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Trusts and foundations who pledged to divest from fossil fuels honoured with prestigious award

Trusts and foundations who pledged to divest from fossil fuels honoured with prestigious award

Last week 135 trusts and foundations were awarded the prestigious Nelson Mandela-Graca Machel Innovation Award for Brave Philanthropy. The 135 trusts and foundations have pledged to divest from fossil fuels and invest in climate solutions through the global Divest Invest Philanthropy movement. Amongst them are the Rockefeller Brothers Fund,...


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Win a $7 million prize to fund African renewable energy projects

Access Power, a developer, owner and operator of power projects in emerging markets, has begun the countdown for applications to the Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) 2016, the second edition of its successful ACF for renewable energy projects in Africa. The 2016 ACF competition will see developers across the continent...


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French government states ocean energy objectives

Over the next seven years, the French government intends to push 100 MegaWatts (MW) of installed tidal, wave and floating wind capacity and to have awarded tenders for a further 200 MW to 2,000 MW. These ambitions were stated by Government decree on April 24. The strategy is part...


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Solar aeroplane Si2 makes first stop on round-the-world trip

The solar aeroplane Solar Impulse 2 is currently in Phoenix, after it took off from the Moffett Airfield yesterday morning. Together with their team and partners, Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, are attempting the first round-the-world solar flight with no fuel to show that the world can...


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Ban ads offering to remove car pollution filters say Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth have complained to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) about adverts promoting the practice of removing pollution filters from diesel vehicles. They say the practice should be banned, because it leaves cars illegal to drive – something many are unaware of. The advertising code of practice...


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Activists set up camp in Wales to shut down opencast coal mine

Hundreds of people have set up camp in Merthyr Tydfil in Wales to shut down the UK’s largest opencast coal mine, Ffos-y-fran, just days before Wales goes to the polls. Campaigners began arriving on Saturday and are want to shut down the opencast coal mine today. Activists from Wales...


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Environmentalists say renewables should be top priority for next Scottish government

Scotland’s wind power sky rocketed last month. The output jumped up by 15 per cent compared with last year’s figures, and upwards of 70 per cent electricity or hot water was provided by the sun through solar panels. Environmentalists are now calling for the next Scottish government to bring...


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Friends of the Earth want next London Mayor to tackle air pollution in the capital

Friends of the Earth has asked the London mayoral candidates to commit to ten polices that will help make the capital a cleaner, greener and healthier place to live, work, and visit. They have found that all the main contenders have stronger green policies than the current government, although...


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Energy Institute announce Sir David King as prestigious Melchett Award winner

The Energy Institute (EI) have announced that the winner of The Melchett Award 2016 is Sir David King HonFEI, Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change. The EI Melchett Award is named after one of the first EI Presidents, The Rt Hon Sir Alfred Mond, later to become Lord...


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Jonathan Easthope (R) from Every Can Counts presents a Green Can Recycling Award to Becky Burrell (C) and Philippa Artus (L) from Cambridge BID.
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Cambridge Business Improvement District honoured with national Green Can Award

The Cambridge Business Improvement District (BID) has been presented a national Green Can Award. The Every Can Counts Green Can Awards recognise businesses and organisations that go above and beyond to improve their recycling efforts. Cambridge BID has been honoured with the award following its work with recycling programme...


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Christian Aid responds to Paris Climate Agreement Signing

As nations gather in New York to sign the historic UN climate agreement brokered last December in Paris, Christian Aid, has hailed it as a clear sign that the low carbon transition is underway. Mohamed Adow, Christian Aid’s Senior Climate Adviser, said: “The signing of this agreement reminds us...


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Ministers challenged over emissions claims

Claims by the Transport Secretary that the UK has been leading the way in pushing for better emissions testing for diesel vehicles have been challenged by environmental lawyers, ClientEarth. It follows a shocking Department for Transport report which shows that all diesel vehicles tested by the governnment in the...


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Twenty top religious leaders from India Sign “Interfaith Climate Change Statement” Today

250 Religious Leaders Present the Interfaith Climate Change Statement to the President of the UN General Assembly New Delhi/ April 18th, 2016:    Four days before the signing of the historic Paris Agreement, The Interfaith Climate Change Statement has been signed by two hundred fifty global faith leaders’ from fifty...


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BP refuses to disclose risks of deepwater gamble in the Great Australian Bight

BP’s refusal to disclose details of its plan to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight (GAB) from October 2016 has come under fire from investor groups and conservationists ahead of the company’s AGM that was held on 14 April. The GAB is an area of exceptional marine...


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Search is on for Britain’s greenest youngsters

Ecotricity, the world’s first green energy company, has today launched a competition to find the greenest youngsters in Britain, with the four winners taking the stage at this summer’s WOMAD Festival to present their ideas. Ecotricity, who will host a stage at the festival, is asking school pupils aged...