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Biden’s energy department revives loan program to boost clean technology

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As part of its clean-energy agenda, the Biden administration is reviving an energy department program that disbursed billions of dollars in loan guarantees to companies such as electric car maker Tesla and the failed ...

Global oil demand ‘could exceed pre-Covid levels without clean energy moves’

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The world’s oil demand could exceed pre-Covid 19 levels within the next two years unless concrete government action and legislation leads to a much stronger move towards clean energy, according to the International En...

New EPA chief Michael Regan relishes ‘clean slate’ after chaos of Trump era

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Michael Regan has perhaps the most fiendishly challenging job within Joe Biden’s administration. As the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Regan not only has to grapple with the unfolding cataclysm of the cl...

Tell us: are you taking part in the Million Mile Beach Clean?

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Surfers Against Sewage are asking the public to help clear litter and plastic from their local parks, rivers and beaches as part of their Million Mile Beach Clean scheme. We would like to hear from people across the U...

Aviation shutdown shows we can clean up our air

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In 2010, the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano affected many Easter holidays. The closure of European airspace left many people stranded but millions enjoyed a break from aircraft noise and could look up at bri...

Your new (tax) year resolution … give your finances a spring clean

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Happy new tax year. While it is unlikely that many champagne corks were popped, 6 April was a landmark for anyone who wants to take a fresh look at their finances. “This is often a good time to take stock,” says Sarah...

Coalition told it must hugely increase clean energy investment beyond hydrogen, carbon storage promise

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The Morrison government has been warned it needs to massively increase investment in clean technology if it is serious about its “technology, not taxes” climate policy after promising $540m for “clean” hydrogen and ca...

Tribes without clean water demand an end to decades of US government neglect

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The US government’s haphazard approach to providing Indigenous American tribes with clean drinking water and sanitation must be radically transformed to tackle decades of underfunding and neglect, according to a new r...

Boris Johnson must ‘come clean’ about flat refurb, says Labour

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Allegations of Conservative cronyism and sleaze must be cleaned up, the shadow foreign secretary has said, as a government minister repeatedly refused to deny reports the prime minister’s flat refurbishments were orig...

Blustery bank holiday helps windfarms set new clean energy record

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Britain’s windfarms set a new clean energy record on Monday after the blowy bank holiday weather helped onshore and offshore wind turbines make up almost half of the electricity system. The blustery bank holiday produ...

June Plum, Wellingborough: ‘Strong, clean flavours that delight’ – restaurant review

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June Plum, 31-32 Cambridge Street, Wellingborough NN8 1DW (juneplum.net). Starters £1.95-£8.25, mains £9.95-£18.50, desserts £6.50-£7.95, cocktails £6.95-£8 While the East Midlands will not dazzle you with Michelin st...

Tesla will resume accepting bitcoin when it uses more clean energy, says Musk

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Elon Musk has said that Tesla will resume allowing bitcoin transactions when miners use more renewable energy. “When there’s confirmation of reasonable (~50%) clean energy usage by miners with positive future trend, T...

Greater Manchester clean air zone could launch in May 2022

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Greater Manchester has approved plans for a clean air zone (CAZ) scheme in which high-polluting commercial and passenger vehicles will be charged to drive through the city. High-polluting heavy goods vehicles, buses a...

Jim Ratcliffe’s Ineos backs ‘clean’ hydrogen fund planning UK float

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The chemicals company owned by Sir Jim Ratcliffe has agreed to become a cornerstone investor in a new “clean” hydrogen fund that plans to list on the London Stock Exchange later this year. Ineos, which has made Monaco...

Biden’s clean energy plan would cut emissions and save 317,000 lives

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A Biden administration plan to force the rapid uptake of renewable energy would swiftly cut planet-heating emissions and save hundreds of thousands of lives from deadly air pollution, a new report has found amid growi...

Pollutionwatch: lessons to learn from UK’s 1956 Clean Air Act

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This month marks 65 years since the UK’s 1956 Clean Air Act, the law that followed the coal-smoke smog that killed thousands of Londoners in 1952. What did it get right, what did it get wrong, and what can we learn to...

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