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New Data Shows Scotland’s Disruptive Winds Help Generate Power

Wind turbines generated the equivalent of all Scotland’s electricity needs on Sunday, said environmentalists on Thursday 11 August WWF Scotland confirmed this was first time this year this had happened and called for continued political support to enable Scotland to become a fully renewable nation. Analysis by WWF of wind...


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Caribbean Marine Life Threatened Due To Under-reporting Of Fisheries Catches

A recent study published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Marine Science reports marine fisheries catches have been drastically under-reported in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean, causing a threat to the marine environment and livelihoods of the local community Actual catches on the islands were an alarming 2.8...


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Macquarie Reaches Financial Close On Renewable Energy Plant

Macquarie have reached financial close on £900 million of total funding for the Tees Renewable Energy Plant.  London, 11 August, 2016: Macquarie Capital, Macquarie Commodities and Financial Markets (together ‘Macquarie’) have reached financial close on £900 million of total funding for the Tees Renewable Energy Plant (Tees REP), a 299MWe biomass...


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Green Companies Outperform Dirty Energy Companies

As You Sow and Corporate Knights released the inaugural version of the Carbon Clean 200TM (Clean200TM), a list of 200 clean energy companies with a simulated annualized return of 21.82% over the past decade. The list will be updated quarterly to serve as the inverse of the Carbon Underground...


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Global Smartphone Survey Shows Phone Manufacturers Should Recycle More

Global Greenpeace smartphone survey reveals the lack of repairing and recycling habits behind e-waste Hong Kong, 15 August 2016 – Consumers say mobile phone manufacturers are releasing too many new models, according to a survey Greenpeace East Asia commissioned across six countries. In all countries surveyed, consumers were most...


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Response From WWF Following Forestry Commissions Report

Julia Young, Global Forest and Trade Network Manager for WWF-UK has responded to the Forestry Commission’s report. Responding to the Forestry Commission’s report, Julia Young, Global Forest and Trade Network Manager for WWF-UK commented: Julia Young, Global Forest and Trade Network Manager for WWF-UK :  “This new report shows that...


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Black Isle Residents Invited To Look Through Keyhole By Green Home Owner

This weekend (Saturday 20 August) Cromarty homeowners, Peter and Fran Tilbrook, will open their doors to the public and invite residents of Black Isle to look through the keyhole at one of Scotland’s most inspirational green homes. The open day is part of a series of ‘Green Designs’ open doors events...


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IPCC Discussing 1.5 Degree Warming Target As WWF Calls For Government To Ratify Paris Agreement

An IPCC meeting that begins on Monday is an important step towards an IPCC Special Report, which is due in 2018, on how to limit global temperature increases to 1.5°C.   Dr Stephen Cornelius, Chief Adviser on Climate Change at WWF-UK said: “To have any chance of keeping temperature rise to...


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Risks Of Arctic Climate Change Cruise Highlighted By WWF

The MV Crystal Serenity is due to set sail on 16th August from Seward, Alaska to New York on a 32 day, 1,500 km journey through the legendary North West Passage via Canada and Greenland. With over 1000 passengers, 650 crew, a casino, 6 restaurants, & a cinema, she is easily the largest...


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The Need To Stop McDonald’s Routine Use Of Antibiotics

Responsible investment charity ShareAction has launched an online action enabling people to email Steve Easterbrook, the CEO of McDonald’s Corporation, calling on him to stop the routine use of antibiotics in the company’s global livestock supply chains. Around 70% of all antibiotics used in the US and half of...


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In The Climate-Aligned Bond Universe China Is The Largest Country of Issuance

Reports have revealed that China is the largest country of issuance in the climate aligned universe. China Railway Corporation (largest issuer with $194bn) dominates unlabeled issuance. This figure underlines the significance of bonds within the transport sector and demonstrates the key role they will play going forward in raising finance...


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By 2020 The Global Wind Operations And Maintenance Market Is Set To Grow To $17 Billion

According to research and consulting firm GlobalData, Global Wind Operations and Maintenance (O&M) is estimated to increase from $10 billion in 2015 to $17 billion by 2020, this comes at a compound annual growth rate of 11.2%   The company’s latest viewpoint states that technological developments have paved the way...


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Indian Private Sector & Government Officials Committed To Reaching Universal Energy Access

A strong case made for decentralized renewable energy by railway Minister Shri. Suresh Prabhu. New Delhi, 11 August: Over 400 leaders from business enterprises, financial institutions and government have renewed their commitment in supporting India achieve national climate plans to deliver access to sustainable energy and drive India’s low carbon...


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Global Leaders Call For New Framework To Help Businesses Make Better Decisions

Global leaders convene to launch a new framework that will help businesses make better decisions by including natural capital. Representatives from over 160 of the world’s leading organizations, spanning business, finance, accounting, conservation, academia, and policy, meet today in London to celebrate the culmination of a unique collaborative project...


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Minimum Wage Dodgers To Be Named And Shamed

Further enforcement resources will be needed as the number of workers on wage floor is set to treble Commenting on the government’s publication (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/largest-ever-list-of-national-minimum-wage-offenders-published) of 200 employers who have been fined for not paying the National Minimum Wage, Conor D’Arcy, Policy Analyst at the Resolution Foundation, said: “There is no...