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To Reach 1.5˚C No Emission Vehicles Need To Dominate Car Marrket

New analysis by the Climate Action Tracker (CAT) have stated zero-emission vehicles need to achieve a dominant market share by approximately 2035 for the globe to meet the Paris Agreement’s lower warming limit of 1.5˚C. Even this figure could be too late to avoid the need for significant negative emissions. This transformation of the passenger...


Britain Is One Of The Best Places To Be A Social Entrepreneur According To New Poll

Britain Is One Of The Best Places To Be A Social Entrepreneur According To New Poll

Britain ranked third in a report published today on the best place to be a social entrepreneur. 900 experts in 44 countries across the world were polled by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The US topped the poll, followed by Canada. Social enterprises, like The Big Issue, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant...


Problem For Spain As National Park At Risk Of Being Listed As 'In Danger'

Problem For Spain As National Park At Risk Of Being Listed As ‘In Danger’

Spain’s natural beauty, Doñana National Park, may become the 1st natural World Heritage site in an EU member country to be added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage in danger. Doñana faces a myriad of threats. The World Heritage site, located in southern Spain, provides habitats for as many as...


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No Steps Towards Europe’s Climate Goals Following Juncker’s Investment Plan And Budget Review

Campaigners at Bankwatch, Friends of the Earth Europe and Climate Action Network Europe have argued that something that should have contributed to Europe’s fight against climate change will damage the planet and leave it vulnerable to fossil fuel projects. Today, the European Commission proposed a second iteration of the European...


Plans From London Mayor For Improving Air Quality In The Capital

Plans From London Mayor For Improving Air Quality In The Capital

Plans from the Mayor of London for an Ultra-Low Emission Zone and a crack down on the highest polluting vehicles in order to improve air quality in the capital have been backed in record numbers by London residents. Sadiq Khan has today published consultation results obtaining the views of...


The Amount Of People On Zero Hours Contract Poses Problem For PM Focus On Job Insecurity

The Amount Of People On Zero Hours Contracts Poses Problem For PM Focus On Job Insecurity

Two thirds of employees on a zero hour contract that are over 25 have been on them for over a year. The continued widespread use of zero hours contracts will be a key challenge in the Prime Minister’s action against job insecurity, a concern cited in her maiden speech,...


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Approval For Hinkley C Plans Is Rumoured To Be Today Or Tomorrow

Chief Executive and founder of renewable energy company Good Energy, Juliet Davenport OBE, has voiced her concerns ahead of the decision on Hinkley C. She said: “The decision to go ahead with Hinkley C is a bad move. It will take at least a decade to build and leave...


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300,000 Plus People Ask For Hinkley Plans To Be Scrapped

Greenpeace will join forces with Stop Hinkley Campaigners at 11am on Thursday 15th September to hand in a petition at No.10 Downing Street. In advance of a possible Hinkley decision due sometime before the end of September, Stop Hinkley campaigners will join Greenpeace to hand in a petition with over 300,000...


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Plan And Laws Needed From Government To Protect British Wildlife

Catherine Weller, senior lawyer with environmental lawyers at ClientEarth has reacted to the worrying State of Nature report, which discovered one in ten species are threatened with extinction. She said: “The State of Nature report shows the stark reality when it comes to British wildlife. Many species are in...


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New Owners Of Electric Vehicles Invited To Join Electric Nation Community

Officially launched today at the UK’s leading low carbon vehicle event, LCV 2016 at Millbrook Proving Ground was The Electric Nation project. Electric Nation is trialling a smart charging solution between domestic charge points and the local electricity network to allow the numbers of electric vehicles (EVs) in the...


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WWF React To Water UK’s Report On The Need For Further Protection Against Droughts

Rose O’Neill , Freshwater Programme Manager at WWF-UK has reacted to today’s Water UK report demonstrating the need for increased protection against growing drought risk with the following statement: “In the future, pressure on our rivers and water supplies is only going to rise. We need to act now...


According To Marketline Global Energy Consumption Market Value Surpassed $9.1 trillion In 2015

According To Marketline Global Energy Consumption Market Value Surpassed $9.1 trillion In 2015

Asia-Pacific (APAC) is emerging as the largest regional market in the global energy consumption sector, accounting for over half of the $9.1 trillion global market, according to Marketline. The company’s report shows that China and the US form the two largest national energy consumption markets, valued at $2.7 trillion and...


ClientEarth Clarify Decision To Return To Court As Government In Disarray Over Air Quality

ClientEarth Clarify Decision To Return To Court As Government In Disarray Over Air Quality

The government have demonstrated that they are in disarray over air quality following their reaction to a Commons select committee report and environmental lawyers ClientEarth have set out their reasons for taking the UK government to court. The challenge is due to be heard at the High Court in...


House Of Commons Launches Social Saturdays

House Of Commons Launches Social Saturdays

Monday marked the launch of the UK’s third social Saturday, which takes place on 15th October 2016, by MPs in the House of Commons and some of the UK’s best-loved social enterprises. Speakers at the event on Monday (12th September) included Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, Chris White...


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Organic Will Be Everday Choice According To Soil Association

The Soil Association Certification has today shared their research commissioned to look at the organic consumer and has revealed growth the organic sector has again doubled (+5.6% according to Nielsen Scantrack 52 weeks to 13 August 2016) at the annual Organic September trade briefing. Armed with more detail about the...