Tag Archives: Vince Cable

Funding for future energy technology announced

THE CHANCELLOR George Osborne has pledged £60m in investment for the Birmingham Energy Systems Catapult to help drive innovation in future energy technologies.                           The centre has been picked for the flagship project which will work to “exploit commercial opportunities for new products…
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Cameron reshuffles Conservative cabinet

DAVID CAMERON has announced his biggest reshuffle in the conservative office which sees Elizabeth Truss take over as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from Owen Patterson.                     The prime minister has made way for a more female and state-educated top team as…
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Government introduces statutory code for pub and tenant relationship

THE GOVERNMENT has confirmed in a report published this morning that it will introduce a statutory code to help govern the relationship between pub owning companies and their tenants.                     The new code has been drawn up by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills, following…
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Green investment bank helps London power itself with food waste

UK GREEN Investment Bank (GIB) has announced a £7.5m commitment in the new £15m anaerobic digestion and green waste composting plant in Enfield which will generate power for 1,750 homes and produce compost for agricultural use.                   The anaerobic digestion plant will be powered by 30,000 tonnes…
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Britain’s Bruising Banana Wars

BRITAIN'S SUPERMARKET price wars are trapping tens of thousands of banana farmers and workers in an unrelenting cycle of poverty                     The Fairtrade Foundation today launches a new campaign Make Bananas Fair asking the UK public to help end the supermarket price wars, including a petition…
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Appetite for Fairtrade grows

THE FAIRTRADE Foundation today launches Fairtrade Fortnight (24 February – 9 March) and its major new Make Bananas Fair campaign by announcing continued growth in Fairtrade sales of 14 per cent during 2013, demonstrating continuing public and business support for Fairtrade goods.                   Sales of Fairtrade products in 2013…
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Supermarkets commit to ‘Price it Right’ campaign

FOUR OF BRITAIN’S largest supermarket companies have offered their support to consumer group Which?’s ‘Price it Right’ campaign for simpler, clearer and consistent pricing.   Aldi, The Co-operative, Waitrose and Morrisons have all committed to improving food labels in their stores to help shoppers compare the price of products more easily.   The ‘Price it…
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Low carbon procurement back on the menu

A GROUNDBREAKING partnership between public and private sector promises to create demand for lower-carbon products in the catering sector. Nick Hughes reports.   The shift towards a low carbon economy was one of the pillars of David Cameron’s promise - on becoming Prime Minister - to lead the “greenest government ever”. Fast forward two years…
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Low-carbon procurement is high value

NEW COMMITMENTS made by leading UK companies and government departments in three joint ‘Procurement Compacts’ will drive low carbon sourcing in more than £1bn of spending.   The new initiative, spearheaded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change, will demonstrate demand for…
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