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The Call To Stop Electronic Waste Flooding Developing Countries

International cooperation is needed to stop developed nations offloading defunct electronics to developing countries, according to a University of East Anglia (UEA) researcher and colleagues in China. Prof Dabo Guan, professor of climate change economics in UEA’s School of International Development, along with Prof Zhaohua Wang and researcher Bin...


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New Department For Transport Data Shows No Palm Oil Used In The UK

For the first time since the start of the UK’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation in 2008, no palm oil has been used in the renewable biodiesel that is blended into fossil diesel. Volumes have dropped sharply since 2012 and UK biodiesel is now largely made from waste feedstocks, in...


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Top Caters Head To Fishing Line As Olympic Fish Legacy Goes Swimmingly

On the eve of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, top caterers are making last-minuted pledges to all London’s top sports venues to serve sustainable fish. The Copper Box Arena, London Aquatics Centre, The Orbit, Wimbledon Tennis and Oval Cricket Ground receive a ‘gold medal’ for committing to serve...


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Offshore Wind Industry Can Create Jobs In East Coast Ports To Boost Economy

A new strategic report of east coast port facilities has identified the enormous potential of the offshore wind sector to create jobs and accelerate wider economic growth on the east coast of Britain. It has found that east coast ports, from East Anglia to Scotland, have the capability to support the...


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Jobs Can Be Created In East Coast Ports By Offshore Wind Industry

WWF have commented on a new report by the Offshore Wind Industry Council which demonstrates that the offshore wind industry can create jobs in east coast ports and boost the wider UK economy. Fabrice Leveque, Climate and Energy Policy Officer at WWF Scotland said: “This report shows that offshore wind could...


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Millions Raised For Charities Through Plastic Bag Levy

A new analysis conducted by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) shows a “huge positive impact” on a diverse range of national and local charities as a result of the plastic bag levy. Nearly £10 million has been distributed via CAF to charities by retailers including Aldi, Marks & Spencer...


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Reaction To Controversial Proposal For New Road In Blackdown Hills

Warning issued against the potential harm that will be caused to Blackdown Hills in Devon. Campaign for Better Transport has warned against damaging the Blackdown Hills as Devon County Council opens a public consultation on building a new road. Devon County Council is proposing to replace the existing single...


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£600 Earnings Hit Forecast In 2018 As Bank Utilises Its Monetary Sledgehammer

The ‘monetary sledgehammer’ used by the Bank should help to restore consumer and business confidence after the EU referendum vote, but decisions on trade and industrial policy made by the government will be vital to determine the prolonged effect of Brexit on economic growth in the future, according to...


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A More Competitive And Fairer Energy Market Promised By Ofgem

Ofgem has outlined its approach today to the recommendations by the Competition and Market Authority (CMA). Ofgem will implement these remedies to deliver a more competitive and fairer energy market for all consumers. The CMA’s two year investigation, which concluded last month, confirmed that two thirds of households are disengaged and...


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A New Source Of Natural Energy Has Been Discovered

Natural Energy Wyre, the Fleetwood based company, announced the launch of the UK’s first Tidal Hydro Energy Plant (THEP). Natural Energy Wyre (NEW) has been working on a project to generate electricity from tidal range, where its power (referred to as “tidal head”) is converted into electricity at the...


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UK’s First Extensive Social Impact Survey Has Been Launched

A historic Social Impact Survey designed to highlight awareness and attitudes to impact measurement and maximise social performance among frontline social ventures has been launched across the UK today. The Buzzacott Social Impact Survey is the first ever in-depth survey of UK charities and social enterprises to establish what they are doing...


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Good Energy CEO Responds To UK Electricity Fuel Mix Update

The government has today released its updated fuel mix disclosure tables, which outlines the full sources of UK electricity supply between May 2015 – March 2016 Responding to the release of today’s updated electricity fuel mix and the news that renewables are, for the first time, the second largest source...


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Study Finds Scottish Wind Farms Have ‘No Impact’ On Tourism Jobs

Wind farm developments have had no effect on the number of people employed in the tourism industry where they are located, the first independent study of its kind has found. The research, published by BiGGAR Economics, studied 18 wind farm sites across Scotland, and looked at the number of...


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Letter Signed By 200 Demanding New BP Arts Sponsorship To Be “Dropped”

214 have signed a damning letter in today’s Times calling for BP’s new 5-year sponsorship deals with the British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Opera House and Royal Shakespeare Company to be cancelled. The signatories argue, “These institutions’ decisions are badly out of step with the mood of their...


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Private Sector Announce Future of Rainforest Conservation Will Be Determined By Finance and Regulation

The future of sustainable development in the Asia Pacific Region is critical with respect to access to finance and the supportive legal and regulatory environment. This was the key message taken by private sector businesses to the Asia Pacific Rainforest Partnership (APRP) Summit as Governments, farmers, businesses, NGOs and academics...