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UK’s First Energy Labels Confirming The Source Given To 500 Companies

500 Organisations will today be issued with the UK’s first Energy Labels by SmartestEnergy which include the source and carbon content of the clean electricity they buy. This move is designed to boost the renewables industry and provide increased confidence to business consumers. Construction products multinational Saint-Gobain UK, sustainable...


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Large Growth Predicted For Energy Collectives If PM Leaves It Alone

Today a new report released calculates that 44% of UK electricity could be produced, with the right investment, by 2050 by ‘energy citizens’. Many more households, organisations and small enterprises could produce their own energy, supply demand-side flexibility or store energy in times of oversupply. Today’s report examines the extent of...


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Harbour Porpoise To Receive Increased Protection In Scotland

Under a new area of conservation in Scotland, the harbour porpoise is the latest species to be given increased protection. Scotland’s first Special Area of Conservation (SAC) has been created in the Inner Hebrides and Minches SAC on the West of Scotland is now Europe’s largest for this species. The area...


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Frack Nowhere: US Gas Fracked At The Expense Of Communities

On Tuesday 27th September, ethane from US fracking will arrive in Scotland for the first time. Campaigners from both continents attacked bosses at INEOS for their financial gain from the destructive shale gas extraction in Pennsylvania. Almost 10,000 gas wells have been drilled in Pennsylvania, with a devastating effect on local communities...


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Hundreds of BP Protesters Joined By 30-Foot Sea Monster at British Museum

BP or not BP? A theatrical protest group orchestrated more than 200 people in an unauthorised group performance inside the British Museum’s Great Court at 2.30pm on Sunday 25th September. In response to BP’s controversial and ironic sponsorship of the museum’s current ‘Sunken Cities’ exhibition, this theatrical battle between BP and the ocean featured...


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Energy Policy By Federal Government Is All Politics, No Plan Says Grattan Institute

It doesn’t happen very often that an economically conservative think tank has outrightly criticises a conservative government for its lack of policy direction. That is exactly what has happened today with a new Grattan Institute report describing South Australia’s power shock in July as a “canary in the coalmine” that...


Stepping Away From A 'Throwaway Society' : Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Stepping Away From A ‘Throwaway Society’ : Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

In recent times the reversal of our ‘throwaway society’ and the reduction of our household waste has been a hotly discussed subject. Progress is slow as each government introduce new and improved rules. Households have seen an increase in the number of wheelie bins delivered to their doors by their local...


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1,500 Miles Extra Per Year Free Driving By Adding Solar To UK Electric Cars

Starting today at the former F1 circuit in Zolder, north Belgium, the European Solar Challenge takes place – the first 24 race for solar cars. One of the race’s key aims is to encourage car-company innovation and lead to more efficient, less environmentally destructive vehicles. The EU has estimated...


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New Three Year Deal With A Leading Rewnewable Energy Company In UK

The Met Office’s recently-enhanced VisualEyes™ product will provide Innogy Renewables UK Ltd (formerly RWE Innogy) with forecasts to keep on-site personnel safe and eliminating avoidable weather delays by planning the most cost-efficient maintenance schedules. VisualEyes™ is an intuitive web-based weather monitoring and alerting system which will enable Innogy Renewables UK...


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National Energy Award For “Modern Art” Given To National Trust

A national energy award for a unique solar PV projects has been awarded to National Trust, similar to an art installation set on a hillside in North Wales as one of its most popular gardens. The solar array, at Bodnant Garden in the Conwy Valley, was successful in the...


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Baby Boomers Had 4 Million Vote Ballot Box Advantage Over Millennials At Last Election

Due to the high turnout and overall larger population, the baby boomers had a four million ballot box advantage over millennials at the 2015 General Election, thus highlighting a democratic imbalance that should concern all political parties. This is according to new analysis published today by the Resolution Foundation as part...


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UK’s First Public Pension Fund Will Divest From Fossil Fuels

Waltham Forest became the first local government pension fund last night to dedicate themselves to divest from all fossil fuels. A recommendation unanimously approved at the fund committee meeting stated that it would ‘exclude fossil fuels from its strategy over the next five years.’ Rob Platts from the...


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Fields In Trust Hunt For ‘UK’s Best Park’

A UK-wide search has begun to find the country’s favourite local green space, which will be nominated and selected by vote from the British public.   Do you think that your local park, playground or playing field is the best in the country? Here’s your chance to prove it. National charity Fields...


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Toxic Water Scheme Causes Hundreds To Rally

The World Bank has shaped the Nigerian water sector has persisted with numerous failed water privatisation initiatives for decades, causing yet more controversy. In Lagos, ongoing street protests, global pressure from public officials (including members of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human right to water), and...


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Summit For Head and Heart Philanthropy 2017 Heads to Cuba

125 plus philanthropic and social impact investors met on Martha’s Vineyard for a two and half day convention with a special focus on communities of colour. The event – Philanthropy on the Vineyard – is the premier gathering designed to bring together philanthropists, entrepreneurs, investors and social change champions each committed to...