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Get Involved With The Great British Bee Count

This year’s Great British Bee Count got off to a flying start today. Thousands of people are expected to take part, but organisers Friends of the Earth are urging everyone to get involved and find out more about after a recent survey highlighted that most Briton’s can’t recgonise a...


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Start With Renewables at Local Level, say Low Carbon Hub

Low Carbon Hub is thinks a more local approach to energy is possible in Oxfordshire and the UK. The social enterprise, who are based in Oxford, think that using renewables in local areas could have a positive knock on effect to the rest of the country. To help raise...


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Japan’s Fossil Fuel Power Plants Must Go

A letter unveiled in Japan’s capital Tokyo today includes eighty organisations urging Japan to change the way they use fossil fuels. The organisations have asked Japan to announce that they will commit to ending all fossil fuel financing by next year at the G7 summit. The latest climate change research...


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Smart Meters Could Lower Europe’s Emissions

Electricity meters could soon be a thing of the past in Europe following the announcement by the European Union (EU) that they are aiming to replace at least 80 per cent of electricity meters with smart alternatives in the next four years. Consulting firm, GlobalData, say if the change does go...


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Hounslow Goes Green With Solar

An area in London is reducing its carbon footprint by installing the largest ever solar PV array by a local authority. The PV array is also the first of its kind to adopt a battery storage solution. The London Borough of Hounslow teamed up with LG Electronics and other...


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Solar Success Despite Cuts

New research has shown that despite government cuts to the Feed-in Tariff (FiT), solar panels can improve a property’s value. The research revealed that having solar panels on a property can increase its value by almost a fifth. Rexel UK have welcomed the news that the solar industry is...


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New Digital Database Could Save Lives

Research completed by the University of East Anglia (UEA) could help to save lives. The UEA looked into the hazard risk of landslides and have created an online tool, which they released today. The digital database is a globally available and contains information on national and local hazards. ThinkHazard!...


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New Files Will Dissect EU Climate Reform

The Corporate Europe Observatory have released “The ETS Files” series. The Emissions Trading System (ETS), the world’s largest carbon market, has tried and failed on a number of occasions to lower gereenhouse gas emissions. The ETS Files will study the progress of emissions trading reforms, ensuring EU climate policy...


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More Competition Could Improve Energy Industry

A recent government study showed that 43 per cent of energy customers have never switched supplier. In the wake of that news, Ofgem are reviewing a new Next Day Switching service to make it easier and more attractive for customers to switch energy providers. Over six million domestic energy supply...


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Met Office Launch New Monitoring System

It is vital that energy asset managers are up-to-date with the weather forecast in order for their energy-production facilities, like windfarms, to be efficient. They also rely on the weather forecast to prepare for climate warnings and keep their employees safe. To combat these meteorological challenges the Met Office...


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Ecotricity Search For Young Green Britons

The World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD) Festival, which recognises the UK’s greenest young people, will take place this summer. This year will see the return of the Young Green Briton Chat event in which youngsters will talk about emissions in the UK. The One Show reporter Lucy...


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Aviation Sector Must Join Forces to Combat Emissions

A three-day meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was held this month. The meeting concluded with a warning that nations must work together to limit emissions in the aviation sector.  Currently there is a clear divide over how to share the advantages and disadvantages of pollution cuts...


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Bill Gates to Lead Nelson Mandela Lecture

Bill Gates has been announced as the lead lecturer at the 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture. The business tycoon will address the theme “Living Together” at the lecture later this year. The event will be held at the University of Pretoria’s Mamelodi campus on 17 July, a day before...


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Sustainability is Becoming Investors’ Top Priority

A new report from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) found that sustainability is steadily becoming more crucial to investors. However, investors and managers are not communicating this information. The report suggests a number of steps business leaders can take to bridge the gap. BCG’s seventh sustainability report in collaboration with MIT Sloan...


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IFOAM EU Call to End Crop Patenting

The Dutch Minister for Agriculture hosted a conference on patents and plant breeders’ rights today. IFOAM EU say it’s unfair that patents give companies monopoly rights over all seeds, plants and fruits with the same traits. The current rules mean a single patent can cover hundreds of varieties. IFOAM...