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Greener companies more profitable says report


Strong evidence of a link between a commitment to improving environmental performance and corporate profitability has been highlighted in a new report....

Labour unveils ‘war on cold homes’


Shadow Energy Secretary Caroline Flint used her speech at the Labour party conference to declare ‘war on cold homes’.

UK could hit 60GW of solar by 2030


Britain’s solar power industry could generate 60GW of power by 2030 if the UK Government takes “bold action”, the Centre for Economic & Business Research (CEBR) has said.

Energy bills rising due to ‘incoherent environmental policies’


Scrapping renewable energy subsidies and the UK’s carbon floor price would cut electricity bills by 22% and gas bills by 4%, according to a report from the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA).

Barclays in £1bn Green Bond investment pledge


Barclays has unveiled plans to invest £1 billion in Green Bonds by November 2015.

Trade body attacks Pickles as 50th wind farm application called in


RenewableUK has criticised Communities Secretary Eric Pickles after he intervened in a 50th wind farm planning application in England.

Sector Round Up - 30/09/2014


This week's top stories include; Scotland’s renewable generation up 30% in first half of year, Abu Dhabi's Masdar to pay £525m for Dudgeon offshore wind stake and Wave and tidal energy now worth £217m to Scottish economy.

Attractiveness of UK renewables falls to lowest level in six years


Cuts to solar subsidies and increased competition for investment from abroad means the UK’s appeal as a destination for renewable energy investment is now at its lowest level for almost five years, according to a new report.

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