Britain's carbon emissions have been rising for the last three years, with an overall increase of about 2% since Labour came to power, Government figures released on Thursday reveal.
"It all started for us when a guy from Denmark turned up in our office and said ET is going to be bigger than IT."
Zero-emission buildings that take no electricity from the grid and come at an affordable price - this is the ambitious goal of an R&D programme launched by a construction industry consortium on Wednesday.
Seven out of ten UK homebuyers would pay more for an energy-efficient home, and almost half are prepared to invest an extra £5-10,000 in an eco-house with advanced energy and water-saving features, new research reveals.
The London Assembly's environment committee has approved a document calling on the mayor to be more open about planning decisions.
Government plans to sell the Sellafield nuclear plant have raised fears about the implications for radioactive waste disposal - further fuelled by the revelation that Britain's nuclear clean-up programme could cost £14bn more than expected.
Although it makes up 90% of the UK's total, business and industrial waste has often played second fiddle to municipal waste when it comes to Government initiatives.
Our increasingly mobile lifestyles come with a cost and as the number of journeys made by Europeans continues to rise we are causing more damage - and it is the environment which is picking up the tab.
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