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  • Britain ‘should play a leading role in tackling global warming’

    Brits should play a leading role in tackling global warming. That’s the verdict from the UK public, according to a new survey conducted by Smart Energy GB – the poll suggests around 70% of people who have seen, heard or read news coverage about climate change and global warming in the last week said Britain […]

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  • Brazil allows 172.8MW of new wind capacity to enter operational stages

    Brazil has approved eight new wind farms to enter either commercial or testing operations. The national power sector regulator Aneel has permitted the clean energy facilities, which have a combined capacity of 172.8MW, to start generating electricity. The Campo Largo XXI wind farm has received approval to begin commercial operations, while the other seven sites […]

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  • Will Claire Perry’s dietary advice make a meal out of climate change?

    Claire Perry has told the BBC it is not the government’s job to tell the public to eat less meat. Despite scientists urging consumers to change their diet and help cut emissions of carbon dioxide, in a recent BBC interview, the Energy and Climate Minister was reluctant to committing to eating less meat herself. She reportedly […]

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  • Two anti-fracking protesters arrested at Lancashire site

    Two of the activists who were part of an anti-fracking protest in Lancashire today have been arrested. A spokesperson from Lancashire Police told ELN a man, aged 45 and a woman, aged 34, have been taken into custody “on suspicion of wilful obstruction of a highway”. They are part of a group of around 50 […]

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  • New York pledges $40m for solar and storage tech

    New York has announced $40 million (£30.3m) of funding to support solar energy and storage projects. It is part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s ambition to install 1.5GW of energy storage capacity by 2025 and generate 50% of the state’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030. The latest funding is expected to help local communities […]

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  • London businesses and councils offered £5m for water refilling stations

    London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced an additional 100 new water refilling stations as part of his efforts to reduce single-use plastic bottles. He is inviting councils, businesses and local venues to bid for a share of £5 million, half of which is funded by Thames Water, will be in charge of installing, cleaning and repairing […]

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  • New partnership aims to drive efficiency in oil and gas

    The University of Strathclyde has teamed up with Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE), to explore how advanced manufacturing technologies and processes can optimise productivity in oil and gas operations. BHGE will work with the university’s team of engineers and researchers at its Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) to improve its manufacturing processes and delivery […]

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  • New EU fuel labelling informs drivers on environmental impact

    A new set of fuel labels on dispensers and nozzles at filling stations across the EU has been launched. The labels for petrol, diesel, hydrogen, compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas will also provide better information on the suitability of fuels for their vehicles wherever they travel across the EU. They […]

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  • Cuadrilla to start UK fracking after final legal bid fails

    Cuadrilla has confirmed it will start fracking in Lancashire tomorrow after a final challenge against the project was rejected. The High Court in London dismissed a last-minute request for an interim injunction by environmental campaigner Bob Dennett to prevent fracking from taking place at the Preston New Road site. It also rejected a Judicial Review […]

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  • Editorial – not that smart the trouble with our rollout

    On Monday I was greeted with a cheery knock on the door just after 8am. It was my ScottishPower smart meter engineer. He was a friendly bloke who told me he was down from Glasgow for a week, his first trip to London, so he was naturally taking in the famous sights, such as the […]

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