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Volkswagen to invest $800m in electric vehicle factory

Business Green - Tue, 2019-01-15 11:11

Plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee set for expansion as VW prepares to ramp up EV production

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'Wrong side of history': Barclays' fossil fuels policy shift garners mixed reviews

Business Green - Tue, 2019-01-15 11:01

UK bank sets stricter standards for investments but will not pull out of coal, oil and gas altogether, according to new statement

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Modernising the UK economy: Zero carbon, closed loop and conservationist

Business Green - Tue, 2019-01-15 10:35

Charles Secrett reflects on the epic challenges and opportunities facing an economy in desperate need of a comprehensive green revamp

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Government moves to ease planning restrictions on grid-scale storage

Business Green - Tue, 2019-01-15 09:13

New consultation seeks to relax planning rules to make it easier for large energy generation and storage projects to be built

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Britain has shifted 30 per cent of its electricity away from fossil fuels in just nine years

Business Green - Tue, 2019-01-15 00:03

The UK is in the midst of a remarkable energy industry transformation, the full scale and pace of which is rarely understood

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ClientEarth takes EIB to court over biomass financing row

Business Green - Tue, 2019-01-15 00:03

Case represents first time NGO has taken legal action against the European Investment Bank

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SDG3: How to build a healthy business

Business Green - Tue, 2019-01-15 00:02

Five lessons for businesses looking to embed SDG3 into their operations

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Lush to open UK's first 'naked' store in Manchester

Business Green - Tue, 2019-01-15 00:02

Personal care brand will open the doors to its first plastic free store in the UK on Friday

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EDF and Masdar Build First Saudi Arabian Wind Farm

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 2019-01-14 16:29
Last week EDF Renewables and Masdar (the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) announced that they won the bid to build the 400-MW Dumat al Jandal wind farm, located 560 miles from north of Riyadh in the Al Jouf region of north-western Saudi Arabia.
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ASU Researchers Break Solar-cell Efficiency Record at 25.4 Percent

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 2019-01-14 16:28
Arizona State University researchers have set a new record for solar efficiency, 25.4 percent. Working with tandem photovoltaics, or stacking different materials in a solar cell, the ASU team has continued to improve solar efficiency and lower costs.
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A Study in Emissionality: Why Boston University Looked Beyond New England for Its First Wind Power Purchase

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 2019-01-14 16:22
While it’s well known that corporations were some of the earliest trailblazers of large-scale renewable energy purchasing — they’ve closed over 14 gigawatts of deals in the past six years, according to tracking by Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center — higher education has also made impressive strides. In fact, a report released last fall showed that the top 30 renewable energy-buying universities are using around 3 billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually. That’s enough to power 276,000 homes.
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Seven business takeaways from the new Clean Air Strategy

Business Green - Mon, 2019-01-14 15:42

Latest plan to tackle UK air pollution will see government adopt WHO guidelines on particulate matter - but how will the new goal translate into action on the ground?

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PG&E Likely Seeking Bankruptcy by Jan. 29

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 2019-01-14 15:30

The San Francisco-based utility is under investigation for any role its equipment might have played in the deadly wildfires of late 2018, only one year after getting blamed for an earlier, devastating rash of blazes.

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Department Of Energy Announces $88 Million For Oil And Natural Gas Recovery Research

AOL Energy - Mon, 2019-01-14 15:00

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Fossil Energy has announced up to $88 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects enhancing technologies for oil and natural gas recovery under two separate funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) will manage the projects selected under both

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Nothing has changed: The path to a greener economy does not pass through a 'no deal' Brexit

Business Green - Mon, 2019-01-14 13:04

The implications for the green economy of tomorrow's crucial parliamentary vote are as clear as polluted mud, but one thing remains clear

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ESG screening boosts stock market performance, research finds

Business Green - Mon, 2019-01-14 12:29

Assessing companies using environmental social governance criteria can positively impact investment returns, asset manager Amundi finds

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Claire Perry rejects Cuadrilla calls to relax fracking tremor rules

Business Green - Mon, 2019-01-14 10:57

November letter from Energy and Clean Growth Minister to Cuadrilla boss reasserts that existing traffic light system is 'fit for purpose'

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Scotland: Corporate giants step up calls for net zero emissions target

Business Green - Mon, 2019-01-14 10:17

Leading Blue Chips urge Scottish Parliament to deliver 2050 zero emissions goal and seize low carbon business opportunities

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Clean Air Strategy: The reaction

Business Green - Mon, 2019-01-14 09:33

Green trade bodies and campaign groups respond to the government's latest attempt to strengthen its Clean Air Strategy

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New air pollution plans improve on EU rules, government claims

Business Green - Mon, 2019-01-14 08:41

UK proposals include new regulations on farmers, wood-burning stoves and diesel cars

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