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IEMA Discuss Britain’s Sustainability Future

Britain’s Leave campaign were announced as victors of the EU referendum this morning. The historic result revealed UK voters had decided to leave the European Union with a 52% majority. Martin Baxter, IEMA’s Chief Policy Advisor, has commented on the environment and sustainability effects of the UK’s decision to...


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National Living Wage Boosts Pay Growth

Labour market statistics have revealed that in the last few months real wage growth has increased and unemployment has dropped. The Resolution Foundation has said that the positive news is due to a surge in pay by the new National Living Wage. The Foundation says that it is encouraging...


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EU Referendum Registration Deadline Extended

The deadline to vote in the EU referendum was originally midnight on Tuesday 7 June, but it has been extended. The decision was made after an enormous number of people tried to access the site on Tuesday evening and the Cabinet Office’s Register to Vote website crashed, leaving around...


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Report Finds Employment Inequalities After “Time Out” Penalty

Resolution Foundation, an independent think tank, has produced a report that highlights differences in employment prospects between disabled people and non-disabled people who have been unemployed for over a year. The publication finds that the odds of a disabled person returning to work after this period of time are reduced...


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Policy Changes Could Affect Renewable Growth, say REA

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has published its yearly statistical report. The research showed that there were record levels of employment and a growth in the implementation of renewable power and heat. The publication also highlights the recent policy changes made by Government, warning of the future impacts of...


Yesterday’s Headlines 06/06/2016

Yesterday’s Headlines 06/06/2016

Yesterday an EU referendum poll highlighted a “stark” generation gap in the debate, ING and Tetra Pak announced they have joined RE100 and the first two speakers at this year’s POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe conference were revealed. Other headlines included research that found the pay gap between men...


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Fossil Fuel Phase-Out Won’t Affect Energy Supply

A “stress test” on the security of the UK’s energy supply has been carried out after concerns were raised over a planned phase-out of coal by 2025. Bright Blue commissioned Aurora Energy Research to complete the test and found that Britain’s energy supply will be left unharmed if the...


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Governments Plan to Improve Clean Energy Effort

Mission Innovation partners came together at the first Mission Innovation (MI) Ministerial last week. At the event, ministers from all over the world revealed their governments’ five-year plans to double clean energy research and development funding. This year the European Commission, on behalf of the European Union, was also...


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FTA Sustainability Conference Gets Underway

Human rights, environment and trade policy changes are all on the agenda at this year’s Sustainability Conference of the Foreign Trade Association (FTA). The opening today will focus on cooperation in the supply chain in order to achieve long-lasting improvements. Members and stakeholders representing business, government, civil society and...


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Pact Puts EIB at the Heart of EU Sustainability

The Pact of Amsterdam has been signed by ministers from across Europe. The Pact of Amsterdam means the European Investment Bank (EIB) will be at the centre of local and regional communities, working with governments to build a more sustainable future. It also sets out the Urban Agenda for...


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Greenpeace Urge G7 Decarbonisation Plans

Greenpeace are urging world leaders to use this year’s G7 Summit to continue plans to decarbonise the global economy. They want the world to step away from fossil fuels and adopt steps that will comply with a less than 2˚C economy. Greenpeace want to see progress in the form...


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Bidding Begins for Green Investment Bank

Earlier this year the Business Secretary, Sajid Javid, announced that the Green Investment Bank (GIB) will be privatised. Since its launch in 2012, the GIB has funded dozens of waste and energy projects. Last week, three bidders were shortlisted to buy a majority stake in the GIB. According to...


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Public Services Act Won’t Be Extended

Social Enterprise UK helped lead the creation of the Social Value Act 2012 along with its members and partners. The Act was designed to open up more opportunities for Social Enterprises to win bids for the delivery of public services. Last week it was announced that the Act will not be extended....


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Britain Can Create Sustainable Railways

Yesterday Rail Minister Claire Perry put forward her vision for a sustainable railway in Britain. She discussed the idea of sustainable stations, battery storage solutions to power trains and community railways. Her speech also included the launch of the Rail Safety and Standards Board’s Sustainable Development Principles 2016. Claire...


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GIB Search for Special Share Trustees

Early March this year marked the beginning of the process to transfer the Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) into private ownership. The UK Business Secretary announced that the Government was inviting private sector investors to register their interest in GIB. As part of the process GIB will issue special...