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Over £2.6m dished out as Green Deal cashback scheme gets off to flying start

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Government reports a surge in interest in energy efficiency scheme following last week's launch of new cash incentive

19 Jun 2014

EU approves Czech renewable incentives scheme

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Czech Republic renewables sector receives a major boost as European Commission grants state aid approval to new feed-in tariff scheme

12 Jun 2014

Will flexible working really shrink your carbon footprint?

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Carbon Trust analysis reveals homeworking only delivers net carbon savings for those who live far from their offices

21 May 2014

Npower fined £125,000 by Ofgem for green energy reporting error

Company handed penalty by Ofgem after using incorrect data to calculate the amount of electricity supplied to customers

19 May 2014

DIY renewables: Offering a share to local communities

Rebecca Willis, co-chair of the government's new Shared Ownership Taskforce, sets out plans to ensure communities benefit from new wind farms

30 Apr 2014

Concerns escalate over fresh solar subsidy reforms

EXCLUSIVE: Imminent review of solar support schemes expected to tilt market in favour of large rooftop installations, but move fuels fears among solar farm developers

29 Apr 2014

Are women failing to break through the green glass ceiling?

Women earning less than men in sustainability roles reports major new salary survey

09 Apr 2014

Anaerobic digestion industry laments "slap in the face" for developers

Trade association warns bankruptcies a real possibility for companies specialising in small-scale AD projects

20 Feb 2014

Blow to anaerobic digestion industry as subsidy rethink ruled out

Exclusive: Cuts to support levels for anaerobic digestion plants to take effect from April, but ministers hint improvements to policy regime could be in pipeline

19 Feb 2014

Are recycling incentive schemes working?

Serco-backed study shows that local authorities that operate recycling incentive schemes are sending less waste to landfill, but lack of data makes analysis difficult

19 Feb 2014

EU urged to scrap confusing A+++ energy labels for white goods

Commission review of eco labels warns inflated ratings for washing machines and dishwashers confuse customers and fail to drive innovation

10 Feb 2014

Directgreen launches to help small retailers invest in environment

New service aims to make it easy for businesses and their customers to reduce their environmental impacts

07 Feb 2014

Businesses urged to offer bonuses to greenest employees

Business in the Community Leadership Summit urges chief executives to drive responsible behaviour into the heart of business

06 Feb 2014

Ealing joins Greenredeem recycling rewards push

Council becomes the latest to join recycling rewards points scheme in attempt to reduce landfill bills

24 Dec 2013

£90,000 Porsche gets low-carbon government grant

Porsche's hybrid Panamera S with electric motor and petrol engine will get £5,000 off the pricetag, thanks to a public subsidy

28 Nov 2013

Report: Councils should incentivise people to encourage recycling

Greenredeem warns of worrying number of people who simply can not be bothered to recycle their waste

01 Nov 2013

Report: London businesses could save millions by going electric

New Energy Savings Trust study finds £200m of savings if 10 per cent of London vans switched to electric

25 Sep 2013

Communities near energy projects need higher incentives, says Tory MP

Tim Yeo says significant cash benefit should go to communities affected by fracking wells, wind turbines and solar farms

16 Aug 2013

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