Tag Archive for 'Green Deal'

Climate change is a systemic threat to public health, national security and the global financial system

February 14th, 2014 by RSA

An RSA report has found that mischaracterising climate change as an exclusively environmental issue, rather than a broader systemic threat to public health, national security and the global financial system, has led to the majority of the British public failing to take climate change seriously. In a challenge to the green lobby, A New Agenda […]

CBI Director General says everyone needs to go green

July 5th, 2012 by Confederation of British Industry

John Cridland, the CBI’s Director-General, called on politicians to adopt a smarter, more consistent approach to energy and climate change policy during the launch of the CBI report, The colour of growth: maximising the potential of green business. New research by the UK’s leading business group shows that the UK has the ability to become […]

Career opportunities constructing & managing energy efficient buildings

March 19th, 2012 by Vicky Kenrick

Overall energy prices, boosted by tensions in the Middle East, jumped 2.6% in January 2012. Concerns about supply disruptions resulting from any possible military confrontation between Iran and the West have also pushed up prices recently. This is one of many developments that have lead to a call for business to be more decisive and […]

PwC analyses UK government’s announcement on Feed in Tariffs

February 9th, 2012 by PwC

Daniel Guttmann, Director, Renewables and Cleantech, PwC, in analysing the implications of the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change‘s (DECC) announcement on ‘improvements to the feed-in tariffs scheme‘ published on 9 February 2012, said “overall, the  announcement is somewhat of a mixed bag for the industry.” “It’s positive news that the proposals are beginning […]

National training centre for energy efficient building expertise opens

December 18th, 2011 by Centre of Refurbishment Excellence

Thousands of UK construction trainees are set to benefit from a new national centre for sustainable building skills launched in Stoke-on-Trent. CoRE, the Centre for Refurbishment Excellence, was officially opened by Andrew Stunell MP, Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. Built at a cost of £11.4 million, CoRE, in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, will […]

UK household energy bill increases caused mainly by rising cost of gas

December 14th, 2011 by Committee on Climate Change

The UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published its first comprehensive analysis of the impact of meeting carbon budgets on household energy bills. The Committee concludes that recent bill increases are primarily due to increased wholesale gas costs. Out to 2020, policies to achieve a low-carbon economy will add around £110 to bills – […]

UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change says that renewable energy technologies will deliver a third industrial revolution

November 5th, 2011 by Rt Hon Chris Huhne Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

“I’m delighted to be here at Renewable UK’s annual conference. Our location is rather appropriate. Manchester was the thumping heart of the first industrial revolution. This was the world’s first industrial city. It is home to the first industrial canal, and the world’s oldest railway station. The foundations for our prosperity were laid here. The […]

On-line sustainability conference for the built environment on 9 and 10 November 2011

October 24th, 2011 by Events

Sustainability Now takes place on-line on 9 and 10 November 2011.  The programme showcases innovation in the industry and expert guidance on where the opportunities are for business in the coming months. Paul King will be hosting a debate on the Green Deal with Energy Minister Greg Barker and Kevin McCloud.

Key messages from the UK Committee on Climate Change’s June 2011 progress report

July 7th, 2011 by Committee on Climate Change

Are the UK Government behind target or not? In 2009 there was a decrease in UK emissions caused by the recession (9%). There has therefore been a downward shift in emissions, and annual emissions are below the level of the 1st and 2nd budgets. In 2010 UK emissions increased 3%. Stripping out the impact of […]

The UKs Committee on Climate Change’s report to Parliament highlights lack of progress made in reducing emissions

July 7th, 2011 by Committee on Climate Change

The UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) third progress report to Parliament finds that emissions increased by 3% in 2010, mainly as a result of the colder winter months. After adjusting for weather impacts, emissions were broadly flat. This is incompatible with the 3% annual average emissions reduction required to meet the first four carbon […]