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News you might have missed: 26 March 2009

newspapersDon’t worry if you missed a few cleantech stories over the past day or two: Greenbang’s got your daily roundup of news you might have missed:

  • The government’s current regulatory framework is creating barriers for corporate investments in renewable energy generation, says a coalition of 40-plus UK businesses and third-sector organisations;
  • Ofgem and the government are developing plans regarding licensing of grid connections to offshore wind-energy farms;
  • Energy efficiency measures and renewable energy could help cities cut their carbon dioxide emissions by 90 percent by 2050, according to a new study from Siemens;
  • The Department of Energy and Climate Change this week released its Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy Prices publications;
  • A national renewable electricity standard in the US could both save consumers money and generate hundreds of thousands of new green jobs, according to a new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists;
  • According to Environmental Finance, the UK’s Consensus Business Group has been selling off its cleantech investments to focus on property;
  • The Bosch Group this week broke ground for a new solar manufacturing facility in Arnstadt, Germany;
  • Britons have recycled about £1.1 billion worth of trash over the past five years, with the amount of material recycled growing steadily each year;
  • Cyclamax plans to build a waste-to-energy plant in the London Sustainable Industries Park on the Thames Estuary;
  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors says the government’s goal of all new homes being zero-carbon by 2016 is “not realistic.”

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