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Businesses should adopt Green Code of Conduct

Major EU retailers, including Carrefour and Tesco, have signed up to a voluntary code of conduct seeking to reduce their environmental footprint on issues ranging from energy use to sustainable sourcing. PB Energy Solutions can sign you up to your own GREEN CODE. Full story . . .

Business failures rise for first time in a year

The number of companies failing rose for the first time in a year yesterday as more cracks appeared in the fragile economy. Nearly 7,500 went to the wall between April and June, up 3.4% on the same period in 2010, according to data gatherer Equifax. By Graham Hiscott, Daily Mirror 15/07/2011

EPB Regs impose obligation on those with control of air-cons

General pre-contract enquiries for all commercial property transactions CPSE.1: Part 4 of the EPB Regulations 2007 imposes an obligation on those who have control of air-conditioning systems (with a maximum output of more than 12kW) to ensure that the system is inspected at least every five years by an energy assessor.

First Energy Centre opening in Kendal

Builders merchant The Builders Supply Company in Kendal is the first merchant to take up a Green Energy centre franchise. Full story.

Energy Efficiency Financing for Businesses - easy & affordable

The Carbon Trust and Siemens Financial Services have combined forces to offer a scheme designed to provide flexible financing options to all types of organisations seeking to make their operations more efficient and lower their energy costs.

Green Governance: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Climate change is biggest and most urgent challenge facing humanity. Scientists say we need global emissions to peak within the decade and decline rapidly thereafter to have an earthly chance of avoiding catastrophic climate change. The world we want will require much more enlightened green governance. Andy Atkins reports in Touch Stone. . . . .

Electricity Market Reform – Today’s statement by Chris Huhne

“To achieve our goals, we need to take decisive action now to increase low-carbon electricity generation – including nuclear, renewable energy, and carbon capture and storage”. Read on for full speech.

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