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IEMA Urge Government’s Industrial Strategy Skills Overhaul To Adopt A “Long View Approach”

IEMA, in response to the launch of the Government’s Industrial Strategy Green Paper, have welcomed the focus on technical skills and education to boost “competence and capability” of tomorrow’s workforce. Policy experts at the world’s leading professional association of Environment and Sustainability professionals has today welcomed Prime Minister Teresa May’s confirmation that an overhaul of technical education and skills will...

Sustainable Football: Which Team is Greenest?

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With Leicester City’s Premier League title win now feeling like a distant memory, it’s very much business-as-usual this season with the top spots filled almost exclusively with predictable names. It might seem that not very much has changed in the last few years. While this might be true of the results and the league table, there has actually been...

Keeping London’s skyline clean

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There’s been an unprecedented growth in London’s skyline in the past decade, and it continues to transform. In fact, the number of tall buildings in London under construction continues to rise. For some it’s a window cleaning nightmare. For anyone in the office maintenance business it’s an exciting opportunity. No sooner are window cleaners back at ground level when...

Cost Of Offshore Wind Farm’s Power Drops 32% In Five Years, Friends Of The Earth Respond

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In response to the report published yesterday, which revealed that the cost of power from offshore wind farms has dropped by a third in 5 years, Alasdair Cameron, Friends of the Earth Energy Campaigner said the following: “Renewable energy, like offshore wind, is a hugely exciting opportunity for the UK and should be at the heart of the government’s new...

‘Friends of Earth Suggest That London School ‘Air Audits’ Won’t Solve Dirty Air Issues

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In response to Monday’s announcement that ‘air audits’ will be conducted in 50 London Schools, after ‘very high’ air pollution in the city this week, Sophie Neuburg, Friends of the Earth London Campaigner, has release the following response: “We strongly welcome any action to protect children’s growing lungs, and no-idling zones around schools are an important way to reduce children’s...

BP Publish 2017 Energy Outlook

Yesterday, BP published its most recent Energy Outlook, in which it highlights the ‘most likely’ path for the global energy landscape. In the wake of Royal Dutch Shell's November 2016 announcement that oil demand could peak in five years, investors will scrutinise BP’s views on oil in particular. A November 2016 report assessed the climate risk disclosure and lobbying by...

European Investment Bank Provided £5.5 billion In UK Investment In 2016

The European Investment Bank provided over £5.5 billion to a record number of UK projects in 2016, compared to GBP 5.6 billion in 2015. New financing agreed in 2016 represented the second largest annual engagement since the start of EIB lending in the UK in 1973. The broad ranging engagement by Europe’s long-term lending institution supported investment across key sectors. This...

Ecotricity Now Powering Universal Music And Abbey Road Studios

Ecotricity Now Powering Universal Music And Abbey Road Studios
Universal Music, the UK's leading music company, have switched supply to green energy company Ecotricity meaning music recorded at Abbey Road Studios will now be powered by the wind and the sun. Ecotricity will supply green electricity to four of Universal Music UK’s key London locations, including its Kensington High Street HQ and Abbey Road studios, the oldest purpose built...

Shetland Islands Receive Power Boost With New Wind Turbines

Shetland Islands Receive Power Boost With New Wind Turbines
The Garth Wind Limited community renewable energy company is about to switch on their wind turbine blades following support from Triodos Bank and REIF Scotland, this comes after 14 years of development. The project, which has been set up entirely by members of the local community, will bring in a substantial income for the Island of Yell over the next...

Friends Of The Earth Warn Theresa May To Challenge Trump Over Climate Change

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The heads of Friends of the Earth US and Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland have urged Theresa May to challenge Donald Trump over climate change when the two leaders meet in Washington this Friday, (27 January) Craig Bennett, chief executive of Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland, said: “It will be an appalling betrayal of...

A Warming Arctic Is Putting Freshwater Seals At Risk

A Warming Arctic Is Putting Freshwater Seals At Risk
With the last 3 years being the warmest on record, the Lake Saimaa seals in Finland, with a population estimated at just 360, face an uncertain future. Saimaa ringed seals, which are only found in Lake Saimaa in Finland, have been unable to build their lairs in the snow, which was not deep enough this year. This could place many...

Study Reveals Deposit System Cut Plastic Bag Use By 80% In Sweden

Study Reveals Deposit System Cut Plastic Bag Use By 80% In Sweden
Researchers say plastic bag use in Sweden has the potential to drop “significantly” following a pilot study which saw an 80 per cent fall in use of the bags following the introduction of a refundable charge. A study by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University, UK, trialled a ‘take back’ system which allows customers...

1000th Wind Turbine For Scottish Firm

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Scottish Renewables have responded to news that Glasgow wind turbine manufacturer Gaia-Wind has produced its 1,000th machine. Stephanie Clark, Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: "Gaia-Wind's success is a fantastic story for both the Scottish renewable energy sector and for our manufacturing industry. We wish the company all the best in its continued push to bring wind energy to some of the...

An Arctic Clean Up Has Been Backed By Commitment Signatories

An Arctic Clean Up Has Been Backed By Commitment Signatories
The Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, Norway saw a world-leading expedition cruise ship operator join international environmental organisations to spearhead the protection of Arctic communities and ecosystems from risks posed by the use of marine heavy fuel oil (HFO) to power ships. CEO of Hurtigruten, Daniel Skjeldam, signed the Arctic Commitment today along with Dr Sian Prior, lead advisor to the...

Global Seafood Business Competition Launched By Fish 2.0

Global Seafood Business Competition Launched By Fish 2.0
Fish 2.0 have launched the application period opens for seafood entrepreneurs who want to accelerate growth and impact; over 60 percent of Fish 2.0 finalists gain new investment, partners, or customers. The Fish 2.0 2017 business competition for sustainable seafood enterprises launches today with a new track structure that will build seafood innovation networks in coastal regions around the world...

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