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HydRegen Enables Cleaner Chemicals For A Greener Planet

The ECOreport reposts news from the UK, HydRegen Enables Cleaner Chemicals For A Greener Planet

Originally Published on University of Oxford News

By Lanisha Butterfield

In today’s political climate, science’s value to society is under threat and consistently questioned.

Yet in our everyday lives we reap the rewards of research without even realising it. Take chemistry, for instance. From the flavourings in the food we eat, to the fragrances we wear and the life-saving pharmaceutical drugs that we rely on, the field has a phenomenal impact on the world at large. But this impact often comes with a financial and environmental price attached.

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London’s Transportation Sector Going Electric

The ECOreport looks into the first steps towards London’s Transportation Sector Going Electric

By Roy L Hales

A spokesperson from Fastned said negotiations have been going on for the past year and a half. This morning Transport for London (TfL) announced the Dutch EV fast charging company is one of the five successful bidders. The other charging companies are Bluepoint London, the Centrica Consortium, Chargemaster and Electricity Supply Board (ESB).  London’s first 75 charging points should be operational by the end of the year.  By 2020, there could be 300.  The first steps towards London’s transportation sector going electric have been taken.

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Kent Businesses Fear Brexit’s Impact

The ECOreport reposts news from the Southeastern UK, Kent Businesses Fear Brexit’s Impact

Originally Posted on the University of Kent News

By Sandy Fleming

Research carried out at the University of Kent found one in four companies in Kent have little understanding of the impact of Brexit.
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UK May Increase Taxes On Solar X8

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about government interference with renewables, UK May Increase Taxes On Solar X8

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Zachary Davies Boren

It was all going so well for solar in the UK.By the summer of 2015, PV deployment and penetration were both way up, costs were way down, and storage was becoming ever-more viable.In fact, the boom years helped set up a record-breaking 2016, in which solar power surpassed coal power for the first time — and then kept on doing it. But now the industry is mired in a battle for its future as a change to tax rules threatens to increase the charge on solar panels for non-domestic use – including schools – by up to 8 times.

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One Of The World’s Largest Battery Storage Systems

The ECOreport looks at Younicos’ new English contract, designing one of the world’s largest battery storage systems

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pm1Britain’s largest domestic supplier of natural gas and electricity has its’ eyes on the low carbon future. Nuclear plants and wind farms produced 54% of the power Centrica sold in the domestic market during 2015.1 Last week the company announced it will be building one of the world’s largest battery storage systems in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, UK.

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  1. Climate Change, Centrica, p 7

Brexit Could Prevent Britain From Taking Back Control

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about international trade agreements, Brexit Could Prevent Britain From Taking Back Control

Originally Posted on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Ellie Mae O’Hagan

Leaving the European Union could make it harder for Britain to make its own laws, and may even prevent us from reaching our full potential.

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Germany’s G-20 Presidency May Prevent Backsliding on Climate Actions

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about Germany’s G-20 Presidency May Prevent Backsliding on Climate Actions

Originally published on Center for American Progress

By Gwynne Taraska, Pete Ogden, Nancy Alexander, and Howard Marano

This column previews a forthcoming report from the Center for American Progress and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung North America.

To date, 17 countries of the G-20—which account for 67 percent of global greenhouse gas pollution—have officially joined the Paris Agreement, bringing it into effect far sooner than anyone expected. If these countries follow through with their commitments to reduce emissions, it will represent unprecedented progress in the global effort to curb climate change.

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UK & EU Heading For Barbed Wire Divorce

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about the deteriorating trade situation in Europe, UK & EU heading for barbed wire divorce

Originally Published on the University of Sussex News

By  James Hakner

The UK and the EU are heading for a ‘barbed wire divorce’, with each side losing out heavily, unless one or both parties budges on their ‘red lines’ about the make-up of a post-Brexit trade deal, experts have warned.

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The World’s Cheapest Offshore Windfarm

The ECOreport reposts news of a new energy agreement from Denmark, the world’s cheapest offshore windfarm

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

By  Zachary Davies Boren

While you were distracted by Donald Trump, the renewable energy sector broke another record.

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Canada’s Threat To Europe’s Environmental Regulations

The ECOreport reposts another OP-ED about CETA,  Canada’s Threat To Europe’s Environmental Regulations

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Zachary Davies Boren

The Canadian government raised concerns over the European Union’s regulations on chemicals on more than 20 occasions over the course of a decade, according to a letter seen by Energydesk.

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