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Bond Dickinson advises Renewable Energy Generation on £64.5m sale

National law firm, Bond Dickinson, has advised long standing client Renewable Energy Generation Limited, the leading UK renewable energy group on the sale of its entire operating and consented wind and solar portfolio to a fund managed by US investment company BlackRock. REG’s portfolio comprised 34.7MW of operating wind...


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Christian Aid Responds To US Supreme Court Ruling On Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Responding to the ruling by the US Supreme Court to pause implementation of America’s Clean Power Plan in order to hear legal challenges, Christian Aid’s Senior Climate Advisor, Mohamed Adow, said: “The Supreme Court decision has not repealed America’s national pledges agreed at the Paris climate summit as some...


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Bob Perciasepe’s Statement on the Supreme Court stay of the Clean Power Plan

The Supreme Court has made clear in previous ruling that EPA has the authority to regulate greenhouse gases.  Whether or not the Court ultimately upholds this particular rule, the need to cut carbon emissions will remain, and states need to figure out the most cost-effective ways to do that. ...


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Fracking: Govt Urged to Let Local People Decide, as Lancashire Public Hearing Gets Under Way

The government must let people in Lancashire decide whether they want fracking to take place in their local community, says Friends of the Earth ahead of a public hearing on the issue in Blackpool later today . The public hearing is part of a wider Public Inquiry...


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Bright Plans for Exeter Community Energy

The huge success of an Exeter community energy group’s recent call for investment will make possible some significant new renewable energy projects in the region. Stephens Scown has advised Exeter Community Energy on a range of projects, including the installation of solar panels on the roofs of buildings across the...


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Comment on Report on Future of CCS in the UK

Commenting on a report published today (10 February) by the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee, on the Future of carbon capture and storage in the UK, Richard Black, director of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), said “Every credible assessment of actions needed to phase out...


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Campaigners Call on Hershey’s for a Dairy-Free Kiss This Valentine’s Day

International animal protection organization, In Defense of Animals is spearheading a campaign calling on North America’s largest chocolate producer, Hershey’s, to make a dairy-free line of its popular ‘Kisses’ in celebration of Valentine’s Day. “We applaud Hershey’s sustainable cocoa commitment and urge them to spread the love this Valentine’s...


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Friends of the Earth Responds to Sadiq Khan’s ‘Clean Energy Revolution’

Responding to Sadiq Khan’s plans for a Clean Energy Revolution for London, Sophie Neuburg, political campaigner at Friends of the Earth said “Sadiq Khan is right to want to be the Greenest Mayor London has ever had. London’s filthy air kills thousands every year, and the capital is lagging...


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Thousands Of Christians Set To Switch To Greener Energy Suppliers

A new initiative responding to the Christian community’s concern around climate change will see thousands of people across the UK encouraged to switch their homes and churches to electricity from renewable sources. Launched on Ash Wednesday, February 10th, the Big Church Switch, facilitated by Christian Aid and Tearfund, will...


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WRAP Report Release and REA Comment

Farmers’ and growers’ confidence in digestate and compost has been given a welcome boost, as new ground-breaking research published today, shows smart use of these renewable fertilisers can increase yields and reduce bills with no negative impact on crop quality or safety. The programme of field experiments, ‘Digestate & Compost in...


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European Solar Market Grows 15% in 2015; Connecting 8 GW of Solar Power to the Grid

In 2015, European countries connected around 8 GW of solar power systems to electrical networks, according to first estimates by SolarPower Europe, the association of the solar power sector in Europe. Demand for solar power systems in European countries increased by around 15% year-on-year, compared to 6.95 GW of...


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WMA Holds Forum Aiming at Promoting Finance and Investment Among the Young

Recent Goldman Sachs research has found that millennials, the current generation aged between 15 and 35 years, have the lowest share of the median income in history and started adult life with the highest levels of debt. Under these circumstances it is difficult to draw millennials to the wealth...


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Aurium Capital Markets Warns of Increased Risk of UK Energy Security Issue

Specialist finance house Aurium Capital Markets (Aurium), which provides investors with access to innovative investment opportunities, has warned that the government’s recent announcement to phase out all coal fired stations within ten years, has dramatically increased the chances of the UK having blackouts and energy security issues. It says...


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Fracking: Govt Urged to Let Local People Decide, as Lancashire Public Hearing Gets Under Way

The government must let people in Lancashire decide whether they want fracking to take place in their local community, says Friends of the Earth ahead of a public hearing on the issue in Blackpool later today . The public hearing is part of a wider Public Inquiry...


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“Fracking Opponents Risk Locking us into Coal and Higher CO2 Gas Imports for Longer”

By acting to stop the extraction of shale gas in the UK, opponents risk delaying the switch from coal-to-gas in electricity generation whilst increasing foreign imports of higher CO2 natural gas, preventing the urgent cuts in carbon emissions that are needed to avoid the worst effects of climate change....