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Net-Zero measures are key to achieving future government goals

The UK Government has released a new whitepaper called “Levelling Up the United Kingdom”, highlighting the nation’s commitment towards creating systematic change and eliminating regional economic differences. While the full report incorporates net-zero and the likely clean technology sites planned for the future, some environmental leaders believe there needs to be more focus on net-zero […]

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Oil and gas workers struggle to make transition to renewables and access green industry jobs

A recent survey of 600 offshore workers has suggested that high training costs could be a potential barrier in enabling people to transition from fossil fuels to the green industry. The poll, commissioned by Friends of the Earth Scotland, Platform and Greenpeace and supported by the trade union RMT and Unite Scotland, discovered that those […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Green jobs and their importance for an effective green recovery

The UK Prime Minister recently announced that now is the time to make plans for a green recovery and the need to focus on delivering high skilled jobs that contribute towards making the nation cleaner and greener. The statement from Borish Johnson included details of a 10 point plan, supported by £12 billion of government […]

Thumbnail : Industry report urges the UK government to focus on green hydrogen to accelerate clean energy transition

Industry report urges the UK government to focus on green hydrogen to accelerate clean energy transition

Leading trade organisation RenewableUK has revealed a series of recommended policy measures that could enable the UK to become a leader in green hydrogen development. In a recent report, RenewableUK urged the UK government to release a detailed hydrogen strategy explaining how it intends to transform the industry from an emerging niche sector into a […]

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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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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Al Gore Makes Follow-up to ‘An Inconvenient Truth’

Sequel to famous environmental film to debut at Sundance festival in January 2017 An Inconvenient Truth was a ground-breaking Oscar-winning documentary on climate change released in 2006. Next year, former Vice President Al Gore will be showing the follow-up, An Inconvenient Sequel, premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, […]

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Solar Energy Outshines Its Rivals

World Energy Hits a Turning Point: Solar That’s Cheaper Than Wind Solar energy is becoming the cheapest source of electricity globally, undercutting fossil fuels and its big renewable rival, wind power. This has happened in isolated projects in the past: an especially competitive auction in the Middle East, for example, resulting in particularly low solar […]