Adapt to climate change, Brits encouraged

British businesses are being encouraged to prepare for future climate change by government advisors. From 1 October, front-line sector bodies like hospitals and local government will be able to get advice on issues related to climate change like flooding, drought and heatwaves. The Environment Agency is launching the new programme, called the Adapting to Climate […]

Henley says climate change laggards are threat to economy

Lord Henley this week said that the private sector is lagging behind in tackling the effects of climate change on business. And he warned: “If the business sector isn’t climate change resilient, then neither is our economy.” Lord Henley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Defra, was speaking at a CBI roundtable on climate change. […]

Minister tours anaerobic digestion plant

Environment Minister Lord Henley has toured an anaerobic digester which transforms out-of-date supermarket food into electricity. BiogenGreenfinch’s Westwood plant, near Rushden, Northamptonshire, can process 45,000 tonnes of food waste each year, which generates enough electricity to power nearly 3,000 homes. Most of the electricity is sold to the National Grid. Lord Henley said: “Today I’ve […]