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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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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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£40m Government Green Recovery Challenge Fund opens

£40m Government Green Recovery Challenge Fund opens: A fund of up to £40 million is now open for applications, which is aimed at helping the country build back greener from the coronavirus pandemic. Part of the government’s wider green economic recovery, the Green Recovery Challenge Fund provides a jobs and skills package and provides funding…
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Council suspends green traffic scheme

Council suspends green traffic scheme: Transport for London’s (TfL) green transport scheme is being suspended by Wandsworth Council, in the area due to confusion and long traffic queues. Funded by the government and TfL, the Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) scheme, was introduced to limit access to certain areas for motor vehicles and help eliminate pollution…
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Energy demand reaches 2019’s after lockdown

GB energy demand reaches 2019’s levels for the first time after COVID-19 lockdown: Lockdown measures created a sudden fall in electricity demand at the end of March and into April, with demand falling by ~15% below 2019 levels. However, recent research from Cornwall Insight shows that since July, there has been a gradual rise in…
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Electricity was cheaper and cleaner during lockdown

Electricity was cheaper and cleaner during lockdown: During the coronavirus lockdown the UK’s electricity system was cheaper and cleaner but harder to control. A new independent analysis has found that was conducted for Drax Electric Insights via Imperial Consultants by academics from Imperial College London. Lowered demand was caused by businesses closing and people working…
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SSE project launched to recruit post COVID-19

SSE project launched to recruit post COVID-19: A new pilot programme to recruit people in the energy industry has been launched by SSE in the wake of the coronavirus crisis and to help fill the skills gap. To support people who have taken a career break or are looking to return to the sector, the…
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Households could save £11m weekly after back to school

Households could save £11m weekly after back to school: More than £11 million could be saved every week by families in the UK on energy costs after children return to their classrooms in September. New research by Uswitch has shown, which forecasts a reduction in television watching, cooking and dishwasher use, bringing a weekly saving…
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Lockdown causes almost 3m Brits to fall into energy debt

Lockdown causes almost 3m Brits to fall into energy debt: The coronavirus pandemic has caused almost three million Brits to have fallen behind on their energy bills. Mobile phone, broadband, water and energy bills are the most common sources of household debt suggests the new survey by Citizens Advice. Conducted by Opinium the survey asked…
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Divergence in value together with wind & solar shapes

Divergence in merchant value together with complementary wind and solar shapes creates new opportunities for hybrid projects: Research from Cornwall Insight Australia, examined the performance of wind and solar technologies against the time-of-day price shape and highlights a clear divergence in the merchant outlook for both technologies. This presents a real opportunity for collaborative and…
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