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UK Polar Research Ship Named

The name of the UK’s new polar research ship has been announced. Whilst “Boaty McBoatface” attracted a huge interest with the British public, the ship has been named RRS Sir David Attenborough, in honour of the world-renowned naturalist and broadcaster. Sir David Attenborough turned 90 years old last week...


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National Trust Recognised for Renewable Regime

The National Trust has been shortlisted for three different awards because of its hard work and dedication regarding reducing its use of fossil fuels. The Trust has been rolling out projects across the UK with renewable energy at their forefront. Under the Renewable Energy Investment (REI) Programme, the Trust...


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Fourth Energy Fortnight Confirmed

The Community Energy Coalition has announced the dates of the fourth 2016 Community Energy Fortnight. The two-week event showcases inspiring examples of communities who are using and generating energy in a sustainable way, embracing diverse technologies and sharing their resources. The 2016 Community Energy Fortnight (CEF) will run from the September 3...


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Energy Bill Passed by Parliament

The Energy Bill is set to become law after finishing its journey through Parliament today. The only stage of the process remaining for the Energy Bill is for it to receive Royal Assent. RenewableUK, the country’s leading renewable energy trade association, says this is a “significant moment”. RenewableUK Chief...


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Outrage at Oil Exploration in Bight

The Wilderness Society are protesting the search for oil in the Great Australian Bight. BP and Norwegian company Statoil, have partnered up to explore the 2000km long open oceanic bay on Australia’s southern coast. The effects of their search could have dire consequences for the Bight. Australian conservation group...


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Sadiq Khan Joins Air Pollution Battle

Today City Hall announced that Sadiq Khan, the newly appointed Mayor of London, will be a part of the renewed action against DEFRA. ClientEarth was granted permission to take the Government back to court last month because they failed to tackle illegal levels of air pollution in the UK....


ITM Power

Zero Carbon Electricity Deal Confirmed

Good Energy, a renewable electricity company, has agreed to supply ITM Power with zero carbon electricity. The agreement comes after ITM Power launched its first public access hydrogen refuelling station at today at the National Physical Laboratory in London. There are currently 15 hydrogen fuelling stations in operation across...


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Pakistan Sign Largest Liquefaction Contract of 2016

Pakistan signed the largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction contract – worth US$16 billion – out of all the importing countries across the globe in the first four months of this year. That’s according to research completed by consulting firm GlobalData. According to the company’s latest report, all of the...


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New Tool Will Help Bridge the ‘Financial Advice Gap’

EQ Investors (EQ), who specialise in wealth management, has released its new tax wrapper tool. The tool has been added to the company’s Simply EQ investment advice service, and is designed to show individuals which tax wrapper is most suitable for them based on their own unique circumstances. Differing taxation of...


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Great Start for ET Index Investment

ET Index, who help investors identify, understand and reduce their exposure to carbon risk, has already raised more than £800,000 on crowdfunding site SyndicateRoom.  ET Index opened a £1.1 million investment round on the crowdfunding site last Friday and has already hit over 70 per cent of its target. SyndicateRoom is...


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Earn from Excess Energy with Nissan

Today, car manufacturer Nissan revealed it will be trialling a new scheme, which will allow electric vehicle (EV) owners to sell excess energy from their car or van’s battery back the UK grid. Nissan’s innovative project is the first of its kind in the UK. The Vehicle-To-Grid (V2G) trial...


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Fifth Carbon Budget at the Forefront of Climate Change Campaign

The results of a survey distributed by the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) shows a huge amount of support for sustainability in the UK. The survey, taken by environment and sustainability professionals, highlights the need of the Government to adopt a 5th Carbon Budget. This is based on the...


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Eco-Eastenders Honoured for Sustainable Set

The cast and crew of popular UK soap, Eastenders, have been honoured with the albert+ certificate for their positive approach to sustainability. Albert Square has been given a green make-over with several initiatives being implemented across the neighbourhood to help lower the programme’s carbon footprint. The show is now...


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Action Platform Campaign for Climate Change Crackdown

Vote Your Pension has launched a worldwide campaign to tackle climate change in two big oil companies. The shareholder action platform is asking its users to support its movement to make ExxonMobil and Chevron change their business models to suit the global 2°C climate change target. Vote Your Pension is...


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UK Renewables Hailed as Unattractive

A new report expects renewable energy investment in the UK is to decrease drastically from next year. It has also shown that the UK’s appeal as a destination for renewable energy investment has dropped from even more since last year. The UK is now placed 13th out of 40,...