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Global Solar Market To Experience Decline Across A Number Of Regions

Asia-Pacific Solar PV Balance of System Market to Decline Considerably to $14.2 Billion by 2020, says GlobalData. The global solar Photovoltaic (PV) Balance of System (BOS) market is set to experience varying levels of decline across a number of regions over the coming years, with the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region...


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Community Energy Awards Shortlist Announced

On 3rd September 2016, the community energy industry will gather in Oxford for the third time to showcase and celebrate the communities, projects and individuals that are at the forefront of the community energy revolution.   The last year has been a busy and turbulent one in the Community...


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EDF’s Hinkley Point C Decision “Defies Logic” – Responses

Today French state owned company EDF made the long awaited ‘final investment decision’ with its Chinese state owned partners to spend over £21 billion building Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset. 10pm Update: From BBC News: “Contracts were to be signed on Friday. But Business Secretary Greg Clark has...


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New Code Of Practice To Implement Huge Boost For Responsible Investment

The Pensions Regulator has introduced a new code of practice and ‘how to’ guides for trustees of defined-contribution schemes. Significant progress has been made in boosting responsible investment in the UK with the publication of a new code of practice for trust-based defined-contribution (DC) pension schemes and six ‘how...


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Investment Plan For Europe: EIB Participates In SUSI Renewable Energy Fund II

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a subscription agreement with Sustainable Sàrl, a subsidiary of SUSI Partners AG (SUSI), putting into effect the EIB’s investment commitment of up to 62 million euro in the SUSI Renewable Energy Fund II (SUSI RE II).   The signing underlines Europe’s strategy...


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ShareAction Calls On Pension Trustees To Step Up ESG Risk Management

ShareAction welcomes The Pensions Regulator’s new code of practice for defined contribution (DC) pension schemes, which has come into force today. The code applies to occupational trust-based schemes. Following ShareAction’s extensive engagement with the regulator over the past year, we are delighted that the code and supporting guides strengthen...


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Youth Groups Call On Catholic Institutions To Divest From Fossil Fuels During World Youth Day

An open letter signed by over 120 youth groups and urging Pope Francis to call on Catholic organisations to divest from fossil fuels and to continue his efforts to divest the Vatican, will be publicly shared by young Fossil Free organisers.   WHAT: Multi-faith vigil WHEN: Friday, July 29, 2016,...


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Groundbreaking Air Pollution Monitoring Initiative To Be Launched

Drayson Technologies has partnered with sustainable transport charity Sustrans and East Barnet School to deliver an Internet of Things (IoT) enabled air pollution monitoring programme.   Running throughout July, the initiative will equip 16 staff and students with CleanSpace Tags – portable air pollution sensors created by Drayson Technologies that are powered...


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Food Lobby Rigs EU Sugar Laws While Obesity And Diabetes Spiral Out Of Control

As Corporate Europe Observatory’s new report ‘A spoonful of sugar’ illustrates, existing laws are being undermined and much-needed measures fought off that are vital for tackling Europe’s emerging health crisis. An increasing number of people in Europe are struggling with obesity, heart disease and diabetes linked to excessive sugar consumption....


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Catapult To Create Digital ‘Clone Of The Levenmouth Turbine’

First validated model of a large megawatt turbine will improve industry understanding and offer opportunities for UK The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is creating a digital ‘Clone of the Levenmouth Turbine’ (CLOWT), which will use sensor instrumentation to advance the industry’s understanding of how large megawatt turbines behave,...


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Renewable Energy Surpasses Coal In New Official UK Electricity Statistics

The Government’s new annual energy statistics show that renewable energy sources are replacing coal as mainstream technologies generating power for British homes, offices and factories. Today’s figures confirm that 25% of the UK’s electricity was generated from renewables last year – an increase of 29% on 2014. Nearly half...


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Solar scientists put Scotland on world map

Scotland is quickly becoming a hub for research into solar power, with scientists from 10 universities probing the potential of the renewable energy source.   The current projects are looking at:   Developing cutting-edge materials to produce more energy, more cheaply Making fuel from carbon dioxide using sunlight How...


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FFI’s Annual Report shows carbon emissions remain over 460% of World Carbon Budget

The report on 200 of the largest fossil fuel companies focuses on investors, proving carbon emissions remain over 460% of world carbon budget   FFI, a provider of financial research and products for investors seeking to understand, measure, and act on climate risks, today launched their third annual report, The...


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World’s largest proposed Greenfield Coal Project allegedly ‘indebted’ and ‘opaque’

Ambiguity and opaque disclosures continue to dog the world’s largest proposed new thermal coal project – the Carmichael Coal proposal of India’s Adani Enterprises in the Galilee Basin of central Queensland. “Excessive financial leverage combines with complex offshore corporate structures, tax havens, government investigations into alleged multi-billion dollar over-invoicing...


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New film shows fishermen searching for ghost gear solutions

International charity, World Animal Protection, have launched a new film showing how fishermen are helping each other to protect their businesses from the blight of ghost gear Watch the film here Fishing litter or ‘ghost gear’ is used to describe nets, pots, lines and ropes that have been lost...