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Social Enterprise Backed by Local SITR

A social enterprise based in Bristol has received a quarter of a million pounds worth of grant money. PAPER Arts help unemployed young people progress through art. The majority of the £250,000 investment came from Resonance Bristol Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) Fund. PAPER Arts, has received investment to...


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Tidal Turbine Exports to Grid

A turbine in the Shetland Tidal Array has passed commissioning tests and is now fully functional. Nova Innovation and green energy company ELSA successfully installed the turbine earlier this year and it has now transferred power to the grid. The 100 kW Nova M100 device has passed an extensive...


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Northern Ireland Reaps Rewards From Wind Farm

Northern Ireland has seen first-hand the significant investment benefits that onshore wind can provide to local communities. An 18 MegaWatt (MW) wind farm is being constructed by renewable energy company, RES, on behalf of investment group, NTR in County Antrim. The project, which started last year, has already produced...


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EIB backs London Super Sewer

The UK water industry has been granted a loan to go towards the Thames Tideway Tunnel. The European Investment Bank will provide £700 million to go towards the “super sewer”. The Thames Tideway Tunnel is the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the UK water industry and once complete,...


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Solar Survey Will Assess Sector

Solar companies in the UK have been invited to fill out a confidential online survey by the Solar Trade Association (STA) and the PwC, the largest professional services firm in the world. The survey looks to learn more about the state of the UK solar industry and the results...


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Britain is “Ideal” for CO2 Storage

A study on carbon dioxide storage has confirmed that the UK would be an ideal location to store carbon emissions from across Europe. Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS) says this is welcome news after lasts month Paris Agreement, which included a deal to keep global warming below two...


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Debt Collection Survey Released

Echo Managed Services, a specialist outsourcer, has published findings that local authorities, along with energy companies, are most likely to use the worst practices in terms of debt collection. This conclusion comes from a survey of 1,500 households in Britain who were asked to detail their debt collection experiences....


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First State Promote Long-Term Responsible Investment

First State Investments (First State) has published a report cementing its promise to tackle climate risk by implementing strategies to its business. Their 2016 report highlights how the company will achieve responsible investments and stewardship practices. First State has published its ninth annual Responsible Investment & Stewardship Report, in which...


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Greenpeace Urge Supermarkets to Ditch Dirty Tuna

Thousands of people have been emailing supermarket chain Sainsbury’s urging them to take John West tuna off their shelves. The call comes after John West was exposed to be catching its tuna using destructive fishing methods which harm other marine life. 43,000 people have already emailed Sainsbury’s supermarkets Managing Director,...


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Professionals Push for Climate Change

Oil companies Exxon Mobil and Chevron are being pressed into passing climate resolutions at their companies Annual General Meetings later this month. Over 1000 academics from more than 40 universities worldwide have signed an open letter on the matter. Exxon Mobil and Chevron are being urged to pass eight...


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UK Cities Must Tackle Toxic Air

A report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) today has turned the spotlight on UK cities that are falling short of clean air standards. Air pollution contributes to thousands of premature deaths every year and poses significant risk to those already suffering from lung or heart conditions. Ten...


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Tomorrow’s Company Present Business Boosting Report

Tomorrow’s Company, who work with businesses to help them become a force of good in the community, have released the findings from its year-long research project. Tomorrow’s Company looked into the advancements and future prospects of businesses in the UK, and found that the current situation is not working...


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Zero Carbon Policy Dumped by Government

The House of Lords forced a debate over the Government proposal to scrap the Zero Carbon Homes after it was removed without warning. However, according to the UK Green Building Council, the Government had their way in the end, beating the Lords yesterday by just four votes. Last summer,...


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Investment Leaders Group launch climate change model helping to ‘future proof’ companies

The Investment Leaders Group (ILG) have launched a report detailing the results of economic modelling on the impact of climate and energy regulation on company profitability. The Investment Leaders Group is a network of ten pension funds, insurers and asset owners, organised by the University of Cambridge Institute for...


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“Turn Your Nose Up” at pig factories causing superbugs

Farms Not Factories have created a campaign in light of new information that pig factories threaten our health. The “Turn Your Nose Up” campaign has been created to encourage people to only buy high welfare pork. The campaign has been backed by a number of influential people. Dominic West,...