Friday, May 26, 2017

Sustainable Business Can Boost Economy

More than 35 CEOs and civil society leaders of the Business & Sustainable Development Commission (the Commission) have revealed that sustainable business models could open economic opportunities worth at least US$12 trillion and up to 380 million jobs a year by 2030. Putting the Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, at the heart of the world’s economic strategy could unleash a...

Unilever To Go 100% Recyclable By 2025

Unilever To Go 100% Recyclable By 2025
By 2025, all of Unilever's plastic packaging will be fully reusable, recyclable or compostable according to new commitments, as it called on the entire fast-moving consumer goods industry to accelerate progress towards the circular economy. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF), just 14% of the plastic packaging used globally makes its way to recycling plants, while 40% ends up in landfill...

Global Survey Uncovers Why Elites Are Failing

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A cross-Atlantic Glocalities survey of Research Agency Motivaction International into values of 56,000 people in 24 countries has revealed why Western elites are currently failing in confrontation with anti-establishment revolts. Research Director Martijn Lampert: “With the world’s elite gathered in Davos, Trump’s transformational leadership in the US and critical elections in Europe ahead in 2017 we decided to launch an in-depth...

EU Can Do More To Reduce Food Waste Say Auditors

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Auditors have stated that the European Union can, and should, do better to combat food waste effectively. Although a number of EU policies have the potential to combat food waste, their potential is not being exploited, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Action to date remains fragmented and intermittent, while coordination at European Commission level is...

Examining The Correlation Between Renewable Energy And Home Security

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In this day and age, all homeowners want to make sure their homes are secured from intruders and unwanted guests. Of course, consumers have also grown much more energy conscious over the past few years. In order to better correlate renewable energy and home security, various manufacturers have worked diligently to create new technologies that can accommodate both. As...

Scotland Win Circular Economy Award

Scottish Ministers Approve Hydro Power Station
Scotland has been commended for its work in making things last and named one of the world’s top circular economy nations. The Scottish Government – representing itself and its key agencies – was the recipient of an Award for Circular Economy Governments, Cities and Regions at last night’s Circulars Awards, presented at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos (Monday...

13 Energy Companies Backing Hydrogen For The Energy Transition

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A global initiative to voice a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition has been launched by thirteen leading energy, transport and industry companies. In the first global initiative of its kind, the ‘Hydrogen Council’ is determined to position hydrogen among the key solutions of the energy transition. Hydrogen is a versatile energy carrier with...

Egnedol’s Milford Haven Waste And Biomass Plans Opposed By Campaigners

A campaign against Egnedol’s planning application for an experimental waste and biomass gasification scheme at Blackbridge, Milford Haven has been launched by Pembrokeshire Friends of the Earth. The group is encouraging residents to lodge objections with the Planning Inspectorate by 2nd February, and to share concerns with their elected representatives. Environmental campaigners warn that the technology which Egnedol proposes is unproven and that...

Experts Say Scotland Has Chance To Transform Energy Sector

WWF Scotland React To Scottish Government Comments On Fracking
A group of leading energy experts have encourage the Scottish Government to seize its opportunity to transform the country's energy sector. Members of Scotland’s Future Energy Taskforce have today (Monday 23 Jan) released their recommendations ahead of the publication of the Scottish Government’s much anticipated ‘Energy Strategy’ later this week. mapThe Taskforce is calling for a bold vision to decarbonise Scotland’s...

New Home Battery Trial Aimed At Enabling Solar Homes And Saving Millions

Low-Carbon Future Now Possible Following Ground Breaking Storage Project
A pioneering trial demonstrating the capacity of clusters of home batteries to increase capacity on the electricity network and enable more homes to install solar panels is being launched by Moixa, Northern Powergrid and Energise Barnsley. Moixa Smart Batteries will be installed in 40 homes and linked in a virtual power plant in the first project to study how this solution can...

Hope For Climate Change Action Following Speech From Chinese President

Hope For Climate Change Action Following Speech From Chinese President
Chinese President Xi Jinping has addressed the opening of the World Economic Forum in Davos, giving hope for further climate action. Under the theme "responsive and responsible leadership", Xi offered his view on a set of global issues including climate change, urging all parties to stick to the Paris Agreement instead of walking away from it, three days ahead of the...

Clean Energy And Innovation Supported In PM’s Brexit Speech

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RenewableUK is highlighting the Prime Minister’s keynote Brexit speech in which she made clear her support for clean energy. She also pledged to build a stronger economy by developing a new modern industrial strategy. In her speech, Theresa May noted that the UK is one of the best places in the world for science and innovation, with a proud history of...

New Chair Appointed At Social Enterprise UK

New Chair Appointed At Social Enterprise UK
Social Enterprise UK, the national body for social enterprises, have appointed Lord Victor Adebowale CBE as the new Chair. Lord Adebowale is currently Chief Executive of Turning Point, a social enterprise providing specialist and integrated services which focus on improving lives and communities across mental health, learning disability, substance misuse, primary care, the criminal justice system and employment. A cross-bench...

Gatwick Announces That It Will Become First Airport In Electricity Alliance

Gatwick Announces That It Will Become First Airport In Electricity Alliance
Today marks an announcement from Gatwick, making it the first UK airport to join more than 80 of the world’s most influential companies in a programme designed to generate a massive increase in the demand for renewable electricity, as it also announced that it will be carbon neutral by the spring. The private sector accounts for around half the world’s...

FoE React To Scottish Government’s Cycling Action Plan

FoE React To Scottish Government's Cycling Action Plan
Friends Of The Earth have responded to news that the Scottish Government have launched a new campaign to boost cycling. Reacting to the Launch of Transport Scotland's "Cycling Action Plan for Scotland 2017-2020" today, Air Pollution Campaigner Emilia Hanna said: “Traffic-derived air pollution is causing a public health crisis in Scotland, so getting more people walking and cycling is a key...
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