January 2012

Bulletin: 23 January 2012

Why we need to move forward on carbon labelling (Guardian)
To make consumption sustainable, we must find a way to inform consumers about the carbon impact of the products they buy


Bulletin: 23 January 2012

Marine energy park for Plymouth (Plymouth Herald)
Plymouth City Council and Cornwall Council are among the backers of the SWMEP to bring together business, research and attract the huge investment required.

Bristol receives funding from European Investment Bank to set up Esco (Utility Week)
Bristol City Council has received a £2.5 million grant from the European Investment Bank to set up an energy services company

Government cuts see Liverpool Council cut 4,000 homes solar power building plan (Liverpool Daily Post)

District council wind turbine project put on hold (Saffron Walden Reporter)
Braintree District Council’s plans to produce green electricity is to go on hold.

Women should be focus of energy expansion plans, says UN (Guardian)
Access to energy alone is not enough to combat poverty, says UN report, it needs to be allied with microfinance and education programmes