WWF and RSPB call to remain in EU to protect environment

Two charities in the UK have joined forces with Prime Minister David Cameron to urge people to protect their environment by voting to remain in the EU. WWF and RSPB said the UK’s membership in the EU has had a positive impact on the country’s environment, ranging from protecting wildlife and preserving species to improving […]

UK-US nuclear waste deal ‘to help fight cancer’

The UK will ship 700kg of excess nuclear waste to the US in a deal expected to help fight cancer. Prime Minister David Cameron will make the announcement at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington later today. The excess Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) will be transferred from the Dounreay nuclear site on the north coast […]

David Cameron pledges £20m for oil and gas sector

Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to support the oil and gas industry in the North Sea. He reaffirmed the government’s commitment to the sector during his visit to Aberdeen yesterday, announcing a £20 million package of investment in exploration, innovation and skills. The funding will be used for a second round of seismic surveys […]

David Cameron to be quizzed on climate policies

Prime Minister David Cameron will be questioned by a group of MPs on climate policies later today. It is the first time he will appear before the Liaison Committee, which is made up of the Chairs of all the Select Committees, since winning the General Election. That includes the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC), Energy and […]

Corbyn critisises Tory’s record on renewables

The gap between Britain’s current share of renewables and its 2020 target is the biggest in the European Union. That’s according to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who challenged the Prime Minister on the government’s renewable energy record. Mr Cameron said: “We spent record sums helping developing countries to go green and in the next five years we are […]

UK to invest £5.8bn in tackling climate change in developing countries

The UK Government has announced it will spend £5.8 billion to help developing countries tackle climate change. Prime Minister David Cameron made the announcement at the UN Assembly in New York where world leaders discussed measures to achieve global targets to fight poverty and take climate action. He said: “We will increase the amount of aid we […]

PM asked to intervene as green policies ‘axed or weakened’

UK green groups are urging the prime minister to intervene following 10 environmental policies being either “cancelled or watered down” in the first three months of the new government. These policies include support for renewable technologies and tax exemptions for low carbon vehicles, which have existed for more than a decade. They also include the part-privatisation of the Green […]

Malaysia to build £12m ‘green rubber’ plant in UK

A Malaysian company has announced plans to create a rubber recycling manufacturing facility in the UK. Petra Group is investing £12 million to produce what it calls “green rubber” in the North East. The project is expected to create up to 90 jobs. The announcement comes as Prime Minister David Cameron and businesses continue a […]

PM to ink energy deals in south east Asia

Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to help seal energy deals during his four-day trip to south east Asia. They include geothermal power projects worth £66 million and a £400 million sewage treatment system in Jakarta. Mr Cameron, who is currently in Indonesia, is joined by 31 representatives from businesses from every region of the UK. He is also expected to visit Singapore, […]

Major UK firms call for stronger climate action

David Cameron is being urged to set an ambitious climate target in an effort to reduce carbon emissions. A total of 80 UK businesses, including Big Six energy company SSE and National Grid and brands such as Marks & Spencer, John Lewis and Tesco, have written to the Prime Minister to take “decisive action” to […]