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Energy Institute announce Sir David King as prestigious Melchett Award winner

The Energy Institute (EI) have announced that the winner of The Melchett Award 2016 is Sir David King HonFEI, Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change. The EI Melchett Award is named after one of the first EI Presidents, The Rt Hon Sir Alfred Mond, later to become Lord...


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British public backs renewables and wants more projects in their areas

Official government statistics show that the British public believes renewable energy provides noticeable economic benefits. More than half the people surveyed also said they want more clean energy projects built in their area. The Public Attitudes Tracking Survey published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change highlighted that...


RMG Photography - 20th April 2016

Jonathan Easthope (R) from Every Can Counts presents a Green Can Recycling Award to Becky Burrell (C) and Philippa Artus (L) from Cambridge BID.
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Cambridge Business Improvement District honoured with national Green Can Award

The Cambridge Business Improvement District (BID) has been presented a national Green Can Award. The Every Can Counts Green Can Awards recognise businesses and organisations that go above and beyond to improve their recycling efforts. Cambridge BID has been honoured with the award following its work with recycling programme...


electricity pylon by Lydia via flickr

New guide urges electric utilities to engage with climate change risks

A global network of more than 270 institutional investors has published a guide setting out the threats facing the utilities sector and their expectations for companies to meet future sustainability and profitability targets. Investors are concerned that some companies – particularly electric utilities – are not sufficiently prepared for...


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FTSE Russell unveil innovative eco-friendly index

FTSE Russell has launched a new low-carbon index today. The global index provider is working with BNP Paribas, who has been licensed the FTSE Divest-Invest Developed 200 Index. The FTSE Divest-Invest Developed 200 Index focuses on reducing exposure to companies associated with fossil-fuels and increasing exposure to companies who...


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REA hold mixed reaction to changes in government proposals on biogas and biomass

The Government consultation into the reform of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) closed yesterday. The Renewable Energy Association (REA) who cover power, transport and heat, responded to proposals regarding biogas and biomass. They are encouraging the Government to support a wide range of renewable heat technologies in order to...


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Successful Energy Innovation Centre projects take industry by storm

Based in North West England, Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) is a company committed to developing and supporting innovative ideas that help industry partners from gas, electricity and renewables sectors overcome challenges faced during transition into a low-carbon future. EIC has completed another successful year, brokering energy investments to the...


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Ministers review Trade Union Bill after defeat in House of Lords

The Government’s Trade Union Bill has faced fierce criticism from unions and the Labour Party. Just last month the House of Lords defeated the government in votes on the Bill. Ministers sat down this week to review the proposed changes. Trade unionists will still be forced to ‘opt in’...


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Europe needs a “renovation revolution” to meet Paris Agreement

The World Green Building Council is urging governments, businesses, consumer groups and NGOs across Europe to come together to create ambitious plans for how their countries will cut emissions from existing buildings. Countries must work together in order to meet the Paris Agreement and halt global temperature rises as...


Mark Meyrick at the United Nations in New York

Green energy company hails landmark climate change agreement

Chippenham-based renewable energy firm Good Energy has joined climate experts to welcome the signing of a global agreement on climate change by over 150 countries, including the UK. The agreement, which sets out measures to limit the global temperature rise to no more than 2°C, was reached in Paris...


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Christian Aid responds to Paris Climate Agreement Signing

As nations gather in New York to sign the historic UN climate agreement brokered last December in Paris, Christian Aid, has hailed it as a clear sign that the low carbon transition is underway. Mohamed Adow, Christian Aid’s Senior Climate Adviser, said: “The signing of this agreement reminds us...


solar roof By Jon Callas via Flickr

Ecotricity acquires SunEdison UK solar business

Ecotricity, Britain’s leading green energy company, today announced that it has acquired the home rooftop solar business of SunEdison. Before exiting the UK, SunEdison had built a portfolio of nearly a thousand rooftop solar installations, a product known as the Energy Saver Plan.  The news comes on the day...


car fumes by Riley Kaminer via flickr (1)

Ministers challenged over emissions claims

Claims by the Transport Secretary that the UK has been leading the way in pushing for better emissions testing for diesel vehicles have been challenged by environmental lawyers, ClientEarth. It follows a shocking Department for Transport report which shows that all diesel vehicles tested by the governnment in the...


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Green Gas Could Reduce UK LNG Imports

Green Gas could produce equivalent of over one quarter of UK’s LNG imports New report released by UK renewable energy trade body details the potential and existing production of biomethane (green gas) in the UK The UK has the potential to produce the equivalent of 45 Liquefied Natural Gas...


Monkey Experiment by Ed Schipul via Flickr

World Day for Laboratory Animals marked across globe

Horrific monkey experiments exposed in UK and Europe In the countdown to World Day for Laboratory Animals on April 24th the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has released shocking details of primate experiments and their failure.   The animal suffering in the experiments is clear and NAVS, the world’s oldest anti-vivisection...