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New Environmental Standards and Consultations

New Environmental Standards and Consultations

In international energy news this week, we heard that the European Investment Bank will cease all funding for fossil fuel investments from the end of 2021. It has also more than halved its emissions threshold criterion for supporting projects, down from 550g CO2/kWh to 250g CO2/kWh. Since 2013, the bank has provided €13.4bn of funding…

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Missed Opportunities, Waste and Bitcoins

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Emission levels, Renewable Investment and Hot Water

News from CEO – Mike Hopkins      It seems we’ve recently passed a significant and sorry milestone in climate change with a report published this week by the Met Office (UK), using data from the Mauna Loa Observatory (Hawaii), indicating the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere is now over 50% more than in…

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Emergencies, Call for Papers and Member Survey

News from CEO – Mike Hopkins      Finally, we have a climate emergency declared. You will have seen and heard plenty about that to have made up your minds on the efficacy of the declaration, and opinions will differ, so I shall move on swiftly. We held another, excellent networking event this week, this…

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