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The European Commission has proposed what it describes a ‘higher and achievable’  30% energy savings target for 2030.

From October, renewable energy projects will compete for a budget of over £200 million a year, as part of the Government’s reforms to the electricity market, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey announced today.

Mott Macdonald are to hold two free master classes in London next month exploring how Anglian Water has used carbon reduction to drive capital and operational efficiencies over the last five years, and what savings the company is targeting next.

The UK is calling for major reforms to improve the emissions “cap and trade” system put in place by the European Union since 2005 to tackle climate change.

The Government has published the British Geological Survey’s report of the resources in the Midland Valley, Scotland, suggesting only a modest amount of gas and oil in place.

The 2014 Crown Estate Scotland Report, published today, shows a 13.6% increase on net capital investment to £5 million, with a significant proportion of overall investment over the year supporting Scotland’s emerging low-carbon energy industry.

For the first time, the UK and Chinese governments have agreed a ground-breaking joint statement on climate change.

A new International Energy Association (IEA) report, released today, says that the current trend of energy investments falls well short of the amount needed to avoid dangerous global warming, and policies in place are insufficient to give guidance to investors to reduce their carbon exposure.

The European Union's greenhouse gas emissions continued to fall in 2012, as a 1.3 % decrease cut emissions to 19.2 % below 1990 levels, according to official data from the European Environment Agency (EEA).

The National Trust has completed Britain’s biggest marine source heat pump project which will be used to generate heat for a 300-year-old mansion on the North Wales coast.

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