Renewable groups axed in quango cull

Two renewable organisations were today abolished in Cabinet Minister Francis Maude’s ‘bonfire of the quangos’. And the Environment Agency is set to be overhauled to make it ‘more customer focused’, while a stay of execution has been granted to energy watchdog Consumer Focus. The Renewable Fuels Agency is scrapped and its functions transferred to the […]

Coalition parties have ‘missed opportunities’ on climate change says FoE

Friends of the Earth believes the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties have both “missed great opportunities” on climate change since they formed their coalition government. In a review of the government’s performance so far, FoE’s head of climate Mike Childs said that the Lib Dems should have stuck to their pre-election target of a 42% […]