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Renewables Need Energy Storage Solution say UEA

Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) say subsidies from governments should be used to encourage investment in energy storage systems. Renewable energy outlets like wind turbines and solar panels are becoming increasingly popular across Europe and UEA researchers say investors should store surplus energy to fully integrate...


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Young Green Innovators Honoured at Awards

The second Scottish Renewable Young Professionals Green Energy Awards were held last night and nine winners were honoured with a prestigious award. On the night the Innovator Award went to David Hogg from Bright Green Hydrogen in Fife. His vision will turn Fife into a world-leading energy hub by...


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Greenpeace Critical of G7 Climate Communique

Greenpeace have issued a statement in the wake of the Ise-Shima G7 Leaders’ Communique. Greenpeace say the Communique does not address climate change quickly enough considering the level of the crisis. They are also critical that it does not fall in line with the Paris Agreement, signed by 177...


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Credit Ratings Sign Up to Systematic ESG Initiative

Some of the leading credit ratings agencies are joining a new project which evaluates the environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors more systematically. One hundred investors, who collectively manage $16 trillion of assets, and six credit rating agencies have already signed a Statement on ESG in Credit Ratings. The...


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EIB President China Connection and Climate Visit

The President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) will visit China to develop stronger relationships and tackle climate change together. The five-day trip will see Werner Hoyer meet with professionals from the National Development and Reform Commission, China Development Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Finance Minister. Mr...


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Christian Aid Want to See More Climate Progress

The United Nations (UN) talks in Bonn, Germany came to a close yesterday, and whilst some progress has been made, Christian Aid are urging countries to deliver the promises made in Paris last December. They warn that a lack of positive progress will only exacerbate the current climate problem...


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Greenpeace Condemn Obama’s Nuclear Double Standards

US President Barack Obama visited Hiroshima this week, just after the G7 Summit. This was the first ever visit by a US President in office. However, whilst Greenpeace Japan welcomed President Obama’s visit but they also say it was marred by double standards over nuclear weapons. Hisayo Takada, Deputy...


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Investors Launch Private Equity Climate Guide

Today investor groups have launched a new guide to climate change. The document, A Guide on Climate Change for Private Equity Investors, is aimed at private equity limited partners (LPs) and general partners (GPs). The updated guide contains information including how to measure carbon emissions and policy changes in...


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M&S Wages to Increase Above Living Wage

Marks & Spencer has announced it will increase its staff wages to above the current cost of living. The retailer has said it plans to pay its staff £9.65 per hour in Greater London and £8.50 per hour across the rest of the UK, taking its wages higher than...


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Timber Trade Members Express Brexit Concern

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) conducted a survey to calculate whether its members are for or against leaving the European Union (EU). The results showed that members are overwhelmingly in favour of staying in the EU. Many of those who said they would vote to remain expressed their concern over...


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Britain’s Beaches Need Europe says Keith Taylor

The European Environment Agency have released their annual report on Europe’s beaches. The report analyses the quality of more than 21,000 coastlines and inland bathing sites across the EU, Switzerland and Albania. It specifically focuses on whether the beaches have been contaminated by faecal pollution, sewage or livestock. Keith...


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Festival Goers Will Inspire Climate Poem

A spoken word artist is going to compose a poem all about climate change. Good Energy, a renewable energy company, has asked Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner to write the piece to highlight how the arts can tackle climate change. Hay Literature Festival will play a big part in the poem –...


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Initiative Launched to Help Polluting Regions

A new global initiative called the Energy Transition Platform has been formally launched. The project has been set up to support governments across the world in developing and implementing pioneering energy policies. The project specifically targets carbon intensive and highly industrialised states and regions to help them become cleaner...


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More UK Cities Join Global Network

The next 37 member cities welcomed into the 100 Resilient Cities network (100RC) have been announced. Among them are Manchester and Belfast, helping the UK become the second most represented country on the list. The global network, pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, encourages and helps cities implement management strategies for...


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Survey Suggests Swiss Pension Funds Need Sustainable Focus

WWF Switzerland and ShareAction have distributed worrying research about Swiss pension funds. The survey published this week focuses on how pension funds in Switzerland use sustainability within their practices. In their report they show that many of the top 20 Swiss pension funds do not fully consider long-term environmental...