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Solar industry will keep fighting after Government threaten to cut off support

The Government have held a consultation about the Renewable Heat Incentive. Following the discussion, it has emerged that solar thermal energy could be cut off from government support. Solar thermal is the only technology threatened with removal from renewable heat scheme. The solar industry has pledged to continue their...


Trusts and foundations who pledged to divest from fossil fuels honoured with prestigious award

Trusts and foundations who pledged to divest from fossil fuels honoured with prestigious award

Last week 135 trusts and foundations were awarded the prestigious Nelson Mandela-Graca Machel Innovation Award for Brave Philanthropy. The 135 trusts and foundations have pledged to divest from fossil fuels and invest in climate solutions through the global Divest Invest Philanthropy movement. Amongst them are the Rockefeller Brothers Fund,...


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EIB loans UCL record-breaking amount of money for campus developments

The European Bank (EIB) has loaned the largest sum of money ever lent to a university to University College London (UCL). The bank has loaned £280 million to UCL who will use the money to develop its Bloomsbury and UCL East campuses. The first phase of UCL East is...


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Ban ads offering to remove car pollution filters say Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth have complained to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) about adverts promoting the practice of removing pollution filters from diesel vehicles. They say the practice should be banned, because it leaves cars illegal to drive – something many are unaware of. The advertising code of practice...


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Activists set up camp in Wales to shut down opencast coal mine

Hundreds of people have set up camp in Merthyr Tydfil in Wales to shut down the UK’s largest opencast coal mine, Ffos-y-fran, just days before Wales goes to the polls. Campaigners began arriving on Saturday and are want to shut down the opencast coal mine today. Activists from Wales...


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Damning evidence exposes BP’s interference at museums

The Art Not Oil coalition have published an in-depth report today which exposes the multiple ways in which BP has interfered in the running of the museums and galleries it sponsors. The report draws upon hundreds of emails and documents released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) which...


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Friends of the Earth want next London Mayor to tackle air pollution in the capital

Friends of the Earth has asked the London mayoral candidates to commit to ten polices that will help make the capital a cleaner, greener and healthier place to live, work, and visit. They have found that all the main contenders have stronger green policies than the current government, although...


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Big Society Capital publish Social Investment Tax Relief guide for charities and social enterprises

Big Society Capital published a DIY Guide to Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) today. The guide, written by The Freedom Bakery founder and managing director Matt Fountain, introduces entrepreneurs to an alternative method of finance that could enable them to achieve their ambitions without affecting their social mission. The...


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Energy Institute announce Sir David King as prestigious Melchett Award winner

The Energy Institute (EI) have announced that the winner of The Melchett Award 2016 is Sir David King HonFEI, Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change. The EI Melchett Award is named after one of the first EI Presidents, The Rt Hon Sir Alfred Mond, later to become Lord...


RenewableUK

British public backs renewables and wants more projects in their areas

Official government statistics show that the British public believes renewable energy provides noticeable economic benefits. More than half the people surveyed also said they want more clean energy projects built in their area. The Public Attitudes Tracking Survey published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change highlighted that...


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Jonathan Easthope (R) from Every Can Counts presents a Green Can Recycling Award to Becky Burrell (C) and Philippa Artus (L) from Cambridge BID.
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Cambridge Business Improvement District honoured with national Green Can Award

The Cambridge Business Improvement District (BID) has been presented a national Green Can Award. The Every Can Counts Green Can Awards recognise businesses and organisations that go above and beyond to improve their recycling efforts. Cambridge BID has been honoured with the award following its work with recycling programme...


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Ministers review Trade Union Bill after defeat in House of Lords

The Government’s Trade Union Bill has faced fierce criticism from unions and the Labour Party. Just last month the House of Lords defeated the government in votes on the Bill. Ministers sat down this week to review the proposed changes. Trade unionists will still be forced to ‘opt in’...


European Union

Europe needs a “renovation revolution” to meet Paris Agreement

The World Green Building Council is urging governments, businesses, consumer groups and NGOs across Europe to come together to create ambitious plans for how their countries will cut emissions from existing buildings. Countries must work together in order to meet the Paris Agreement and halt global temperature rises as...


Monkey Experiment by Ed Schipul via Flickr

World Day for Laboratory Animals marked across globe

Horrific monkey experiments exposed in UK and Europe In the countdown to World Day for Laboratory Animals on April 24th the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has released shocking details of primate experiments and their failure.   The animal suffering in the experiments is clear and NAVS, the world’s oldest anti-vivisection...


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Twenty top religious leaders from India Sign “Interfaith Climate Change Statement” Today

250 Religious Leaders Present the Interfaith Climate Change Statement to the President of the UN General Assembly New Delhi/ April 18th, 2016:    Four days before the signing of the historic Paris Agreement, The Interfaith Climate Change Statement has been signed by two hundred fifty global faith leaders’ from fifty...