A new tranche of green tax measures has been called for to stimulate sustainable investment at the top end of the waste hierarchy.
€6bn (£4.86) will be allocated to renewables, energy efficiency,
smart grids and storage after a vote by the European Parliament's
Energy and Research Committee (ITRE) today.
Biffa has announced a refinancing plan that will see the business undergo a significant restructuring process to reduce over half of its £1.1bn debt.
Human-induced alterations to the environment such as land use,
water abstraction and climate change are threatening Europe's
natural cycle of water availability, according to a report
published this week.
The Government's long awaited Energy Bill, published today, has been well received by businesses and industry, despite the absence of a 2030 decarbonisation target.
Many businesses are not taking up energy efficiency projects despite the positive return on investment, says Frances Way of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).
The Government will exempt energy intensive industries from costs arising from new long-term 'contracts for difference' (CFD), which are designed to increase investment in low carbon technologies.
40% of all funding so far allocated by the government-led Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme has been secured by a Cardiff-based consultancy, which is more than any other company across the UK.
The first zero-energy cost business park, which will see tenants free of energy bills, was launched in Greater Manchester.
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