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Nottingham unveils bid to become the UK’s first carbon-neutral city
Nottingham City Council has committed to becoming a 'net-zero carbon' city by 2028, after hitting its 2020 emission reductions goals
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Analysis warns of lack of progress on 2020 global emissions target
Removing coal from the global energy mix is taking too long, too many forests are still being destroyed, and fossil
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Sustainable food production must be the hot topic for 2019, says M&S
Amid new scientific studies outlining the climate impact of farming and increasing consumer demand for plant-based foods, land use for
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Ocean growth hub amongst projects backed by £279m Industrial Strategy investment
The UK Government has announced various new projects aimed at protecting the health of the oceans, developing the next generation
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Report: Half of energy workers feel ‘unprepared’ for low-carbon transition
Almost half (48%) of workers within the global power sector are concerned that their industry is not doing enough to
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Refinitiv pledges to become a net-zero-carbon business in 2020
Finance giant Refinitiv has committed to becoming carbon-neutral by the end of 2020, as part of a new range of
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Report: 2018 was ‘most successful year yet’ for UK’s EV market
The UK's electric vehicle (EV) market grew by a record-breaking 19% in 2018, with one EV being registered every nine
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Claire Perry: UK’s business community must help create a ‘just’ low-carbon transition
As the UK strives to meet legally binding carbon targets, businesses must help policymakers create a low-carbon economy that does
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UN chief outlines climate change and SDGs as key 2019 priorities
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said that countries must "dramatically accelerate" efforts to tackle climate change and achieve the Sustainable
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Renewables forecast to overtake fossil fuels in 2020
Renewables will overtake fossil fuels in 2020 to become the "dominant" source of power in Great Britain, EnAppsSys has predicted
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Major utilities team up to launch sustainable finance hub for European businesses
Utility giants EDF, SSE and Ørsted are among the 16 companies which have co-founded a new forum aimed at helping
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UK revealed as EU champion of fossil fuel subsidies
The UK spends the most of any EU nation on subsidising fossil fuels, according to a new report by the
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Uber set to launch 15p eco-charge for London journeys
Ride-hailing firm Uber is launching its 15p per-mile "eco-charge" for all journeys taken within London, in the same week that
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European Investment Bank to face legal action over biomass loan
The world's largest multilateral finance firm is set to be taken to the European Union's highest court later this year,
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High-profile businesses ramp up pressure on Scotland to make carbon-neutral pledge
The likes of Coca-Cola, Tesco and Sky have today (14 January) called on the Scottish Parliament to "seize the chance
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Report: London Mayor’s air quality measures set to benefit poorest the most
Sadiq Khan's measures to tackle London's air quality crisis will "substantially" improve the health of people living in the capital's
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Shell teams up with Anesco for UK battery storage project
Oil and gas giant Shell has partnered with UK renewables firm Anesco to deliver a new 1.25MW battery storage project
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UK’s first floating tidal stream turbine to be built in Scotland
The UK's first floating tidal stream turbine is set to be deployed off the coast of Scotland in 2020, after
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Minister urged to drop new coal-mining plans in Northumberland
A wild stretch of Northumberland beach has become the ultimate testing ground of the Government's much-vaunted commitment to phase out
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Stena Line installs onshore power supply connection to support electric ferry fleet
Ferry giant Stena Line has installed what it claims is Oslo's first onshore power supply connection for ferries, in a
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Battersea Power Station to come back online as a low-carbon energy hub
London's iconic Battersea Power Station is set to start producing energy again in 2020 - 38 years after the last
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Low-emission ambulances and LED lighting: The NHS Long Term Plan’s key sustainability measures
As the UK Government unveils its highly-anticipated Long Term Plan for the NHS to improve the service over the coming
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Global warming of oceans equivalent to an atomic bomb per second
Global warming has heated the oceans by the equivalent of one atomic bomb explosion per second for the past 150
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Manchester commits to making all new buildings ‘net-zero’ by 2028
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has pledged to ensure that all new buildings erected in the city region will
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Scottish industry’s greenhouse gas emissions lowest since records began
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced by Scotland's industrial sector fell to an unprecedented low in 2017, the latest official figures
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