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Thursday 17 August 2017
17 August 2017 - NEWS UPDATE
News

Wyke Farms win Green Apple Award for ‘Environmental Best Practice’

Wyke Farms, one of the UK's largest independent cheese producers and milk processors, have won a Green Apple Environment Award, in the 'Environmental Best Practice' category of this year's awards programme.

Renewable Energy

Scotland and Wales stand together in battle for community green energy projects

The Scottish and Welsh Governments have linked-up to call on Energy Secretary Amber Rudd to re-think Whitehall plans to cut support for renewable energy projects.



Green Living

Scotland moves to ban GM crops under new EU laws

The Scottish Government has moved swiftly to take advantage of new EU laws to outlaw the growing of genetically modified (GM) crops.

Green Living

Scotland targets waste reduction in the workplace

Zero Waste Scotland has launched a campaign to help cut waste at work with a new package of support to help businesses encourage their staff to use energy, water and materials more efficiently.

Renewable Energy

Now is the time to invest in solar and energy efficiency

As the price of diesel falls to a five-year low, the solar energy market has never been more attractive for businesses and households to invest in a revenue-generating, carbon-cutting future.

Green Living

Study looks at human impact on declining bird numbers on the Wirral

A new study, commissioned by Natural England and carried out by leading UK Ecology consultancy, Thomson Ecology has been looking at the impact of recreational activities on important bird species within the Mersey Narrows and North Wirral Foreshore Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs).


Community Energy

London low-carbon heating project ditched over subsidy concerns

A pioneering project to deliver low-carbon heat to the London borough of Islington has been ditched after the renewable energy company heading the scheme pulled out blaming a lack of Government support.



News

Southend plugs into Green Bank funding for low-energy streetlights

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has become the first local authority in England to secure finance from the UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) to replace its existing streetlights with lower energy alternatives.