Here’s the articles that were read by most people in the last week.
BP Great Australian Bight oil spill could impact all southern Australia’s coast
An oil spill in the Great Australian Bight from a deep-sea well blowout would be devastating for fisheries and marine life, according to new independent oil spill modelling commissioned by the Wilderness Society. Read more.
Campaigners celebrate as Science Museum drops Shell as sponsor
Today, campaigners revealed that the Science Museum’s controversial sponsorship deal with Shell will end this December. In response to a Freedom of Information request from BP or not BP?, the museum confirmed that it “…does not have plans to renew its existing sponsorship deal or initiate a new deal or funding agreement with Royal Dutch Shell.” Read more.
Ecotricity statement on Amber Rudd allegedly ‘misleading public’ on renewables targets
The Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has been accused of misleading the public, after a leaked letter seen by the Ecologist revealed that her own department has predicted we’ll fall short of our target to get 15% of its energy from renewables by 2020, contrary to government claims that we remain on target. Read more.
US$100 billion in new renewable investments power Indian energy transition
Investments worth over US$100 billion in the past eight months alone are driving an unprecedented shift to renewable energy in India, according to a major new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). Read more.
Interactive map launched to help Highways England plan £500m green retrofit of existing roads
Campaign for Better Transport, in conjunction with the Wildlife Trusts, has launched an interactive map which it hopes will help inform Highways England where to spend its £500m green retrofit fund. Read more.