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Express Awards for Excellence 2016

Recyclers Honoured at Prestigious Awards

Thursday 19 May marked the thirteenth annual Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management. The ceremony recognises those who have gone above and beyond to achieve in a sustainable way. This year’s awards were held at the Landmark Hotel in London. Entrepreneurs, commercial organisations, local authorities, third sector...


CREST

Responsible Tourism is Booming, say CREST

The Centre for Responsible Travel (CREST) released its annual report on responsible tourism last month. The report indicates that the industry has had a productive year and is doing well overall. Wellness tourism and adventure tourism in particular are thriving. In its report, The Care for Responsible Travel, CREST...


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RenewableUK Response to Green Light on Scottish Windfarm

Beatrice Offshore Windfarm came to a financial close this week. The 84 turbine windfarm was given the go ahead after a £2.6 billon agreement by owners SSE, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and SDIC Power. The project is one of the largest private investments ever made in Scottish infrastructure and is...


ECOTRICITY

Green Energy Gets Go Ahead in Britain

The two new hybrid energy parks, which were given the green light to be built this week, will be some of the first of their kind in Britain. Green energy company Ecotricity have been granted permission to build sun parks in Bulkworthy in Devon and Dalby in Leicestershire. The...


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Moray Firth Windfarm Gets Go Ahead

The Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) came to a financial close yesterday. The 84 turbine project, which is situated in the Outer Moray Firth, will be one of the largest private investments ever made in Scottish infrastructure. Offshore construction is expected to start next year and once completed the...


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Climate Change Should Be Our Focus, says Alejandro Toledo

The former President of Peru was in attendance at the One Young World Environment Summit in Arizona last week. Alejandro Toledo criticized US Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s short-termist concerns on immigration when he addressed hundreds of young people from countries across the globe. Toledo also urged those in attendance to take...


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Climate Change Investors Rally at AGMs

A number of major oil and gas giants are holding their Annual General Meetings (AGMs) this week. It is expected that many of the AGMs will be used as rallying point for investors and shareholders passionate about the climate agenda. Industry businesses will be urged to accept climate resolutions...


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ShareAction Review Shell’s Climate Reporting

Ahead of Royal Dutch Shell’s AGM next Tuesday, responsible Investment charity ShareAction has published a report analysing the company’s recent climate risk reporting. The report A post-Paris overview and analysis of Shell’s climate reporting, looks into the company’s business model from a climate perspective. Last year, a shareholder resolution was...


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Shareholders Press Industry Giants to Support Climate Change

As organisations across Europe and the United States prepare to propose climate resolutions at Exxon Mobil’s and Chevron’s AGMs later this week, other oil and gas giants are coming under increasing pressure to toe the climate change line too. Shareholders are urging companies to stress test their businesses against...


ECOTRICITY

Ecotricity Release Renewables Construction Video

A 100 metre tall windmill has been built at the RSPB’s headquarters near Sandy in Bedfordshire. To honour the completion of the project, Ecotricity has released footage of the construction alongside a documentary. The windmill took around two-weeks to be completed in February this year, but Ecotricity have captured its...


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Bidding Begins for Green Investment Bank

Earlier this year the Business Secretary, Sajid Javid, announced that the Green Investment Bank (GIB) will be privatised. Since its launch in 2012, the GIB has funded dozens of waste and energy projects. Last week, three bidders were shortlisted to buy a majority stake in the GIB. According to...


North Yorks

Fracking Approved in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire County Council have approved an application to frack for shale gas. Despite protesters gathering outside the Council offices yesterday, the North Yorkshire County Council granted permission for fracking at Kirby Misperton in Ryedale. A series of submissions from 75 people, some for and some against fracking, were...


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Cigarettes Get Mandatory Makeover

The High Court in London has denied a change in the law over cigarette packets. The tobacco industry’s attempt to change cigarette packets was rejected last week and now it is mandatory that all packaging is plain. Campaigners hope the new packaging will deter people from adopting smoking. The...


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Governments Can Become Even More Sustainable Say OECD

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have released a new report on resource consumption. The report, which focused on developed countries, highlighted the advances in waste management and the reduced consumption of raw materials, but highlighted a lack of sustainability when it comes to designing and producing...


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Council Face Fracking Decision in Yorkshire

The fate of Ryedale in North Yorkshire will be sealed at a council meeting today. A report sent to the planning committee at North Yorkshire Council earlier this month recommended that the Council approve fracking near Ryedale. Friends of the Earth are urging North Yorkshire Council to listen to...