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End fuel poverty, back Cold Homes Week

07 Feb 2014, by in Environment

This week has been Cold Homes Week, in which tens of thousands of people have been emailing their MPs, demanding an end to the scandal of cold homes. The week of action is led by the Energy Bill Revolution alliance, which includes leading unions such as the TUC, Unite, Unison as well as major charities…


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Time for an Energy Bill Revolution

01 Jun 2012, by in Environment

To help the UK meet its climate change targets, the Government is introducing a new carbon tax on industry from April 2013 as an incentive to invest in low-carbon power generation. The carbon tax kicks off at £15 a tonne, and will raise the Treasury over £2 billion a year. The question is, Will we…


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Green Bank fudge won’t drive green growth

19 Oct 2010, by in Environment

Where will the funds for a green recovery come from? In a startling report last week, Ernst & Young revealed that the UK is facing an energy finance crunch. We need £450 billion to finance new energy supply infrastructure and energy efficiency measures by 2025. But traditional sources of capital are only likely to deliver…


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