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Posted on Jul 29 2015 - 12:27pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Greenpeace US climbers block Shell’s Arctic-bound vessel

Greenpeace US activists have abseiled off a bridge to form an aerial barrier to block Shell’s Arctic icebreaking vessel, the MSV Fennica, as it attempts to leave Portland, Oregon. The climbers are currently preventing the ship from passing underneath the bridge on its way to meet Shell’s drilling fleet. Of the 26 climbers, 13 are suspended off the bridge with the others providing assistance. According...

Posted on Feb 5 2015 - 10:16am by John Peters
Comments Off on World Can Cut Carbon Emissions and Live Well

Cutting carbon emissions to limit global temperatures to a 2°C rise can be achieved while improving living standards, a new online tool shows. The world can eat well, travel more, live in more comfortable homes, and meet international carbon reduction commitments according to the Global Calculator tool, a project led by the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change and co-funded by Climate-KIC. Built...

Posted on Feb 4 2015 - 10:03am by John Peters
Comments Off on Offshore wind regenerates British coastal communities

RenewableUK is highlighting today’s announcement of more than £45 million of Government money for 63 seaside towns in England and Scotland, creating over 3,000 jobs and 1,500 apprenticeships, from a fund partially financed by the UK’s offshore wind industry. The beneficiaries include Blackpool Illuminations which will receive £2 million to create new light shows, and the Tate St Ives gallery...

Posted on Feb 3 2015 - 10:49am by John Peters
Comments Off on 13 teams of young people across the UK use Environment and Energy to compete in national money management competition

Young people receive £500 grant as participants in the Money for Life Challenge, a national competition focussed on enhancing money management skills, run by Lloyds Banking Group 13 teams of 16 to 24 year olds across the UK have developed Environment and Energy projects to help promote better money management in their communities. Each has received a £500 grant to take part in the national Money...

Posted on Feb 2 2015 - 10:20am by John Peters
Comments Off on New partnership project aims to recover the value of our materials

A new partnership project between Zero Waste Scotland and The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA) is calling on resource experts, product designers and material scientists to re-think design to help accelerate Scotland’s transition to a circular economy, where materials are kept in use for as long as possible to extract the maximum value from them. The ‘Great...