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Large increase in solar capacity shaking up UK’s electricity generation

The second quarter of 2015 saw a large increase in the generation of electricity from solar PV, with the growth having a significant impact on electricity market prices and other supply factors. Figures included in the second quarter GB Electricity Market Summary from energy data specialist EnAppSys showed that...


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New study narrows the gap between climate models and reality

A new study led by a University of York scientist addresses an important question in climate science: how accurate are climate model projections? Climate models are used to estimate future global warming, and their accuracy can be checked against the actual global warming observed so far.  Most comparisons suggest...


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Scotland deliver renewable energy success to Malawi

Almost 80,000 people in rural Malawi have improved access to electricity and a brighter future thanks to the Malawi Renewable Energy Acceleration Programme (MREAP) which has published its final results. Led by the University of Strathclyde, with an investment of £2.3m, MREAP is the single biggest Scottish Government international...


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Scientists find cause for rise in urban flooding

Scientists at the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science investigating the increasing risk of ‘compound flooding’ for major US cities have found that flooding risk is greatest for cities along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts when strong storm surge and high rainfall amounts occur together. While rising...


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Zero Waste Scotland Fund opens for businesses to boost remanufacturing

The remanufacturing sector presents a fantastic economic opportunity for Scotland, and Zero Waste Scotland is focused on getting the right infrastructure and supply of products and materials in place for Scotland to reap the rewards. Remanufacturing in Scotland has the potential to grow rapidly from its current value of...


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FTSE Russell celebrates launch of new ex Coal Index Series

FTSE Russell, the global index provider, today announces its new FTSE All-World ex Coal Index Series. The suite of benchmarks will omit companies that have certain exposure to coal or general mining companies with proved and probable coal reserves. The new index series will assist market participants in managing...


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Study finds 40% of world’s population hasn’t heard of climate change

A new study that examined the public understanding of climate change found that 40 percent of the global adult population were completely unaware of the crisis – a figure that rose to nearly two-thirds of grown-ups in developing countries. Using data from the largest cross-sectional survey of climate change...


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Essential indicators reflect trends of a warming planet

In 2014, the most essential indicators of Earth’s changing climate continued to reflect trends of a warming planet, with several markers such as rising land and ocean temperature, sea levels and greenhouse gases ─ setting new records. These key findings and others can be found in the State of...


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UK and Canada in unique link-up to develop tidal energy projects

Five British companies are to receive grant funding from the Government’s innovation experts at Innovate UK to develop tidal energy projects with Canadian businesses and universities. Split across two projects, worth a combined £700,000, the projects will help governments, industry and academia better understand the impact of tidal technology...


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NASA finds Greenland glaciers melting faster than thought

Greenland’s glaciers flowing into the ocean are grounded deeper below sea level than previously measured, allowing intruding ocean water to badly undercut the glacier faces. That process will raise sea levels around the world much faster than currently estimated, according to a team of researchers led by Eric Rignot...


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Mangroves help protect coastal areas against sea level rise

Mangrove forests could play a crucial role in protecting coastal areas from sea level rise caused by climate change, according to new research involving the University of Southampton. A joint study between researchers at the University of Southampton along with colleagues from the Universities of Auckland and Waikato in...


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Nuclear watchdog says Defence chiefs are breaking the law over radioactive waste

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has accused UK defence chiefs of breaching Health and Safety legislation by failing to protect the public from the risk of radioactive waste at one of its atomic weapons bases. An official Improvement Notice has been served on the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)...


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Articles of note: best in sustainability

Here we round up all the trending news in climate change and sustainability. We’re planning to relaunch with original content in September so please complete our readership survey to tell us what you’d like us to cover. Climate change costing airlines millions of dollars in extra fuel and flying time. Scientists...


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UK Govt study releases climate change risk assessment

An international group of scientists, energy policy analysts, and experts in risk from finance and the military have released a new independent assessment of the risks of climate change, designed to support political leaders in their decisions on how much priority to give to the issue. The ‘Climate Change:...


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Getting ready for September relaunch

We’re taking a short break over the summer weeks while we prepare for our relaunch in mid-September. Please complete our readership and relaunch survey so we can include all of your excellent thoughts with ours. We’ll still be posting ‘articles of note’ from other publications at blueandgreentomorrow.com and putting up features periodically. We’ll also be summarising...