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Ministers admit pollution breach

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bluThe government has admitted breaching European Union pollution legislation, during a High Court battle with environmental campaign group. Lawyers for Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman made the admission following action by ClientEarth.

But Judge Mr Justice Mitting said any enforcement action was a matter for the European Commission.

He refused to make any declaration, or to order Mrs Spelman to outline plans for cutting pollution levels.

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Mega-Dam in Peru’s Amazonian rainforest halted by indigenous peoples’ opposition

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In what is being internationally heralded as a victory for the world's indigenous peoples, Brazilian construction company, Odebrecht, has announced its withdrawal from the planned development of the Tambo-40 Hydroelectric Dam on the Tambo River in the Peruvian Amazon, due to the strong opposition by potentially affected indigenous communities.

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Essex business is UK’s fastest growing in cleantech industry

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cliClimate Energy Ltd, a Witham based carbon reduction agency, has been recognised as the UK’s Fastest Growing Large Cleantech company at the GP Bullhound Cleantech Connect Awards 2011.

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Tower Light set to lead the way in LED lighting

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Combating climate change
Over the past fifteen years, one of the world’s leading lighting manufacturers, Tower Light, has built up an enviable reputation for developing products that combine environment issues with clear, safe lighting on construction sites, highways and outside events. The company recognises the importance of combating climate change and consequently has become the global leader in manufacturing green and environmentally friendly lighting towers, whilst continuing to ensure that site workers or event visitors are provided with a safe setting.

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Government urged to introduce energy intensive compensation package or risk UK investments - EEF

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Analysis shows Carbon Price Floor to cost manufacturing £1.2 billion annually by 2020

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation has published a compensation package of measures for energy intensive sectors that it believes government must introduce or, risk future investment and job creation in the UK.  

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