead. Green groups are aghast that a flagship policy called for in opposition by both Lib Dems and Tories, and which they last year tried to force on the Labour […]

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  • UK Government May Sell Off Met Office, Nature Reserves

    • Date: 14/08/10

    Some of the most beautiful areas of Britain could be sold off and wildlife and countryside protection measures cut to the bone to meet expected 40% cuts in the budget of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, it emerged. Among the plans being considered by the government, which once declared itself “the greenest […]

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  • UK Carbon Scheme Is A Fiasco In The Making

    • Date: 13/08/10

    A reminder from the Department for Energy and Climate Change, advising businesses that they have less than two months to register for a new compulsory carbon-cutting regime, clearly came as a shock to many of them. Around 30,000 organisations have until September 30 to sign up with the Environment Agency to participate in the Carbon […]

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  • UK Business Facing A Wave Of Green Taxes

    • Date: 11/08/10

    Companies that fail to register their energy use by next month will be hit with fines that could reach £45,000 under the little-known rules. Those that do participate in the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) initiative by declaring their energy use will face charges for every ton of greenhouse gas they produce. These payments are expected […]

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