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Should investors include gold as a portfolio asset?

Should investors include gold as a portfolio asset?: Gold can have a positive effect on portfolio performance from a climate change aspect if investors incorporate it as an asset. That’s according to a current report from the World Gold Council, that claims the carbon footprint of gold has been exaggerated by many. It says that…
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‘By 2050 the UK will not have reached net zero’

By 2050 the UK will not have reached net zero : It is thought that by 2050 the United Kingdom will now not have met its target of net zero. Arguing the policies in place from the start of the current authorities have left a gap of 985 tonnes of Carbon Emissions over the fifth…
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Sadiq Khan visits water source heat pump project

Sadiq Khan visits water source heat pump project: Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London met with Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees to tour the new Castle Park Water Source Heat Pump project in Bristol which is established to decarbonise the city’s heat generation. The 3MW water source heat pump is described to be the biggest project…
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Earth’s interior draws in more carbon than once believed

Earth’s interior draws in more carbon than once believed: Slow moving crashing of the pieces of Earth’s crust & topmost mantle, named the tectonic plates, are drawing in additional carbon toward its interior than formerly considered. This is reported by the newest research by scientists from Cambridge University & NTU Singapore, who discovered the carbon…
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The NHS are charging to go electric

The NHS are charging to go electric Roughly half of NHS trusts throughout the UK have installed electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructures for their staff, patients and the community. That is according to figures which were recently obtained by power management company Eaton. These figures also reveal that 43% of NHS trusts either have plans…
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Wood pellets burned linked to forest degradation

Wood pellets burned linked to forest degradation : Wood pellet use by Drax Plc in Yorkshire, together with bioenergy demand from other countries in Europe, is driving intensive clearcutting in protected forests in Estonia and Latvia, a new report reveals. Hidden inside a wood pellet: intensive logging impacts in Estonian and Latvian forests,[1] published by…
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Wales launches plan to manage carbon-storing peatlands

Wales launches plan to manage carbon-storing peatlands: The Welsh Government has reported the launch of a new programme for the management & renewal of environmentally important peatlands in Wales, assisting the country’s response to the climate crisis. The National Peatlands Action Programme plans to guarantee the nationwide delivery of current peatland policies devised by the…
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Tonnes of CO2 released if global climate rises 2°C

Tonnes of CO2 released if global climate rises 2°C: If the global climate warms by the 2°C cap as set out in the Paris Agreement, 230 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide will be set free from the world’s soils. This comes as an urgent warning from the University of Exeter, which says this may cause…
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More trees are needed from ten largest landowners

More trees are needed from ten largest landowners: More trees need to be grown by England’s largest landowners to help store carbon and tackle climate change. Friends of the Earth has made the call, which claims some of the biggest English landowners have woodland cover ‘even lower than the weak national average’ – it urges…
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