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Extra funding secured for South Yorkshire ‘green’ charging points

The Coalition Government has this week announced additional funding for electric vehicle charging points, including £225,000 for South Yorkshire. Liberal Democrat Transport Minister, Norman Baker, announced an extra £37 million of Government funding available to help offset the costs of installing the charging points. Local authorities, train operators and NHS trusts are among the groups set […]

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Nick Clegg writes: Rio+20 – We made progress

The dust has now settled on last week’s Rio+20 summit and I’m keen to look back at my initial goals and to let you know what we achieved in terms of meeting them. Of course the final text was not all we would have wanted had we been able to write it ourselves; however I […]

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Nick Clegg writes: Rio+20 should set the green agenda for the next 20 years

Nick Clegg writes: Rio+20 should set the green agenda for the next 20 years

Next week, representatives from 190 countries will meet to discuss how we build a green economy that reduces poverty without destroying the environment. These issues have been close to my heart since I wrote a postgraduate thesis on the “Deep Green” movement and humans’ effect on the environment over twenty years ago. But their importance […]

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Call for action to gain share of renewable energy investment

Call for action to gain share of renewable energy investment

Liberal Democrat councillors are urging Sheffielders to get behind two local projects in their bid to win environmental funds, which would see the City benefit from up to £126,000 of investment to help reduce carbon emissions. Lib Dems have urged people to logon to http://www.energyshare.com/voting/ and register to vote. They have also asked Sheffield City Council’s […]

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Local Lib Dem action praised by green experts

Local Lib Dem action praised by green experts

A world leading energy and climate change firm has once again declared Sheffield as the leading major city in the UK for the micro-generation of green energy through solar panels, reserving special praise for the actions of the last Lib Dem Council Administration in helping to achieve that goal. The ‘AEA Micro-generation Index’ has highlighted […]

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