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Change In Legal Status Of Refugees Called Upon By Friends Of The Earth

Thousands of people will take to the streets of London today to demonstrate support for the plight of refugees.  Ahead of the UN General Assembly’s high-level summit to discuss the movement of refugees and migrants on Monday in New York, Friends of the Earth is calling on the UN to codify...


Global Development Goals One Year On

Global Development Goals One Year On

As of next week (25th September) it will be one year since 193 world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals at the UN General Assembly. Following which these Global Goals reached almost half of the world’s population, around 3 billion people. This year in order to keep up momentum and ensure...


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International Support In Battle Against Tribal Land Oil Pipeline

A peaceful rally is taking place at 4pm at the U.S. Embassy on Monday 19 September by Londoners in response to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s plea for international support against the Dakota Access Pipeline . The huge, four-state pipeline cuts through sacred burial grounds just one mile off the tribe’s...


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50 MW Solar Park Acquired By Cubico Sustainable Investment

Global leader in renewable energy and water investment, Cubico Sustainable Investments (Cubico) has acquired the 50 MW Owls Hatch solar park which is based in the South of England from British Solar Renewables (“BSR”), one of the UK’s leading developers and operators of solar parks. As a result of this...


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ClientEarth React To Hinkley C Decision

The Director of Programmes for international environmental law organisation ClientEarth, Karla Hill, has responded to the government’s decision on Hinkley C. She said: “This decision shows a lack of long-term strategic thinking that will not help the UK’s transition to an energy system fit for the future. We should be...


Next Generation Of Ocean Energy Technologies Boosted By Major International Collaboration

Next Generation Of Ocean Energy Technologies Boosted By Major International Collaboration

Seven partners from across Europe have formed a major international collaborative project worth €1.8 million is driving forward the development of cost effective components, designed for reliable and sustainable ocean energy. The 36 month Oceanera-Net project is led by Spain’s Tecnalia, with partners Zunibal, Ditrel Industrial, WavEC Offshore Renewables, Smartbay...


Big Society Capital Funds To Expand Impact Venture At Mustard Seed

Big Society Capital Funds To Expand Impact Venture At Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed’s pioneering approach to impact venture has been backed by investment from Big Society Capital, the UK’s premier social investment institution. Big Society Capital closed a meaningful investment round into Mustard Seed, enabling the London-based impact venture capital firm to continuing driving capital towards businesses whose purpose drives performance....


Protected UK Ocean Will Rise To Four Million Square Kilometres

Protected UK Ocean Will Rise To Four Million Square Kilometres

This afternoon the Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan will announce plans to increase the area of protected ocean around the UK Overseas Territories to around four million square kilometres, larger than the land mass of India. The announcements will include the expected confirmation that 840,000 square kilometres around the Pitcairn...


Africa Flooded With Toxic Fuel By Swiss Commodity Traders

Africa Flooded With Toxic Fuel By Swiss Commodity Traders

The exploitation of lax regulatory standards to sell African customers fuel with high sulfur content by Swiss commodity trading firms has been revealed by a Public Eye report names ‘Dirty Diesel.’ Produced by the trading firms themselves, these types of fuel have long been banned in Europe. They contribute significantly to...


Ocean Exchange Finals : Four KIC InnoEnergy Start-Ups Make It Through

Ocean Exchange Finals : Four KIC InnoEnergy Start-Ups Make It Through

Two prizes of $100,000 are to be hotly contested by the European innovators. Four start-ups supported by KIC InnoEnergy, the innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe, have made it through to the finals of the prestigious sixth annual Ocean Exchange competition. The competition is part of Ocean Exchange’s...


Government Announce Backing Of Hinkley Point C, Reaction From Institution Of Mechanical Engineering

Government Announce Backing Of Hinkley Point C, Reaction From Institution Of Mechanical Engineering

Following the government’s approval of Hinkley Point C, Jenifer Baxter, Head of Energy and Environment at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, has released these statements : “This announcement is welcome and great news for the nuclear sector, however, it is important to note that this is not the end but...


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ECIU Comment On Hinkley Point Approval

Richard Black, director of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) has commented on the revelation that the Government has decided to go ahead with a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset , and stated that more hurdles remained for the project. He said: “Despite this being called a...


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Renewable Power Is Most Cost-effective Option Today

The Carbon Tracker Initiative has found that renewable power generation costs are lower on average around the world than clean energy plants and fossil fuels. This is set to be more cost-competitive by 2020. “Policy-makers and investors really need to question out dated assumptions on technology costs that do not...


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Taking Political Climate Change Action From The Slow Lane To The Fast Lane

While governments get their act together on climate change, businesses can step into the breach by thinking energy efficiency first, says Michael Dent, Managing Director of Inprova Energy. The Paris Climate Change Agreement has been bolstered by news that the USA and China (the two biggest economies who together...


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Winners Revealed At The GUPES Green Gown Awards

From across 5 global regions universities went head to head to become the first GUPES Green Gown Awards winners. A range of entries included solar dancing flowers to fog catchers to protecting Nemo to aboriginal engagement and much more. The Asia and the Pacific Winner, Fiji National University, won for...