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Innovators Bring Blue Economy Workshop to London

Sustainability pioneers Bibi Gratzer and Alexander Prinsen have created a workshop based around a Blue Economy. The workshop explores the future of sustainability through the philosophies and practical applications of the Blue Economy. The two innovators from Austria and the Netherlands are hosting their event in London on Saturday...


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Remain is Blue & Green Readers’ Sustainable Choice #EUReferendum

Across all areas – sustainable investment, renewable energy, UK society and UK natural environment – well over three quarters of our readers see remaining in the EU as more beneficial than leaving the EU. Read all the results here. With the referendum vote commencing at 7am tomorrow and closing at 10pm...


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Tomorrow’s EU Decision Could Change UK Environment

The British public will choose either remain or leave tomorrow as polls open for the EU Referendum. With less than 12 hours to go before voting begins, IEMA have released expert views from the Environment and Sustainability sector about what might happen to the environment if Britain decides it...


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Voters Discuss EU Referendum Information in Latest Poll

The British public has had its say on where it gets its EU referendum information from. BMG Research has released results of a poll on behalf of the Electoral Reform Society that showed 34% of voters say the BBC has been their most important source of EU referendum information....


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Minister Drives Hybrid Truck Down World’s First Electric Road

Today Anna Johansson, Minister of Infrastructure in Sweden, took the first ever drive on the E16 Electric Road in an electric road in a hybrid vehicle. The section of road between Kungsgården and Sandviken is the world’s first electric road specially designed for heavy traffic. The electric road is...


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Ofgem Gives 354 Mile Power Cable the Green Light

Ofgem, the government regulator for gas and electricity markets in Great Britain, has approved a 354 mile power cable from Scotland to Norway. WWF has responded to the news, with Director Lang Banks, suggesting co-operation and an European “supergrid” could help to tackle climate emissions on an international scale....


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EQ Investors CEO Discusses Chinese P2P Innovation

Founder of BestInvest and Chief Executive Officer of EQ Investors, John Spiers, has published a blog discussing the threat of Chinese innovation in the peer-to-peer (P2P) market. Mr Spiers talks about how the P2P sector is still in its early stages and untested by a serious recession. He also...


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Liebreich Praises UK Offshore Wind “Success Story”

Renewable energy in the UK is steadily growing – almost a quarter of the country’s electricity now comes from renewables. Michael Liebreich, leading international advocate of renewable energy and Founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said the UK’s progress in the sector is “a huge success and should be...


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ClientEarth Call for Diesel Pollution Clean Up

New research has suggested that pollution caused by diesel powered cars and vans gets worse when it’s cold outside. The reports state that when the temperature is below 18 degrees Celsius the amount of pollution produced by diesel vehicles rises. ClientEarth says random vehicle testing could help tackle the...


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Scottish Renewables Will Power Nestlé Operations

Food and drink giant Nestlé will soon be powered by a brand new wind farm in Scotland. The wind farm, which is expected to be fully functional by next year, will supply enough energy to power all of Nestlé’s operations in the UK and Ireland. Nestlé are supporters of renewable...


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Hugh McNeal Makes Rousing Renewables Speech

Hugh McNeal has made his first speech as Chief Executive of RenewableUK to the offshore wind industry. McNeal spoke at RenewableUK’s Global Offshore Wind Conference in Manchester, highlighting how much offshore wind is contributing to Britain’s economy. He said the renewable energy sector is “securing investment, delivering transformative and...


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Forum for the Future Comments on Upcoming Energy Report

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating the supply and development of energy in the UK. The CMA is expected to publish a report of its findings is later this month, with the statutory deadline being this Saturday, 25 June. UK Sustainable development organisation, Forum for the Future,...


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Friends of the Earth Respond to Circular Economy Action Plan Conclusion

Environment Ministers from across Europe met yesterday for the conclusion of approval on the European Commission’s Circular Economy Action Plan. Ministers have committed to supporting the implementation of the action plan, but the overall document is not binding for EU Member States. The Council has offered support for all...


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Study Shows Solar Industry is Booming

SolarPower Europe has published its report “Global Market Outlook for Solar Power 2016-2020” today. The flagship market report shows how the solar market has flourished in recent years, highlighting the 45-fold market increase in just ten years. It also points out that a total of 229 gigawatts (GW) of...


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Campaigners Declare Themselves “Sponsors” of Responsible Extractives Summit

A group calling themselves “The Oxymoron Appreciations Society” hung a banner across the entrance to the Crowne Plaza hotel in London this morning, where the Responsible Extractives Summit was set to get underway. The group announced themselves as “sponsors” of the event, which includes speakers from controversial fossil fuel...