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To tackle the climate crisis we need more democracy, not less

Sun, 2019-06-23 23:01

Rebecca Willis explains why the plans for citizens' assemblies on climate change could prove such an important step forward for the UK's environmental efforts

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Government announces EV chargepoints must be smart to secure grant funding

Sun, 2019-06-23 23:01

The new regulations governing the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme will take effect from 1 July, Roads Minister Michael Ellis announced today

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Aldi extends trial stripping plastic from fresh produce lines

Sun, 2019-06-23 23:01

Retail expands trial following successful launch in Scotland earlier this year

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Engineering sector must attract more women, government says

Sat, 2019-06-22 23:01

Call comes after week-long roundtable on women working in transport led by Department for Transport Permanent Secretary Bernadette Kelly

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Research finds over half of supermarket packaging can't be recycled

Fri, 2019-06-21 23:01

Which? study compared 11 of UK's biggest supermarkets, and found the average percentage of packaging that could easily be put in household recycling bins stands at just 52 per cent

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Global briefing: Canada declares climate emergency...and approves oil pipeline

Fri, 2019-06-21 12:07

BusinessGreen brings you all the sustainable business news from around the world this week

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Foreign Office Minister Mark Field suspended after grabbing climate protestor

Fri, 2019-06-21 10:11

BREAKING: Footage shows Conservative MP Mark Field forcibly removing a female protester from last night's Mansion House dinner

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'Unprecedented risks': Bank of England will stress-test UK financial system for climate-related risks

Fri, 2019-06-21 09:31

Bank of England governor March Carney says test should spur firms to "develop cutting-edge risk management" strategies to manage climate risk

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Business frustration at EU failure to deliver 2050 net zero target

Fri, 2019-06-21 09:04

Proposal to raise bloc's climate ambition blocked at crunch summit, reportedly by opposition from four EU countries

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Plastic free: McDonald's serves up revamped McFlurry packaging

Thu, 2019-06-20 23:04

Fast food giant ditches plastic lids for flagship ice cream dish, and replaces single-use plastic used in salad packaging with cardboard

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Apple and Best Buy reveal their circular visions (and a new partnership)

Thu, 2019-06-20 23:02

Two of America's largest companies reveal how they have revamped their circular economy strategies

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'Historic milestone': Zero carbon power to outstrip fossil fuels for first time in 2019

Thu, 2019-06-20 23:02

National Grid reveals UK on track to generate more electricity from zero carbon sources than fossil fuels this year

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Net Zero: Report calls for 'sector specific' carbon standards

Thu, 2019-06-20 23:02

Research from Energy Systems Catapult suggests setting carbon standards could realign economic incentives to help drive rapid emissions cuts

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How artificial intelligence helps recycling become more circular

Thu, 2019-06-20 23:01

The process of sorting things for reuse is getting faster and more specific

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'The Climate Conversation': Can new Citizens' Assemblies plans drive the net zero transition?

Thu, 2019-06-20 13:14

Six House of Commons select committees announce plans for climate-focused Citizens Assembly, as Nicola Sturgeon reveals Scotland will host a 'Big Climate Conversation'

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UK sets annual coal-free power record - and it's only June

Thu, 2019-06-20 12:55

Government confirms the UK has this afternoon set a new record for the most hours in a year when the grid operated without coal power

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From green sports clubs to solar schools, government touts £10m rural clean energy fund

Thu, 2019-06-20 12:13

Local rural communities invited to bid for funding for clean energy feasibility studies

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From car free days to electric ice creams, flurry of announcements mark Clean Air Day

Thu, 2019-06-20 10:10

London Mayor Sadiq Khan announces London's biggest ever Car Free Day, as businesses line up to promote zero emission innovations

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UK's big energy firms accused of failing to tackle climate crisis

Thu, 2019-06-20 07:21

Shell, BP and Centrica have talked of backing EU emissions target but withheld support

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A vegan meat revolution is coming to global fast food chains - and it could help save the planet

Wed, 2019-06-19 23:05

From Burger King to McDonalds vegan options are exploding on fast food menus, bringing with them the potential for a massive shift in public attitudes, says Malte Rödl from the University of Manchester

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