Scotland Launch Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund

A £10 million fund will target support to achieving commercial deployment of tidal energy generation in Scottish waters through driving innovation and reduction in the cost of electricity generated. This concentrated support for tidal energy sits alongside the parallel £30 million committed to date by the Scottish Government to Wave Energy Scotland (WES), and a further £10 million proposed for WES in 2019/20. “Scotland continues to lead the world in developing and supporting marine energy technology, with the European Marine Energy Centre on Orkney recognised as a global centre of…

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Greenhouse gases from Scottish industry at a 10 year low

The figures, published online in the 2017 Scottish Pollutant Release Inventory (SPRI), show how the pollutants emitted by Scottish regulated businesses are changing as the country continues to move to a more sustainable, resource efficient Scotland. We place pressures on the Scottish environment in our daily lives, from dealing with our sewage and waste to the demand for goods like petrol, plastics, food and drink. Scottish industry also puts pressures on the environment through emissions to the air and water environment and through waste management activities. GHG levels have reduced…

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New Awards Recognise Brands With Impact

The Be The Change Awards are a new initiative launched in 2019 to recognise ethical and sustainable brands with a powerful impact story to tell. Around the world independent, ethical & sustainable brands are having a positive impact on communities, people and the planet. Sian Conway and Jo Salter, founders of the awards, wanted to provide a platform that would recognise, celebrate and raise the profile of those brands who are working towards the Sustainable Development Goals and creating positive impact in inspiring and world-changing ways. As ethical brand owners…

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Herbal Essences Becomes First Mass Hair Care Brand in Mass Retailers to Meet the Strict Clean Beauty Standards of EWG VERIFIED TM

As more and more consumers ask for transparency about ingredients used in beauty products, they are also asking for their products to use ingredients they trust. Herbal Essences heard this call and is bringing two new sulfate-free botanical shampoos to the market, formulated to meet the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) EWG VERIFIED™ stamp of approval. To be authorized to use the EWG VERIFIED™ mark, Herbal Essences meets the rigorous criterion, and provides additional information not typically found on the product label – an effort to drive greater ingredient transparency and…

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Joint statement between institutional investors on behalf of Climate Action 100+ and Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell)

This joint statement has been developed between Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) and a leadership group of institutional investors on behalf of the global investor initiative: Climate Action 100+ (CA 100+). The investor engagement with Shell has been led by Robeco and the Church of England Pensions Board and included representatives of Eumedion (the Dutch platform for institutional investors) and the European Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)2. APG on behalf of ABP, the Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF) and the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) have also been active…

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