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HMRC pushes steep VAT increase for new solar-battery systems

By Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent Treasury proposes rise from 5% to 20%, while the tax on coal will stay at lower rateHomes hoping to shrink their carbon footprints by installing a solar-battery system face a steep VAT increase from October under new laws proposed by HMRC.The Treasury put forward legislation on Monday to raise VAT…

Trump’s EPA Finalizes Replacement for Obama’s Clean Power Plan

By Ryan Austin On Wednesday, Trump’s EPA finalized its replacement for Obama’s own stringent emissions plan, which would’ve mandated that states reduce energy plant emissions by 32% by 2030. In its stead, Trump’s plan gives states more flexibility with their reduction goals and… Read More The post Trump’s EPA Finalizes Replacement for Obama’s Clean Power…

Fuelling a circular economy

By Marta Ady Enerkem’s waste-to-biofuel technology chemically recycles carbon molecules in waste into added-value productsImagine giving your living room a makeover using a bright new coat of paint – made from rubbish. Fiction? Not anymore. As countries around the world look for ways to transition from a linear economy – in which we take, make,…

Climate Politics/Capitol Light (10)

By Joel Stronberg Climate, Politics/Capitol Light©, is a service of The JBS Group and Civil Notion.comIssue 10/June 19, 2019Ace or Joker? On Wednesday the EPA released its final Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule to reduce carbon emissions from individual power plants without setting limits on the sector’s emissions. The Trump administration’s replacement for the Clean…

EPA replaces Clean Power Plan

By Michelle Froese The new rule will go into effect shortly after publication in the Federal Register. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Affordable Clean Energy Rule, which replaces the Clean Power Plan with less stringent emissions guidelines for power plants. Essentially, the final ruling “restores the rule of law,” letting states…

Ireland aims to ban sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030

Ireland has published the Climate Action Plan, led by Minister Richard Bruton, to give Irish people a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future. The plan sets out over 180 actions, together with hundreds of sub-actions, that need to be taken to achieve 2030 targets for carbon emissions, and to achieve net zero carbon emissions by…

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