Yeo’s carbon target rebellion makes headway

Yesterday the Energy Bill was voted through by MPs in the Commons – but without an amendment forcing the Government to set a target for decarbonising the power sector by 2030. What does that mean for the energy sector? ELN asks backbench Conservative MP Tim Yeo who chairs the energy select committee – and who […]

Contractors top carbon reduction league table

Construction companies BAM Group and Skanska topped the list for energy efficiency in the final 2011/12 table in the UK. The Environment Agency published the much-awaited Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Performance League Table (PLT), which ranks companies for their energy efficiency performance. According to the table, BAM Group achieved a 65% cut in its carbon […]

CBI calls for ‘urgent’ 2030 carbon target

The UK’s leading business organisation has called for Europe to adopt a 2030 carbon target as a matter of urgency. The CBI said there should be political agreement on a new European energy and climate change package by 2014 for the “future” of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). Under the EU ETS, businesses […]