Day: 8 October 2012
Sceptical green campaigners left bemused by Chancellor shale pledge
It came as a surprise to many environmental lobbyists that the Chancellor George Osborne put faith in the renewables energy sector in his speech at the Tory conference in Birmingham today, but his endorsement of shale gas in the UK was perhaps a bigger shock.
Hospitality sector: fighting the downturn through energy efficiency
With the introduction of the government's Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme this summer, the hospitality sector has had to work hard to become a more energy efficient industry. Leigh Stringer looks at how businesses in this struggling sector are dealing with new government legislation and how they attempt to stabilise and improve profits through staff engagement and energy efficiency.
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