The Scottish government has published its new Energy Strategy pledging that 50 percent of all Scotland’s energy needs, including heat, transport, and electricity will be met with renewables by 2030.
The Environmental Audit Committee in the UK has issued a report suggesting the adoption of the ‘polluter pays’ principle forcing retailers and drink firms to pay for the recycling of the plastic waste they create.
New data has shown that renewable energy has provided one-third of Germany’s electricity this year, with wind energy becoming the third largest electricity source surpassing natural gas and nuclear energy.
On Tuesday, the European Union approved energy standards for all-new public buildings within the 28 countries.
France has taken another bold step towards combatting climate change by passing legislation to end all oil and gas exploration and production by 2040. It will also ensure that no new exploration permits are granted within French territories from now.
A coalition of charities, which includes the National Trust, Friends of the Earth, the RSPCA, WWF, and The Wildlife Trusts is calling for businesses and the UK’s four nations to tackle the issue of plastic pollution head on.
Scotland has seen a dramatic rise in the use of electric vehicles, with charging sessions increasing by 43 percent in the past year and 5,947 percent since 2013.
British Petroleum is set to invest $200 million to acquire 43 percent of Lightsource, the largest solar power project developer in Europe, as a way to diversify its business portfolio away from fossil fuels.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has partnered with city mayors from all over the world to mobilise more than $1.5 billion in urban investment to help combat climate change.
The BNP Paribas Foundation has partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to launch the One Planet Fellowship programme aiming to deliver much-needed research on climate adaptation in Africa.
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