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Renewable Energy Best Practice in the UK: The Dolphyn Project
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Renewable Energy Best Practice in the UK: The Dolphyn Project

By Climate Scorecard UK Country Managers Thomas Christensen & Gwen Wren   Background Offshore Wind: Largest Source of Renewable Energy in the UK Offshore wind is the fastest growing source of renewable energy in the United Kingdom. According to the IEA, 33% of the UK’s share of electricity generation in 2019 came from wind energy....

UK Should Support Divestment of International Financing of Fossil Fuels Among Other Climate Policies
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UK Should Support Divestment of International Financing of Fossil Fuels Among Other Climate Policies

Policy Recommendation #1: Support divestment of international financing of fossil fuels Policy Recommendation #2: Successfully drive overseas investments for fossil fuels out with integrity and transparency Policy Recommendation #3: Aspire for integrity by strongly targeting residential and transport sectors through imposing strict deadlines for transitioning towards renewables Policy Recommendation #4: Clearly distinguish fossil fuel components...

UK’s Electricity Sources Have Drastically Shifted Over the Past 30 Years
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UK’s Electricity Sources Have Drastically Shifted Over the Past 30 Years

The UK has seen a 6% increase in electricity use since 1990. However, its energy production has decreased by over 40%, displaying a significant change in energy efficiency. Electricity generation by source (1990-2019) The way in which electricity is sourced in the UK in the last 30 years has shifted drastically: coal has dropped from...

The UK Has Seen Emissions Decrease by 30-40% Since 1990
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The UK Has Seen Emissions Decrease by 30-40% Since 1990

Recently Reported Greenhouse Gas Emissions Level: 339.2 MtCO2e in 2019, a Decrease of 30%-40% from 1990 (Source: IEA) According to research from the International Energy Agency (IEA), total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the UK amounted to 339.2 MtCO2e in 2019. This signals a decline from 2018 emissions levels of 352 MtCO2e, which—at the time—comprised...

UK Government Talks About Climate Change But Isn’t Taking Substantive Action
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UK Government Talks About Climate Change But Isn’t Taking Substantive Action

Paris Agreement COP26, initially scheduled for November 26th of 2020 in Glasgow, has been pushed back a year due to COVID-19. This setback is not stopping the United Nations and United Kingdom from hosting an online celebration to mark the 5th anniversary of the historic Paris Agreement. In doing so they hope to strengthen global...

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in the UK
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The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in the UK

Home to many prestigious organizations and institutions with a multitude of resources, the UK is home to some groups doing the most groundbreaking climate research. Common research themes are mitigation, climate adaption, energy systems, urban resilience, climate change governance and legislation, environmental behavior.  The UK, which only constitutes approximately 2% of global greenhouse gas emissions...

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