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  • Huhne makes European push on climate change

    UK, France and Germany push for 30% emissions cut A new push to persuade Europe to cut its emissions by 30% by 2020 was kicked off today in a joint initiative by the UK, Germany and France. In an article published simultaneously in the three countries, the countries’ climate change ministers Chris Huhne, Jean-Louis Borloo and Dr Norbert Röttgen set out the economic benefits for ...

  • Carbon Trust Scotland Low Carbon Building Awards 2012

    The Awards Dinner for the winners of the Carbon Trust Scotland Low Carbon Building Awards 2012 was held in Glasgow on March 22. Run in conjunction with architecture magazine Urban Realm, the awards are designed to acknowledge and applaud the success of organisations in Scotland in designing and building low carbon buildings. The awards feature two categories - new build and refurbished - and the ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Budget: Defra and DECC could face further 20-25% cuts

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)and the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) could face 20-25% cuts in addition to already announced spending cuts, said Chancellor George Osborne today in the Government’s emergency Budget. It was announced in May that GBP£240m of cuts would be enforced across Defra and DECC. According to Osborne, the deficit was worse ...

  • Britain`s commitment to a low-carbon economy survives budget cuts

    The British government today outlined a program of deep and wide-ranging budget cuts across every department, including those dealing with energy and climate change, environment, transport and business and innovation. But the government's commitment to becoming a world-leading low carbon economy remains intact. The Spending Review unveiled by Chancellor George Osborne involved major reductions ...


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  • CCC response to Huhne`s 4th Carbon Budget statement

    The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne, today made an oral statement to the House in which he announced that Government would accept the Committee's recommendations on the 4th Carbon Budget (2023-2027) in full. This will legislate a cut in emissions of 50% (on 1990 levels) by 2025 and will put the UK on track to meeting the 2050 target (an 80% reduction in emissions). ...


    By Statoil

  • Environmental Industries Commission calls for budget to support green jobs

    The Government has been told it should not miss the chance to stimulate green sector jobs with public money when it announces the Budget next month. Green industry lobby group the Environmental Industries Commission has launched a campaign to press the Government to take urgent action. Among its suggestion the EIC said the Budget should include:* A significant increase in funding for business ...

  • Green light to ultra low carbon car consumer incentive

    U.K. Transport Secretary Philip Hammond confirmed today that motorists will receive up to £5,000 towards purchase of an ultra-low carbon car from January 2011. The Government has agreed the announcement of this incentive ahead of the completion of the spending review to support the early market for ultra-low carbon cars. The Government remains committed to reducing the UK"s budget deficit, ...


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  • Chancellor announces boiler scrappage scheme in Pre-Budget Report

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling has announced measures to introduce a scrappage scheme for boilers in his Pre-Budget Report in order to help build a low carbon recovery for the UK. It is part of one of his key green initiatives to “support the economy until recovery is established”. Announcing the measures, Darling said: “Building on our successful car scrappage scheme, I will ...

  • Curbing climate change and sustaining economic growth - report

    Any successful program of action on climate change must support two objectives—stabilizing atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs) and maintaining economic growth. Reconciling these two objectives means that “carbon productivity,” the amount of GDP produced per ton of carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions must increase by ten times over the coming decades. This is a central finding of The carbon ...


    By The World Bank

  • More than half a million british homes are warmer, greener and cheaper to heat

    The Green Deal and ECO were introduced by the government to help people take control of their energy use and reduce their bills. By offering tailored advice about how to improve properties and ways to make this affordable, the Green Deal helps households to buy less energy while making it easier to keep their homes warm at the same time. Up to the end of February this year,163,000 Green Deal ...

  • Carbon productivity challenge: Curbing climate change and sustaining economic growth

    Any successful program of action on climate change must support two objectives-stabilizing atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs) and maintaining economic growth. Reconciling these two objectives means that "carbon productivity," the amount of GDP produced per ton of carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions must increase by ten times over the coming decades. This is a central finding of The carbon ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Budget promotes green homes and cars

    Gordon Brown's 2007 Budget, widely heralded as green long before its publication on Tuesday, focused on energy efficient homes and cars but critics said it failed to seriously take on climate change. The chancellor chose to tackle building emissions with tax breaks on zero-carbon homes Demonstrating his 'carrots and sticks' approach to environmental policy the Chancellor announced a series of ...

  • Speech at the Association of British Insurers

    Introduction Thank you for inviting me here today to your climate change conference. You may have noticed. But we’re just a few weeks away from a general election. For many MPs this is what Sir Alex Ferguson referred to as ‘squeaky bum time’. So maybe it’s appropriate I’m at the Association of British Insurers. Businesses can of course take out insurance against ...

  • Chris Huhne article on the Fourth Carbon Budget

    Chris Huhne has written about why the Coalition Government has set an ambitious fourth carbon budget. The article appeared in the Germany newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on 4 July and the French newspaper Les Echos on 5 July. In fifteen years’ time, the UK’s net carbon emissions will have halved. This is no idle ambition: it is law. The Coalition Government has just ...

  • UK at forefront of a low carbon economic revolution

    A comprehensive plan to move the UK onto a permanent low carbon footing and to maximise economic opportunities, growth and jobs was published by the Government today. The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan plots out how the UK will meet the cut in emissions set out in the budget of 34% on 1990 levels by 2020. A 21% reduction has already been delivered – equivalent to cutting emissions entirely from ...

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