Clegg confirms £100m for energy efficiency
A government initiative to encourage private sector investment in the green economy will begin by leveraging £100 million of funding for businesses' energy-efficiency projects, the deputy prime minister has confirmedIn a speech, Nick Clegg argued that it makes more sense now than ever for businesses to embrace sustainable practices and pledged the government’s support through the business department’s UK Green In
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The UK's National Drought Group (NDG) has this week agreed measures to manage the current drought and minimise risks for next year, with businesses now facing a “new normal” for water.
Investors managing $9.8trn (£8trn) in assets have joined a new campaign urging 72 of the world’s biggest corporate water users and polluters to value and act on water as a financial risk.
The Environment Agency has successfully prosecuted Southern Water for thousands of illegal raw sewage discharges that polluted rivers and coastal waters in Kent, resulting in a record £90m fine.
In Elliott-Smith v Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the claimant applied for judicial review of the legality of the defendants’ joint decision to create the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) as a substitute for UK participation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS).