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According to data retrieved by a BBC freedom of information (FoI) request, councils rejected 338,000 tons of waste in 2014-15, a significant increase on 2011-12, where 184,000 tons were left unrecycled.

Canadian wind turbine manufacturer Orenda is planning to raise £19 million to build a wind farm in the UK.

Forest Heath District Council has announced it has purchased one of the largest council owned solar farms in the UK, in a move that is expected to bring in an annual income of up to £700,000.

Aberdeen City Council has agreed plans to set up arms-length energy company, which will manage all the local authority’s energy-related activity.

The government has confirmed that the national smart meter roll-out programme is facing more delays, after a key IT project has failed to be completed on time.

 Features

In August, a £26 million fund was announced for house builders that will be used to acquire brownfield sites to provide land for starter homes. Government Business analyses the housing situation in the UK and whether the government’s target of building 200,000 new starter homes by 2020 is likely to be met.

While the low carbon and low emission car market has seen rapid progress and developments, the commercial vehicle sector hasn’t enjoyed the same growth. The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership looks at the obstacles in the way of greener commercial vehicles.

The route to subsidy‑free renewable energy

The Renewable Energy Association analyses the role of energy storage and national grid solutions in light of a new KPMG report on solar and energy storage government policy.