British, Dutch offshore wind interconnection plans agreed

British, Dutch offshore wind interconnection plans agreed: The National Grid commercial development arm, National Grid Ventures and the Dutch transmission system operator TenneT have inked an agreement to investigate the feasibility of connecting the grids of both countries to the Dutch and British wind farms through subsea electricity cables. Up to 4GW of British and…
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€150k donated by Greta Thunberg to climate crisis

€150k donated by Greta Thunberg to climate crisis: Greta Thunberg the Swedish environmental activist has announced she will donate €150,000 (£138k) through her foundation for people fighting the climate crisis in Africa. Shared by organisations that work in regions swept by heatwaves, droughts and floods, the funding beneficiaries are to include the Red Crescent Movement…
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‘Race to win’ against climate change call

‘Race to win’ against climate change call: 300 GB Olympians and Paralympians, including 37 Olympic and Paralympic Champions are supporting a letter that has been sent to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, urging him in the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic to prioritise the environment. Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Mo Farah and Paula Radcliffe are among…
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Artic sea ice at second lowest level in 42 years

Artic sea ice at second lowest level in 42 years: Polar sea ice in the Arctic has reached its second-lowest level seen in the last 42 years. The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder has found in new research, which reported on 15th September that Arctic sea ice…
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Gas supplier tax for green gas production plants proposed

Gas supplier tax for green gas production plants proposed: A new levy has been proposed by the Government to be placed on gas suppliers across the UK to fund the construction of biomethane or ‘green gas’ production plants. Environmentally-friendly organic waste products are used to produce the green gas which will help reduce emissions from…
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First zero-emission commercial jet designs showcased

Three different designs have been unveiled by Airbus for what it claims will be the ‘world’s first’ zero-emission commercial jet. With a range of up to 2,000 nautical miles, the planes named ZEROe, would be powered mainly with liquid hydrogen and could potentially carry up 200 passengers. Representing a different approach to achieving a flight…
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INEOS inks offshore wind power deal with ENGIE

INEOS inks offshore wind power deal with ENGIE: INEOS and Engie have struck a 10-year wind power purchase agreement (PPA) for heavy industry in Belgium. The equivalent of taking 100,000 cars off the road each year, the 84MW deal is expected to reduce INEOS’ carbon footprint by around 1.1 million tonnes of CO2 emissions. It…
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Prince Charles says ‘climate crisis could dwarf coronavirus’

Prince Charles says ‘climate crisis could dwarf coronavirus’: The climate crisis could ‘dwarf’ the impact of the coronavirus pandemic warns Prince Charles, if there is no ‘immediate action’ and a ‘Marshall Plan’ is not implemented to protect nature, people and the planet. HRH the Prince of Wales whilst delivering an address at the opening ceremony…
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Heightened risk of suppliers failing to meet RO

Heightened risk of suppliers failing to meet RO: Latest forecasts from Cornwall Insight show a potential shortfall in the Renewable Obligation (RO) buy-out fund of approximately half of the £16.94mn mutualisation threshold. Supplier exits to date alone are not expected to trigger the mutualisation process. However, there is a heightened risk that some active suppliers…
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Pharmaceutical products called on to be greener by MEPs

Pharmaceutical products called on to be greener by MEPs: Further development of “greener” pharmaceuticals is being called for by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) , which are less harmful to the environment, but as effective for patients. Making products more biodegradable whilst not impairing their efficacy to tackle pharmaceutical pollution is being urged for…
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