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UK and Scottish governments commit £4.2m for carbon capture research

The UK and Scottish governments have jointly committed to providing £4.2 million for industrial and feasibility research for a carbon capture storage coal-gasification power plant located in Grangemouth, Scotland. Carbon capture and storage involves capturing emissions at power plants and burying the gases. The technology could help make the...


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New Energy & Cleantech Awards 2015 unveils shortlist

The shortlist for the New Energy & Cleantech Awards, the foremost event recognising excellence in the green energy and clean technology industries. The 2015 New Energy & Cleantech Awards, in their eighth year, recognises those who play a pivotal role in the shaping of the future green energy and...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 6 March 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. 70% of investors interested in sustainability Global flood risk could almost triple by 2030 Use smart technology to cut energy demand and...


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Use smart technology to cut energy demand and emissions, say MPs

MPs have criticised the government’s ‘capacity market’ and have instead urged the use of smart technology to cut greenhouse gas emissions and energy demand. The capacity markets aims to prevent blackouts and pays a regular payment to reliable forms of energy, in return for generating capacity when the system...


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Europe needs ambitious policy to live sustainably by 2050

Despite progress in recent years, Europe must implement more ambitious policies if it is to be sustainable by mid-century, according to the European environment sate and outlook 2015 report from the European Environment Agency (EEA).  The five-yearly assessment argues that progress has been made, with Europeans enjoying cleaner air...


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Top articles of February 2015

February saw the UK’s three main political parties agree to work together on climate change, a move the was labelled a “milestone” and captured the attention of our readers. Other top articles during the month include deforestation and sustainable city rankings, Helena Bonham Carter stripping for marine reserves and...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 26 February 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. Global sustainable investment reaches $21.4tn UN: world must address water challenge or risk conflict Technology will solve our water problems — if...


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EU calls for 60% emission cut by 2050

The European Union has said it wants to see a legally binding emissions cut of 60% by mid-century and reviews every five years agreed at the UN climate summit in Paris later this year, according to a leaked document. The treaty set to be agreed in Paris will replace...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 20 February 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. Citigroup to fund $100bn in green projects Helena Bonham Carter joins calls for vast UK marine reserves Report urges tech firms to...


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Report urges tech firms to embrace circular economy

As technology devices are increasingly becoming more carbon intensive, a new report is urging technology firms to embrace a circular economy business model and extend the life of mobile devices. The report – A circular economy for smart devices – comes from Green Alliance. The paper suggests that by...


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Countries call on IPCC to make reports more accessible

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) should alter the way it communicates and publishes reports to make them more accessible and user friendly, according to governments. The IPCC publishes reports on the current state of scientific knowledge and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts, which are used by...


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UK government spent 300 times more on fossil fuel than clean tech

Figures have shown that the government’s export credit agency has spent over 300 times as much supporting the fossil fuel industry than its has clean energy projects despite pledging to champion British companies that develop and export green technologies. The figures, obtained by the Guardian through a freedom of...


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Geoengineering should not replace cutting emissions, say scientists

Geoengineering should not yet be deployed as a solution to climate change or replace cutting emissions, according to the US National Academy of Science. The organisation called for more research into the area and said the consideration of such technology should serve as a “wake up call”. Geoengineering involves...


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IPCC warns that more needs to be done to address water scarcity

The head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that the world is still not doing enough to address the challenges associated with water scarcity, which is set to worsen because of climate change. According to Reuters, Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the IPPC, told delegates at...


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North Sea nations key to Europe’s low-carbon transition, says report

North Sea nations, including the UK, have the skills and storage capacity to deliver a carbon capture and storage (CCS) industry that is capable of transforming Europe’s industry and power sectors, according to a report from Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS).  The report argues that CCS technology can...



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