Monday, December 5, 2016

Survey Reveals What The British Public Think Of Business Behaviour

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According to the latest survey conducted for the Institute of Business Ethics, the British public’s opinion of business behaviour has fallen dramatically. The survey was published today, and shows that for the first time in four years, the public’s general opinion about ethical business behaviour has fallen. Only 48% of those surveyed said they think British businesses behave ethically. Since the survey...

Water For Kids Celebrate Safe Drinking Water For 20 Years

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The international charity Water for Kids is celebrating 20 years of supporting communities in low income countries, by helping them access safe drinking water. Water for Kids was first established in December 1996 and to celebrate this landmark anniversary, Matthew Pennycook MP for Greenwich and Woolwich is hosting an event at the House of Commons today. The charity was originally started...

New Era For Britain’s Offshore Wind Industry As World Class Factory Opens In Hull

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RenewableUK says today’s official opening of Siemens’ new offshore wind plant in Hull is a major step forward for Britain’s rapidly-expanding offshore wind sector. The £310 million redevelopment of Alexandra Dock by Siemens and Associated British Ports will create 1,000 jobs, 700 of which have already been filled by local people. The site, which is the size of 78 football pitches, includes...

World Responsible Tourism Awards – Winners Interview Series

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Exclusive Interview: Shu Tan, Sapa O'Chau Founded in 2004, the World Responsible Tourism Awards allow people the chance to celebrate the heroes and share the stories of the most exciting and enduring responsible tourism experiences in the world. Sapa O'Chau just won the Silver Award for “Best for poverty reduction and inclusion”. Best for poverty reduction and inclusion is awarded to a tourism organisation with a...

Greenpeace’s Response To Heathrow – Grayling At The EAC

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In response to the Environmental Audit Committee's questioning of Transport Secretary Chris Grayling today, Nina Schrank, Transport Campaigner for Greenpeace UK, said - "Despite the strenuous efforts of various governments to fudge the new runway proposition, the fact remains that you can’t start at a high level of pollution, add a lot more, and end up with a low level,...

Winter Package Prioritises A Flexible, Decentralised, And Lower-Cost Energy System

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“Winter Package” of new proposed measures released by the European Commission to keep the EU competitive as the clean energy transition continues, Package relevant to UK as policies may be transferred over to UK law in ‘Great Repeal Bill’, Proposals will support flexibility of the electricity system, bioenergy sustainability and greater energy efficiency but concerns around heavy-handed curbs...

New Office in Wakefield Launches The Ecology Consultancy’s Expansion Into The North

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The new Northern operation will be the source of expert ecology services for the growing construction and development sector in the region. 30th November 2016: The Ecology Consultancy an industry leading ecological consultancy, has expanded its regional operations into The North of England with the establishment of a new office in Wakefield. This comes a short time after the launch of The...

Highest Level Of Deforestation In Brazilian Amazon For Eight Years

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A backwards step in the conservation of the Brazilian Amazon as deforestation increases by 29%. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has grown to around 8 thousand km² in the last year - August 2015 to July 2016 - an increase of 29% over the same period of the previous year. This is the highest number released by the federal government...

Campaigners Warn The Energy Directive Is Useless If Large-Scale Bioenergy Is Included

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Environmental justice campaigners have warned that the revised Renewable Energy Directive presented by the European Commission today will cause added harm to forests and people. Its boost to wood-based bioenergy will increase greenhouse gas emissions rather than contribute to much needed emission cuts. Over 130 civil society groups from across the globe have urged the EU to exclude large-scale bioenergy from its renewable...

Investment Benefits Of Advanced Energy From Waste Reported By Eunomia

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The Renewable Energy Association (REA) welcomes the analysis of Eunomia Consulting’s Advanced Combustion Technology (ACT) sector, which points out the benefits for the UK by these innovative second generation energy-from-waste technologies. As demonstrated in the report, this is an industry ripe for investment as the successful deployment of commercial projects will take the waste sector well beyond renewable power generation and...

Inconsistencies Between Dull Commission Energy Package And Paris Agreement

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The ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ package released by the European Commission today has inconsistencies with the Paris Agreement’s objective of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C, and disregards the fact that the climate crisis poses an urgent existential threat. According to Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, the package will not help the EU reap the benefits of a shift to a...

Friends Of The Earth Reaction To EU’s Proposals On Energy Efficiency And Renewable Power

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In reaction to the EU's proposals today to boost clean power and cut energy waste, Friends of the Earth energy campaigner Alasdair Cameron said: “These EU measures on energy and efficiency should be the absolute minimum. The UK government must exceed these targets as part of its Brexit strategy. “If the UK is to thrive then energy efficiency, renewable power and...

EU Commission Winter Package: Great For Renewable Heat & Solar Thermal, Not For Decarbonisation

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The new focus on renewable heat in the new Renewable Energy Directive is welcomed by The European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF). However, they regret several incoherences in the Winter Package, and a general low level of ambition for the renewable energy sector. The European Commission released today a set of legislative measures related to the energy sector, referred to as...

World Of Books – The Recycling Company Saving 25,000 Tonnes Of Books From Landfill Each Year

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World of Books, a market- leading ‘circular economy’ technology business for used books, has attracted a £13m majority stake investment from Bridges Sustainable Growth Fund III, which is managed by specialist sustainable and impact investor Bridges Ventures (“Bridges”). Founded by a group of book-loving entrepreneurs in 2002, World of Books has been a pioneer in the re- use and recycling of...

ENTSO-E Report Highlights How The UK Should Be Fully Connected To EU Power Grids

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A report on European electricity supply margins for this winter by ENTSO-E, the European Network of Transmission System Operators, highlights the importance of the UK remaining fully connected to European power grids, says Dr Jonathan Marshall, energy analyst at the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU). “ENTSO-E’s analysis shows that there is lots of power available across Europe, but that it...
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