Feature – Small Victories
Posted on June 13, 2018 at 11:36 am
- Average CO2 emissions for new vans registered in the EU fell 4.7% in 2017 according to latest figures from the European Environment Agency (EEA).
- The city of New York plans to divest $5bn (£3.7bn) from fossil fuels and sue some of the world’s most powerful oil companies for their contribution towards climate change.
- A UK collaboration between independent trust Power to Change and social investment company Big Society Capital aims to move up to eight existing solar farms into community hands in 2018.
- Driven by ambitious government programmes in Germany, India and China, along with fierce competition, prices of solar and wind power have plummeted farther– and faster – than was once thought possible. They have now reached the tipping point at which they start to compete head-on with fossil fuels.
- The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) met in Manila in October and brokered an agreement between 126 world governments, committing them to protecting listed migratory species from being killed, hunted or fished – and to protect their habitats.
- Newly produced trucks will have to determine and declare their CO2 emissions and fuel consumption from January 1 2019.
Renewables Obligation extension for two technologies
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