Net Zero

6.8GW of renewable capacity set to be added in the UK due to CfD scheme

The government’s main initiative for low-carbon electricity generation has shot up in the last three months of this year, reaching 6.8GW by December and  with a projected 5.6GW running at capacity through 2020 to 2025 under the CfD scheme.   The Contracts for Difference (CfDs) is a UK Government system that offers developers protection from volatile …

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Is it true that Europe has the potential to store over 4,000bn tonnes of CO2 in rocks?

Europe and the US have a great potential of storing carbon dioxide in rocks with an estimated 4,000 billion tonnes and 7,500 billion tonnes respectively. That’s according to Carbfix who unveiled plans for what is claimed to be Europe’s first large-scale onshore project at the end of last week.   According to Icelandic startup company …

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Should we expect London to host a more sustainable Olympic Games by 2036?

London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan has pledged to explore the possibility of bidding for the Olympic Games, held in either 2036 or 2040, if he is to return to office after coming elections later this week.   The Labour candidate, who has been the Mayor of London since his election in 2016, announced a plan to boost sustainability by …

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27 industry leaders urge the EU to end diesel sales alongside petrol cars in 2035

The consortium of industry leaders has called on the European Commission to phase out new diesel and petrol cars no later than 2035. The proposed ban would be similar to the one introduced by the UK Government last year, which will see an end to sale of all cars without a “significant zero-emissions range” by …

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Globally renowned IKEA owner promises 4billion investment into renewables

Inter Ikea Group, owner of the IKEA chain for furniture and furnishing products as well as clothing lines like Sweden’s H&M or Italy’s CasaPound has announced a new renewable energy investment project worth €4 billion (£3.4bn). The company plans to invest in solar and wind assets across countries it hasn’t yet invested in before now. …

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How the Scottish Wholesale Association plans to reach Net Zero

The pandemic’s implications on the food and drink wholesale sector demand a lengthy discussion as we work with members, suppliers, the wider supply chain, and the government to find tangible ways of supporting those businesses most affected. However, while Covid has dominated our day-to-day job for the past year, SWA continued to work behind the …

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Climate and Environmental Justice Groups are rallying to EPA, calling on the organisation to hold Industrial Dairy and Hog Operations Accountable for Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency has been called on by many citizen groups to hold harmful industrial dairy and hog farms accountable for their contributions to air pollution. These operations release more than 37 million tons of climate-warming gases into the atmosphere annually, which is equivalent to about 12% of all U.S emissions from industry in 2015 …

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John Kerry’s visit to India has driven long-term policy change in the country of India

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry’s visit has prompted a review of India’s long-term policy course ahead of the leaders’ summit convened by President Joe Biden later this month on climate change.   The U.S.’ Special Presidential envoy to combat climate change is visiting and it seems that he inspired some serious changes …

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