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Government urged to introduce energy intensive compensation package or risk UK investments - EEF

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Analysis shows Carbon Price Floor to cost manufacturing £1.2 billion annually by 2020

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation has published a compensation package of measures for energy intensive sectors that it believes government must introduce or, risk future investment and job creation in the UK.  

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Environmental activists give London Mayoral candidates a 7am wake-up call

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alicecleanairlondonAt 7am this morning eight women from environmental action group Climate Rush visited the homes of Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone – the Conservative and Labour London Mayoral candidates. Dressed in scrubs and wearing surgical masks the women invited the two candidates to commit to bringing London’s air quality within legal limits and to join a direct action protest planned for the evening of Wednesday 13th July.

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Housing minister reveals standard for zero carbon

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7766Housing Minister Grant Shapps has unveiled the Government's definition of zero carbon homes that will apply to all properties built from 2016.

Shapps said that the "realistic" definition hits the right balance between delivering zero carbon homes and getting them built.

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Climate change: the UK must end its double-dealing

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Demonstrators-protest-Lib-007David Cameron's welcome pledge to step up cuts in carbon emissions boosts his government's green credentials, but its actions at home and abroad tell a different story. As David Cameron finally aims to put some muscle behind his supposed green credentials, by backing more ambitious domestic cuts in CO2 over the coming years, it's worth noting that there's still a fair amount of two-faced behaviour from his government.

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Cameron falls short of his green promise

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leafGreen campaigners praise David Cameron and his energy secretary, Chris Huhne, for setting bold new carbon emissions cuts. And so they should. The UK now has the toughest legally binding targets in the world, and with them the chance to be a leader in a job-rich green economic future. But that does not mean it has in place the policies to deliver.

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