Energy firms plan UK’s first carbon-neutral ‘industrial cluster’

Humber drive aims to shrink carbon footprint of UK’s most polluting industrial zoneEnergy companies have ignited multibillion-pound plans for the UK’s first carbon-neutral “industrial cluster” in the Humber.An alliance of companies including National G…

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Low-carbon technology fund is tonic for Scottish gin maker

Orkney Distillery aims to be the first producer powered by hydrogen and renewable energyA craft distillery in Scotland could become the greenest gin and whisky producer in the world as part of the government’s plans to cut industrial climate emissions….

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UK’s first commercial crop of chickpeas harvested in Norfolk

Up to 20 tonnes of the legume will be dried and packaged to go on sale in mid-SeptemberThe UK’s first commercial crop of chickpeas has been harvested in Norfolk this week.Up to 20 tonnes of the legume – grown by four farmers across the UK – will eventu…

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Justin Welby: investors must pressure firms to act on climate crisis

Archbishop of Canterbury says fund managers are not doing enough to press for changeThe archbishop of Canterbury has criticised the investment industry for inaction over the climate crisis and called on fund managers to push companies to reduce their i…

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Greening your life is all very well – but only a global climate strategy will fix this | Larry Elliott

The blaze in the Amazon shows the need for a green Marshall plan to allow poorer parts of the world to benefit from low-carbon techJudging by the latest opinion polls, the public is ripe for some green austerity. Ipsos Mori says that 85% of Britons are…

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UK should cut vehicle use to hit zero-carbon target, say MPs

Scathing report says Tory governments have held back progress on clean energy goalsThe government should discourage personal vehicle use and reward energy-efficient homebuilding to meet its legally binding target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, M…

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Dutch take cycling to a new level, with world’s biggest multistorey bike park

In the Netherlands, where there are more bikes than people, serious money is being spent encouraging even more people to get on their bikesIn a nation with more bikes than people, finding a space to park can be a problem. The Dutch city of Utrecht is u…

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What do you do with a derelict Center Parcs? Map out a waste-free world | Holly Dicker

Welcome to BlueCity in Rotterdam, where a collective of 30 small businesses is putting the zero-waste ‘circular economy’ to the testIn an office made from a jigsaw puzzle of reclaimed windows, a single-use fork is being fed into a transparent cube. A h…

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