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Jeremy Corbyn launches most radical Labour manifesto in decades

By Anne workforce / November 25, 2019

‘Investment blitz’ to be funded by wealthy and includes tax on energy firms to tackle climate crisis Latest election news – live updates Jeremy Corbyn has launched the most radical Labour manifesto in decades, promising an “investment blitz” that would leave no corner of the UK untouched and welcoming the hostility of billionaires, big business […]

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Sanders, AOC unveil ‘Green New Deal for Public Housing’ to fund solar panels, ‘community gardens’

By Anne workforce / November 22, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Thursday will announce a sweeping plan to overhaul public housing as part of their fight against climate change — a $180 billion agenda that would fund solar panels, energy-efficiency upgrades and “community gardens” for buildings across the country.  Read more: foxnews.com

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Labour unveils plans for carbon-neutral energy system by 2030s

By Anne workforce / October 24, 2019

Strategy includes 30 recommendations including insulation upgrades for every home in UK Labour will unveil plans to create a carbon-neutral energy system by the 2030s including insulation upgrades for every home in the UK and enough new solar panels to cover 22,000 football pitches. The party will set out its fast-track climate strategy on Thursday […]

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UK to use £1bn meant for green energy to support fracking in Argentina

By Anne workforce / October 23, 2019

Documents show government’s plans to prioritise loans in support of major oil companies The UK is planning to invest in Argentina’s controversial oil shale industry using a £1bn export finance deal intended to support green energy, according to government documents seen by the Guardian. UK Export Finance, the government’s foreign credit agency, promised in 2017 […]

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Period of debt-fuelled expansion ‘may have caused Thomas Cook collapse’

By Anne workforce / October 19, 2019

Institute of Directors advises MPs investigating firm’s downfall to look at tenure of former CEO Manny Fontenla-Novoa The debt-fuelled expansion of Thomas Cook between 2007 and 2011 may have caused its downfall, the Institute of Directors has said, as the tour operator’s former bosses prepare to give evidence to MPs investigating its implosion. The business, […]

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Boris Johnson’s words on UK battery sector ‘not matched by action’

By Anne workforce / August 28, 2019

Open letter calls for changes to policies sector says threatens to hold green economy back Boris Johnson’s support for Britain’s “world leading” battery sector risks being undermined by government policy, according to the industry. A coalition of trade groups and technology firms have written an open letter to the Guardian that calls for urgent changes […]

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UK risks losing out to Europe in home battery boom, report warns

By Anne workforce / August 12, 2019

Controversial tax hike could leave country lagging behind as continent powers ahead The UK risks being left behind in Europe’s home battery boom because of a controversial tax hike on solar-battery systems, according to a report. The energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie has predicted that Europe’s home battery capacity could climb fivefold in the next five […]

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