New figures show that Wales’s total greenhouse gas emissions have fallen by nearly a quarter (23.3%) compared to the base year (an average of annual emissions between 1990 and 1995).
The UK Government has announced a £6.5 million investment in the future of green engineering skills, as part of a plan to boost the country’s offshore wind and marine energy sector.
A recent survey from utility and environmental consultancy Gemserv has revealed that UK residents are reluctant to install green technology due to a lack of awareness about the related cost savings and government incentives.
The US Department of Energy will award over $175 million to projects researching and developing advanced vehicle technologies over the next five years.
UK biofuel regulator, the Renewable Fuels Agency will close its doors for the final time this week.
Michael Starling, renewable energy specialist at international design, engineering and risk management consultancy BMT Group Ltd, looks at the unique requirements and issues in the first phase of new renewable energy developments.
Rarely has there been such a direct connection between a game-changing public policy initiative and a series of record-breaking corporate investments in wind and solar energy.
UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Ed Miliband, said that Britain’s existing, highly liberalised energy market regime was failing to deliver the investment needed to cut UK carbon emissions by more than a third by 2020.
We are similar to donkeys in many ways, says UK tax expert Shimon Shaw. When it comes to taxation policy, we respond to both force (sticks) and positive incentives (carrots). The UK Government is using a mixture of the two when it comes to its environmental policy.
The Government’s new mandatory Carbon Reduction Commitment scheme could save businesses £1 billion by 2020. Douglas McLeish, Corporate Markets Director at npower discusses why businesses need to start planning now and why an effective energy management programme is essential.