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£200m for food security and climate change

£200m for food security and climate change The Scottish Government has issued a £200m of contribution for projects that aids food security and address the biodiversity and climate pressure. The money will be offered for innovation in agriculture until 2027 under the government’s Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Strategic Research Programme (SPR). It will invest…
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Norway and EU work to ensure extra gas supplies

Norway and EU work to ensure extra gas supplies The European Commission and Norway have made an agreement to step up co-operation to establish increased gas supplies from the Scandinavian nation to the EU in the short and long term. It is the role of their efforts to boost energy self-sufficiency and work in the…
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EthosEnergy hosts 2nd “Our Hydrogen Future” roundtable

EthosEnergy hosts 2nd “Our Hydrogen Future” roundtable: Following the success of last year’s session, EthosEnergy hosted its 2nd “Our Hydrogen Future” roundtable event, on 14th June, to boost sharing of ideas, collaboration, and partnership in meeting EU 2030 emissions aims. It was attended by organizations from all over Europe and featured presenters from EthosEnergy, Wood,…
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Could heat batteries help decarbonise UK’s beer industry?

Could heat batteries help decarbonise UK’s beer industry? Could heat batteries hold the key to the decarbonisation of the UK’s beer industry? Industries, including manufacturing, food refining and pharmaceuticals are presently using steam systems in their work. The tech is proclaimed to be a huge contributor to their overall carbon footprint. Southampton firm Caldera promises…
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Turkey’s Coal mines to solar plants could power up to 6.9m

Turkey’s Coal mines to solar plants could power up to 6.9m: Turkey’s plans to convert half of their coal mines into solar farms could allow 6.9 million homes to be powered by renewables. This claim made by Europe Beyond Coal, would lead to a 170% increase in solar generation in Turkey. The Report made states…
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Countries make pledge to stop plastic pollution globally

Countries make pledge to stop plastic pollution globally: An amount of 175 countries have signed a “historic” solution to establish an international legally binding agreement to put a halt on plastic pollution, “the most significant multilateral deal since the Paris accord”. Heads of state, environment ministers as well as additional representatives made the commitment at…
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FortisBC proposes that all new homes be powered entirely by renewable energy

FortisBC proposes that all new homes be powered entirely by renewable energy: FortisBC Energy has proposed to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) that all new homes be supplied with 100 percent renewable gas. According to its plan, every newly-built home connected to the gas system would receive renewable gas for the life of the…
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A new plan has been unveiled to create a future workforce of clean hydrocarbons

A new plan has been unveiled to create a future workforce of clean hydrocarbons: In Canada, a new sector engagement plan to develop a future clean hydrocarbon workforce has been unveiled. The Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) will collaborate with five energy-focused young professional (YP) associations to help tens of thousands of YP members across…
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First time in Europe, EV sales outnumber diesel sales

First time in Europe, EV sales outnumber diesel sales: In December of last year, electric vehicle (EV) sales in Europe surpassed diesel models for the first time. According to a new report from the Financial Times, more than 20 percent of new cars sold in 18 European markets were electric. Diesel vehicles and diesel hybrids…
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EU bank gives France €1bn for low carbon social housing

EU bank gives France €1bn for low carbon social housing: The European Investment Bank (EIB) has promised €1 billion (£0.84bn) to Banque des Territoires to go toward energy efficient social housing. The new credit line accompanies the French bank’s Eco loan product, that hopes to make the thermal renovation of social housing broadly accessible. It…
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