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5 lesser-known cities taking sustainability seriously

Zurich has just been announced as the world's most sustainable city based on a number of environmental, social and financial considerations, while Ljubljana, with its impressive public transport infrastructure and noble waste objectives, is the current European Green Capital . But which are the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 18/11/2016 - 15:18

18/11/2016

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Green strategy and politics Policy fuel poverty

The stark challenge of fuel poverty

• Official government advisory group identifies funding shortfall on quest to improve homes – report • Energy efficiency as infrastructure priority acknowledged • More resource and better targeting needed The Committee on Fuel Poverty has published its first report – spelling out what needs to be...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 19/10/2016 - 15:38

19/10/2016

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Green strategy and politics ECCC renewables

Cleaning up heating and transport central to hitting renewable targets

• Heat and fuels lag behind green electricity efforts • MPs warn that clean energy targets will be missed without new focus • New public awareness push needed – Philip Sellwood While the UK is on track to meet its obligations on renewable electricity generation, it is risking failure on heat and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 30/09/2016 - 14:49

30/09/2016

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Green strategy and politics low carbon green North

Can low-carbon investment drive a northern renaissance?

• Report puts sustainability at heart of 'Northern Powerhouse' • Regional green success stories highlighted • Government may be warm to the idea—author The Northern Powerhouse, the Government's move to boost prosperity and opportunity in the North of England, has endured uncertain times of late. A...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 12/09/2016 - 15:56

12/09/2016

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Green strategy and politics renewables global sustainability

'Safe bet' green tech looks to secure place at top table

• Renewables to be a solid investment amidst market turmoil - report • Clean energy R&D set to rise • Still a huge change needed to face down fossil fuels The world of investing may be an unpredictable place, particularly when the world at large seems to be in more turmoil than usual, but...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 08/09/2016 - 16:20

08/09/2016

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Green strategy and politics UK energy supply low-carbon technology

Building capacity for big UK energy changes

• Transforming energy supply will cost hundreds of billions – report • Imports up, through energy usage down • Out with the old – in with what, exactly? Research from Barclays has put a number to the amount of money needed to transform the UK's energy supply over the coming years, and it's a stern...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 07/09/2016 - 15:15

07/09/2016

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Green strategy and politics Policy Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

Why now is the time for a bold energy transition plan

• EST publishes vision for transforming UK energy system • Warm homes must be at the centre of energy policy • Cross party support needed to create jobs, growth and better health for households The overarching UK energy policy environment is in the midst of change and we set out our vision our...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Fri, 29/07/2016 - 14:47

29/07/2016

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Green strategy and politics fifth carbon budget Committee on Climate Change

What is the fifth carbon budget and what are the UK's next steps?

Guest blog by Alex White, Policy Officer at the Aldersgate Group Amid the ongoing political turmoil following the Brexit vote the government accepted the UK’s fifth carbon budget yesterday. Following the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendations, this set a target for the UK’s emissions between...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Fri, 01/07/2016 - 16:12

01/07/2016

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Green strategy and politics Environmental literature review

Book review: What's Really Happening to our Planet? - Tony Juniper

The new book from Tony Juniper , former Executive Director of Friends of the Earth , is all about taking the big questions and vast amounts of data about sustainability, and making it accessible in the form of engaging infographics and facts. Juniper suggests that it's a text for those aged '12 to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 16/06/2016 - 16:02

16/06/2016

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Green strategy and politics energy efficiency Philip Sellwood WEETF Events

The future of energy efficiency in the UK: Energy Saving Trust CEO explains

• No room for slip-ups in meeting carbon budget • Support needed for fuel poor and 'able to pay' • Benefits of warmer homes are clear With tough targets and some concerns over gaps in domestic energy efficiency policy, Energy Saving Trust's Chief Executive, Philip Sellwood spoke last week at a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 03/05/2016 - 13:51

03/05/2016

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