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New study shows potential value of UK’s offshore wind

19 May 2010 Insights
The Offshore Valuation Group, today publishes the first full economic valuation of the UK’s offshore renewable resource. The study was part-funded by the CCC, one of a range of commissioning organisations of the independent study, which included the  UK, Scottish and Welsh Governments, and eight energy companies. The study suggests...

10 Environmental pledges from the lib/con coalition Government

13 May 2010 Insights
The new liberal conservative coalition Government has agreed on a list of policy pledges on the Environment and climate change. Here is a summary of some of the pledges that are directly relevant to meeting carbon budgets: 1.    The Government will push for the EU to demonstrate leadership in tackling...

“The challenge is to deliver radical change now”

11 May 2010 Insights
[caption id="attachment_34" align="alignleft" width="300"] Julia King giving 6th John Collier Memorial Lecture[/caption] Professor Julia King, member of the Committee on Climate Change has been awarded the prestigious John Collier Memorial medal for exceptional commitment and contribution to nuclear industry and chemical engineering. In a lecture prior to receiving the award...

3 step plan to achieve a low-carbon economy

11 May 2010 Insights
David Kennedy, the chief executive of the Climate Change Committee has outlined the three key policies that the new Government should focus on to help shift the UK to a low carbon economy. Speaking at the launch of the business and environment lobby the Aldersgate Group's latest report, he said...

WI calls for women to have a greater role in tackling climate change – 11 May 2009

11 May 2009 News stories
The Women’s Institute has launched a climate change campaign aimed at ensuring that women have proper representation in the run-up to the UN Conference in Copenhagen in December. The postcard campaign has been launched to encourage the Institute’s 205,000 members to lobby the Government to ensure that climate change policies...