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UK to allow small emitters to opt out of emissions trading

The UK government has confirmed that small emitters and hospitals will be given the option to ‘opt out’ of the EU Emissions Trading System from 2013.

US turns on new standard for washing machines and dishwashers

New ‘common sense’ energy efficiency standards for washing machines and dishwashers could save US consumers $20 billion in energy and water costs.

UK government to delay further cut to solar feed-in tariff

The UK government looks set to delay the next round of cuts to the feed-in tariff for solar photovoltaics until August.

Cutting environmental red tape stalling green economy, UK warned

The UK government’s plans to cut environmental red tape could stall the country’s green economy, the Environmental Audit Committee warned today.

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Industry warns UK government over delays to renewable heat incentive

Industry warns UK government over delays to renewable heat incentive

Representatives of the renewable heat industry wrote to Energy Minister Greg Barker on Friday warning over delays to the wider rollout of the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive.

UK promises to cut red tape on EU ETS

UK promises to cut red tape on EU ETS

The UK government pledged today to cut the red tape for the country’s industry participating in the EU Emissions Trading System.

UK retailers shutting their doors on energy savings

UK retailers shutting their doors on energy savings

UK retailers are wasting 40% of their total energy use by running air conditioning, heating and lighting systems when they are closed, according to a study by WEMSinternational.

Business leaders call on EU to redouble green growth efforts

Business leaders call on EU to redouble green growth efforts

Business leaders are today calling on the European Union to redouble green growth efforts, strengthen the Emissions Trading System and stepping up renewables and energy efficiency targets.

South Korea moves ahead with cap and trade scheme

South Korea moves ahead with cap and trade scheme

South Korea is to become the latest nation to implement a cap and trade system for its greenhouse gas emissions.

World energy ministers agree measures to boost clean energy and efficiency

World energy ministers agree measures to boost clean energy and efficiency

The Clean Energy Ministerial summit being held in London this week has closed with the announcement of a raft of commitments aimed at boosting clean energy and energy efficiency.