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Sceptre International Group News – Scotland launches home renewable energy loan scheme

Energy Minister Jim Mather aims to boost renewable heat market after UK government said it will delay domestic phase of the Renewable Heat Incentive to 2012 The Scottish government is launching a £500,000 interest-free loan scheme to boost the number … Continue reading

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Sceptre International Group News – Minesto flying high with tidal kite grant

Carbon Trust to fund testing of Deep Green device that promises to tap tidal energy potential in slow-moving currents Underwater kites generating electricity from tidal flows could take off along Britain’s coastline if a new trial backed by a £350,000 … Continue reading

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Sceptre International Group – Icelandic pipe dream promises green power exports

Island outlines plan to rebuild shattered economy with help of 727-mile transmission cable The Icelandic government is examining the feasibility of transmitting up to 18 terawatt-hours (TWh) of geothermal and hydropower to the UK each year as part of its … Continue reading

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Sceptre International Group Limited News – Deeper emissions cuts would pull Europe out of economic mire

Report claims move to 30 per cent target would yield GDP gains of €600bn and more than six million jobs More demanding greenhouse gas emissions targets would help spur Europe’s economic recovery, rather than damage the bloc’s prospects as some … Continue reading

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Sceptre International Group Limited News – Could biodiversity panel address global policy issues?

Environment ministers meeting in Nairobi to discuss remit for Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services panel Environment ministers from around the world will meet this week in Nairobi, Kenya in an attempt to finalise plans for a new independent … Continue reading

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Sceptre International Group Limited News – Business leaders demand Osborne delivers green budget

Aldersgate Group urges chancellor to focus on ‘green growth’ in next month’s budget A coalition including some of the UK’s largest businesses has today called on chancellor George Osborne to deliver a new green growth strategy as part of his … Continue reading

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Sceptre International Group Limited News – Green economy receives royal assent

Prince Charles urges countries to incorporate nature into new economic growth model Prince Charles yesterday lent his voice to growing calls for a more effective means of measuring economic growth, warning the world must shift from a model of rampant … Continue reading

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Sceptre International Group Limited News – Carbon Trust Standard dishes out 500th green label

British Land, Motorola and Mothercare latest to have carbon-cutting efforts certified Three more UK companies have today been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard, pushing the number of organisations meeting the scheme’s carbon-cutting criteria to 500.

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Sceptre International Group Limited News – English household recycling rate tops 40 per cent

More than 40 per cent of England’s household waste was recycled, reused or composted last year, representing a new record for the country according to provisional statistics released today by Defra.

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Sceptre International Group Limited – Sceptre International – South West Australia set to capture carbon emissions

The Department of Mines and Petroleum says the State’s first on-shore carbon capture and storage facility could be up and running within four years.

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