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Government rules out national diesel scrappage scheme in 'tyre-burning U-turn'

Government rules out national diesel scrappage scheme in 'tyre-burning U-turn' | Climate change | Scoop.it

A national diesel scrappage scheme has been ruled out by the Government, triggering anger from environmental activists. The prospect of a scrappage scheme was raised last year as a potential measure to tackle air pollution and CO2 emissions. 

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Minister cites climate change in rejection of opencast coal mine 

Minister cites climate change in rejection of opencast coal mine  | Climate change | Scoop.it

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has rejected plans for an opencast coal mine in Northumberland on the grounds that it would exacerbate climate change.

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UK considers tidal power plan similar to controversial Hinkley deal

UK considers tidal power plan similar to controversial Hinkley deal | Climate change | Scoop.it

UK officials are in intensive talks with their Welsh counterparts to kick-start a tidal power plan by copying the controversial contract awarded to Electricite de France for its Hinkley Point nuclear power project. 

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E.On to push back on UK’s ‘damaging’ energy policy short-termism

E.On to push back on UK’s ‘damaging’ energy policy short-termism | Climate change | Scoop.it

E.On boss Michael Lewis has called out the UK’s “damaging” short-termist energy policy as the group prepares to refocus on the household supply market through a £38bn deal with RWE. 

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Hydrogen-powered transport key to climate targets, says Shell

Hydrogen-powered transport key to climate targets, says Shell | Climate change | Scoop.it

Planes and trucks powered by hydrogen will be a crucial part of efforts to cut carbon emissions to safe levels, according to oil giant Shell. For the first time, the Anglo Dutch firm has mapped out how the Paris climate deal’s target of keeping temperature rises below 2C could be met.

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What is Britain doing to tackle flooding in the face of extreme weather?

What is Britain doing to tackle flooding in the face of extreme weather? | Climate change | Scoop.it

The Committee on Climate Change, whose job is to look into Government policy, sees flooding as the UK’s biggest threat over the next five years. 

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Nature's 'alarming' decline threatens food, water, energy: U.N.

Nature's 'alarming' decline threatens food, water, energy: U.N. | Climate change | Scoop.it

Human activities are causing an alarming decline in the variety of plant and animal life on Earth and jeopardizing food, clean water and energy supplies, a U.N.-backed study of biodiversity said on Friday. 

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Ban on diesel and petrol cars from 2040 does not go far enough, MPs warn

Ban on diesel and petrol cars from 2040 does not go far enough, MPs warn | Climate change | Scoop.it

The ban on the sale of new conventional diesel and petrol cars from 2040 "lacks sufficient ambition" and should be brought forward, MPs have said in an unprecedented joint report from four Commons committees.

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Glasgow city centre ban on all but cleanest vehicles from 2022

Glasgow city centre ban on all but cleanest vehicles from 2022 | Climate change | Scoop.it

Only vehicles with the cleanest engines will be permitted in Glasgow city centre from 2022, the city council announced today. 

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Turbines or oil rigs? Ministers to mull both for 'transformative' sector deal 

Turbines or oil rigs? Ministers to mull both for 'transformative' sector deal  | Climate change | Scoop.it

Offshore energy titans are vying for a Government support package worth hundreds of millions of pounds with both renewable power and fossil fuel industries making a case for a "sector deal".

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London ranked as global leader in green finance movement

London ranked as global leader in green finance movement | Climate change | Scoop.it

A new Global Green Finance Index (GGFI) was launched last week, ranking the world’s financial centres according to the quality, delivery and depth of green financial services and offerings. London headed up the global index across all metrics.

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Can climate litigation save the world?

Can climate litigation save the world? | Climate change | Scoop.it

Global moves to tackle climate change through lawsuits are poised to break new ground this week, as groups and individuals seek to hold governments and companies accountable for the damage they are causing. 

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Expect tens of millions of internal climate migrants by 2050, says World Bank

Expect tens of millions of internal climate migrants by 2050, says World Bank | Climate change | Scoop.it

As many as 143 million people in three of the world’s most vulnerable regions could be forced by 2050 to migrate within their own country due to climate change, a new report says. 

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National Grid backs plan for earlier petrol and diesel ban

National Grid backs plan for earlier petrol and diesel ban | Climate change | Scoop.it

National Grid would support the government bringing forward its 2040 ban on new petrol and diesel car sales by a decade. The company told MPs it could cope with the demands of an earlier surge in electric car numbers.



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Britain's power station carbon emissions drop 25% in a year

Britain's power station carbon emissions drop 25% in a year | Climate change | Scoop.it

Britain cut its power station carbon emissions by a quarter in only 12 months in 2016, the equivalent of taking one in three cars off the road, new analysis shows.


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Cornwall's Wave Hub energy project yet to produce electricity

Cornwall's Wave Hub energy project yet to produce electricity | Climate change | Scoop.it

A £42m wave energy project off the Cornish coast has yet to produce any electricity despite being up and running for eight years. And one of the project's two remaining potential customers has now pulled out.


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Business leaders call for net-zero carbon standards for buildings by 2030

Business leaders call for net-zero carbon standards for buildings by 2030 | Climate change | Scoop.it

More than 50 business leaders from some of the UK's largest construction and property firms have called on ministers to implement policies that ensure all new buildings are built to net-zero carbon standards by 2030. 

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Carbon emissions hit record high in 2017 due to rising energy demand

Carbon emissions hit record high in 2017 due to rising energy demand | Climate change | Scoop.it

Figures released by the International Energy Agency show higher energy demands and a slowing of energy efficiency improvements were responsible for the emissions up tick. 

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Charity calls for £15m fund to tackle UK hunger by preventing food waste

Charity calls for £15m fund to tackle UK hunger by preventing food waste | Climate change | Scoop.it

Figures show that just 17,000 tonnes of the 270,000 tonnes of edible surplus food in the supply chain is redistributed annually to charities.


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Sprinkling table salt into the sky could halt global warming 

Sprinkling table salt into the sky could halt global warming  | Climate change | Scoop.it

Scientists reveal controversial plan to sprinkle salt into the sky to reflect the sun's rays and slow global warming. 




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Ban new petrol and diesel cars in 2030, not 2040, says thinktank

Ban new petrol and diesel cars in 2030, not 2040, says thinktank | Climate change | Scoop.it

The Green Alliance has urged ministers to bring forward their 2040 ban on new diesel and petrol car sales by a decade, a move which they said would almost halve oil imports and largely close the gap in the UK’s climate targets. 


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Ruth Davidson: Real Conservatives fight climate change

Ruth Davidson: Real Conservatives fight climate change | Climate change | Scoop.it

Too many centre-right politicians have dismissed environmentalism as a left-wing cause, writes Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives

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Subsidy-free renewable energy projects set to soar in UK, analysts say

Subsidy-free renewable energy projects set to soar in UK, analysts say | Climate change | Scoop.it

The UK is well on the way to a new era of subsidy-free renewable energy projects that will largely kill off prospects for new gas power stations, according to industry analysts. 

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British wind power output hits record

British wind power output hits record | Climate change | Scoop.it

Power generation from Britain’s wind farms hit a record 14.2 gigawatts (GW) on March 17, National Grid has said. This represented 34.2 percent of domestic electricity generation at 1430 GMT that day.

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Biofuels can help solve climate change, especially with a carbon tax

Biofuels can help solve climate change, especially with a carbon tax | Climate change | Scoop.it

John Abraham: We’re not yet optimizing biofuel production for both economic and environmental factors. 



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