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Last Chance to Nominate for Cleantech 100

The deadline for this year’s Cleantech Global 100 programme is fast approaching. There are only seven days left to nominate a Cleantech company before Phase one of the programme ends on May 31. To nominate a Cleantech company (it must not be listed on any major stock exchange) visit then...


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5 Ways Technology Is Leading Us to a Greener Tomorrow

The world is heating up, and issues with emissions continue to rage on. But more of the world’s residents are working on ways to slow both processes. It’s not uncommon for companies and even individuals to leave a massive carbon footprint, but technology is helping to alter that. Cities...


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Solar industry will keep fighting after Government threaten to cut off support

The Government have held a consultation about the Renewable Heat Incentive. Following the discussion, it has emerged that solar thermal energy could be cut off from government support. Solar thermal is the only technology threatened with removal from renewable heat scheme. The solar industry has pledged to continue their...


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New Design Methods for Wave Energy Technologies

Arup has been commissioned by Wave Energy Scotland (WES) to examine the analysis tools and processes suitable for robust structural design of energy devices, providing recommendations and best practice for future projects. As the UK seeks to become more reliant on renewable energy, WES are supporting the development of...


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Technology is Enabling Us to Realize Energy Security

Without technology where would we be? When we look at energy generation, the vast technological advancements over the last fifty years have radically helped to tackle climate change and improve energy security — two of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. It is advancement in technology that has...


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Groundbreaking Technology Enables 100% Clean Electricity from Geothermal Heat in the Netherlands

Swedish Climeon and Dutch IF Technology are set out to change the way we produce electricity, literally from the ground up. Climeon’s game changing technology uses hot water from the ground to produce a constant flow of 100% clean electricity without the need for fuel or specific weather conditions....


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Sustainability and Science: How Eco-Friendly Labs are Contributing to a Greener World

There’s absolutely no question that scientific laboratories are beneficial and much-needed in the world. It’s in scientific and biological research facilities that research is conducted and implemented, and cures and medicines are created. And, because the attraction to science is to make the world a better place, many laboratories...


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#COP21: The Historic #ParisAgreement Is Adopted

To loud applause and a standing ovation, the world’s political leadership has adopted the 29 Article, 31-page Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. They have now requested that the Secretary-General of the United Nations be the Depositary of the Agreement and to have it open...


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How cooking endangers planet and people

Almost half of the world’s population still uses open fires to cook their food risking a number of diseases because of their exposure to air pollution, explains Nathalia Hentze Nielsen, communications manager for Dazin. Can you remember the last time you cooked a meal over open fire? I am going to take...


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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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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...


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100 philanthropic organisations have pledged to divest from fossil fuels

One hundred philanthropic trusts, foundations and family offices, with over $5 billion (£3.2bn) in assets under management, have now committed to divesting from fossil fuels and supporting the low carbon economy. Eighteen philanthropic organisations have made their commitment public today, joining existing signatories, including the Rockefeller Brothers’ Fund and...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 1 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. Government faces increasing costs if it fails to act quickly on climate, warns report Obama and Attenborough discuss climate change Climate negotiations...


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UN urges oil firms to move to cleaner energy

Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, has urged the heads of six European oil majors to transition to cleaner technologies in a letter that praises their efforts so far. The letter, which has been addressed to the heads of BG Group, BP, Eni,...


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Government to sell stake in Green Investment Bank

The government has unveiled plans to sell a stake in the Green Investment Bank. The decision has bee met with some criticism despite claims it will increase the volume of capital the bank has available to support green projects. It is still unclear how much of the bank the...