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1st turbine installed at Scottish wind farm extension

1st turbine installed at Scottish wind farm extension: A leading renewables firm has successfully erected the first of 15 wind turbines at a major new wind farm that will bolster Scotland’s drive towards net zero. Image: Rachel Allum, Principal Development Planner at Banks Renewables The structure, totaling 156m in height, has now been installed, kicking…
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Top weather may cause socioeconomic imbalance

Top weather may cause socioeconomic imbalance: Extreme weather events could, though its rippling effects, cause the destablisation of the socioeconomic system. PLoS Climate‘s latest research found a correlation between extreme events and the disruption of interconnected sectors, with the recent heatwaves that cause droughts in some areas being the most recent example. The researchers show…
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Net-Zero plans may be paused

Net-Zero plans may be paused Nearly 1-in-6 Tory voters have the desire for Boris Johnson’s successor to put the net-zero push on hold, with more attention on the cost-of-living crisis. That’s according to a poll by YouGov, which has discovered that only 30 percent of Labour and Liberal Democrat activists think the same move should…
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£100m to UK communities hit by recurrent flooding

£100m to UK communities hit by recurrent flooding: Communities that have been impacted from repeated flooding will get help with a new ring fenced £100 million grant to protect their properties better. The Frequently Flooded Allowance will increase access to public funding for these communities, which are frequently smaller areas that need more complex flood…
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Without global warming the heatwave would be impossible

Without global warming the heatwave would be impossible Scorching temps that cooked Britons the previous week may have been impossible if climate change was not happening. That’s one of the key messages conveyed in a new report by the World Weather Attribution which suggests the record-breaking temperature of more than 40°C seen last week was…
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ScottishPower kicks off huge recruitment drive

ScottishPower kicks off huge recruitment drive: ScottishPower has kicked off what it believes is the company’s largest recruitment drive, with as much as 1,000 new jobs to be filled in the coming 12 months. This comes after a record amount of green energy infrastructure projects were obtained by the company during the first half of…
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Deaths by heatwaves to triple by 2030

Deaths by heatwaves to triple by 2030 The UK has received its 1st red caution for intense weather this week with temperatures to hit record levels of 40°C in parts of the country. Deaths linked to heatwaves may be 3 times more by 2030 if the government doesn’t respond to the overheating of British homes…
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On-site energy generation can cut firms bills

On-site energy generation can cut firms bills: Research from Cornwall Insight, included in their report – ‘A corporates guide to decarbonising power‘ – has demonstrated how on-site energy generation could help cut corporation energy bills and their carbon footprint. By moving the generation of energy to their site, or through engaging in a private wire…
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Energy efficiency should be seen as a national emergency

Energy efficiency should be seen as a national emergency Energy efficiency has been ranked as the most important reply to the ongoing energy catastrophe. Energy Institute (EI) has today released the data of its annual Energy Barometer survey which displays that almost 70 percent of energy professionals do not see current energy efficiency policy having…
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Devon solar farm fire

Devon solar farm fire A huge fire has lit at a solar farm based within the surroundings of Verwood Town in Dorset. Fire crews announced that some of the solar panels were demolished and the cause of the fire is still under deep analysis. The massive fire is spreading further because bad parking allegedly “significantly…
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