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Business attacks UK solar subsidy cuts
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Ministers unveiled a string of subsidy cuts for rooftop solar and other green energy systems on Thursday, five days after hailing a climate change accord sealed in Paris aimed at bolstering such technologies. Support for household solar systems and …

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UK solar panel subsidy cuts branded 'huge and misguided'
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Friends of the Earth said it was disappointing that less than a week after the UK government agreed a deal in Paris to keep global temperature rises to well below 2 degrees, the government had shown its true colours – “and they're certainly not green”.

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Unilever questions government cuts to green energy support
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"In the UK, the government has just committed £5.8bn to the climate resilience fund [to help poorer nations most affected by global warming] and also [said it would] stick to the 0.7% of GDP for development aid at the same time," Mr Polman told me. "So …

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What does a global climate deal mean for the UK?
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The Paris Agreement signed by ministers today commits nearly 200 countries to keep global temperatures to "well below 2C" and strive for warming of just 1.5C. But what exactly could this mean for the UK's own climate change efforts and green business …

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Energy Minister: UK has 'moral authority' to call for global climate action
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The UK has faced public criticism from NGOs, scientists and businesses for scaling back green energy support in the run up to the Paris Climate Change talks. Friends of the Earth chief executive Craig Bennett this week branded ministers "hypocrites …

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Britain's biggest insurers get green light for European capital plans
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The UK-based insurers are already expected to hold high levels of capital under the ICAS rules, meaning the switch to Solvency II is unlikely to require a major business overhaul. There has been a greater effect felt in some European outfits, however.

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David Cameron comes under fire over green cuts
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In a letter to Mr Cameron seen by the Financial Times, Vodafone, Nestlé, Unilever, Panasonic, British Telecom and Marks and Spencer warn that the string of renewable energy cutbacks unveiled in recent months pose a risk to UK businesses.

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Modi set to agree smart cities partnership with UK
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The UK and India are set to agree a new partnership to develop three smart cities in India, as part of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-day visit to London, which begins today. The announcement is expected to be just one of many lucrative …

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