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  • 27 Apr 2015

    Shell lobby for gas undermined key EU renewables targets, documents reveal

    Shell successfully lobbied to undermine European renewable energy targets ahead of a key agreement on emissions cuts reached in October last year, newly released documents reveal.

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  • 22 Apr 2015

    Top scientist release Earth Day statement: "COP21 is the moment of truth"

    Three-quarters of known fossil fuel reserves must be kept in the ground if humanity is to avoid the worst effects of climate change, a group of leading scientists and economists have said in a statement timed to coincide with Earth Day.

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  • 22 Apr 2015

    Good Energy backs trial of first renewable energy online marketplace

    The UK’s first renewable electricity peer-to-peer online marketplace will be trialled later this year following a deal between green energy supplier Good Energy and tech start-up Open Utility.

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  • 21 Apr 2015

    Labour pledges to make energy efficiency a "national infrastructure priority"

    Labour has promised to retrofit five million homes over the next decade, making them warmer and cheaper to heat, and to create a million new green jobs.

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  • 20 Apr 2015

    Co-op Group says it can no longer uphold its Fairtrade commitment fully

    The Co-operative Group has told its members that it cannot make an enhanced commitment to stock Fairtrade products because of tough competition among supermarkets and its shift towards convenience stores.

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  • 15 Apr 2015

    Conservative's housing right to-buy pledge attacked for being unsustainable

    The Conservatives have come under fire after David Cameron pledged to give people the chance of a "good life" by extending Margaret Thatcher’s right-to-buy scheme to 1.3 million families in housing association properties.

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  • 14 Apr 2015

    Greens pledge action on climate change and end to austerity in party manifesto

    The Green party will launch its manifesto calling for a "peaceful political revolution" to end austerity.

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  • 13 Apr 2015

    Fossil fuel-divested investments growing faster than those in coal, oil and gas

    Investors who have dumped holdings in fossil fuel companies have outperformed those that remain invested in coal, oil and gas over the past five years according to analysis by the world’s leading stock market index company.

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  • 13 Apr 2015

    Solar loses out in first £315m renewable energy subsidy ‘auction’

    More than two dozen renewable energy projects, together capable of delivering more than two gigawatts of green electricity, are to be awarded hundreds of millions of pounds in subsidies in the first Government auction under its new competitive support mechanism called 'Contracts for Difference’ (CfD).

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  • 09 Apr 2015

    Innovative 'hybrid flywheel' promises renewable energy storage revolution

    Foundations for an energy storage plant in Ireland that could "revolutionise" the integration of renewable power into electricity supplies will be laid within weeks.

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