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  • Is Government ignoring the benefits of tackling climate change? July 30, 2015

    It has been a sobering few weeks for those who have invested time and money in the developing low carbon economy with the government killing off a number of high profile green policies.

    Gone are subsidies for onshore wind and solar farms, zero carbon buildings targets have been scrapped, along with the Green Deal Finance Company ...

  • The Committee on Climate Change – Latest progress report July 24, 2015

    On 30th June the Committee on Climate Change, the statutory body with responsibility for advising Government on Climate published its latest report. There are separate volumes setting out progress against the UK plans to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and how the UK is preparing itself for unavoidable climate change.  The third report summarises the ...

  • Report shows vulnerability of global food system July 20, 2015

    The vulnerability of the global food system to sudden shocks, and the repercussions for communities, businesses and governments, is highlighted in a report published last month by Lloyd’s of London, the specialist insurance and reinsurance market.

    The report contains a scenario where disruptions such as weather catastrophes and plant pandemics – which are exacerbated by climate ...

  • National Trust invests £30m in renewable energy July 16, 2015

    A new biomass boiler at Ickworth in Suffolk was switched on by Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, this week as the National Trust announces a £30million investment in renewable energy to heat and power more of its estates.

    In a bid to supply half of its energy needs from renewable sources ...

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