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UK Government calls for measures to make Britain global leader in ultra low emission vehicles

November 9th, 2013 by UK Department of Transport

On 7 November 2013, Nick Clegg, UK Deputy Prime Minister, called for innovative ideas from key players in the automotive industry to help the UK stay ahead of global competition and secure its position as global leader in ultra low emission vehicles. The call came following the UK government’s announcement of a £500 million investment […]

UK government funds new electric & hybrid vehicle battery R&D centre

September 9th, 2012 by UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills

The UK Government pledged further support for the automotive industry on 5 September 2012 by announcing the creation of a new ‘UK Energy Storage R&D Centre’ for the advancement of electric and hybrid vehicle batteries. The £13 million centre, co-funded by the UK Government (£9 million) and industry (£4 million), will be created to capitalise […]

UK Government provides weak response to recommendations on reducing aviation emissions

August 25th, 2011 by WWF

WWF expresses disappointment that the long-awaited UK Government response to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) on their recommendations for reducing aviation emissions has shed little light on future aviation policy. Instead, their response focusses on what the UK Government might do rather than what they will do.

UK proposes to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent from 1990 levels by 2025

May 17th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

A limit on the total amount of greenhouse gases to be emitted by the UK between 2023 to 2027 has been proposed to cut Britain’s emissions by 50% from 1990 levels and highlighting the Government’s commitment to being the greenest government ever. Today’s proposal, set out by Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne, is […]

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 […]

UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Chris Huhne, heralds green homes revolution

November 2nd, 2010 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

The UK wastes up to £3 billion of energy annually.  To reduce this waste, the UK plans to create up to 100,000 insulation jobs by 2015. Thousands of new insulation workers will soon be hitting Britain’s streets as part of a national effort to make people’s homes warmer and cheaper to run. Chris Huhne, Energy […]