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CGC Update – A 12 Month Review

CGC Update - A 12 Month Review It’s been both a successful and exciting year for Exeter based sustainability consultants, Carbon Green Consulting (CGC). Here, James Blackburn, Director, tells us about the services provided and gives an insight into the projects the...

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The Fifth Carbon Budget

The Fifth Carbon Budget In 2008, the Climate Change Act was introduced.  This act set out legally binding targets for the UK to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% - in comparison to 1990 levels - by 2050.  This commitment remains in place and unaffected by the...

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The death of DECC

In her first week of appointment, the Prime Minister Teresa May, has created a new department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.  This will encompass the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) which will no longer stand alone as its own department....

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Energy Minister defends cutting Zero carbon Homes Policy!

Energy Minister defends cutting Zero carbon Homes Policy! Andrea Leadsom has defended the axing of the zero carbon homes programme by stating that other EU policies will ensure that buildings will be nearly zero carbon by 2021 The government's recent decision to axe...

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Zero Carbon Homes lifeline sinks, by 4 votes!

Zero Carbon Homes lifeline sinks -  by 4 votes! After the Lords had reopened the door to zero carbon homes after peers rebelled by sending back the Bill with a 48 vote defeat of the government in April 2016, on 10 May 2016, the government defeated the amendment in the...

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Government learns Green Deal lessons and goes Dutch

Government learns Green Deal lessons and goes Dutch  A  £200m framework for UK energy efficiency work across 5,000 homes to fill the void left by the failed Green Deal project will be led by the UK subsidiary of the Dutch scheme  Energiesprong, set up do achieve...

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