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2012

July

17 Exclusive: Which? warns of Green Deal’s “devastating impact” on efficiency efforts (Business Green).

17 Government policies 'will fail' to deliver bulk of energy-efficiency potential (Business Green). McKinsey & Co report commissioned by DECC calls for stronger energy-efficiency policies for industry and building sectors

2 MPs give green light to loan plan for home insulation (The Guardian).

June

11 Government fires starting pistol on promised Green Deal boom (Business Green). See also Green deal would see home insulation rate plummet (The Guardian, 2012-06-11).

May

30 Sustainable development flourishing in Wales's green economy (The Guardian).

24 How a green investment bank really works (The Guardian).

17 UK carbon targets 'at risk over local authority funding cuts' (The Guardian).

16 David Cameron briefed on concerns over green deal for homeowners (The Guardian).

16 UK government to review Green Deal (BBC News).

April

13 Will the green deal save homeowners money? (The Guardian, Leo Hickman).

11 Clegg promises major boost for energy efficiency industry (Business Green).

March

12 Asian super grid targets Mongalian solar and wind power (RTCC). See also Asian supergrid for renewable energies (Desertec Foundation press release, 2012-03-12).

11 Solar power firms in Mojave desert feel glare of tribes and environmentalists (The Guardian).

6 Lord Lawson's links to Europe's colossal coal polluter (The Guardian, Damian Carrington).

2 Concentrating on building efficiency is Europe's new climate-change mantra (The Guardian).

February

28 Keeping up with Joneses given renewables spin (The Scotsman). A network of “green homes” has been set up in Scotland to enable people to visit and find out how to install renewables in their property.

27 Over 9 million could be living in fuel poverty by 2016 (The Independent). Campaigns by Transform UK and Consumer Focus.