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PwC: Sharing economy poised to hit £9bn by 2025

Business Green - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 7:05pm

Resource-efficient peer-to-peer business models, such as those pioneered by AirBnB and Zipcar, set for rapid growth


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The Methane Detectors Challenge

EDF publications - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:24pm
Document Type: Fact SheetDate: August 19, 2014Methane detectors challenge fact sheet: crowdsourcing innovative technologies to curb methane emissions
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Renewables records reveal how clean energy is starting to light up the world

Business Green - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:45am

The renewables revolution is fast gathering pace and we are now just a few pieces of the jigsaw away from an ultra-low emission grid


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Ineos buys fracking rights around Grangemouth

Business Green - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 5:57am

Chemicals giant intends to become 'major player' in shale gas exploration after acquiring 51 per cent of 127 square mile licence area


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US government hails booming wind energy industry, as mid-west states near grid-parity

Business Green - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 5:52am

Major new report reveals some utilities turning to wind power as a 'cost-saving option'


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Cameron defends latest proposed solar subsidy cuts

Business Green - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 5:24am

Prime minister says solar power is 'priority' in renewable energy mix, but refuses to meet with industry to discuss looming subsidy changes


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Anti-fracking group stages day of action

Business Green - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:16am

Protests at offices of Defra and energy firm in London, Swansea University campus and sites in East Yorkshire and Blackpool


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Peruvian Deforestation- A Paradise Lost

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:14am
Source: mongabay.com - In 1988, when British environmentalist Norman Myers first described the concept of a “biodiversity hotspot” – an area with at least 0.5 percent or 1,500 endemic plants that has lost 70 percent of its primary vegetation – he could have been painting a picture of the highly threatened Peruvian Andes mountain range.
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Guangdong adds 20 mln permits to China's biggest carbon market

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Reuters - Guangdong, the biggest of China's seven pilot carbon trading markets, will this year hand out around 6 percent more emission permits to companies than in 2013, potentially aggravating oversupply that sent prices tumbling earlier this year.
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Why the world's biggest companies are investing in recycling

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:14am
Source: GreenBiz - Interest in recycling is looping back around. That’s evident from the launch of the Closed Loop Fund, a budding $100 million effort by a group of large companies to invest in recycling infrastructure and, in the process, put more recycled materials into manufacturing supply chains.
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Kyocera, SPCG Mark Completion Of 257 MW Of Solar Power Projects In Thailand

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Cleantechnica - A partnership between solar photovoltaic modules maker Kyocera and Thailand’s largest power utility has finally seen the completion of an ambitious project the companies undertook in 2010. The project’s completion marks an important milestone for the Southeast Asian country.
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How the Game of Golf Adapts to Global Warming

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Scientific American - Hot weather combined with intense downpours – one of the signature signs of a changing climate – has flummoxed duffers and greenskeepers alike on East Coast golf courses. But don't handicap them yet
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In Ilocos Sur, farmers turn to organic farming

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Philippine Information Agency - More than 200 farmers attended a training on making of organic fertilizers and pesticides from natural materials as part of the local government's climate change advocacy.
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Two reports warn Los Angeles County residents of how climate change can affect health

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:14am
Source: LA Times - Respiratory illnesses, water quality, and mosquito- and rodent-related diseases will worsen across Los Angeles County in the next few decades because of climate change, according to two reports released Monday by public health officials.
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Forest Service readies for new climate change system REDD+

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Korea Herald - South Korea is to make an interim check on its progress in preventing forest degradation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions ― and gauge its readiness for the new climate change system.
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Kenya’s forests of the future

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Independent Online - When 61-year old Mercy Joshua was young, the vast forests of southeastern Kenya teemed with wildlife, but decades of unchecked deforestation by locals have devastated the land.
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Economists Say South Asia Will Pay ‘Prohibitively High’ Price for Climate Change

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Wall Street Journal - South Asia—with so much of its population destitute and dependent on the land for their livelihoods—stands to suffer “severe” economic and physical consequences from climate change, according to a report released today by the Asian Development Bank.
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Sustainable whisky brings Treasury and Green Investment Bank together

Business Green - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 7:19pm

New £74m biomass project at Speyside distillery secures funding from government, Green Investment Bank and investor John Laing


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Tory MPs may be digging in over onshore wind farms, but support for renewables remains rock solid

Business Green - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 7:05pm

New industry-backed poll suggests 78 per cent of Conservative MPs opposed to onshore wind farms, but across all parties strong support for renewables remains


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Carex producer pledges to clean up palm oil supply chain

Business Green - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 7:05pm

PZ Cussons becomes latest consumer products giant to commit to phase out deforestation in its supply chain


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