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Niall Stuart Urges Government to Keep Scottish Renewable Promises

The Scottish Renewables’ Onshore Wind Conference takes place in Glasgow today. Scottish Renewables Chief Executive Niall Stuart made an opening speech at the conference, urging the UK Government not to forget the Scottish renewables sector. He also said the next Prime Minister must make tackling climate change a priority....


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Government Should Utilise Onshore Wind After Brexit, Says Hugh McNeal

Hugh McNeal, Chief Executive of RenewableUK, has said onshore wind could receive more support following the news that Britain voted to leave the EU last week. He said the economic uncertainty caused by Brexit could strengthen the case for Government support of onshore wind. Mr McNeal’s intervention follows comments...


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Bright Blue Urge Next PM to Prioritise Envrionment

Today the Secretary of State for Energy and Environment confirmed the fifth Carbon Budget. The Energy and Environment Secretary also urged candidates for the next Prime Minister to put environmental protection as a top priority. Bright Blue, an independent think tank and pressure group, has responded. Bright Blue will...


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SCCS Respond to Carbon Capture and Storage Report

The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) has released a report based on the UK’s cancelled Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Competition. The report sets out 36 vital lessons and policies following the cancellation. Tackling climate change continues to be a high priority across different sectors despite uncertainty following...


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EU Policymakers Agree ESG Requirements for IORPs

ShareAction has revealed that European policymakers have reached an agreement over the Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORP) Directive. ShareAction, a responsible investment charity, is thrilled that the new policy sets out clear environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements for IORPs. The Directive covers the European occupational pensions market,...


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WorldGBC Reveal Innovative Climate Change Project

Today the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) unveiled a new innovative project which aims to fulfil the targets of the Paris Agreement. The WorldGBC project aims to ensure all buildings are net zero by 2050. It is hoped the project will help with the fight against climate change. Advancing...


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WWF Urges Treasury to Support Environmental Sustainability

Karen Ellis, Chief Adviser on Economics and Development at WWF-UK, addressed the Environmental Audit Committee today at the Houses of Parliament. The Committee, which is chaired by Mary Creagh MP, is holding an inquiry on the role of the Treasury in relation to sustainable development and environmental protection. Karen Ellis urged...


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Transport Campaigners React to High Speed Railway Report

Today the National Audit Office released its Progress with preparations for High Speed 2 (HS2) report. Campaign for Better Transport, the UK’s leading authority on sustainable transport, has responded to the publication on the planned high speed railway, commenting that the UK Government must work together with local transport authorities to...


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Richard Arnold Discusses Future of UK’s Environment

Professionals and businesses in the environmental sector have expressed concerns following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. The European Union has previously protected the UK environment through policies and laws, but concern and uncertainty has risen now Britain has voted to leave. Richard Arnold, Technical Director at...


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Resolution Foundation Reports Rise in Child Poverty

Today the Resolution Foundation said the number of children living in poverty has risen for the first time in ten years. This increase is concerning because average income has now returned to pre-crisis level. The Resolution Foundation published its findings in response to the latest Households Below Average Income...


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Near Record Breaking Numbers Attend Energy Conference

POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe 2016 in Milan is experiencing close to record-breaking numbers of attendees this week. More than 13,500 people joined 535 exhibitors to discuss ideas and celebrate successes in Europe’s the energy sector. The three-day event concluded with visions for implementing the promises agreed...


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Civil Society Sector Urges G20 to Stop Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Civil society organisations are urging G20 governments to make a promise to divest fossil fuel subsidies by 2020. More than 200 environmental groups, campaigners and researchers have joined forces to demand an end fossil fuel funding. The call comes as energy ministers and the EU Commissioner for Climate Action...


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Paris Agreement Top Priority at Business and Climate Summit

Businesses and politicians from across the world are coming together today for the Business & Climate Summit. The second annual Summit is dedicated to tackling climate change. The event specifically focuses on how businesses should address the Paris Agreement, which was signed back in April 2016. With the Paris...


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GlobalData Predict Worldwide Solar PV Growth

GlobalData, a research and consulting firm, has released a report into the solar photovoltaic (PV) market. The study predicts that installed solar PV capacity will continue to grow globally by just over 480 gigawatts (GW) by 2025. GlobalData also forecast a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of solar PV...


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Isle of Wight Council Back Renewable Energy Fund

Wight Community Energy (WCE) has finalised a renewable energy deal with the Isle of Wight Council. The new £1.7 million funding deal will bring a 3.95 megawatt peak (MWp) solar array into community ownership. The backing by the Isle of Wight Council, a £2.88 million Close Brothers Bank loan,...