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Policy Changes Could Affect Renewable Growth, say REA

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has published its yearly statistical report. The research showed that there were record levels of employment and a growth in the implementation of renewable power and heat. The publication also highlights the recent policy changes made by Government, warning of the future impacts of...


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Fossil Fuel Phase-Out Won’t Affect Energy Supply

A “stress test” on the security of the UK’s energy supply has been carried out after concerns were raised over a planned phase-out of coal by 2025. Bright Blue commissioned Aurora Energy Research to complete the test and found that Britain’s energy supply will be left unharmed if the...


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FTSE Russell Reveal Green Revenue Model

FTSE Russell have launched a brand new data model which tracks and measures companies that generate green revenues. The LCE data model currently measures the green revenue of over 13,000 public companies worldwide. The global index and data provider’s LCE data model will make it easier for investors to...


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Congress Urged to Reject Trans-Pacific Partnership

Over 450 groups have called on US Congress to vote against a Trans-Pacific Partnership, if it comes up for vote later this year. The group have also demanded that changes are made to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. A letter sent to Congress urges members to reject the...


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IBE Report Covers Big Data Ethics

The Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) has released a document that hopes to clear up ethical issues related to Big Data. Big Data is becoming increasingly popular as businesses attempt to improve and expand by finding trends and patterns in growing sets of data. IBE say there are both...


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UK Voters Need More EU Referendum Information

Only 24% of British voters feel knowledgeable about the EU referendum according to the Electoral Reform Society, who has released results of a recent poll today. BMG Research conducted the poll which asked voters to answer how well informed they felt about the upcoming referendum. Not even a quarter...


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APP Initiative Supports Green Growth in Indonesia

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the South Sumatra provincial government, Asia Pulp & Paper Group and the Belantara Foundation was signed last week. The two businesses have also agreed to support sustainable landscape management, making a declaration of commitment with South Sumatra and West Kalimantan provincial governments. It...


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ClientEarth Comment on London’s Air Quality Divide

The British Lung Foundation have released research about the effects of air quality in London. The results found that those living in London’s most deprived boroughs are more likely to develop and suffer from respiratory diseases than those living in more affluent areas. The research highlighted that poorer communities...


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ShareAction Condemn Sorrell’s Pay Deal

British businessman Sir Martin Sorrell is the highest paid CEO in the FTSE100, with a staggering £70 million pay packet. Last year the WPP plc CEO’s pay deal was £27 million less at £43 million. ShareAction, a responsible investment charity, has slammed the pay deal news ahead of the...


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International Agreement Will Help Stop Illegal Fishing

WWF-UK have welcomed an international treaty designed to tackle illegal fishing, which was unveiled last weekend. The Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) will make it much harder for boats carrying illegally-caught fish to enter ports all around the globe. The PSMA will become more effective in the fight against...


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Interface EMEA Announce RE100 Energy Campaign Commitment

A government-led renewable energy campaign was unveiled at the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) in San Francisco last week. The main aim of the RE100 Corporate Sourcing of Renewables campaign is to encourage CEM member countries into making renewable energy commitments. Interface EMEA are the latest business to join...


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Tetra Pak Commit to Total Renewable Electricity

At the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) in San Francisco, Tetra Pak announced it has joined RE100 Climate Group. Tetra Pak, has made a commitment to renewable energy and will increase its use of renewable electricity by 80% in the next 15 years. Tetra Pak have announced the increase from...


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Brexit Will Damage Fishing Industry, say Greenpeace

The former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, appeared on BBC Countryfile yesterday evening. Whilst on the show he stated that leaving the EU would benefit the UK fishing industry. Greenpeace UK have reacted to Boris Johnson’s comment. Will McCallum, Head of Oceans at Greenpeace UK, said: “The livelihoods of...


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CEM Members Reveal Energy Commitments

Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) members have released a list of commitments to help increase clean energy projects and drive economic growth across the world. The seventh Clean Energy Ministerial took place in San Francisco at the start of this month. The event brought together energy ministers and high-profile attendees...


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Governments Plan to Improve Clean Energy Effort

Mission Innovation partners came together at the first Mission Innovation (MI) Ministerial last week. At the event, ministers from all over the world revealed their governments’ five-year plans to double clean energy research and development funding. This year the European Commission, on behalf of the European Union, was also...