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Partnership And Investment Launched Between Principle Power And KIC InnoEnergy

A €4 million investment was announced today by Principle Power and KIC InnoEnergy to support the “WindFloat – Path to Commercialisation” project. The partnership encompasses nearly every aspect of advanced technology development and commercialisation, including engineering, third party analysis and certification, business development and dissemination. As an investor, KIC InnoEnergy has...


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‘Breakaway Unit’ Needed For Social Enterprise And Social Investment SEUK Says

Minister Rob Wilson has been moved from the Cabinet Office to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK has responded to this decision. Holbrook said: “Social enterprises are businesses and need to be recognised as such by Government. We would...


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Different Conclusions Reached On Safety Of Glyphosate

Different conclusions were reached last year by the WHO’s IARC and EFSA regarding the safety of glyphosate. Given that EFSA’s review of glyphosate relies almost entirely on industry funded, unpublished studies, to reach any other conclusion from the WHO would be unthinkable. The reason that other eminent international scientists advising the...


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Diesel Cars or People’s Lives: The Choice May Faces

Together with the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), Greenpeace today released Lethal and Illegal, new research based on air pollution modelling from King’s College, that demonstrates how clean air will be a reality but only if diesel vehicles are phased out altogether. The paper will be presented today at City Hall...


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WRAP Responds To The Food Waste Recycling Action Plan

On 7th July, England’s first action plan was launched by WRAP to increase the quantity and quality of both domestic and commercial food waste recycling. This initiative was developed together with local authorities, collectors, waste treatment operators and trade bodies from across the country, The Food Waste Recycling Action Plan aims...


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ClientEarth Reaction To IPPR Report

Alan Andrews, Lawyer for ClientEarth, has responded to the IPPR report into air pollution in the midst of ClientEarth’s case against the government over air pollution. Andrews stated: “This report should send a clear message to the UK government that an ambitious and bold Clean Air Act is needed for...


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10,000 Homes To Benefit From Flood Protection

A new £42 million a year plan has been announced to protect 10,000 homes in Scotland over the next decade. More than 10,000 families are to benefit from a ten year strategy to protect homes in many of Scotland’s most flood-prone communities. The plan is the result of grant funding...


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Earnings For Millennials Fall £8,000 During Their 20s Due To ‘Generational Pay Penalty’

Theresa May has highlighted the intergenerational inequality and has warned of Britain’s longstanding promise of ‘generational pay progress’ which could result in a ‘pay penalty’ for millennials, who are at risk of being the first generation to earn less than their predecessors over the course of their working lives. This...


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£44k Extra Rent Paid by Millennials Compared to Baby Boomers by Age 30

According to the Resolution Foundation, fewer home owners and rising costs in the private rental sector mean that millennials will have spent £44,0000 more in rent by the time they reach 30 compared to baby boomers. The analysis, published ahead of the launch of the Resolution Foundation’s flagship Intergenerational Commission...


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Energy And Climate Intelligence Unit Comment On Reshuffle

Richard Black, Director of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) commented on the excellent appointment of Greg Clark as Secretary of State for Business. Black said “Greg Clark is an excellent appointment. He understands climate change, and has written influential papers on the benefits of Britain developing a low-carbon...


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Friends of the Earth React to DEFRA Appointment

Craig Bennett, CEO of Friends of the Earth, has reacted to the appointment of Andrea Leadsom as DEFRA Secretary. He said: “Whatever the outcome of EU negotiations, Andrea Leadsom must defend and extend existing nature protections – an early test will be ruling-out the return of bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides...


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Campaigners Warn Cleaner Air and Less Pollution Needed

The Campaign for Better Transport has reacted to the report into the VW emissions scandal published by the House of Commons Transport Select Committee. The report says responsibility to prosecute lies with the government and the Department for Transport had been too slow to act in taking action against...


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PM Theresa May Must Stick to EU 2020 Climate Change Targets

A call has been made today for the new UK Prime Minster, Theresa May, and her cabinet to commit to current EU climate change targets. Regardless of Brexit negotiations, she should commit to reducing carbon emissions and radically transforming energy infrastructure in the UK by 2020. This is the...


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Utility Companies Challenged by Savvy UK Consumers

Echo Managed Services have reported that consumers in the UK are standing up to poor performing utility suppliers by withholding payment. Recently published research says 48% of respondents has defaulted on or purposely withheld payment in response to billing problems or poor customer service. The survey of 1,500 households, by Echo Managed...


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ClientEarth Respond to VW Report from Transport Select Committee

Alan Andrews, lawyer at ClientEarth, has responded to the Transport Select Committee’s recent report discussing the emissions scandal at Volkswagen. He said:  “This cross-party report shows that VW have cynically cheated emissions tests that are meant to protect people’s health and the government has failed miserably to do anything...