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

UK clean energy investment springs back – after sluggish 2010

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.

UK greenhouse gas emissions down 7% in 2011

Official government statistics estimate that UK greenhouse gas emissions covered by the Kyoto Protocol were down 7% in 2011.

UK Deputy PM argues green can mean growth

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.

Defra’s delay on introducing mandatory carbon reporting is frustrating

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.

Manufacturers link energy management to competitiveness

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.


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