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The number of complaints about biomass boiler installations is running at around one in five the rate of systems applying for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) – the Government’s main incentive to get people to switch to renewable heating systems – figures obtained by GreenWise reveal.
Businesses working to reduce household energy bills and carbon emissions in buildings have reacted angrily to new details released by Government on its controversial 'Allowable Solutions', claiming its zero carbon homes policy is now "in tatters".
Almost one-third of all oilseed rape in the UK could be treated with a banned insecticide if the government grants an "emergency" exemption to the pesticide manufacturer Syngenta, it has emerged.
The green building and renewable energy sectors have reacted angrily to new legislation introduced today in the Queen's Speech that effectively waters-down a previous pledge that all new homes will need to be zero carbon by 2016.
Plans to introduce a five pence charge on plastic bags in England were cemented today as part of the Queen’s Speech.
The Coalition has effectively abandoned a pledge to make all new homes "zero-carbon" by 2016, as new legislation in the Queen's speech would not apply to housing built in small developments and companies would be allowed to buy exemptions from new green standards.
Organisations and companies operating in the green business sector have reacted angrily to David Cameron’s pledge to small businesses to slash environmental and green building regulations.
David Cameron will on Monday boast of tearing up 80,000 pages of environmental protections and building guidelines as part of a new push to build more houses and cut costs for businesses.
A new global sustainability consultancy founded in the UK is on the acquisition trail as it looks to become the world’s leading provider of specialist sustainability and environmental services.
Motorway drivers are set to be limited to a speed of just 60 mile per hour (mph) for a 34-mile stretch of the M1 in a bid to meet European standards on air pollution.
Two-thirds of the UK's land will be available for fracking companies to license, a Government map published on Tuesday shows, with new areas opened up in the Midlands, Cumbria and Wales.
The price of carbon is expected to get a shot in the arm following a vote today in the European Parliament, which will see crucial reform of Europe’s flagship scheme to cut carbon emissions come in next year.
More than twice as many reusable "bags for life" have been purchased from supermarkets in Wales since the introduction of a five pence minimum charge for single-use plastic bags, prompting fears that the heavier duty bags are now being used as "throwaway" items.
China could play an instrumental role in Britain's future nuclear power generation after George Osborne said companies in the world's second largest economy would be allowed to buy into the sector.
The water regulator Ofwat plans to block an "unjustified" eight per cent increase in customer bills proposed by Thames Water.