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The Times reveals UK nuclear reactors could contain faulty French components

A report in The Times today could mean that nuclear reactors in Somerset contain faulty French components. The Times reports that plans for Hinkley Point C have been thrown into chaos after the admission that engineers have falsified vital safety tests on parts supplied to reactors in France and...


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Energy Institution announces second Energy Systems Conference in June

The Energy Institute is hosting its second Energy Systems Conference in London in June. The event will bring together everyone from the world of energy to try to improve the energy system in the most sustainable way possible. The Energy Institute (EI) will strive to answer the question: “What...


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ClientEarth urge UK voters to think carefully after Government issue air quality warnings

The UK government has issued air quality warnings for the weekend. The Government claims the smog the UK could experience is due to winds bringing pollution over from the continent with warmer weather expected over the weekend. The announcement comes as millions of voters go to the polls across Britain....


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International coalition organised to help meet Paris Agreement targets

A partnership of over 20 major international institutions has been announced today to tackle the national climate commitments and goals of the Paris Agreement. The Coalition of Urban Transitions will support national-level decision making, ensuring that city action is linked to broader economic planning. Today the New Climate Economy,...


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Heathrow expansion would be “economic madness” say ClientEarth

ClientEarth have commented on the Transport Select Committee’s report in to airport expansion. They welcome the proposal that more work needs to be done to improve the air quality around Heathrow airport before any expansion work at the airport begins. James Thornton, Chief Executive, said: “Air pollution is a major and...


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Phil Barton announced as new Love Clean Streets Ambassador

Love Clean Streets, an environmental reporting business, has appointed its first official Ambassador. They announced that they have selected Phil Barton, a key industry figure, to help them further their eco-agenda. Phil Barton, who was the Chief Executive for Keep Britain Tidy until last year, was introduced to the...


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Solar Citizens applaud Australian Greens’ announcement to back battery storage

Solar Citizens have welcomed the announcement that the Australian Greens new policy will promote battery storage in homes and businesses, but they still want the Federal Government to do more with renewables. Today the Australian Greens policy said that to redirect money from fossil fuel tax breaks into supporting...


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ClientEarth welcome University of Cambridge air pollution report

ClientEarth have commented on the University of Cambridge report into air pollution and the health benefits of walking and cycling. Alan Andrews, ClientEarth lawyer, said: “We welcome this report which highlights the physical benefits of walking and cycling. These activities would be even healthier if the air we breathe...


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Community Energy Projects can benefit from £350,000 M&S fund

For the second year running, Marks & Spencer (M&S) Energy have launched their Community Energy Fund. Community energy projects and technologies can benefit from the fund, with up to £350,000 available to support them. Any not for profit organisation is eligible to apply, as long as they use renewable...


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Carbon Tracker Initiative publishes independent 2˚C stress test study of oil and gas majors

A new study has been released today by the Carbon Tracker Initiative. Sense & Sensitivity: Maximising Value with a 2˚C portfolio, combines low-carbon demand scenarios with oil price and discount rate sensitivity to quantify how reducing exposure to high-cost, high-carbon projects can increase the value of their upstream interests....


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EIC Innovation Awards applaud UK energy industry’s positive impact

The UK Energy Innovation Awards, organised by the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC), are an annual awards ceremony that showcase the latest and greatest technologies from the energy industry. This year over 300 of the movers, shakers and rising energy stars were out in force once again to applaud and...


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Use feed-in-tariffs more widely to meet greenhouse gas targets, say GlobalData

According to research from GlobalData, the use of feed-in tariffs (FiTs) is still a popular form of encouragement utilised to promote renewable power installations in Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries. The consulting firm have released a report that shows all but four APAC countries have FiTs for one or more renewable...


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Transparency Task Force announce ShareAction Cheif Executive as Ambassador

The Transparency Task Force have appointed the Chief Executive of ShareAction as its Ambassador. The Transparency Task Force is campaigning for greater transparency in financial services around the world. Catherine Howarth was announced as the Transparency Task Force’s Ambassador last week. The Transparency Task Force (TTF) is an organisation...


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FIA sets sustainability benchmark for World Rally Championships

The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) will ensure that all events in the World Rally Championship (WRC) meet a minimum standard of environmental performance. All events at the WRC will have to achieve accreditation in the FIA Institute Sustainability Programme by the end of the 2016 season. The scheme...


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ScottishPower announce largest ever wind turbine contract with Siemens

ScottishPower Renewables has agreed to what’s believed to be Europe’s largest wind turbine contract for a single project. They have completed a deal with Siemens, which will see 102 wind turbines supplied for the East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm. It’s been announced that the contract will be worth up...