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Policy Changes Could Affect Renewable Growth, say REA

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has published its yearly statistical report. The research showed that there were record levels of employment and a growth in the implementation of renewable power and heat. The publication also highlights the recent policy changes made by Government, warning of the future impacts of...


Yesterday’s Headlines 06/06/2016

Yesterday’s Headlines 06/06/2016

Yesterday an EU referendum poll highlighted a “stark” generation gap in the debate, ING and Tetra Pak announced they have joined RE100 and the first two speakers at this year’s POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe conference were revealed. Other headlines included research that found the pay gap between men...


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Fossil Fuel Phase-Out Won’t Affect Energy Supply

A “stress test” on the security of the UK’s energy supply has been carried out after concerns were raised over a planned phase-out of coal by 2025. Bright Blue commissioned Aurora Energy Research to complete the test and found that Britain’s energy supply will be left unharmed if the...


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Governments Plan to Improve Clean Energy Effort

Mission Innovation partners came together at the first Mission Innovation (MI) Ministerial last week. At the event, ministers from all over the world revealed their governments’ five-year plans to double clean energy research and development funding. This year the European Commission, on behalf of the European Union, was also...


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FTA Sustainability Conference Gets Underway

Human rights, environment and trade policy changes are all on the agenda at this year’s Sustainability Conference of the Foreign Trade Association (FTA). The opening today will focus on cooperation in the supply chain in order to achieve long-lasting improvements. Members and stakeholders representing business, government, civil society and...


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Greenpeace Urge G7 Decarbonisation Plans

Greenpeace are urging world leaders to use this year’s G7 Summit to continue plans to decarbonise the global economy. They want the world to step away from fossil fuels and adopt steps that will comply with a less than 2˚C economy. Greenpeace want to see progress in the form...


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Bidding Begins for Green Investment Bank

Earlier this year the Business Secretary, Sajid Javid, announced that the Green Investment Bank (GIB) will be privatised. Since its launch in 2012, the GIB has funded dozens of waste and energy projects. Last week, three bidders were shortlisted to buy a majority stake in the GIB. According to...


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Scotland Tops Low Carbon Sector

The low carbon sector is booming with companies from Scotland. That’s according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which released data showing there are more Scottish companies active in the low carbon sector than anywhere else in the UK. The ONS revealed that 5.2 per cent of non-financial...


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Public Services Act Won’t Be Extended

Social Enterprise UK helped lead the creation of the Social Value Act 2012 along with its members and partners. The Act was designed to open up more opportunities for Social Enterprises to win bids for the delivery of public services. Last week it was announced that the Act will not be extended....


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Britain Can Create Sustainable Railways

Yesterday Rail Minister Claire Perry put forward her vision for a sustainable railway in Britain. She discussed the idea of sustainable stations, battery storage solutions to power trains and community railways. Her speech also included the launch of the Rail Safety and Standards Board’s Sustainable Development Principles 2016. Claire...


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GIB Search for Special Share Trustees

Early March this year marked the beginning of the process to transfer the Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) into private ownership. The UK Business Secretary announced that the Government was inviting private sector investors to register their interest in GIB. As part of the process GIB will issue special...


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Government review “disappoints” say Social Enterprise UK

The CEO of Social Enterprise UK has responded to the Cabinet Office announcement that they will conduct a mission-led business review. Peter Holbrook isn’t happy with the Call for Evidence on mission-led businesses review put forward by the Government. He says their expert panel is missing key business voices. Peter...


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Campaigners Respond to Mayor’s Pollution Promises

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said he will clean up London’s air. He announced there will be a consultation on a number of policies, which include only buying clean energy double-decker buses from the year 2018. Campaigners across the UK have responded. Sophie Neuburg, Campaigner at Friends of...


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Research Reveals Community Investment Risks

The growth of Corporate Community Investment (CCI) over the past few years is significant, but a research report reveals that not all is as it seems. Corporate Citizenship’s report published today highlights a surprisingly large gap between commercial ambitions and reality in terms of CCI. CCI has grown rapidly...


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Solar Survey Will Assess Sector

Solar companies in the UK have been invited to fill out a confidential online survey by the Solar Trade Association (STA) and the PwC, the largest professional services firm in the world. The survey looks to learn more about the state of the UK solar industry and the results...