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Heathrow expansion would be “economic madness” say ClientEarth

ClientEarth have commented on the Transport Select Committee’s report in to airport expansion. They welcome the proposal that more work needs to be done to improve the air quality around Heathrow airport before any expansion work at the airport begins. James Thornton, Chief Executive, said: “Air pollution is a major and...


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Phil Barton announced as new Love Clean Streets Ambassador

Love Clean Streets, an environmental reporting business, has appointed its first official Ambassador. They announced that they have selected Phil Barton, a key industry figure, to help them further their eco-agenda. Phil Barton, who was the Chief Executive for Keep Britain Tidy until last year, was introduced to the...


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Solar Citizens applaud Australian Greens’ announcement to back battery storage

Solar Citizens have welcomed the announcement that the Australian Greens new policy will promote battery storage in homes and businesses, but they still want the Federal Government to do more with renewables. Today the Australian Greens policy said that to redirect money from fossil fuel tax breaks into supporting...


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ClientEarth welcome University of Cambridge air pollution report

ClientEarth have commented on the University of Cambridge report into air pollution and the health benefits of walking and cycling. Alan Andrews, ClientEarth lawyer, said: “We welcome this report which highlights the physical benefits of walking and cycling. These activities would be even healthier if the air we breathe...


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Community Energy Projects can benefit from £350,000 M&S fund

For the second year running, Marks & Spencer (M&S) Energy have launched their Community Energy Fund. Community energy projects and technologies can benefit from the fund, with up to £350,000 available to support them. Any not for profit organisation is eligible to apply, as long as they use renewable...


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Carbon Tracker Initiative publishes independent 2˚C stress test study of oil and gas majors

A new study has been released today by the Carbon Tracker Initiative. Sense & Sensitivity: Maximising Value with a 2˚C portfolio, combines low-carbon demand scenarios with oil price and discount rate sensitivity to quantify how reducing exposure to high-cost, high-carbon projects can increase the value of their upstream interests....


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EIC Innovation Awards applaud UK energy industry’s positive impact

The UK Energy Innovation Awards, organised by the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC), are an annual awards ceremony that showcase the latest and greatest technologies from the energy industry. This year over 300 of the movers, shakers and rising energy stars were out in force once again to applaud and...


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Use feed-in-tariffs more widely to meet greenhouse gas targets, say GlobalData

According to research from GlobalData, the use of feed-in tariffs (FiTs) is still a popular form of encouragement utilised to promote renewable power installations in Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries. The consulting firm have released a report that shows all but four APAC countries have FiTs for one or more renewable...


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Transparency Task Force announce ShareAction Cheif Executive as Ambassador

The Transparency Task Force have appointed the Chief Executive of ShareAction as its Ambassador. The Transparency Task Force is campaigning for greater transparency in financial services around the world. Catherine Howarth was announced as the Transparency Task Force’s Ambassador last week. The Transparency Task Force (TTF) is an organisation...


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FIA sets sustainability benchmark for World Rally Championships

The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) will ensure that all events in the World Rally Championship (WRC) meet a minimum standard of environmental performance. All events at the WRC will have to achieve accreditation in the FIA Institute Sustainability Programme by the end of the 2016 season. The scheme...


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ScottishPower announce largest ever wind turbine contract with Siemens

ScottishPower Renewables has agreed to what’s believed to be Europe’s largest wind turbine contract for a single project. They have completed a deal with Siemens, which will see 102 wind turbines supplied for the East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm. It’s been announced that the contract will be worth up...


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Solar industry will keep fighting after Government threaten to cut off support

The Government have held a consultation about the Renewable Heat Incentive. Following the discussion, it has emerged that solar thermal energy could be cut off from government support. Solar thermal is the only technology threatened with removal from renewable heat scheme. The solar industry has pledged to continue their...


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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Hillclimb record holder Ken Gillette will race with Duryea’s new electric supercharger

Duryea Technologies, developer of high-efficiency brushless motors for hybrid vehicle applications, has announced a technical partnership with driver Ken Gillette, a hillclimb class champion and record holder from Ohio. During the 2016 racing season, Gillette will be demonstrating the Duryea Electric Supercharger in a modified car. Duryea Technologies was...


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EIB loans UCL record-breaking amount of money for campus developments

The European Bank (EIB) has loaned the largest sum of money ever lent to a university to University College London (UCL). The bank has loaned £280 million to UCL who will use the money to develop its Bloomsbury and UCL East campuses. The first phase of UCL East is...