Leeds, Birmingham and Bath also push back green plans and blame coronavirus pandemic
The creation of the biggest clean air zone in the UK to tackle illegal levels of air pollution is being delayed by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Greater Manchester became the latest city to announce it was putting off the implementation of a clean air zone (CAZ), raising concerns that a green recovery from the Covid-19 crisis was being put on hold.Continue reading...
Denmark plans to be first country to begin make paradigm shift from individual offshore wind farms to massive energy island hubs.
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ExxonMobil, Koch and Mercer family are past funders of critics of stay-at-home orders as fossil fuel industry struggles amid lockdowns
Dozens of individuals and groups urging states to reopen amid the Covid-19 pandemic have historical financial ties to coal and oil and gas companies and conservative billionaires who have invested in climate disinformation.
Past funders of the current critics of stay-at-home orders include the bankrupt coal company Murray Energy and oil giant ExxonMobil, as well as Koch and Mercer family foundations, according to DeSmog, a group that tracks the money behind anti-climate-action campaigns.Continue reading...
Antarctica is turning green due to the climate crisis and the phenomenon is potentially offering sustenance to other species, according to the first large-scale algae map of the peninsular by University of Cambridge scientists.
The map identifies 1,679 separate blooms of green snow algae, which together cover an area of 1.9 sq km, equating to a carbon sink of about 479 tonnes a year. This is equivalent to the emissions of about 875,000 petrol car journeys in the UK, though in global terms it is too small to make much of a difference to the planet’s carbon budgetContinue reading...
Union and consumer groups warn post-Brexit trade policy must hold food imports to same standards as UK
Farmers, environmentalists and consumer groups are pressing the government to honour its manifesto pledge not to undermine food standards with low-quality imports in a post-Brexit trade policy.
A coalition of organisations, led by the National Farmers Union, failed to secure amendments in the Commons to the agriculture bill last week to protect UK farmers and producers from lower-quality imports from countries like the US.Continue reading...
Sean Guzzi from Clenergy joins Solar Insiders to discuss how the industry his coping with the changes imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, while the regulator cracks down on poor behaviour.
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Our environment has always affected our mortality, should we add climate change to death certificates? | Arnagretta Hunter
As temperatures rise we predict increasing morbidity and mortality, particularly in the climate-vulnerable parts of northern Australia
Last summer was bad for our health. We breathed hazardous air, watched our rivers dry up, lived in towns without water, suffered through scorching heat with record-breaking temperatures, and many people survived intense experience of fire.
Yet our death records for 2020 won’t record this. Death certificates will reflect the heart attacks or lung failure, the injuries and the organ failure that occur at the end of life. They do not record the environmental factors that contribute to these fatal events.Continue reading...
Coalition dialled up the idiotometer to capacity when it talked electric vehicles last year, but now its technology roadmap admits EVs will cut emissions and lower costs.
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sonnen celebrates its tenth anniversary and progresses to support the clean energy grid of the future
onnen started its humble beginnings with the sonnenBatterie, an innovation that only appealed to a few customers.The company is now one of the world's largest manufacturers of energy storage systems and has strategically transitioned to become a new kind of energy supplier that gives households the freedom to make a complete switch to a clean energy world.
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Controversial Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro project receives planning approval from NSW government, but questions remain about its environmental and economic impacts.
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Gas industry people have been saying gas is the transition fuel for at least 30 years. It's never been true in all that time, and it's not true now.
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