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Tony Howard, head of New Business Development at CITB, explains the importance to construction small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of keeping up to date with developments regarding Building Regulations Part L.
The Government this week announced changes to its £12 billion smart meter programme, including pushing back the full-scale roll-out by energy suppliers.This is Ed Davey's written Ministerial Statement.
Despite the lessons of the financial crisis, all mainstream politicians now yearn for nothing more than a return to growth. But better, not more, will deliver a sustainable economic future, argues Andrew Simms, fellow of the New Economics Foundation.
With demand for water projected to outstrip supply by 40 per cent by 2030, there is a real need for innovations in how we use it and how much we use it – not least when washing our clothes, says Peter Madden, chief executive of Forum for the Future.
The success of the Green Deal for business is at risk due to a lack of qualified assessors for the scheme, says Tim Hipperson, energy services director at Utilitywise plc.
Margaret Thatcher will be remembered for her short lived "green period" in the late 1980s when she helped put climate change (or global warming as it was then known), acid rain and pollution on to the mainstream political map.
The scientific and economic arguments used by the UK Government against a suspension of neonicotinoids have already been rejected by most major EU nations, says the Guardian's Damian Carrington.
The Fukushima disaster transformed the debate on renewable energy and changed energy policy in Germany and Switzerland overnight. But Professor Rolf Wuestenhagen, director of the Institute for Economy and the Environment at the University of St. Gallen, says more needs to be done to drive renewable energy investment.
Construction company BAM Group topped the CRC Performance League Table, published last week, but its sustainability manager Jesse Putzel explains that, despite its shortcomings, it still has an important part to play in driving performance improvement.
Last week, chemicals giant AkzoNobel, announced it would "accelerate" its drive to improve energy and resource efficiency in response to climate change and increased scarcity of natural resources. But can the chemicals industry really be part of the solution to sustainable development? Andre Veneman, director of sustainability, AkzoNobel, says it can.
Launching the first in a series of six Solar Roadshows across the UK in Sandown, on Friday, Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker, said UK solar PV was on the threshold of 2GW and was now "affordable, bankable and ready to go". This is an edited version of his draft speech.
The banning of a TV ad depicting the bottle savings that could be made by switching to Sodastream is not good for the environment or innovators that are challenging the big brands, says Giles Robertson, director and founder of Green Banana Marketing.
Peter Dickson, technical director and partner at cleantech investor Glennmont Partners, says fears over energy security, not climate change, is driving the massive investment programme required to build a clean, green future.
Zipcar’s purchase by Avis marks an exciting time for the car sharing community as it raises awareness of how our relationship with transportation and ownership is changing, says Vinay Gupta, co-founder, WhipCar.com.
This week, international policy makers from 33 developed and developing nations gather in London for the Global Climate Legislative Summit (GLOBE). This is Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey’s speech to the summit.