Greener Business News

14 October 2015

An all party group of MPs and Peers is calling for submissions to an inquiry into the energy efficiency of housing in the private rented sector.

13 October 2015

Merseyside MPs have joined the Lord Mayor of Liverpool in signing up to a commitment to support local organisations working to tackle fuel poverty in the region.

12 October 2015

ONZO, a global data science software company has been awarded £747,000 Energy Catalyst funding from the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK to deliver a two year project which aims to address fuel poverty and stimulate energy efficiency in the UK.

9 October 2015

A North Yorkshire council district has agreed a five year 'ban' on fracking.

Ryedale Council passed the measure last night after councillors expressed concern about the possible impacts of fracking on health and the environment.

The district has become the focus of the battle over fracking in Yorkshire since Third Energy applied to use the method at a site near Kirby Misperton.

That application will be decided by North Yorkshire County Council so the impact of the Ryedale ‘ban’ will be limited.

8 October 2015

The Government is pushing ahead with its commitment to end public subsidies for onshore wind farms, by closing the Renewables Obligation across Great Britain.

7 October 2015

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £800,000 to develop an affordable solar-powered irrigation pump for use in developing regions.

6 October 2015

A target which aims to get renewable energy into community or local ownership has been met five years early in Scotland.

5 October 2015

Two global companies have been sentenced after a worker was killed and another seriously injured during construction of an offshore wind farm.

2 October 2015

The Environment Agency, Lincolnshire Police, Immigration Enforcement, and other agencies’ officers stopped and checked vehicles on 30 September, in a bid to identify rogue traders like illegal waste carriers.

1 October 2015

Planning applications for solar farms have soared since the Government announced it was consulting on plans to end subsidy schemes for solar farms that produce 5 megawatts (MW) of power or below.

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