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The European Council has endorsed a binding EU target of an at least 40% domestic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990.

Ahead of the October European Council meeting, where the future of the EU’s energy policy will be high on the agenda, the CBI has published a position paper on the future of the EU Emissions Trading System - with a call for "comprehensive and co-ordinated reform."

The first joint call of the Ocean Energy European Research Area Network (ERA-NET) which is opening up opportunities for ocean renewables innovation in Europe, will open for business next week.

Mott MacDonald has published the second edition of its Water Utilities Little Black Book – an invaluable reference guide for anyone working the UK water sector on an array of cost and carbon issues in the run-up to AMP6.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 10:34

UN calls for bold action to tackle climate change

Bold new actions to immediately tackle climate change have been announced by Government, business, finance and civil society leaders attending yesterday's historic Climate Summit convened by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

A new research study says the UK and other developed nations will have to make far bigger cuts in their carbon emissions than currently planned to meet their fair share for tackling climate change.

A major new report released by a commission of global leaders co-chaired by Lord Nicholas Stern finds that governments and businesses can now improve economic growth and reduce their carbon emissions together.

Against the backdrop of the largest ever public demonstration on climate change, WWF is calling on governments and business leaders at next week's high-profile UN Climate Summit in New York City to deliver clear commitments toward a future powered entirely by renewable energy.

MeyGen, the developers of the world’s biggest tidal array have signed a multi-million pound deal to sell electricity generated by the Scottish project.

The South Downs National Park Authority planning committee has today unanimously rejected an application to test drill for shale oil at Fernhurst, in West Sussex.

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