Here’s the articles that were read by most people in the last week.
Carbon Intensive Companies Face Unprecedented Complaints In 2016
Scrutiny of carbon intensive companies’ reporting could mean an unprecedented number of complaints to financial regulators from environmental lawyers ClientEarth in 2016. Read more.
Financial Conduct Authority Quietly Shelves Banking Culture Inquiry
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has shelved plans for an inquiry into the culture, pay and behaviour of staff in banking. The inquiry was going to investigate whether pay, promotion or other incentives contributed to scandals involving banks in the UK and abroad. Read more.
New Records Set In Best Ever Year For British Wind Energy Generation
RenewableUK has highlighted new official statistics from National Grid which show that 2015 was a record year for wind energy generation, with onshore and offshore wind farms supplying their largest ever amounts of clean electricity to Britain’s homes, factories and offices. Wind set new weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual generation records. Read more.
UK’s Sustainability Personality of the Year: The Blue & Green ‘Oscars’ – The ‘Marbles’
The antidote to Sports Personality of the Year. In 2016 we will be launching the full Blue & Green ‘Marbles’ awards. Most awards have as many categories as there are sponsors and are often decided by a cartel of ‘experts’. Because of this they tend to be unrepresentative of the views of ordinary people. Blue & Green ‘Marbles’ will be the antidote to awards ceremonies. Read more. Vote here.
Guardian: Dong Plans £6bn UK Investment By 2020
Dong Energy, the biggest operator of offshore windfarms in Britain, has said it plans to spend a further £6bn in the UK by 2020, convinced that the government is serious about supporting wind power. Read more.