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MPs: Green Deal needs stamp duty discounts to drive home insulation

Insulating a roof

Energy and Climate Change Committee warns government that the Green Deal will continue to remain unattractive to most consumers without new incentives

15 Sep 2014

Tesla's battery Gigafactory lands in Nevada

Tesla Model S and Roadster - photo Tesla

Work on plant set to build batteries for 500,000 electric cars already underway outside Reno

05 Sep 2014

Pickles launches £5m recycling reward scheme in latest bin collection salvo


Funding scheme offering vouchers to household that recycle is only open to councils with weekly bin pick ups

29 Aug 2014

Report: Japan to crank up green car grants

Government poised to offer incentives worth nearly $30,000 to early adopters of new hydrogen car

28 Jul 2014

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

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

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?

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

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