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Top features of the week: August 10



This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Clare Brook, founding partner at WHEB, asked if going fossil fuel free is simply the right thing to do.

We also explored how tidal lagoons could provide the impetus that UK marine renewables needs to thrive, and Mark Sait looked at how poor UK restaurant lighting could be driving away customers, based on a new survey.

1. Is it right to invest in an FFFF (Fossil Fuel Free Fund)?

WHEB: With the arguments against investment in fossil fuel companies mounting, Clare Brook, founding partner at WHEB Listed Equities, asks if going fossil fuel free is simply the right thing to do. Read more.

2. Financing the future of renewable energy

Alex Blackburne: Being the voice of over 1,000 different companies is no easy task – as Nina Skorupska, chief executive of the Renewable Energy Association (REA) has learnt during her first year in the job. She tells Blue & Green Tomorrow why she is optimistic about the future of clean energy. Read more.

3. Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay: the mastering of the tide

Tom Revell: Utterly predictable and with huge potential, could tidal lagoons provide the impetus that UK marine renewables need to thrive? Read more.

4. Bad restaurant lighting a big turn-off for customers

Mark Sait: Poor restaurant lighting in the UK is driving away customers, according to a new survey. Read more.

5. Renewable energy through the ages

Ilaria Bertini: The wind, the sun, steam, waves and organic materials were the first forms of energy that humans ever knew. The power of nature has accompanied mankind through the centuries but was cast aside as an energy source when fossil fuels – oil, gas and coal – started to prosper. Yet today, renewable energy is essential for the Earth and the future survival of our species. Read more.

Photo: Amanda Jo via Flickr


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