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Research, Business and Innovation (RBI)
4th July 2011
Green Monday
National News
Regional News
This is the thirty fourth weekly newsletter compiled by RBI for ‘Environment and Technology Research
National News
£20m of funding for marine energy
28.06.11 | Posted in greewise
Up to £20 million of the Government funding is to be allocated to the marine industry to encourage the
development of wave and tidal devices, Climate Change Minister Greg Barker announced today.
British Gas fined for breaking green energy rules
02.07.11 | Posted in The Telegraph
British Gas will have to hand the energy regulator more than £4m in fines and repayments after breaking the rules
on getting energy from green sources.
Farmers enouraged to cash in on the scramble for wind
02.07.11 | Posted in The Telegraph
Wind farm developers are exploiting a green energy subsidy worth billions of pounds to persuade landowners to
allow turbine developments to be built in their fields.
Regional News
New Electric Car Charge points to be added
28.06.11 | Posted in Bdaily
Electric vehicle technology is spreading quickly across the North East as Teesdale and Scotch Corner have been
named as two potential new sites for electric vehicle charging points.
Region gets thermal energy boost
28.06.11 | Posted in Bdaily
The regions status as an eco-friendly area has taken a boost from a project to improve thermal efficient in over
300 homes.
New hybrid bus helping Newcastle go green
29.06.11 | Posted in Bdaily
Stagecoach is set to boost Newcastle’s green credentials by launching a fleet of hybrid electric buses in the city.
Eco Environments to close Darlington office
01.07.11 | Posted in nebusiness
A GREEN energy firm is shutting its Darlington office to run its North East business from Newcastle as it tries to
cut costs.
The Carbon Show
Thursday 20 - Friday 21 October 2011, Business Design
Centre, London. The Carbon Show is the UK’s first
business exhibition dedicated to delivering low carbon
business solutions to the global carbon market.
Posted in greenwise
6th International Conference on Environmental
Monday 18 - Friday 22 July 2011, Newcastle University,
United Kingdom. The 6th ICEF aims to explore the
current and potential future extent and nature of
interdisciplinary research and management practice
across the environmental domain.
Posted in greenwise
The National Recycling Stars
Friday 01 - Friday 08 July 2011, Hilton Hotel,
Northampton. Sponsored by Shanks, The National
Recycling Stars scheme supports and rewards UK
organisations that are committed to increasing the
amount of waste they recycle and improving the
environmental awareness of their staff.
Posted in greenwise
National Skills Academy for Green-Tech
The Government has launched a new £5 million
National Skills Academy for Environmental
Technologies that will deliver skills training to the
renewable energy and low-carbon industries.
Posted in greengrantsmachine
The South East Sustainability Loan Fund
Launched in 2010, has recently funded its tenth deal,
which brings the total funding to South East based,
growth oriented green technology related businesses to
almost £750,000 over the past year.
Posted in greengrantsmachine
Newly launched Business Growth Fund (BGF)
is a £2.5 billion, government sponsored equity
investment programme, established to meet growth
finance needs of UK companies.
Posted in greengrantsmachine
Offshore Wind - Financing Supply Chain
This Envirolink workshop will provide an insight for
investors and suppliers into potential finance options,
deal structures and critical market considerations. The
event will provide a great opportunity for potential
investors and supply chain companies to network and
will be of interest to companies offering complementary
legal and financial services.
Posted in Envirolink
Contact Chrissy Barnett. Email: [email protected] Tel: 0191 243 7391