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Industry responds to Summer Statement

Industry responds to Summer Statement:  A £3 billion green jobs plan to save money, cut carbon and boost employment in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic has been announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak. In his much-awaited UK recovery plan Summer Statement, the Chancellor outlined how he planned to tackle “profound economic challenges” with a “historic…
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Environmental projects funded by fines

Environmental projects funded by fines: Environment Agency enforcement action during the last nine years has benefitted environmental charities throughout the Midlands to the tune of £1.4 million of grants. Offenders as an alternative to prosecutions are asked to donate to environmental projects  – this applies to individuals or businesses or who are responsible where they…
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UN climate summit COP26: new dates agreed

UN climate summit COP26: new dates agreed: The new date for the  COP26 UN summit to take place is between 1st and 12th November next year. The event was originally scheduled to take place during November 2020 in Glasgow, however, it had to be postponed due to the pandemic. The decision on the new date…
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Off-grid Scottish homes heated by surplus wind energy

Off-grid Scottish homes: Scottish households could now be powered by surplus wind energy. The ‘4D Heat’ project by National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) and the Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is exploring the use of wind energy to generate electric heat in areas not connected to the gas grid. The project aims to…
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Is cycle power bringing us together or driving us apart?

Is cycle power bringing us together: With the measures of a worldwide lockdown against the virus being eased gradually and people trying to gather up the pieces of shattered economies, what lessons have we all learned from this crisis? Governments around the world are starting to introduce measures to promote greener mobility in a bid…
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Biomass takes record 14% share of UK power mix

Biomass energy has reached a new record 14% share of the UK power mix. A Drax Electric Insights report found that in the early hours of 26th May, biomass supplied 13.79% of Britain’s electricity. The previous record of 13% was set earlier this year. Drax suggests biomass has generated more power than solar energy this…
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Planned solar farm to generate power for 3,000 homes

Planned solar farm to generate power for 3,000 homes : Leicestershire County Council has submitted plans to develop a solar farm and a carbon-neutral industrial site. Council bosses are pressing ahead with plans to develop a huge solar farm and industrial park next to the A6 on farmland it owns off Barrow Road in Quorn.…
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