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A leading training and skills body in the UK is urging small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the construction industry to improve their green skills so as not to miss out on the business opportunities being afforded by the low carbon economy.
A new service offering loans to householders looking to invest in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects is set to launch within the next few months.
An Edinburgh-based green packaging firm is launching a new service to make it easier for small businesses to recycle their food waste.
Nearly two dozen organisations, a third of them small to medium-sized companies, today 'signed up’ to be the first providers of the Government’s Green Deal.
Small businesses must do more to make themselves energy and resource efficient, or environmental policies will fail, the the vice president of the European Commission has warned.
More than a third of European SMEs now have at least one full or part-time green employee, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey on "SMEs, resource efficiency and green markets".
Greg Barker today announced a number of measures that will cut the red tape and costs of delivering the Green Deal and encourage smaller firms to become providers of the energy efficiency scheme.
Landfill tax will increase by a further £8 a tonne from this April, as part of efforts by the Government to tackle the UK’s waste problem.
Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman unveiled the full scale of the cutbacks and changes to UK environmental regulations through the Red Tape Challenge today, insisting the results would be "good for the environment and good for business".
A guide to help architects build sustainability into their practices is being launched by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
A technology that reduces the energy consumption of streetlights by up to 45 per cent has won a national award that recognises small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have developed innovative solutions to tackle climate change.
The Environment Agency will launch a new web-based information service in the Spring to help businesses plan for climate change.
The Green Deal could boost firms’ turnover by 20 per cent, a survey of employers and training providers in the construction and built environment sectors suggests.
A programme that provided small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the South East small grants to improve their energy efficiency has delivered savings to the vast majority of those that bought into the scheme, but found that a poor understanding of the potential savings achievable was a barrier to take-up.
Two British filmmakers have launched a green production company on the Isle of Wight to make full use of the island’s "high solar irradiance" and cut the carbon footprint of filming.