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New study narrows the gap between climate models and reality

A new study led by a University of York scientist addresses an important question in climate science: how accurate are climate model projections? Climate models are used to estimate future global warming, and their accuracy can be checked against the actual global warming observed so far.  Most comparisons suggest...


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Official figures reveal Energy Ministers’ error over onshore wind

RenewableUK, the wind and marine energy trade association, says new Government statistics released today show that onshore and offshore wind energy is playing a crucial role in securing clean energy supplies for British homes, offices and factories. The Department of Energy and Climate Change has published its key annual...


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Virgin Media announces Digital for Good sustainability strategy

Virgin Media has announces a set of new sustainability goals that will see the UK’s internet provider do more good with digital, while growing responsibly and sustainably. As part of its new sustainability strategy, Virgin Media is committed to achieving five ambitious goals in the next five years. They...


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Green Technology: An Added Cost or a Money-Saver?

Small and Medium Enterprises are always worried about the heavy costs of actually going green, but adopting green technology and environmental responsibility could prove to be a money-saver in reality. SMEs Going Green A recent study by the Federation of Small Businesses highlighted the fact that small and medium...


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Europe approves €33 million funding for EV network in Netherlands

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Dutch plans to provide almost €33 million of public funding for the installation and operation of charging stations for electric vehicles. This scheme will contribute to the roll-out of the necessary infrastructure to make electric cars a viable alternative...


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Switzerland looks to harness the energy potential of waste heat

According to a study commissioned by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), heat production accounts for around half of Switzerland’s entire energy consumption, such as for heating or numerous technical procedures, including drying, forging or melting. Today, the energy demand is primarily covered by fossil energy sources and...


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Scotland deliver renewable energy success to Malawi

Almost 80,000 people in rural Malawi have improved access to electricity and a brighter future thanks to the Malawi Renewable Energy Acceleration Programme (MREAP) which has published its final results. Led by the University of Strathclyde, with an investment of £2.3m, MREAP is the single biggest Scottish Government international...


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Scientists find cause for rise in urban flooding

Scientists at the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science investigating the increasing risk of ‘compound flooding’ for major US cities have found that flooding risk is greatest for cities along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts when strong storm surge and high rainfall amounts occur together. While rising...


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Zero Waste Scotland Fund opens for businesses to boost remanufacturing

The remanufacturing sector presents a fantastic economic opportunity for Scotland, and Zero Waste Scotland is focused on getting the right infrastructure and supply of products and materials in place for Scotland to reap the rewards. Remanufacturing in Scotland has the potential to grow rapidly from its current value of...


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FTSE Russell celebrates launch of new ex Coal Index Series

FTSE Russell, the global index provider, today announces its new FTSE All-World ex Coal Index Series. The suite of benchmarks will omit companies that have certain exposure to coal or general mining companies with proved and probable coal reserves. The new index series will assist market participants in managing...


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CSR Programs Increase Revenue up to 20%, Says Verizon, Campbell Soup Study

Well-designed corporate social responsibility programs increase revenue by as much as 20 percent, command price premiums up to 20 percent and increase customer commitment by as much as 60 percent, according to a study commissioned by Verizon and Campbell Soup. Project ROI, conducted by IO Sustainability and Babson College,...


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Banks told to cap processing fees for credit and debit cards

The Government has launched a consultation on new rules to cap fees charged by banks to their business customers for processing credit and debit card payments. These new rules, which are part of the Interchange Fee Regulation that the European Union (EU) agreed earlier this year, introduce an EU-wide...


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Wind energy to supply more than 12% of Europe’s electricity supply

The cumulative capacity of wind energy connected to the EU grid reached 129GW last year, matching 8% of European electricity demand, the equivalent to the combined annual consumption of Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece and Ireland. According to report published by the European Commission Joint Research Centre report, the impressive...


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Study finds 40% of world’s population hasn’t heard of climate change

A new study that examined the public understanding of climate change found that 40 percent of the global adult population were completely unaware of the crisis – a figure that rose to nearly two-thirds of grown-ups in developing countries. Using data from the largest cross-sectional survey of climate change...


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P&G to make 230 million bottles a year out of recycled plastic

Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) Fabric Care has reinforced its environmental credentials with the announcement of a new environmental initiative which will result in 230 million bottles of flagship brands like Ariel, Dash, Lenor and Unstoppables made out of ‘Post Consumer Recyclate’ (PCR) – recycled packaging. As...



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