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Work Begins on UK’s First Offshore Wind Tower Facility

A ceremony attended by Scotland’s Energy Minister marks the commencement of work in Argyll on the UK’s first offshore wind tower factory. CS Wind UK’s base in Campbeltown, which employs 175 people, is set for a £27 million investment after its acquisition by South Korean manufacturer CS Wind Corporation...


European Commission by Sébastien Bertrand via Flickr

European Climate Action Must Be Addressed by EU Budget Review

Friends of the Earth Europe, CEE Bankwatch Network and Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe have demanded that the European Commission lists to the European Parliament calling for an EU budget that supports both people and the planet. The demand follows the adoption of a report by the European Parliament...


Rushing to Work by Pavlina Jane via Flickr

Health Benefits of “Active Travel” Welcomed by Transport Campaigners in New Report

Campaign for Better Transport responds to the publication of a new Faculty of Public Health report encouraging a shift away from car use in new towns and cities. The report, Local action to mitigate the health impacts of cars, gives advice to local authorities on how to encourage people to move away from car...


Waves by Tony Hisgett via Flickr

European Commercial Wave Energy Technology Project Supported by EU

The commercial development of new “WaveRoller” wave energy technology will be financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) under the InnovFin Energy Demonstration Project programme. In its commitment to support innovative technologies, the European Investment Bank (EIB) will invest up to EUR 10 million in AW-Energy, a pioneering start-up...


sustainability by Michael Coghlan via Flickr

Emerging Market 70 Ranking Published by Vigeo Eiris

The 70 best performing companies, out of 800 indexed, have been ranked in the Emerging Market 70 Ranking by Vigeo Eiris. The index looks at companies across 31 emerging economies. This ranking is based on the analysis of companies, using the Equitics* methodology, which was developed in 2004 by...


Doug Belshaw, Druridge Bay Northumberland

Go-Ahead For Opencast Coal Mine In Northumberland Beauty Spot Is Slammed

Friends of the Earth have today criticised the decision made today by Northumberland County Council to give allow permission for a large and highly controversial opencast coal mine in a Northumberland. Over 10,000 people have objected to the planning application by Bank’s Mining for a surface mine next to Druridge Bay,...


Howard Lake Greenpeace at Lattitude

Distrust In Mainstream Politics Would Increase In Rush For EU-Canada Trade Deal

Distrust would increase in mainstream politics and threaten environmental protection and democracy, Greenpeace warned today, as a result of  the application of an EU-Canada trade deal (CETA) proposed today by the European Commission. Before national parliaments are allowed to take a vote, the Commission is pressing for a quick application of...


Acid Pix Solar

Rates on Solar Rooftop Installations Could Rise Eight Times Next Year

There is a call for intervention by Ministers from the Solar industry to avoid a crippling tax hike. As reported by the Financial Times today, the Solar Trade Association has uncovered that business rates taxes on commercial rooftop solar installations will rise by between six and eight times as...


Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP and Roger Graef at Has Labour lost the plot on crime by Policy Exchange via Flickr

ClientEarth Responds to Mayor of London’s Clear Air Consultation

ClientEarth lawyer, Alan Andrew, has responded to the Mayor of London’s announcement today. He said: “Today’s announcement from the Mayor shows clear ambition to clean up London’s dirty air. We welcome plans to extend the Ultra Low Emission Zone and bring it in earlier. This will help take the...


Open Data Challenge Series - Energy & environment creation weekend by UKODI via Flickr

More than 7000 Jobs to be Created by Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs

A 5 year Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs programme will have supported over 1300 social entrepreneurs by 2017, creating over 7000 jobs and supporting over 1.1 million beneficiaries in the process. With the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme entering its fifth year, recent research commissioned by the BIG Lottery Fund...


Green energy by PROChristian Reimer Follow via Flickr

Institution of Mechanical Engineers Responds to National Grid Report

A National Grid report, which states that the UK is very likely to miss its EU 2020 targets for renewable energy use, has been responded to by Dr Jenifer Baxter, Head of Energy and Environment at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. “This confirms that the recent cut in renewable...


George Osborne 0486am by altogetherfool via Flickr

Chancellor’s Corporate Tax Cut Plans Challenged by WWF

Karen Ellis, Chief Adviser on Economics and Development at WWF-UK, has made a statement following the recent announce by George Osborne MP, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on his plans to reduce Corporation Tax. She stated: “Reducing corporation tax will not address the most important issues facing the competitiveness and...


Yeti crab sideview by Oregon State University via Flickr

UK Marine Science Boosted by New UEA Research Centre

Some of the most pressing challenges the world faces in its seas, from climate change to energy and food security, will now be tackled by a new marine science centre which launches today in Norwich. The Collaborative Centre for Sustainable Use of the Seas (CCSUS) brings together more than 40...


Fractality Bee

NFU Application To Use Banned Bee-harming Pesticides Rejected By Government

The NFU’s second application to allow farmers in some areas of England to use two banned bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides has been rejected by the Government. This action by the Government has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth. Friends of the Earth bee campaigner Dave Timms said: “This is great news for...


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City Green Energy Scheme Reduces Energy Bills in Edinburgh

An Edinburgh housing estate will reap the rewards of a new green energy scheme, through cheaper energy bills. People living in Dumbiedykes can look forward to lower costs after the Tower Power project received a funding award of £821,200 from the Scottish Government’s Local Energy Challenge Fund. The Tower...