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31 January 2020

UK Govt. sued for approving Europe's biggest gas power station despite climate change objections

Author: Damian Carrington, The Guardian

"UK sued for approving Europe’s biggest gas power station", 30 Jan 2020...

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22 October 2019

UK: Investor roadmap to finance inclusive climate action

Author: Investing in a Just Transition initiative (London School of Economics, Harvard Kennedy School) with Univ. of Leeds

"Financing inclusive climate action in the UK: An investor roadmap for the just transition", 1 October 2019...

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17 January 2019
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5 September 2018

Renewable Energy Risking Rights & Returns: An analysis of solar, bioenergy & geothermal sectors

This briefing analyses 59 solar, bioenergy and geothermal companies' human rights policies and practices on five key areas: human rights commitment, community consultations, grievance mechanisms, labour rights and supply chain monitoring. It includes ...

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8 June 2015

Norway confirms $900bn sovereign wealth fund's major coal divestment

Author: Damian Carrington, Guardian Sustainable Business (UK)

Norway’s parliament has formally endorsed the move to sell off coal investments from its $900bn sovereign wealth fund, the world’s biggest.It is the largest fossil fuel divestment yet, affecting 122 companies across the world, and marking a new success...

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29 June 2010

Unilever tops climate change index with 'superb' track record

Author: Severin Carrell, Guardian [UK]

Unilever has topped a new index that assesses how Britain's largest companies are dealing with climate change, outperforming other industry leaders such as Tesco and Centrica…Rolls-Royce…is No 4…behind BT Group in second place and…Morrisons in third...

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23 August 2009

Cree aboriginal group to join London climate camp protest over tar sands

Author: Terry Macalister, Guardian [UK]

Members of the Cree aboriginal peoples are to join the Climate Camp protests in the City of London...in an attempt to draw attention to corporate Britain's "criminal" involvement in the tar sands of Canada…Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, from Fort Chipewyan.....

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1 March 2008

[PDF] Taking The Temperature

Author: Rory Sullivan, Insight Investment [UK]

In 2007, we initiated a project to assess how companies are managing their greenhouse gas emissions...In total, we assessed 125 companies, covering the FTSE100...and large cap European stocks…47 of the 125 companies have stabilised or reduced their...

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6 September 2007

Drax powers ahead with green plan [UK]

Author: BBC News

Europe's largest coal-fired power station has revealed it is ahead of schedule with plans to improve efficiency and cut carbon emissions...When complete, the project is expected to cut CO2 emissions by one million tonnes a year, it said. The group...

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18 May 2007

UK's Giant Drax Plant Could Halve CO2 Output

Author: Pete Harrison, Reuters

Britain's biggest coal-fired power station could almost halve its CO2 emissions using existing technology, but is being held back by government policy, says Drax Chief Executive Dorothy Thompson...[she] said Drax could start cutting CO2 immediately by...

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