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Thumbnail : Preparing for the transition to net-zero

Preparing for the transition to net-zero

Industry professionals are concerned that the shortage of skilled workers could hinder progress towards net zero. With the recent release of the UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy and plans for the first to carbon capture and storage sites, it is clear that the energy transition is in full swing. The report highlights several substantial commitments […]

Thumbnail : Introducing the winners of the Earthshot Prize

Introducing the winners of the Earthshot Prize

The Earthshot Prize announced its first prize winners of the prestigious environment awards at a recent ceremony in London. Each of the five winners will receive a prize of £1 million and the support of a global network of professional and technical leaders to drive their environmental solutions forward. The winners include innovative technologists, innovators, […]

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Driving green skills for the future through education

Before we began to experience the challenges faced with the pandemic, people across the globe were taking to the streets to protest about the climate and ecological crisis and the necessity for education to focus more on addressing these factors and discussing the possible solutions. Memories of Greta Thunberg dominating the headlines and Extinction Rebellion […]

Thumbnail : North Sea Transition Deal will protect and drive new green energy jobs for the future

North Sea Transition Deal will protect and drive new green energy jobs for the future

New measures announced in the North Sea Transition Deal will ensure skilled oil and gas professionals are not left behind in the accelerated transition towards a low carbon future. The UK government announced a landmark deal ensuring oil and gas workers remain a part of a low carbon future. The sector deal between the UK […]

Thumbnail : The Earthshot Prize – a decade of action to repair our Earth

The Earthshot Prize – a decade of action to repair our Earth

Prince William and Sir David Attenborough have joined forces and announced the launch of one of the most prestigious global environmental awards in history. Prince William believes the world is at a tipping point and explains that the Earthshot prize is his and Sir David Attenborough’s effort to ensure we can pass our planet onto […]

Thumbnail : New Waste and Sustainability Strategy to make a significant investment into a green recovery in the UK

New Waste and Sustainability Strategy to make a significant investment into a green recovery in the UK

Impact 2023 is a new sustainability strategy led by Veolia which intends to empower the circular economy in the UK by supporting several climate-related investment plans.  Within excess of two million tonnes of reclaimed material, Veolia hopes to expand its use of new technologies to reduce resource consumption. With support from a significant planned investment […]

Thumbnail : Renewable Generation Reaches Record High in 2018

Renewable Generation Reaches Record High in 2018

  Over the past year, output from renewable sources rose to another record high, generating an estimated 33% of the UK total electricity in 2018. In combination with nuclear, low-carbon sources contributed 53% of UK generation last year. The share from fossil fuels decreased to its lowest ever, according to a newly-released report from think-tank […]

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Future Hurricanes Could Hit European Shores

Hurricane Ophelia caused damage and deaths in Ireland and impacted upon the UK. Was it the harbinger of heavier intensity storms to cause havoc across Europe? Normally tropical storms peter out before they come all the way to the European shores. However ominously recent Hurricane Ophelia was much stronger than storms usually are when it […]

Thumbnail : Lovely, Tasty Plastic – the film A Plastic Ocean

Lovely, Tasty Plastic – the film A Plastic Ocean

The documentary A Plastic Ocean shows how plastic is contaminating the oceans, the sea-creatures there, and us, as we eat them. In this feature-length documentary a team of film-makers and scientists travel the world, seeing shocking sights of how we are destroying fish, whales, seabirds, and other wildlife with billions of tons of toxic plastic. […]

Thumbnail : Greening the Blockchain

Greening the Blockchain

2017 was the year of Bitcoin: the cryptocurrency hit new highs, reaching over $4000, with other alt-coins shooting up in value in its wake, and nations, large organisations and banks starting to look at it seriously. Essentially cryptocurrencies are two intermingled technologies: the financial tokens – that is the digital “coins”, and the backing distributed-ledger […]

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