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10 fantastic innovations in the war on plastic

The war on plastic has begun in earnest. With critics citing waste, the pollution caused during disposal, and the energy used to create and mould the compounds into the forms we know so well, new ways of tackling our addiction to plastic are being conceived. France has taken the legal route – with...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 10/10/2016 - 15:25

10/10/2016

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International solar energy Morocco

Morocco aiming to become big solar power player

• Aim to generate 42% of electricity from renewables in 4 years' time • Project could potentially reduce oil dependence by 2.5million tonnes • Morocco and Portugal signed cooperation agreement on renewables Morocco has an ambitious plan to generate 42 per cent of its electricity from renewables by...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 24/08/2016 - 14:48

24/08/2016

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International refugees renewable energy

Bringing green energy and better buildings to refugees

• 90% of families in camps have no access to electricity - 2015 report • "Access to sustainable energy is a basic human need" - UNHCR • Ikea Foundation helping with alternatives in Better Shelter campaign Renewable energy is being put to work in helping to tackle one of the greatest challenges of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 21/07/2016 - 15:30

21/07/2016

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International fossil fuels Government

Progression towards a fossil-free UK?

• Government hopes to cut out coal entirely by 2025 • UK lagging behind Sweden, Norway and Iceland • Improvement to incentives would help momentum Good news: the UK has kicked coal. It may not be for good – but it's a start. There have been several recent drops to using zero coal to generate...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 03/06/2016 - 15:12

03/06/2016

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International environmental research renewable energy projects

Top ten unusual environmental projects: Part 2

For those of you that may've missed the first half of our Top ten unusual environmental projects blog , here are the five remaining favourite finds from our top ten list of 'green' projects in the works. Huge thanks to those of you that commented and tweeted us regarding this list - we're still...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 26/04/2016 - 11:17

26/04/2016

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International environmental research renewable energy projects

Top ten unusual environmental projects: Part 1

From tapping the energy of space to pigeon-based pollution monitoring, you don't have to look too far to find outside-the-box thinking in energy and sustainability. Here are the first five of our favourite projects – watch this space for our second installment of creative concepts coming soon...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 18/04/2016 - 13:13

18/04/2016

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International energy

Getting an international perspective on the green economy

• Sydney summit brings energy efficiency to the fore • How to win over green investors • What can the UK learn? Energy Saving Trust chief executive Philip Sellwood has just returned from addressing the Australian Summer Study on Energy Productivity in Sydney. But what was it all about? Sellwood...

Submitted by Philip Sellwood on Tue, 08/03/2016 - 12:20

08/03/2016

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International

Europe’s big energy plans: Part 2 - the low carbon implications

While the push towards a unified Europe seems up for question , and the issue of energy security looms heavy over the EU’s latest energy commitments, the low carbon agenda is growing in significance. The 2030 energy and climate package includes a binding emissions reduction target of at least 40...

Submitted by Emilie Carmichael on Fri, 17/07/2015 - 08:00

17/07/2015

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International

Europe’s big energy plans: Part 1 - Energy Union

Europe has nipped in slightly ahead of China and the United States to announce its energy and carbon reduction plans to 2030. The new European Commission’s most bold - and some would say controversial - move was to announce an ‘ Energy Union ’ which will see EU nations working closer together on...

Submitted by Emilie Carmichael on Mon, 13/07/2015 - 15:58

13/07/2015

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International Global energy efficiency World Bank energy targets renewable energy

Putting world energy progress on the map

The latest progress report on the World Bank’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative is out - and if you’re looking for reasons to be optimistic, it’s a mixed bag. The three aims of the programme are to provide universal access to modern energy services, to double global energy efficiency...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 12/06/2015 - 00:00

12/06/2015

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