• UK Climate Adviser Slams Car & Housing Companies As Britain Is On Track To Miss Climate Targets

    • Date: 28/06/18
    • The Independent

    The UK will not meet its targets to avert climate change unless urgent action is taken to slash emissions from cars and houses, according to the government’s official advisers. A decade on from the country’s climate change act, greenhouse gases from electricity generation are falling but virtually every other sector has failed to pull its weight. In […]

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  • Green Campaigners Defeated: British Parliament Votes To Expand London’s Heathrow Airport

    • Date: 26/06/18
    • Reuters

    British lawmakers voted strongly in favour of building a new runway at London’s Heathrow Airport on Monday, paving the way for the airport’s expansion after decades of delays and policy U-turns. Lawmakers voted 415 to 119 in favour of the move, a decision that has long divided parliament regardless of party lines.   Some have opposed […]

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  • Up In Smoke: UK Govt Throws Out £1.3 Billion Renewables Energy Project

    • Date: 25/06/18
    • Energy Voice

    The Government has refused to back a “world first” tidal lagoon project to generate clean energy from the tides on cost grounds. The company behind the scheme, Tidal Lagoon Power, wanted subsidies similar to those for new nuclear power to build the £1.3 billion scheme, consisting of a U-shaped sea wall with turbines in Swansea […]

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  • Subsidy Cuts: New UK Solar Installations Halve For Second Consecutive Year

    • Date: 25/06/18
    • The Energy Advocate

    New solar power installations in the UK have halved for the second consecutive year as a result of the government’s decision to cut green subsidies in a move to protect consumers from increasing energy bills. Europe’s solar trade body, SolarPowerEurope, said Britain had the slowest growth of the world’s top 20 solar markets and the lowest chances […]

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  • UK Govt May Punish Households To Exempt Businesses From Green Energy Costs

    • Date: 22/06/18
    • Reuters

    LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is considering giving more companies exemption from schemes to help pay for renewable power, but warned the move could lead to higher costs for households and non-exempt firms. British businesses have long complained they face some of the highest electricity costs in Europe and the government is looking for ways to […]

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  • Green Killing Machines: Scottish Wind Farm ‘Could Wipe Out A Third Of Wildcats’

    • Date: 22/06/18
    • The Scotsman

    Scottish wildcats are facing extinction after it emerged that 30 per cent of the species could be wiped out by a wind farm expansion. Swedish energy giant Vattenfall hopes to expand a wind farm at the publicly-owned Clashindarroch Forest in Aberdeenshire – home to at least 13 Scottish wildcats. With estimates for the entire population […]

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  • Britain Backs Away From Total Ban Of Conventional Cars

    • Date: 19/06/18
    • Financial Times

    A plan for the UK to ban petrol, diesel and most hybrid cars by 2040 is set to be watered down, with ministers now referring to it as a “mission”. Theresa May’s “Road to Zero Strategy”, designed to eliminate pollution from Britain’s roads, is due to be published on June 20, according to Whitehall officials […]

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  • Green Loans Dry Up As UK Govt Ends Subsidies For Renewables

    • Date: 15/06/18
    • Peer2Peer Finance News

    A dearth of renewable energy loans has been blamed on over-zealous lenders chasing “low hanging fruit” and an end to a government-backed subsidy programme. In May, Assetz Capital closed its Green Energy Account (GEA) and in March, defunct P2P platform Trillion Fund paid off its final renewable energy loan. Both platforms have blamed a lack of new loans […]

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