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Statement: Zac Goldsmith’s Transport Manifesto Launch

 In response to Zac Goldsmith’s transport manifesto commitments on clean air, ClientEarth lawyer, Alan Andrews said: “It’s great that Zac Goldsmith wants a clean air revolution to tackle the public health crisis of air pollution in London. We welcome his commitment to making London’s air an absolute priority. He...


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29 Species Camera Trapped in North Sumatra incl Tiger, Pangolin and Tapir

An endangered Malayan tapir and its young have been documented by camera traps in Batang Gadis National Park (BGNP), North Sumatra. In Indonesia, the tapir can only be found in North Sumatra and are very rarely seen. In total, the study recorded and identified an impressive 29 species in...


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Comment on Closures of UK Coal-Fired Power Stations

Commenting on the closure of two of the UK’s coal-fired power stations this week, out of a total of four closing this month in the UK, Paul Massara, former CEO of RWE npower, said the closures where to be welcomed because of the impact that coal, as the dirtiest...


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GBP 500m European Investment Bank Backing for Caithness Moray Transmission Link

The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide GBP 500 million to support a major reinforcement of the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland to improve connections between wind, wave and tidal renewable energy schemes and the national power network. The new power link will help secure...


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Indigenous Peoples and Greenpeace Demand an End to Amazonian Dam Project

Activists today peacefully protested against a planned mega dam project in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest at the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Austrian company Andritz, one of the global leaders in technology for hydroelectric dams. The São Luiz do Tapajós-dam would be built in the Tapajós River, in...


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Investment Sought from Individuals for £5m Community Energy Project in North Derbyshire

Investment is being sought from members of the public for a £5 million community energy project in North Derbyshire that will offer 5% gross returns for investors, while providing a long term funding stream for local charity groups. Chesterfield Community Energy is coordinating the project, which has seen a...


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Anesco Constructs Solar Farm that will Support Local Community in Chesterfield

National energy efficiency solutions company Anesco has played a key role in a ground-breaking new community solar farm in Chesterfield, which will provide a long term funding stream for local charity groups for 40 years. The company has constructed a brand-new solar farm at Oxcroft for Chesterfield Community Energy,...


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1/3 Workers Set for a Pay RIse in National Living Wage UK Hotspots

Up to a third of workers in some areas of Britain are set for a pay rise as a result of the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW), the new legal wage floor of £7.20 an hour that comes into effect this Friday for employees aged 25 and over, according to...


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Climate Factors Fuel Both Gloom and Bloom for Car Makers

A new report, analyzing 15 of the world’s largest automakers with combined market capitalization of US$846 billion, has found that tightening regulations on emissions are having a significant business impact in the wake of the Volkswagen scandal six months ago. The report uses data from CDP – voted no....


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Majority of P2P Providers Still Awaiting ISA Permission

With only a few days until the launch of a brand new type of ISA – the Innovative Finance ISA – Hannah Maundrell, Editor in Chief of money.co.uk comments on the slow approval process the Peer to Peer industry is currently struggling with; “It seems crazy we’re this close to the...


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Investment Sought From Individuals for £5m Community Energy Project Near Stratford-upon-Avon

Investment is being sought from members of the public for a £5million community energy project near Stratford-upon-Avon that will offer 5% gross returns for investors, while providing a long term funding stream for local charity groups. Stratford Community Energy is coordinating the project, which has seen a large solar...


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Ineos Reopens Plant to use Fracked Gas – FOES Reacton

Reacting to the news that Inoes will used fracked gas from the US at a reopened plant at Grangemouth, Dr Richard Dixon, Director of Friends of the Earth Scotland, said: “Fracking has been stopped here because of its impact on local communities and climate change, but Ineos are imposing...


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Green Investment Bank will Help Stirling Council Save £31m

The UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) has provided a Green Loan to help Stirling Council save £31m over the next 30 years by installing energy saving streetlights. Stirling Council is borrowing £9.87m from GIB and will install light-emitting diodes (LEDs) instead of traditional sodium lightbulbs in12,000 streetlights over...


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Aldi UK Pesticide Review to Protect Pollinators Welcomed by Friends of the Earth

Aldi UK’s decision to review its pesticide policy, including the use of neonicotinoids, has been warmly welcomed by Friends of the Earth. The review is due to be completed later this year. In a letter to Friends of the Earth, Aldi UK says: “The aim of this review is...


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Preparing a New Global Industry in the UK

Twice a day, every day, the Atlantic Ocean surges up on to the UK’s continental shelf and on to our coastline. This creates one of the highest tidal ranges in the world; an untapped energy source with huge potential. Harvesting the natural power of our tidal ranges here in...