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Stephens Scown Advises on the Financing and Construction of Plymouth Community Solar Farm

South West law firm Stephens Scown LLP has acted for Ernesettle Community Solar Limited, part of the Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) group, advising on the funding and construction of a 4.1MW solar farm in Ernesettle, Plymouth. PEC, an award-winning Community Benefit Society, was formed to help Plymouth residents change...


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Reasons to Consider Making Your Home a Green Home

Aside from the fact that being environmentally conscious is increasingly popular these days, there are numerous reasons that you may want to consider upgrading your house in order to make it more green. Why Has Going Green Become so Popular? Renewable energy refers to energy that has been replenished...


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EU Court Official Supports the Destruction of The Cosmetics Marketing Ban

Statement by Dr Julia Baines, PETA UK, in response to Advocate General Michal Bobek’s opinion that cosmetics products and ingredients that have been tested on animals outside the EU may be placed on the EU market Shame on the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients and on Advocate General Michal...


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Places of worship can reach green targets sooner with a Utility Management Plan

Religious communities are snapping up better green energy deals but we can do even more to help you reach your carbon reduction targets. Negotiating as one group is a positive step All religions care about the planet and are committed to helping to save it, which makes renewable energy...


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Improving Legality Among Small-Scale Forest Enterprises

Driven by the UN Sustainable Development Goals, establishing a framework of national-level indicators could provide an effective way of establishing a legal and sustainable small-scale forest sector. In many developing countries small and medium-sized forest enterprises (SMFEs) play a crucial role in rural economies. Accounting for over 50% of...


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Could Building in Sustainability from the Start Help Attract Investors?

Sustainability has become a buzz-word in business over the last few years, but start-ups who are truly building it into their business models from the word go are finding it can help attract savvy investors. Blue and Green Tomorrow gets the low-down on one innovative business that is doing...


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Baroness Worthington to Lead Environmental Defense Fund Europe

Baroness Bryony Worthington has joined Environmental Defense Fund Europe as its new Executive Director. She is the first to hold this position for the European affiliate of the international nonprofit organization, Environmental Defense Fund. Bryony joins Environmental Defense Fund after a career spent campaigning for environmental solutions in a...


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Exclusive Interview: Mike Fotis, Founder Smart Money People

Mike Fotis is the founder of Smart Money People. Launched in October 2014, Smart Money People is on a mission to use people power to help increase trust and transparency in financial services. Prior to Smart Money People, Mike worked as a management consultant, focusing on banking and insurance...


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Exclusive Interview: Ella Robertson, One Young World International

Ella Robertson is the Managing Director of One Young World International – organizing conferences around specific themes for young leaders in order to generate positive change. One Young World hosts speakers such as President Bill Clinton, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and President Mary Robinson to inspire young people to be...


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Blue & Green Marbles Finalist: Catherine Howarth, CEO ShareAction

Catherine Howarth joined ShareAction in July 2008, having previously been the founder and lead organiser of West London Citizens. Earlier in her career she was Senior Researcher at the New Policy Institute. Catherine is a board member of Green Alliance and of the Scott Trust, owner of The Guardian,...


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The Rise In Food Banks

Since 2009, the UK has seen a rapid and alarming increase in the amount of food banks opening across the country, with the Trussell Trust seeing the amount of food banks they operate go from 29 in 2009 to 251 in 2014. The figures from the Trussell Trust, a...


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New Toolkit Helps Investors Assess Fossil Fuels

Can you share a little bit about Morgan Stanley’s background in and commitment to sustainability? At Morgan Stanley, we are dedicated to accelerating the adoption of sustainable investing, which seeks to deliver both competitive financial returns and positive environmental and social impact.  Through the firm-wide effort we are committed...


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Top IT Challenges Faced By Startups

The allure of operating a startup in an emerging market is easy to grasp, but most entrepreneurs neglect the unique risks they’ll be facing. And that’s why they’re unprepared to take adequate measures when challenges arise. While the challenge of raising funds remains the top concern, IT challenges are another major...


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ClientEarth Statement on Fiscal Policies And Air Pollution

Commenting on Policy Exchange’s call to raise road tax on new diesel cars to improve air quality, ClientEarth lawyer, Alan Andrews said: “We welcome this recommendation from Policy Exchange. With tens of thousands of early deaths a year in the UK caused by air pollution, reducing traffic pollution – especially...


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Procorre Expects Demand for Hydropower Professionals to Soar as Major Projects Get Underway

Significant advances in the global hydropower industry will lead to a surge in demand for specialist hydropower contractors according to professional services consultancy, Procorre. Procorre, which manages the life cycle of energy projects across the globe, says that by realising the potential of untapped hydropower capacity, a number of...