Red tape stalls energy action

More than one in four local authority decision-makers believe that red tape is preventing them from effectively managing their energy consumption. A study by the Local Government Chronicle and British Gas Business asked 50 key local authority figures for their views on whether overly bureaucratic public procurement has proven to be a hindrance in the […]

Get set for 30% carbon cuts says Huhne

Energy secretary Chris Huhne today stressed that Europe – and in turn the UK – needs to get ready for a 30% cut in carbon emissions. Last month, Mr Huhne and his French and German counterparts argued that sticking with the current 20% reduction target would “send Europe to the back of the global low-carbon […]