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Third National Adaptation Programme (NAP3)

  2024-03-13 (or before) in GOV.UK

This report sets out the actions that government and others will take to adapt to the impacts of climate change from 2023 to 2028.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Adaption | UK


Further wet weather raises fears of harvest catastrophe - Farmers Weekly

  2024-03-12 in Farmers Weekly

Further heavy rainfall over the last fortnight is increasing farmers’ concerns of an impending harvest catastrophe. Following relentless rain since

  Tagged under: Food Production and Consumption | Collapse | UK | Agriculture


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RWE starts building 330 MW of UK solar – pv magazine International

  2024-03-14 (or before) in pv magazine International

RWE has commenced construction of 330 MW of solar capacity across seven sites in the United Kingdom. Two of the sites will include co-located battery storage (BESS), while the other five projects will be designed for future storage integration.

  Tagged under: UK | Solar Energy


UK plans to adapt to climate crisis ‘fall far short’ of what is required

  2024-03-13 in The Guardian

Government has no credible plan for effects of extreme weather, says Committee on Climate Change

  Tagged under: UK | UK Politics | Climate Change Adaption | Committee on Climate Change UK


Third National Adaptation Programme (NAP3)

  2024-03-13 (or before) in GOV.UK

This report sets out the actions that government and others will take to adapt to the impacts of climate change from 2023 to 2028.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Adaption | UK


Further wet weather raises fears of harvest catastrophe - Farmers Weekly

  2024-03-12 in Farmers Weekly

Further heavy rainfall over the last fortnight is increasing farmers’ concerns of an impending harvest catastrophe. Following relentless rain since

  Tagged under: Food Production and Consumption | Collapse | UK | Agriculture


Thames Water accused of ‘misleading’ customers over level of debt payments

  2024-03-12 in The Guardian

Britain’s biggest water company said just 3p in every pound that appeared on bills went to its lenders

  Tagged under: UK | Water Resources | Finance


Major project to harness Bristol Channel tidal power begins - Bristol Live

  2024-03-12 (or before) by Tristan Cork in The Bristol Post

  Tagged under: UK | Tidal Energy


Analysis: UK emissions in 2023 fell to lowest level since 1879 - Carbon Brief

  2024-03-11 by in Carbon Brief

The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by 5.7% in 2023 to their lowest level since 1879, according to new Carbon Brief analysis.

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Greenhouse Gases | UK | Climate Data


UK government must kick-start the construction of large-scale electricity storage or fail to meet legal binding net zero targets by 2050, warns Royal Society report | Royal Society

  2024-03-11 (or before) in The Royal Society

‘Large-scale electricity storage’ report examines a wide variety of ways to store surplus wind and solar generated electricity which will be needed when Great Britain’s supply is dominated by volatile wind and solar power.

  Tagged under: Batteries | Energy Storage | UK | Renewable Energy | Electricity Grid | Wind Power


Offshore versus onshore: The underestimated impact of onshore wind and solar photovoltaics for the energy transition of the British Isles

  2024-03-11 (or before) in ietresearch.onlinelibrary.wiley.com

The total annualised system costs can decrease to 63 b€ and a levelised cost of electricity of 40 €/MWh if onshore wind and solar photovoltaics are allowed to be built to a higher extend. High levels of electrification and sector coupling are the main reasons for decreasing primary energy demand. The multiple risks of nuclear technology can be avoided if dedicated action towards 100% renewable energy is taken.

  Tagged under: UK | Nuclear Power | Wind Power | Solar Energy | Renewable Energy


Bank of Ireland to help fund Scottish wind farm

  2024-03-11 in The Irish Times

Lender providing €65.9m towards Moray West development

  Tagged under: Ireland | UK | Wind Power


Price cap to increase by £693 from April

  2024-03-11 (or before) in ofgem.gov.uk

The energy price cap will increase from 1 April for approximately 22 million customers.

  Tagged under: UK | Energy


Anglian Water set to invest £50m to stop sewage spills

  2024-03-11 in East Anglian Daily Times

Suffolk homes' supplier Anglian Water will invest £50m to help stop sewage spills.

  Tagged under: Water Resources | UK


Mersey Tidal Power: Plans for multibillion-pound barrage connecting Liverpool and Wirral unveiled

  2024-03-11 in Business Green

Tidal barrage connecting Liverpool and Wirral announced as the preferred option to harness renewable energy from the River Mersey

  Tagged under: UK | Tidal Energy | Rivers


Warmest February on record for England and Wales

  2024-03-11 (or before) in Met Office UK

England and Wales had their respective warmest Februarys on record according to provisional Met Office statistics in what was a mild and wet month for many.

  Tagged under: Extreme Heat | UK


Teddington: Water samples to be taken after concerns of possible sewage

  2024-03-10 in The BBC

Residents near Teddington Lock said they saw what looked like "brown lumps of porridge" in the water.

  Tagged under: UK | Water Resources


Coastal erosion: Expert says moving all cliff homes is unthinkable

  2024-03-10 in The BBC

Some people think the way to combat coastal erosion might be not to move - but to move their house.

  Tagged under: UK | Sea Level


Public supports 'greater and greener' development, poll reveals

  2024-03-09 in Business Green

Bright Blue urges government to 'get building' after survey reveals high levels of support for green housing and clean energy development

  Tagged under: UK | Public Opinion


Warning as major supermarkets could see empty shelves of staple vegetable this summer - Mirror Online

  2024-03-08 by in The Mirror

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Agriculture | UK


Somerset Levels farming may become 'unsustainable' due to floods

  2024-03-08 in The BBC

Alan Franks' family has been in dairy farming since the 1950s but he now fears for his business.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | UK | Agriculture | Flooding


50MW Norfolk solar farm to bring 176% biodiversity gain

  2024-03-08 by in Solar Power Portal

Downing Renewable Developments has received planning consent for a 49.9MW solar farm in Norfolk, set to bring a biodiversity net gain of 176%.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | UK


On the wrong track: 1,000 trains cancelled a day as Britain's railways crumble

  2024-03-07 by in inews.co.uk

'Rail passengers are expected to pay more for less,' passengers say as the figures show performance keeps declining

  Tagged under: UK | Public Transport | Trains


UK’s green power industry receives surprise £10bn pledge

  2024-03-07 in The Guardian

Potential investment by NatPower would create largest portfolio of battery storage projects in Britain

  Tagged under: UK | Renewable Energy | Wind Power


EADT Opinion: Nuclear Industry Should Learn to Deliver Projects on Budget and Time - Stop Sizewell C

  2024-03-07 by in stopsizewellc.org

It’s been quite a start to the year. Firstly Energy Minister Andrew Bowie visited Suffolk for the triggering of Sizewell C’s legal planning mechanism – the Development Consent Order – a step we considered wholly premature given that a Final Investment Decision is still some months away. Someone had thought it would be nice if … Continue reading EADT Opinion: Nuclear Industry Should Learn to Deliver Projects on Budget and Time →

  Tagged under: UK | Nuclear Power


UK Government Holds its Nerve on Heat Pumps as Clean Heat Policy Confirmed

  2024-03-07 by in DeSmog

A cornerstone of the UK’s plans to slash the use of gas in home heating has survived a bitter backlash from the gas boiler sector.  Speaking in the House of Lords yesterday, energy efficiency minister Martin Callanan brought an end to months of speculation when he announced that a plan to ramp up heat pump […]

  Tagged under: UK | Heat Pumps


Streets and gardens 'overwhelmed' by sewage - residents vent fury at Southern Water

  2024-03-05 in Brighton Argus

Residents say they continue to face sewage flowing through their streets as drainage issues continue to blight neighbourhoods across Sussex.

  Tagged under: UK | Water Resources


Wave energy to have a key role in realising the UK’s net zero ambitions

  2024-03-05 in corpowerocean.com

New study on UK Net Zero energy transition released by LUT University, Finland

  Tagged under: UK | Net Zero | Tidal Energy


Just 131 shoots & game farms rear and release 6.2million pheasants

  2024-03-05 in whoownsengland.org

Image: a pheasant rearing farm in Buckinghamshire. This post is by Guy Shrubsole; big thanks to Lewis Winks for GIS mapping skills. New official data that I've obtained via a Freedom of Information request shows that just 131 shoots and game farms are responsible for rearing and releasing a staggering 6.2 million pheasants in England.…

  Tagged under: UK | Birds | Agriculture


Now judges are threatening JURIES with criminal charges during protester trials

  2024-03-04 by in The Canary

Judge Reid is fast becoming notorious: climate denial and now jury-threatening, but his attitude reflect increasing state authoritarianism

  Tagged under: Law and Legal Profession | UK | Activism


British farmers say 'shocking' levels of floods are pushing them to the brink | ITV News

  2024-03-01 in ITV

Heavy periods of rain this autumn and winter have decimated farms around the UK, with some saying their land has been constantly submerged since October. | ITV National News

  Tagged under: Food Production and Consumption | UK | Flooding | Agriculture


Long Duration Energy Storage Could Cut Cost of GB Power System by up to £24 Billion 

  2024-01-13 (or before) in Renewable Energy Magazine, at the heart of clean energy journalism

New analysis by LCP Delta and published within the consultation on 'Designing a policy framework to enable investment in long duration electricity storage' from the Department for En...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | UK | Energy Storage | Batteries | Electricity


Jeremy Hunt’s net zero target claims criticised by climate advisers

  2024-01-07 in The Guardian

Climate Change Committee tells chancellor issuing new oil and gas licenses is ‘inconsistent’ with government’s temperature goals

  Tagged under: Legislation | UK Politics | UK | Oil Industry | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Labour accuses Sunak of being ‘asleep at the wheel’ over flood warnings

  2024-01-05 in The Guardian

‘Significant’ impact of surface water and river flooding continues across England, as showers forecast for Friday

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | UK Politics | UK | Flooding | Rivers


Storm Henk-hit farmers call for stronger river defences

  2024-01-04 (or before) in The BBC

Thousands of acres of crops and productive farmland are under water thanks to Storm Henk's flooding.

  Tagged under: UK | Flooding | Storms. Hurricanes and Tornados | Extreme Rainfall | Farming | Adaptation | Rivers


Chris Packham calls for halt to ‘catastrophic’ expansion of Scottish salmon farms

  2023-12-11 in The Guardian

Broadcaster and RSPCA president says moratorium needed as mortality rates jump, while activists question charity’s role in certifying farms

  Tagged under: Fish | UK | Salmon | Activism


Met Office Climate Dashboard

  2023-10-13 (or before) in climate.metoffice.cloud

Climate dashboard

  Tagged under: UK | Climate Data


Outgoing Flood Re Chair urges urgent action to adapt to climate change - Reinsurance News

  2023-07-14 by in Reinsurance News

Mark Hoban, former City Minister and outgoing Chair of Flood Re, has issued a stark warning, emphasising the urgent need for the UK to adapt to climate

  Tagged under: Flooding | Insurance | UK | Adaptation


How livestock grazing is preventing the return of rainforests to the UK and Ireland

  2023-02-13 in The Week

Most of the UK and Ireland’s grass-fed cows and sheep are on land that might otherwise be temperate rainforest

  Tagged under: Rewilding | UK | Rainforests | Agriculture


Daily Mail and Telegraph produce 'least accurate climate coverage'

  2021-08-18 in The London Economic

Right-wing UK newspapers have some of the least accurate climate change articles in the English-speaking world.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Denial and Disinformation | UK | Media


The stark truth about UK government climate action: there is no one in charge

  2020-03-12 (or before) by in The Conversation

The Committee on Climate Change criticises slow progress, but has little to say about how to reconfigure government to make climate action a priority.

  Tagged under: Committee on Climate Change UK | UK Politics | UK | Climate Change


Chronicle of a Grassland Saved

  2020-02-21 in A new nature blog

For those of us of a certain age, The Milky Bar Kid was part of our childhood. A boy, dressed as a cowboy, implored us to eat white chocolate  – which was not particularly popular back then. …

  Tagged under: Farming | Cattle and Dairy Farming | UK | Grasslands | Conservation


UK must prepare for more intense storms, climate scientists say

  2020-02-17 by Jonathan Watts in The Guardian

Government urged to create more natural drainage systems to cope with impact of crisis

  Tagged under: Storms. Hurricanes and Tornados | Predictions | UK | Extreme Weather | Climate Change


York to ban private car journeys from city centre within three years

  2019-12-31 in The Guardian

City councillors unveil ‘unashamedly ambitious’ goal to cut carbon emissions

  Tagged under: Cities | Transport | UK | Cars


Analysis: UK renewables generate more electricity than fossil fuels for first time - Carbon Brief

  2019-10-13 in Carbon Brief

In the third quarter of 2019, the UK’s windfarms, solar panels, biomass and hydro plants generated more electricity than coal, oil and gas put together.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | UK | Renewable Energy | Coal | Solar Energy | Wind Power | Electricity


From Top Gear to the top field: how Jeremy Clarkson became an eco-friendly farmer

  2019-05-27 in The Guardian

The former Top Gear presenter has cultivated his petrolhead image for years, but a recent interview lifts the lid on his Earth-loving side

  Tagged under: Farming | Agriculture | Conservation | UK


Solar households expected to give away power to energy firms

  2018-12-18 by Adam Vaughan in The Guardian

Government confirms anyone who adds solar from April 2019 will not be paid for excess electricity exported to grid

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | UK | Electricity | Solar Energy | Electricity Grid


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