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Osborne doesn't budge-it on energy policy

Chancellor George Osborne continued his government’s approach to energy policy, balancing funding and encouragement of new renewables projects while also continuing to support fossil fuels. Backing for the much vaunted Swansea Tidal Lagoon will be welcomed by green groups and reflects the Coalition...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Fri, 20/03/2015 - 12:05

20/03/2015

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European elections: Where do green issues stand?

Following the European election results, work on climate policy issues won't begin until the autumn, but speculation on political shifts is rife. The focus is based on the reasonable assumption that the new bloc of parties on the right of the political spectrum is less likely to support low-carbon...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 30/05/2014 - 08:45

30/05/2014

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2014: An important year for energy saving

David Hall is Executive Director of social enterprise, Behaviour Change . In this blog he outlines three key reasons why this year is likely to be significant for energy saving. After Labour’s price freeze plan took the party conference season by storm, energy issues were rarely out of the...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Thu, 30/01/2014 - 09:00

30/01/2014

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Energy efficiency reports fuel debate

Old arguments rage on concerning a low-carbon future: energy bill levies versus direct taxation, government versus private infrastructure investment, the continuing role of fossil fuels in the mix and how to mitigate their carbon emissions. But the case for energy efficiency has never been stronger...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 04/11/2013 - 08:45

04/11/2013

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A stiff breeze behind wind power

Wind turbines are very rarely out of the press. In fact, it’s arguable that the technology has become the icon at the centre of the climate change/ energy policy ideological battleground. Lately, subsidy cuts and planning wrangles have provided the negative angles. But out there, big things are...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 29/07/2013 - 08:50

29/07/2013

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Urban development for a sustainable world

Nicholas Bardsley leads the Masters programme in Climate Change and Development at Reading University. In an exclusive guest blog, he highlights the important relationship between urban development and energy efficiency, and explains why it is a fundamental issue when planning for a sustainable...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Tue, 04/06/2013 - 11:26

04/06/2013

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