Tim Yeo, who tabled the amendment, left disappointed, but said high level of support would make it harder for coalition to "water down" targets on renewable energy in future
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Thursday 11 August 2011
Sunday 07 August 2011
B&Q is drawing up plans to lease rather than sell some of its big DIY products such as power drills as part of a sustainable business strategy.
Monday 25 July 2011
Electronic devices, from mobile phones to computers, could work much faster if they were made from the thinnest substance in the world, scientists from Manchester University have discovered.
Michael McCarthy: Three solutions in one to a string of problems the free market could not deal with
Wednesday 13 July 2011
There are lots of things the market will do for you, like lowering consumer prices or making companies lean, mean and keen, but one thing no one pretends the market will do is give you a clean planet.
Tuesday 12 July 2011
FTSE 100 giants Rio Tinto and International Power have added their voices to the debate about Australia's plans for a carbon tax.
Monday 04 July 2011
Tuesday 28 June 2011
Government plans for a carbon floor price could waste £1bn a year and drag another 90,000 households into fuel poverty, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) will warn today.
Saturday 25 June 2011
China has halted a multibillion-euro aircraft order, placed with Airbus by Hong Kong Airlines, in protest at the European Union's plans to extend carbon dioxide emissions trading to air traffic, it was claimed yesterday.
Thursday 09 June 2011
Monday 30 May 2011
An irreversible climate "tipping point" could occur within the next 20 years as a result of the release of huge quantities of organic carbon locked away as frozen plant matter in the vast permafrost region of the Arctic, scientists have found.
Sunday 01 May 2011
Tuesday 29 March 2011
Despite the nuclear crisis in Japan, the case for a new generation of reactors in the UK has never been stronger, the Government's former chief scientist said today.
Thursday 24 March 2011
Two long-awaited steps towards Britain becoming a low-carbon economy were announced by Mr Osborne: the creation of a Green Investment Bank (GIB) and the establishment of a "floor price" for carbon.
Friday 25 February 2011
Newly built houses will be allowed to emit tons of CO2 every year and still be called "zero carbon" under new rules being considered by ministers.
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