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This week, the Government announced that London would host the Future Cities Catapult Centre, a £150 million innovation hub to help cities work more efficiently while lowering their impact on the environment. But plans to build a resilient economy in Greater Manchester, promising new jobs and energy cuts, are already underway. Emilie Beauchamp reports.
A multi-million pound manufacturing plant making high-end energy efficient glass in the UK has become fully operational.
The route of high-speed rail across the north of England has been unveiled, with the Government stressing that the controversial project was "a vital engine for growth" that will benefit the whole nation from the moment the first trains run.
Fracking is set to be the next frontier for the UK's oil and gas industry, after the government lifted restrictions on the controversial practice on Thursday, giving a green light to drilling that could produce billions of pounds worth of gas.
A Government scheme that has enabled some of Britain’s biggest cities to have more spending control in areas such as planning and transport is proving to be an effective driver for low carbon growth, according to a new report by the Green Alliance.
Funding has been secured for a new 800 megawatt (MW) UK gas-fired powered station – the first of a possible 20 planned by the Government, Energy Secretary Ed Davey has revealed.
GT Energy will unveil plans today to establish the UK’s largest geothermal heat plant in Manchester.
The drawbacks of generating wind energy in urban environments could soon be a thing of the past if an innovative new turbine lives up to the expectations of its designers.
Forecasts of sunny weather continuing into the weekend are likely to cheer farmers concerned that after drought damage, they were facing a double whammy with the wettest April on record threatening a rise in pests and diseases.
A North West IT firm has clinched its first major green IT contract in the Asia-Pacific region, supplying PC power management (PCPM) software to the Malaysian Government.
Most of England is now in drought and the dry spell could last beyond Christmas, the Environment Agency will announce on Monday, as Government officials started planning for a long-term water shortage that could be disastrous for wildlife, the landscape and farming.
Visitors to the Lake District are to be targeted in a major new scheme to encourage greener forms of travel in the national park.
A huge snow storm is set to cause widespread disruption across the UK this weekend as an Atlantic weather system moves in from the west.
More than 30 locations across the UK have put bids in to host the £3 billion Green Investment Bank (GIB) – a third more than the Government was anticipating.
The UK Met Office has issued a severe weather alert warning of heavy rain on Tuesday and Wednesday, which could trigger flooding.