Archive for the ‘UK Gov’ Category
Friday, January 8th, 2010
The UK government announced a £75bn programme today to build thousands of offshore wind turbines that will kickstart the next phase of renewable power generation in Britain.
The Crown Estate has today announced the successful bidders for each of the nine Round 3 offshore wind zones within UK waters which would generate at least 25GW of […]
Saturday, September 5th, 2009
Gordon Brown and his senior ministers all committed to cutting their personal carbon emissions today as the entire cabinet signed up to the 10:10 climate change campaign.
The cabinet pledge came as the number of individuals who have signed up to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 10% in 2010 passed the 10,000 mark.
Monday, August 17th, 2009
Hand out £10,000 loans to make UK homes greener, say experts | Money | The Guardian: “”
Homeowners will be able to borrow up to £10,000 to “green” their homes and pay the money back through their council tax bill, under radical proposals drawn up by a government advisory body.
The plans, published today in a […]
Friday, July 24th, 2009
A £1bn plan to electrify the main rail route between London and Swansea has been announced by the government.
A second line between Liverpool and Manchester will also be converted from diesel to electric.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown, at London’s Paddington station for the announcement, said improving the rail network was important for the country.
“This is […]
Monday, July 13th, 2009
Writing in the Guardian Mr Brown compares the coming changes in Britain to the changes that occurred during the Industrial Revolution…
“Just as the Victorians made Britain the first industrialised nation and reaped the rewards, so we can harvest the benefits of being among the first major developed countries to convert to a green economy. The […]
Thursday, July 2nd, 2009
British Gas today promised to create 2,600 green jobs over the next three years by rolling out “smart meters” and installing wind turbines on peoples’ homes.
Recruits will be needed to help introduce ’smart meters’ to help people see exactly how much energy they are using in their homes
The move should help ministers meet targets of […]
Wednesday, July 1st, 2009
From The Guardian
National cycling plan to be developed to show councils and employers how they can boost two-wheeled travel
Rail, bus and bicycle travel were the focus of the transport sections in today’s Building Britain’s Future document, as Gordon Brown announced initiatives including a national cycling plan.
An active transport strategy drafted by the Department for Transport […]
Monday, June 29th, 2009
There are very few moments in history when nations are summoned to common decisions that will reshape the lives of every man, woman and child on the planet for generations to come. When leaders have to consider not just what will deliver fairness in their generation, but fairness between the generations too.
• the creation of […]