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£2 million Milestone for Bristol Energy Co-op’s Solar Crowdfunding Campaign

Bristol Energy Cooperative (BEC) is celebrating reaching an impressive £2 million to bring the renewables revolution to Bristol and the South West. Thanks to huge support both locally and nationally, BEC’s solar projects are even closer to reality with investors raising record sums in this exciting crowdfunding campaign. This...


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UK Government’s Healthy Eating Guidelines Recommend Sustainable Fish

Following a recent update, the UK government’s official healthy eating guidelines now recommend that consumers choose fish from sustainable sources, including Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified seafood. The EatWell Guide, produced by Public Health England, gives official recommendations on which foods should be eaten for a healthy, balanced diet....


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Scottish Renewables Well Ahead of Target

Reacting to the release of official figures which show that renewable energy met 57.7% of Scotland’s electricity demand in 2015, Dr Richard Dixon, Director of Friends of the Earth Scotland, said: “This is great news and an important step in creating a fossil-free Scotland.  Despite the UK Government’s ideological...


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Monte Plata: The Caribbean’s Largest Solar Array Goes Live

Monte Plata, a 33.4 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar array located on the Dominic Republic was officially inaugurated today in the presence of the President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina. The project is the largest in the Caribbean and was designed and deployed by Phanes Group, the international solar...


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UK-GBC Response to Closure of the Zero Carbon Hub

Commenting on today’s announcement of the closure of the Zero Carbon Hub, Richard Twinn, Policy Advisor with the UK Green Building Council, said: “It’s incredibly disappointing to see the closure of the Zero Carbon Hub, although sadly not a shock given the direction of travel in terms of policy. The...


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Government Figures Show Renewables Breaking New Records and Electricity Bills Coming Down

New official figures released today highlight the record performance of renewable energy over the past year. Renewables are playing a central role in powering Britain’s homes, business and factories – and fuel bills are falling. The data, from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, show that in 2015...


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Brits Want More Action to Tackle Climate Change

A large proportion of UK adults (75%) think more needs to be done to tackle climate change, and have had their opinion changed by the events of last year, according to a new study from Triodos Bank. Three months on from some of the worst UK floods in a...


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BSCI and ICS: Merger of Social Compliance Initiatives Successfully Enters Final Phase

The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) – supporting 1,700 retail, brand and importing companies to improve working conditions in factories and farms worldwide- and Initiative Clause Sociale (ICS) -representing 20 major French and Belgian retailers working to improve sustainability in global supply chains- are pleased to announce that following...


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Statement: Zac Goldsmith’s Transport Manifesto Launch

 In response to Zac Goldsmith’s transport manifesto commitments on clean air, ClientEarth lawyer, Alan Andrews said: “It’s great that Zac Goldsmith wants a clean air revolution to tackle the public health crisis of air pollution in London. We welcome his commitment to making London’s air an absolute priority. He...


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29 Species Camera Trapped in North Sumatra incl Tiger, Pangolin and Tapir

An endangered Malayan tapir and its young have been documented by camera traps in Batang Gadis National Park (BGNP), North Sumatra. In Indonesia, the tapir can only be found in North Sumatra and are very rarely seen. In total, the study recorded and identified an impressive 29 species in...


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Indigenous Peoples and Greenpeace Demand an End to Amazonian Dam Project

Activists today peacefully protested against a planned mega dam project in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest at the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Austrian company Andritz, one of the global leaders in technology for hydroelectric dams. The São Luiz do Tapajós-dam would be built in the Tapajós River, in...


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Investment Sought from Individuals for £5m Community Energy Project in North Derbyshire

Investment is being sought from members of the public for a £5 million community energy project in North Derbyshire that will offer 5% gross returns for investors, while providing a long term funding stream for local charity groups. Chesterfield Community Energy is coordinating the project, which has seen a...


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1/3 Workers Set for a Pay RIse in National Living Wage UK Hotspots

Up to a third of workers in some areas of Britain are set for a pay rise as a result of the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW), the new legal wage floor of £7.20 an hour that comes into effect this Friday for employees aged 25 and over, according to...


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Investment Sought From Individuals for £5m Community Energy Project Near Stratford-upon-Avon

Investment is being sought from members of the public for a £5million community energy project near Stratford-upon-Avon that will offer 5% gross returns for investors, while providing a long term funding stream for local charity groups. Stratford Community Energy is coordinating the project, which has seen a large solar...


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Ineos Reopens Plant to use Fracked Gas – FOES Reacton

Reacting to the news that Inoes will used fracked gas from the US at a reopened plant at Grangemouth, Dr Richard Dixon, Director of Friends of the Earth Scotland, said: “Fracking has been stopped here because of its impact on local communities and climate change, but Ineos are imposing...