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  • 16 Dec 2014

    US and India to unveil joint deal to combat climate change

    America and India will unveil joint efforts to fight climate change when Barack Obama visits New Delhi next month, as the US tries to keep up the momentum of international negotiations.

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  • 15 Dec 2014

    Community Shop opens first 'social supermarket' in London

    The UK’s first full-scale social supermarket starts its national rollout on Monday, selling surplus food and drink to people on the verge of food poverty for up to 70 per cent less than high street prices.

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  • 11 Dec 2014

    Carbon bubble: firms should have to disclose investments in fossil fuels, says Davey

    Britain’s Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Ed Davey, has said companies should be required to disclose their investments in fossil fuels, bringing firmly into the mainstream the idea that climate risk will affect the value of such holdings.

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  • 08 Dec 2014

    Government to release £100m more to Green Deal in tranches

    Homeowners will be able to claim up to £5,600 from the Government towards home improvements such as a new boiler and cavity wall insulation from Wednesday 10 December – but the money may not be around for long.

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  • 04 Dec 2014

    Abundance launches "new avenue" for finance for renewable energy developers

    A new online service enabling 'shared ownership' in renewable energy projects is being hailed as new "positive" way to raise capital for onshore wind and solar in the UK by enabling developers to mobilise communities to take a stake in local projects.

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  • 01 Dec 2014

    Carbon bubble: Bank of England launches enquiry into risk

    The Bank of England is to conduct an enquiry into the risk of fossil fuel companies causing a major economic crash if future climate change rules render their coal, oil and gas assets worthless.

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  • 27 Nov 2014

    Rising population and climate change poses dire consequences for people and business, report warns

    The double whammy of global warming and a growing, ageing population will mean peoples’ exposure to deadly heatwaves will multiply tenfold this century, according to a new report from the Royal Society.

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  • 25 Nov 2014

    World Bank to prioritise clean energy investment to tackle climate change

    The World Bank will invest heavily in clean energy and only fund coal projects in "circumstances of extreme need" because climate change will undermine efforts to eliminate extreme poverty, says its president Jim Yong Kim.

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  • 24 Nov 2014

    UK smart water saving outfit i2O secures £8m to expand business

    i2O Water, the UK cleantech firm that is helping utilities plug the leaks in their water supply networks, says it has secured a further £8 million to expand the business at home and abroad.

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