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Our News Library lists all the Green Intelligence articles that ENWORKS has published since September 2009.

Posted on 6 November 2009

Government departments sign up to 10:10 campaign

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and Natural England, the Government’s conservation and wildlife advisor, joined the 10:10 campaign, pledging to cut their carbon emissions by 10% in 2010.
Posted on 6 November 2009

Defra to benefit from extended enforcement powers

Defra has been consulting on proposals to introduce civil penalties to aid in the enforcement of environmental offences, meaning that companies who commit environmental offences could be fined up to 10% of their turnover.
Posted on 6 November 2009

Food companies failing on palm oil sustainability commitments

WWF research has discovered that the majority of European importers are failing to buy sustainable palm oil, despite many making commitments to source responsibly.
Posted on 2 November 2009

Europe agrees new energy efficiency standards for computer displays

The European Commission (EC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have agreed to adopt new energy efficiency specifications for office equipment displays under the successful ENERGY STAR programme.
Posted on 2 November 2009

Plans progress for new nuclear site in North West

A consortium of energy giants has purchased land earmarked for a new nuclear power station near Sellafield and will make the North West a major part of Britain’s ‘nuclear renaissance’.
Posted on 2 November 2009

Think tank considers green taxes

The Green Fiscal Commission, a think tank set up two years ago to look into the possibility of financial reforms which encourage green behaviour, has published its findings.
Posted on 2 November 2009

Light commercial vehicle emissions limit announced

As part of the EU’s strategy to improve the fuel economy of light-duty vehicles, the European Commission has proposed legislation to reduce the average CO2 emissions of light commercial vehicles to 175g/km.
Posted on 2 November 2009

Envirolink Northwest renewable energy advice events

If you are a North West business thinking about the potential benefits of generating your own renewable energy, go to a ‘Need help with renewables?’ event for free advice and support.
Posted on 2 November 2009

Employers guaranteeing better facilities to encourage staff to cycle

Some of the country’s largest public and private sector employers have pledged to implement the Department for Transport’s new ‘Cycle to Work Guarantee’ scheme, which encourages businesses to improve facilities so that more employees can cycle to work.
Posted on 26 October 2009

EU debate on WEEE and RoHS Directives

The European Union has held a policy debate on the proposed recast of WEEE and RoHS directives to extend their scope to include more types of electrical equipment.