News – January 2012

‘More effort’ needed on Scottish climate change targets

Scottish climate change targets will not be met without extra effort to cut pollution, experts have warned. Legislation passed by Holyrood commits to cut emissions by 42% from 1990 levels by 2020.

Expert support move for offshore wind supply firms

A £900,000 initiative is being launched to support rapid growth in the developing offshore wind supply chain. The expert support programme aims to help hundreds of Scottish firms capture a share of future investment in the emerging industry.

Edinburgh submits bid to host GIB

Edinburgh is one of 19 cities to submit a formal bid to be the home of the UK’s new Green Investment Bank (GIB). A powerful alliance of business, politics and academia claims that Edinburgh has the necessary expertise and the perfect location to site the GIB – and that it would lack impact and openness if it were located in London. The GIB is being set up with £3bn of public money to help firms …

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Who’s who for green businesses

A Scottish initiative to give businesses and customers a universal guide to who’s green and who’s not has been approved by all five UK tourism agencies.

Carbon Reduction Commitment Conference

The fourth Annual Carbon Reduction Commitment Conference is in Edinburgh on Tuesday 27 March. Last chance for the early bird rates!

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