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UK government misses own green targets
www.businessgreen.com

The government has failed to meet its own targets for cutting the environmental impact of the state's operations, according to a Defra report quietly published last month. The "greening government commitments", which began when David Cameron declared …

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UK wind industry smashes records in 2015
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Last year the UK generated 11 per cent of its electricity from wind, up from 9.5 per cent in 2014. Wind turbines provided enough electricity to power 8.25 million homes, representing more 30 per cent of UK households, according to analysis of the data …

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BA blames UK government for scrapping of £340m green fuels project
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"Aviation fuels are not eligible for incentives that road transport fuels receive, making it difficult to build a business case to invest in UK aviation fuels projects. This affects investor confidence." BA wants jet biofuels brought under the …

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UK's largest battery energy storage array comes online
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The vision of using energy storage technologies to maximise output from intermittent renewable energy sources and reduce the cost of decarbonisation took another step towards becoming reality this week, as AES UK & Ireland announced the UK's largest …

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Ethical spending surges to £38bn in UK as consumers look to green alternatives
www.independent.co.uk

Surging sales of green vehicles and solar panels have contributed to the growth of the UK ethical market in 2014, according to the latest figures available in a new survey. The value of overall ethical sales grew by 8 per cent up to £38 billion, during …

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Global markets climb on rising US confidence and higher oil prices – as it …
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Away from the markets, here's some good news for UK consumers. Companies that plague householders with nuisance phone calls and texts face fines totalling more than £1m this year and next, a government watchdog has warned after tripling the financial …

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UK floods: Misery for York, Leeds and Manchester as thousands of homes …
www.telegraph.co.uk

… being held in reserve should the situation worsen. "In addition, the meeting agreed that the Bellwin Scheme should be triggered for affected areas and that homes and businesses damaged by flooding should have access to the same package of support …

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UK generates enough green gas to cook every Christmas turkey in Britain
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"A quadrupling in biomethane deployment in 2015 means the industry can generate enough green gas to cook the Christmas dinner for every household in the UK – and it has done so while creating jobs, improving energy security, decarbonising our heat and …

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