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Greenpeace Urge G7 Decarbonisation Plans

Greenpeace are urging world leaders to use this year’s G7 Summit to continue plans to decarbonise the global economy. They want the world to step away from fossil fuels and adopt steps that will comply with a less than 2˚C economy. Greenpeace want to see progress in the form...


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Bristol Battery Storage Project Brilliance

An innovative project trialled in Bristol has been a success. SoLa Bristol used battery storage devices charged by rooftop solar PV Panels on homes and businesses across the city. The residents in the buildings benefitted from the project by storing the energy in the day and using it at...


©Tony Bartholomew / Turnstone Media... PICTURE PROVIDED FOR USE WITH PRESS RELEASE ON BEHALF OF LINTON HYDRO.  CONTACT FOR RELEASE OR FURTHER DETAILS / info@turnstonemdia.co.uk/07802 400651...22nd May 2016....Liam Brown of the Lower Wharfe Canoe Club's 'Stream Team' at Linton Lock. The team of young canoeists, which is based at Tadcaster and competes regularly at a national level, has already committed to using the custom-designed slalom course planned as part of the  Linton Lock hydro scheme as a training base.

Bond Launched for Linton Lock 

Linton Hydro Ltd have launched a secured bond to build a hydro powered project in North Yorkshire. The River Ouse will play host to the new £2.5 million renewable project, the Linton Lock. Linton Hydro are working in partnership with Triodos Bank to bring the scheme to life. The...


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Arctic Saved From Possible Fishing Destruction

A region in the Arctic will be protected from industrial fishing thanks to an investigation by Greenpeace. Research showed that previously untouched areas of the Arctic were being destroyed by trawling boats fishing for cod. A number of high profile businesses backing the investigation have agreed to reign in...


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Hinkley Point C Causes More Controversy

EDF Energy had to face the Energy and Climate committee over its nuclear power station, Hinkley Point C yesterday. The power station has been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons in the past – including concerns over its cost and its legality. Vincent de Rivaz, EDF UK’s...


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EU Policies Protect Our Environment, Say Professionals

Environment and Sustainability professionals in Britain are worried leaving the EU will have a detrimental effect on environmental issues. That’s according to results of an Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) poll taken by 1,200 people in the industry. A majority said they believe leaving Europe could reduce...


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Heritage Sites Won’t Resist Climate Change

A new report has shown that World Heritage sites are under significant risk from climate change. “World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate” states melting glaciers, rising seas and worsening droughts as just three disasters that could impact on the world’s most preserved sites. The news could irrevocably...


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Record Breaking Number of Oil Investors Back Climate Resolutions

  Climate-focused shareholders at ExxonMobil and Chevron were building up momentum before the oil giant’s Annual General Meetings (AGMs) yesterday. The investors proposed a number of climate change resolutions that highlighted the need to comply with rules set out by the Paris Agreement. Despite not gaining an overall majority,...


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ClientEarth Urge EU to Save Bialowieza Forest

ClientEarth has lodged a legal complaint to help save an UNESCO World Heritage Site. ClientEarth is urging the European Commission to halt the destructive plans to introduce logging in the Bialowieza Forest. Poland’s Minister for Environment has suggested that the deforestation could begin as soon as this week. On...


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Report Blasts Distrustful Dairy Farms

A new report suggests Britain’s cows are being held in cruel conditions. World Animal Protection UK have found that more and more intensive indoor dairy farms are being set up across the UK. What’s more, they say the farms are misleading to consumers who don’t realise where their milk...


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Church of Scotland Votes No to Polluting Companies

The Church of Scotland has said it will no longer invest in polluting energy companies. The Church voted yesterday in Edinburgh to distance itself from companies creating the worst climate pollution. The decision was made after a petition was set up calling for the change. The motion, approved by...


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Pacific Societies Call to Save Their Seas

National Governing Bodies and civil societies are calling on the European Union to stop funding “reckless development activities”. The South Pacific Ocean is widely used for exploration and experimentation and at the 5th Annual Deep Sea Mining Summit yesterday there was a call for a ban on this “frontier” industry....


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EIB Offer Largest Ever Loan for Windfarm

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to support the construction of the Beatrice windfarm in Scotland. The £525 million loan is record breaking – it is the single largest investment for an offshore wind project the EIB has ever supported. Construction of the windfarm will begin next year....


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Climate Resolutions Will Force Change, say AODP

Oil giants ExxonMobil and Chevron will hold Annual General Meetings (AGMs) today. Investors in the companies will push them to tackle climate change within their businesses by proposing climate resolutions at the AGMs. The Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP), which rates the world’s 500 biggest investors on their success...


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National Trust Awarded for Renewables Revolution

The National Trust has replaced fossil fuels for renewable counterparts at its properties across the country and was honoured for making the change at a recent awards ceremony. The edie Environment and Energy Awards, which took place at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, recognise and celebrate excellence in...