Most popular on Blue Green 04 Dec – 10 Dec 2015

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Here’s the articles that were read by most people in the last week.

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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.

DECC’s Rudd Urged To Back British Solar In New “Paris Agreement” World

Further to the historic climate agreement that was signed in Paris over the weekend at COP21, the UK Solar Trade Association (STA) is calling on the Chancellor and the Energy Secretary to put their commitments into practice in a decision on support for solar PV in the UK. Read more.

#COP21: Barclays, “Investor momentum around portfolio decarbonization will likely continue to build.”

Renewable stocks rose up to 10% yesterday, while Peabody Coal fell 13% to all time low following the Paris Agreement. This is part of a larger reaction from investors and financial analysts – including Barclays – who are warning clients about the long–term signal sent to the markets. Read more.

ORE Catapult Acquires Samsung’s Demonstration Offshore Wind Turbine

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Levenmouth 7MW demonstration offshore wind turbine, located off the East Fife coast, from Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI). Read more.

Green Investment Bank and Foresight Back Northern Irish Farming Family’s Energy Generation Ambitions

UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) and Foresight Group LLP (Foresight) have today committed £1.7m to the construction of a £3.4m Anaerobic Digestion plant (AD) in Armagh, Northern Ireland. Read more.

Government Heeds Concerns on Solar FiT, But Fails #COP21 Leadership Challenge

New measures to deal with the projected over-allocation of renewable energy subsidies have been announced today, following recent consultations. Read more.