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Official figures reveal Energy Ministers’ error over onshore wind

RenewableUK, the wind and marine energy trade association, says new Government statistics released today show that onshore and offshore wind energy is playing a crucial role in securing clean energy supplies for British homes, offices and factories. The Department of Energy and Climate Change has published its key annual...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 10 July headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. University of Warwick commits to fossil fuel divestment Report: oil investments facing ‘heightened risks’ Summer budget 2015: benefit cuts to affect 13m...


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University of Warwick commits to fossil fuel divestment

After two years of campaigning from staff and students, the University of Warwick has committed to divesting from fossil fuels. The educational institution has joined a host of other UK universities pledging to some form of divestment. Members of the University Council met on Wednesday to make a strategic...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 9 July headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. Climate-aligned bonds grow 20% to reach $600bn Summer Budget 2015: renewables Climate Change Levy exemption to be scrapped Ambitious policy ‘essential’ to...


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Summer Budget 2015: renewables Climate Change Levy exemption to be scrapped

Chancellor George Osborne has delivered the first majority Conservative government Budget since 1996, including plans to scrap an “out-dated” Climate Change Levy exemption on renewable electricity. Presenting his Budget, Osborne said the plans set out put “security first” and was for “working people” who have worked hard and sacrificed...


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Climate-aligned bonds grow 20% to reach $600bn

Over the last decade almost $600 billion (£390bn) worth of climate-related bonds have been issued, with the last year seeing a 20% increase, according to the Climate Bonds Initiative’s new report. The annual report was commissioned by the HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence. Zoe Knight, head of the...


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Ambitious policy ‘essential’ to transforming UK energy, say scientists

In order to meet carbon targets set for 2050 the UK government needs to take action now and set out an ambitious policy package to transform the energy system, according to research led by University College London (UCL) scientists. The study analysed potential pathways the UK could take to...


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Report: economic growth and achieving emissions targets possible

A new report has set out ten key economic opportunities that could help close the emissions gap while allowing economies to continue growing. The paper, from the Global Commission on the Economy and the Climate, calls for stronger cooperation between governments, businesses, investors, cities and communities. The report –...


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Coal-fired electricity investment threatens climate goals, warns OECD head

Angel Gurria, secretary general of the OECD, has called on governments to rethink the role of coal in energy supply, arguing the scale of investment being made in coal-fired electricity generation poses the “most urgent threat” to our climate. While Gurria noted that coal might be cheaper than other...


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Infographics for Independence Day – 4th July 2015

As our American cousins celebrate the Declaration of Independence from George III’s United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, we the people have gathered some infographics that reflect on that great nation. We hope you enjoy them. Happy Independence Day… mutter, grumble… Here’s a handy timeline from 1763 to 1787,...


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DECC budget cuts could put energy and climate plans at risk

Budget cuts to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) could have a major impact on innovation research, energy efficiency and the UK’s ability to meet climate change goals, according to a report from thinktank Green Alliance. The paper comes ahead of next week’s budget. The report –...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 3 July headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. US and China among counties unveiling climate pledges Investors back White House and call for strong standard on methane emissions Fracking could...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 2 July headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. 100 philanthropic organisations have pledged to divest from fossil fuels Airports Commission backs Heathrow expansion Government should explain onshore wind subsidy alternative,...


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Government should explain onshore wind subsidy alternative, committee says

The Committee on Climate Change has said that the government should explain what impact ending onshore wind subsidies early could have and how it plans to ensure climate change targets are met without it. The government announced last month that new onshore wind farms would be excluded from a...


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Airports Commission backs Heathrow expansion

The Airports Commission has recommended Heathrow as the preferred site of London’s new runway. The decision has been met with opposition from campaign groups. The decision follows three years of consultations and the government will now make a choice. The £17 billion expansion plan, which would see a third...