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Brussels allows UK to subsidise fossil fuel generators

By Anne workforce / October 25, 2019

Green light clears way for payments of £990m to gas, coal and nuclear power firms The UK’s largest fossil fuel generators may be back in line for almost £1bn in backup power subsidies this winter after the European commission approved the UK’s flagship energy scheme, which was ruled illegal last year. A shock European court […]

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Inside Copenhagen’s race to be the first carbon-neutral city

By Anne workforce / October 12, 2019

Green growth and ‘hedonistic sustainability’ have helped keep the public on board as the Danish capital seeks to reach its goal by 2025 – and so far it’s all going according to plan “We call it hedonistic sustainability,” says Jacob Simonsen of the decision to put an artificial ski slope on the roof of the […]

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Eskilstuna: how a Swedish town became the world capital of recycling

By Anne workforce / June 23, 2019

The city was dying. Then somebody had a great idea to save it – make it the greenest place on Earth ‘People talk about Eskilstuna as the place where nothing new is invented,” says the shopping mall manager Anna Bergström. An hour’s train ride from Stockholm, the “Sheffield of Sweden” has had something of an […]

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