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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EDF & Veolia condemned for keeping Russian ties

EDF & Veolia condemned for keeping Russian ties: Energy company EDF and waste, energy and water services firm Veolia have encountered criticism for maintaining various contracts with Russia. Environmental group Greenpeace has pushed for EDF to cut the contractual connections to Russian state-owned firm Rosatom. Reports believe the contract with the Russian nuclear power giant…
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French asked to lower air con use by closing doors

French asked to lower air con use by closing doors: French shops and restaurants that are air-conditioned will be ordered to keep their doors closed in an effort to slash energy waste. Talking to RMC radio, French Minister of Ecological Transition Agnès Pannier-Runacher said keeping the doors open while the air conditioning systems are running…
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UK’s nuclear power plans at risk by EDF?

UK’s nuclear power plans at risk by EDF? The plan to nationalise EDF has recently emitted concerns over the company’s capability to help promising UK nuclear power projects, also including Hinkley Point C in Somerset. The proposed Hinkley Point C project would be the 1st nuclear power station to be constructed in the UK in…
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Rallies for return of the Paris-Hendaye night train & more

Rallies for return of the Paris-Hendaye night train & more: Image credit: Stay Grounded Network On July 2nd, civil society groups in France, Spain and Portugal will congregate at train stations at the same time, dressed in their pajamas, to call for the return and increase of night trains connecting their territories in a comfortable,…
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French floating offshore wind auction eyed by RWE & Bourbon

French floating offshore wind auction eyed by RWE & Bourbon RWE Renewables and Bourbon Subsea Services have created a partnership to jointly bid for the Mediterranean floating offshore wind auction in France. They have signed a business agreement and devoted to be selected as acceptable bidders for the A06 tender, beneath which 2 sites for…
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New wind farms invested in by Europe totals €41bn

New wind farms invested in by Europe totals €41bn: In 2021, Europe spent an increasing total of €41 billion (£34.6bn) on new wind energy projects. WindEurope’s current report indicates the whole investment was less by 11%, when related to 2020. Nevertheless, the writers of the report mention the investments included 24.6GW of installations, which is…
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France activates world’s largest biomethane plant

France activates world’s largest bio methane plant: The apparent world largest bio methane production plant has been activated in France. The production unit was commissioned by Veolia and Waga Energy using biogas from a non-hazardous waste storage facility. Located in Claye-Souilly on Veolia’s industrial ecology hub, the facility treats 1.5 million tons of waste every…
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Octopus has signed 4 wind farm agreements

Octopus has signed 4 wind farm agreements: Octopus Renewables has reported it has signed 4 wind farm deals. It is an expert clean energy investor and part of Octopus Energy Group. The deals are for wind projects that will be set up in the UK, Sweden, France & Finland along with having an predicted united…
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A new European Battery Academy has been established

A new European Battery Academy has been established: A new academy has been established with the goal of providing workers with the skills required to support Europe’s rapidly growing battery sector. The European Commission is providing a €10 million (£8.3 million) grant to the European Battery Academy to help effectively coordinate reskilling and upskilling efforts…
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