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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...

Macquarie Capital And DONG Energy To Invest Into Swancor Renewable’s Taiwanese Wind Farm

An agreement has been signed between Macquarie Capital and DONG Energy to acquire a 50% and 35% ownership interest respectively in the Taiwanese offshore wind project Formosa 1 from local developer Swancor Renewable. Completion of the transaction is subject to a number of conditions precedent, including EU and Taiwan Investment Committee approvals. The new owners of Formosa I are Macquarie Capital (50%), DONG...

Sonnen Receives Two Clean Energy Awards

For the third year in a row, sonnen GmbH has been included in the Global Cleantech 100 list as a leading innovator in the cleantech industry. This year, sonnen also earned the "Continued Excellence Award" for being the most innovative company included on the list for three consecutive years. Sonnen GmbH, the world's largest producer of energy storage, was selected for...

A Step Towards Change By The Industrial Strategy

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Commenting on the Green Paper on Industrial Strategy, James Court, Head of Policy & External Affairs at the Renewable Energy Association said: “The REA welcomes the emphasis on capturing the economic benefits of moving towards a low-carbon energy system, especially the support laid out for energy storage and electric vehicles, two areas where the UK can be global leaders. We...

Energy And Climate Intelligence Unit Comment On Industrial Strategy Green Paper

In response to today’s publication of the Government’s Industrial Strategy, Richard Black, director of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) said that the Green Paper points to ‘evolution not revolution’ in the areas of energy and the low-carbon transition. “At first glance, the Industrial Strategy announcement seems to herald evolution not revolution regarding energy and the transition to a...

Social Enterprise Responds To Government’s Industrial Strategy

Peter Holbrook, CEO of Social Enterprise UK, has released the following response to the Government’s Green Paper on the Industrial Strategy: “The Green Paper is aptly titled ‘Building our Industrial Strategy’ and the Secretary of State strikes a refreshingly collaborative tone in his introduction noting the paper is “a set of proposals for discussion and consideration”. We are pleased to see...

RenewableUK Announce Health & Safety Award Winner

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SSE have been announced as winners of the Renewable Energy Health & Safety Award for 2017 by RenewableUK. The award was given for the use of a new system to track vessels transferring passengers to its Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm. The company is using technology to collect precise safety and performance data at the offshore site to improve standards. Onboard...

Stop Hinkley Demands Permanent Closure Of Hinkley Point B

Blockade Hinkley Point 7 by GLOBAL 2000 via flickr
A recent report, published by Green MSPs in the Scottish Parliament, has shown that EDF Energy has requested that the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) relax safety standards by doubling the number of cracks allowed in radioactive cores of ageing reactors like Hinkley Point B. Prolonged radiation bombardment causes the thousands of graphite bricks that make up reactor cores to...

Solar Industry Praises Government’s Industrial Strategy

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The publication today of the Government’s Industrial Strategy Consultation has been welcomed by The Solar Trade Association (STA). The consultation launched by the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) highlights affordable decarbonisation, as well as energy storage as priorities for the Government. Coming shortly after BEIS and Ofgem’s smart power consultation the latest proposals reaffirm Government’s direction of travel...

Carers Will Continue To Miss Out On State Pensions Unless Governments Act

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The government must do more to ensure that carers don’t miss out on National Insurance credits that may increase their state pension. Official figures show that 95% of carers are missing out on state pension Carer’s Credits and Sarah Pennells, founder of money website SavvyWoman.co.uk, has launched a petition to highlight this: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/176067. Carer’s Credits are available to those who care for...

People urged To Vote For The Beavers Of Scotland

Return Of The Eurasian Beaver Welcomed By Trial Partners
Members of the public are being asked to give their backing to beavers in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards. The Eurasian beaver is one of four species shortlisted in the ‘Wildlife Success Story’ category following its successful reintroduction to Scotland. The winner will be decided by a public vote. The Scottish Wildlife Trust and Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, the two...

UK-GBC Respond To Government Industrial Strategy

Autumn Statement Reveals Renewed Living Standards Set To Be Worse In This Parliament
The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has today responded to the release of the Government’s Industrial Strategy. The publication of of the Government strategy coincides with UK-GBC’s City Summit in Leeds, where the Chair of Core Cities, Cllr Judith Blake, is addressing city leaders and business executives. The summit is convening city leaders, on the day of the industrial strategy launch,...

WWF Urge Government Not To Allow Oil Companies To Dodge Clean-Up Obligations

WWF Scotland React To North Sea Decommissioning
WWF Scotland director Lang Banks has commented on calls upon Ministers to consider allowing oil companies to leave old platforms in the North Sea instead of removing them after use. Banks said: “Having made hundreds of millions of pounds in profit over the years, oil and gas companies should not be allowed to dodge their obligations to clean up their mess...

London Air Pollution: Restrict Traffic Not Outdoor Activity

Sunset @ London by d26b73 via flickr
Reacting to London's air pollution alert which was so high that adults and children have been told to reduce outdoor activities, Friends of the Earth London campaigner, Sophie Neuburg released the following statements. “It’s outrageous that children, who have done nothing to cause the problem, need to be kept indoors when air pollution is bad. Instead, the Mayor should introduce emergency...

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