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Woodland Creation Accelerator Fund launched

A Woodland Creation Accelerator Fund worth £7.8 million has been launched for local authorities with the aim of creating more woodland and tree planting in local areas, particularly in winter...

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Death of RAF sergeant will be investigated by HSE

The death of Royal Air Force sergeant, Rachel Fisk, has been given to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to investigate from Thames Valley Police, after the police have c...

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Case brought to European Court against energy charter treaty

A case is being brought to the European Court against the energy charter treaty (ECT), which compensates oil and gas firms.

The claimants are aged 17-31 and want their governments to exit t...

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First climate change law passed in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland's first law to tackle climate change has been published after Stormont passed a new, specific Act.

The Climate Change Act (Northern Ireland) 2022 re...

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HSE launch "Dust kills" initiative

Construction sites across Great Britain are being targeted as part of a month-long respiratory health initiative by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Throughout...

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Revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) to be published in July

During the second reading of the Levelling up and Regeneration Bill in the House of Commons, Housing Secretary Michael Gove announced that a revised Nati...

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GB will not implement single charger rule

In an effort to reduce needless waste, the EU has provisionally agreed that all new portable electronic devices, such as mobile phones, tablets and portable speakers, must use a USB type-C charger...

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Government release funding to reduce industry emissions

£31 million is being invested by the Government to try and reduce industry's reliance on fossil fuels and reduce energy bills.

A total of £5.5 million will be assigned to the ge...

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Government announces further fire safety amendments

On 1 June 2022, the UK Government published a response to a consultation run in 2020 on a review of the ban on the use of combustible materials in and on the external walls...

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165 homes permitted within a strategic development location

Planning permission was granted by an inspector from Chichester District Council after an appeal by the developers and landowners, for a housing development of up to 165 homes within a strategic de...

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G7 pledge to decarbonise electricity sectors by 2035

For the first time, the G7 have announced a goal to predominantly decarbonise electricity supply by 2035.

Climate protection, energy and environment ministers of the G7 nations, which inclu...

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Energy from grass? Now that's truly green energy

Green energy supplier Ecotricity has started the construction of a green gas mill near Reading in Berkshire that will produce gas from grass.

The mill will use a mix of grass and herbs to g...

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Heat batteries project receives grant from BEIS

Southampton firm Caldera have secured a £295,000 grant from the BEIS Industrial Fuel Switching competition for a heat battery project.

They are researching the...

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Company instructed to donate to charity after safety breaches

Plastic Water Piping (PWP) Limited have been instructed to donate €1,000 to a charity of the deceased family members' choice and to cover court costs after pleading guilty to three charges in...

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Noise from concert fans leads to apartment planning refusal

A planning application for 332 apartments near the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester has been refused by an inspector over noise concerns.

Accrue (Forum) 1 LLP had submitte...

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