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20% of Europe’s most polluted cities reported to be in the UK, 5 counties named

20% of Europe’s most polluted cities reported to be in the UK, 5 counties named

The five cities in the UK that make up 20 areas across Europe with the highest levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) are according to new findings from Airly’s recent survey alongside the European Common Air Quality Index (CAQI). Ranking second on an index based on European Common Air Quality Index during May, Newcastle-upon-Tyne was found …

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International Energy Agency state that “recovery in clean energy spending is not enough to reach net zero”.

International Energy Agency state that “recovery in clean energy spending is not enough to reach net zero”.

The International Energy Agency estimates that energy consumption will only make a small recovery this year and is nowhere close to reaching the net-zero target by 2050.   The International Energy Agency warns of an alarming trend: our world has not yet made it on track for zero emissions, even with predictions estimating more favorable …

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Drivers on the road to getting paid up to £700 to charge your motor

Drivers on the road to getting paid up to £700 to charge your motor

This new technology allows you to make money off of your EV battery.  A trial on three-year vehicle-to-grid (or V2G) has found that customers who use the new technology have the potential to earn up to £725 every year. A V2G charger offers drivers the chance to discharge and sell surplus electricity from their electric vehicle …

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The Norwegian Institute of Energy Technology has agreed to allow unused uranium into the UK for use.

The Norwegian Institute of Energy Technology has agreed to allow unused uranium into the UK for use.

Norway, the Scandinavian country that has been at the forefront of renewable energy for decades now, is lending a helping hand to its old ally. Norway’s unused nuclear fuel will be used in Springfields Fuels Limited and converted into new fuel which can power commercial nuclear reactors across Britain.   You may have seen on …

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The post-Covid threat to environmental recovery

The post-Covid threat to environmental recovery

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is predicting a major surge in CO2 emissions from energy this year, as the world rebounds from the pandemic; They say that total energy emissions for 2021 will still be slightly lower than that reported in 2019, but suggested that CO2 will rise by an unprecedented second largest annual amount on record, due to …

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Ageing vehicles in the UK are living long enough to receive a pension

Ageing vehicles in the UK are living long enough to receive a pension

With the average age of UK vehicles now reaching 8.4 years old, it’s no wonder that progress toward net zero commitments is at risk!   A new report by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) suggests that as car ownership has become more affordable over recent decades, Brits are increasingly opting to buy …

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New UK trial to remove greenhouse gasses now worth £30m on open

New UK trial to remove greenhouse gasses now worth £30m on open

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has invested £30 million in a new trial that will see researchers across the UK investigate five innovative methods of large-scale greenhouse gas removal from the atmosphere over four and half years starting today. The research hub located at Oxford University will provide expert access to cutting edge technology as …

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Over 50% of cities are yet to be protected from climate threats, CDP Worldwide report.

Over 50% of cities are yet to be protected from climate threats, CDP Worldwide report.

More than half of the world’s cities are unprepared for climate threats. In its new report, the Carbon Disclosure Project discovered that 43% of our global city population live in areas without plans to keep them safe from these changes.  CDP are an international organisation currently based in London. They run a global disclosure system for companies and regions on …

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A35 Dorset, England see temporary speed limit to made permanent following air quality trial

A35 Dorset, England see temporary speed limit to made permanent following air quality trial

The village of Chideock has become the first in Dorset to have a permanent 30mph speed rating after having gone through an air quality trial.   After a study showed that Chideock Hill is one of the most polluted areas for air in England, Friends of The Earth offered to step up and help.   …

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The Queen’s Speech at State Opening of Parliament promises environmental reform

The Queen’s Speech at State Opening of Parliament promises environmental reform

The Queen has delivered her speech to open this session of Parliament today unveiling a new programme of legislation which will ‘level up’ opportunities across the country and hope to give power back to local areas.   The Environment Bill, one of the 30 laws that ministers intend to pass in the coming year has been …

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