Carbon and energy news roundup (w/c 9 April)
Here is a news summary of the major energy and carbon news that impacting on UK business, industry and the public sector this week
Investment in the UK’s clean energy sector made a strong comeback last year – growing by 35% after struggling in 2010 – with offshore wind “poised” to create significant future investments according to a new report ‘Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race?’ by the Pew charitable trust.
Official government statistics estimate that UK greenhouse gas emissions covered by the Kyoto Protocol were down 7% in 2011.
The UK needs to marry green energy and economical growth in order to combat the difficulties of a rocky recession, the UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said.
Carbon reporting has strong business support and offers clear benefits to business, the environment and the UK economy
The recent announcement by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to delay its decision on introducing mandatory carbon reporting was a real source of frustration for the CBI and the wider business community. This is one piece of regulation that enjoys clear business support, offering the possibility of major cost savings and, ultimately, reduced emissions.
A new report suggests that manufacturers and companies in the industrial supply chain need to accelerate their energy efficiency initiatives even more if they are to remain competitive.