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  • Chinese lithium giant to buy 24% stake in rival for $4.1bn

    China’s Tianqi Lithium has announced it plans to buy around a quarter of Chile’s Sociedad Química y Minera (SQM) for $4.1 billion (£3.2bn). As well as declaring an intent to increase its access to the main ingredient in rechargeable phone and electric car batteries, the world’s second-largest lithium producer by sales has also filed for […]

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  • Poor turnout at latest US oil and gas auction

    The latest US auction for offshore oil and gas leases only attracted bidders on around 1% of the available blocks. Despite more than 14,000 sites being made available, only 144 parcels were taken, with a total of 23 companies entering the bidding process. The auction offered plots across a massive 78 million-acre stretch of ocean […]

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  • Aldi to use recyclable plastic trays for fresh fruits and veg

    Aldi plans to phase out “hard-to-recycle” black plastic trays for fruits and vegetables in favour of recyclable clear ones. It is introducing the new trays on six ranges of fresh produce this month, including tomatoes and broccoli, which is expected to save around 256 tonnes of plastic a year. It says black plastic cannot be […]

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  • Plans for China-Africa Environmental Co-operational Centre

    A new China-Africa Environmental Co-operational Centre is to be opened in the city of Nairobi. It will provide a platform for capacity development, technical support, environmental policy dialogue and the mobilisation of funds for environmental projects and programmes. The Centre, facilitated by UN Environment, aims to become a platform for capacity development in support of […]

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  • UK public still don’t trust their energy suppliers

    More than half of Brits do not trust energy suppliers very much or even at all. That’s according to the latest BEIS Public Attitude Tracker (PAT), which is now on its 26th wave of finding out what the public think about a variety of energy issues. The survey of around 4,000 households across the UK […]

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  • Reebok runs towards sustainability with corn and cotton trainers

    Reebok has launched its first plant-based trainers, made primarily out of cotton and corn. The footwear giant’s new option for vegan consumers comes in a recycled package and is certified as 75% ‘bio-based’ by the US Department of Agriculture. The sole is made from a corn-derived bio-based thermoplastic polyurethane, which is entirely petroleum-free and non-toxic – […]

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  • Most-polluting UK home fuels to be burned up

    The sale of the most-polluting fuels used in UK households are to get the chop as part of government plans to reduce emissions. The burning of wood and coal in homes is said to be the largest single contributor to particulate matter pollution – formed of tiny particles that can enter the body and cause […]

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  • EU approves three Danish renewable energy support schemes

    Three support schemes for renewable energy in Denmark have been approved by the European Commission. They include a multi-technology tender scheme for onshore and offshore wind turbines and solar installations, with a budget of DKK842 million (£101m) – projects will be selected through two tenders in 2018 and 2019 and will receive support in the […]

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  • Japan, US and Mexico team up to banish climate change

    Influential figures from business, regional government, higher education and civil society in Mexico, Japan and the US are partnering to help meet international climate obligations. The Alliances for Climate Action group aims to help achieve the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) prediction that current commitments made by non-state actors have the potential to […]

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  • Australian wind farm to install 25MW Tesla battery

    A Tesla grid-scale battery is to be installed at a wind farm in South Australia. The 278.5MW Lake Bonney wind facility will soon be home to a 25MW energy storage system, which owner Infigen Energy says will play a crucial role in stabilising the surrounding region’s grid with its flexibility services. The firm has entered […]

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