Tag Archive for 'George Osborne'

Investment in wind energy good for the economy

December 4th, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind and marine energy industries, has welcomed a report highlighting the economic benefits of wind energy. The study, by Cambridge Econometrics for WWF and Greenpeace, shows that UK GDP will be £20 billion higher (0.8%) in 2030 if investment is focuses on offshore wind rather than gas. […]

RenewableUK CEO Maria McCaffery outlines successes and challenges for UK renewable energy industry

November 3rd, 2011 by RenewableUK

Tony Juniper has recently accepted the role of Chairman of our new grassroots campaign, Action for Renewables, which brings together businesses, trade unions, NGOs, parliamentarians, and activists in a group that is dedicated to the expansion of all forms of renewable energy. It is also a great pleasure to introduce to you, Matthew Chinn, Managing […]

Renewable energy technologies will create new jobs and aid economic recovery

October 31st, 2011 by Tony Juniper

“I used to come to these meeting twenty years ago and it didn’t look like this, with mainstream companies doing serious work investing in new technologies and making a real difference in the world.” “Twenty years ago it was very much a fringe industry, but it is not only in clean energy technologies that the […]

Friends of the Earth report states that UK coalition government is failing to deliver its key environmental pledges

May 7th, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

The likelihood of the coalition Government living up to its ‘greenest Government ever’ pledge is “vanishingly remote” without a huge improvement in its performance, former Sustainable Development Commission chairman Jonathon Porritt warns in a Friends of the Earth-commissioned report. Following the scrapping of the Sustainable Development Commission earlier this year there is now no formal […]