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Sunday 19 November 2017
19 November 2017 - NEWS UPDATE
Business

SW firm helps police chiefs save £2m through recycling patrol car parts

Going green when it comes to vehicle parts has saved 40 Police Forces in the UK more than £2 million since the introduction of a pioneering scheme in 2010.

Business

New funding available to help SMEs become more energy efficient

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) and its fund manager Sustainable Development Capital LLP (SDCL) have today announced £1m of funding to help SMEs to make investments in energy efficiency. This is matched by £1m from SI Capital R&S.

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Financial support package ahead of Hinkley C

The Government has agreed on a year-long financial package to stimulate growth in Somerset ahead of the construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant.

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CBI calls for big push on energy efficiency

The CBI has today called for a major push on energy efficiency, urging the Government to streamline overlapping policies and for companies to step up action on energy efficiency to cut bottom line costs, manage risks and open up growth opportunities.

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MPs criticise Ofgem for failing to improve transparency of energy company profits

MPs have severely criticised Ofgem for failing to tackle the lack of transparency about energy company profits. At a time when many people are struggling with the rising costs of energy, consumers need reassurance that the profits being made by the Big Six are not excessive, say the Energy and Climate Change Committee in a new report.

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Fears of excessive profits

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World's largest lender to support renewable energy

One of the world's largest lenders, the European Investment Bank, has adopted new guidelines to reinforce support for investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy grids.

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Chancellor offers huge tax breaks to boost UK shale gas industry

Chancellor George Osborne has promised to push through big tax cuts to boost the UK's shale gas industry. The Treasury has today launched a consultation pre-empting the launch of a new tax regime for shale gas, including a new shale gas 'pad' allowance.

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£10bn investment guarantee for Hinkley nuclear plant

The plan to build a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point moved forward today when the Government offered £10bn of guarantees to investors.

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The Hinkley C project