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Britain goes without coal generation for record-breaking 24 hours

24 April 2017

For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, the UK went a full day without using coal to generate electricity, the National Grid said.

Coming up … World Day for Safety and Health at Work

24 April 2017

Workers’ Memorial Day, also known as World Day for Safety and Health at Work, takes place this year on Friday 28 April 2017.

EU Sustainable Buildings Framework

24 April 2017

Green Building Councils (GBCs) and partners from the WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network (ERN) recently met with the European Commission to discuss the “EU Sustainable Buildings Framework”. This project was established in 2014 to develop a set of common EU-wide indicators to assess the environmental performance of buildings throughout their life cycle, taking into account the use of resources such as energy, materials and water.

Government confirms sale of Green Investment Bank

21 April 2017

The Government has confirmed it will sell the publicly-owned Green Investment Bank (GIB) to Australian finance group Macquarie for £2.3 billion.

Public sector to include environmental value in purchasing decisions

21 April 2017

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is calling for greater social and environmental accountability in public sector purchasing decisions and contracts.

Government under pressure to publish new air quality plan considers diesel car trade-in

21 April 2017

The UK is believed to be considering some form of car scrappage scheme as a possible response to a growing crisis over the future of diesel engines. The plans would involve diesel car owners agreeing to trade-in their cars if they live in areas with serious air pollution problems.

New “growth” duty affects regulators

20 April 2017

New growth duty requires environment agency regulators to take economic impacts into account as well as environmental protection.

Government to sell Green Investment Bank for £2.3 billion

20 April 2017

After months of speculation, controversy and delay, the Government has finally agreed to sell the Green Investment Bank for £2.3 billion to Australian finance group Macquarie.

Snap election likely to delay green policies

20 April 2017

The Prime Minister’s surprise announcement of a general election is likely to hold up key environmental policies.

Government launches new anti-litter culture campaign

19 April 2017

The Government has published a national litter strategy which aims to create an “anti-litter culture” and reduce the near £800 million burden to the taxpayer of clean-up costs.