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Old handbrake and tin opener help decommission nuclear reactor

15 December 2017

Contractors decommissioning a nuclear plant at Dounreay resorted to unusual means to tackle redundant reactors.

Results of heat network consumer survey

15 December 2017

The Government has published the results of its first ever survey of customers who receive their heating through “heat networks”. The survey asked about levels of satisfaction with the heating systems, as well as the price and transparency of billing, and experience of customer service from suppliers.

New generation of electric vehicle batteries

15 December 2017

The Government has announced a £40 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund investment to help develop the next generation of automotive batteries in the UK.

“Next-generation” nuclear technology

14 December 2017

The Government has announced its ambition for the UK to become a world leader in developing “next-generation” advanced nuclear power. With its industrial strategy set to exploit new technologies of the future, the Government sees major opportunities in developing new reactor programmes that will build on the existing strengths of its nuclear industry and meet its sustainable power commitments.

Investors step up to One Planet challenge

14 December 2017

Institutional investors at the One Planet summit in Paris have announced a major drive to encourage the private sector to improve governance on climate change.

French connection — landmark for English Channel electricity link project

13 December 2017

A new electricity interconnector facility linking the UK with France has received a comprehensive decision from the UK’s Marine Management Organisation (MMO).

Defra proposes cross-sector plan to tackle plastics waste

13 December 2017

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has called for a cross-sector plan to tackle the challenges posed by plastic packaging.

Paris hosts world climate summit, without President Trump

13 December 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron hosted the One Planet Summit in Paris, where more than 50 world leaders gathered to build momentum on the fight against global warming. US President, Donald Trump wasn’t invited.

Green regulations — good for business and the economy

12 December 2017

Well-designed environmental regulations are good for investment, innovation, jobs and the economy, according to a new report.

UK trade sectors must decarbonise or risk losing out

12 December 2017

Key business sectors in the UK will have to decarbonise to stay competitive and exploit growth in the emerging low-carbon market post-Brexit, says a new report from the Green Alliance.

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