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Financial watchdog chases big firms over climate risk

Tuesday - Budget airline EasyJet and three other major companies have been reported to the UK’s Financial Reporting Council for failing to adequately report to shareholders on their climate change exposure.

THIS IS THE BBC: How to best report climate change news

10 Sep 18 - The BBC, one of the world’s largest and most respected news organisations, has issued formal guidance to its journalists on how to report climate change.

World's largest offshore windfarm opens

7 Sep 18 - The world’s biggest offshore windfarm has officially opened in the Irish Sea, amid warnings that Brexit could increase costs for future projects.

Pension funds could face legal action over risk

16 Aug 18 - Some of the UK’s largest pension funds are in danger of legal action over the risks posed by climate change.

Landmark churches turn to renewable energy

6 Aug 18 - Some of the UK’s oldest and most prominent church buildings are making the switch to 100 per cent renewable energy.

Cross-party MPs urge May to go carbon free

3 Aug 18 - A cross-party group of British MPs has called on the government to create a net-zero emissions target before 2050.

How Penzance became the UK's first plastics-free town

26 Jul 18 - The Cornwall community of Penzance last December became the UK's first plastics-free town. Now, 330 towns aim to follow suit.

Large chunk of supermarket plastic not recyclable

25 Jul 18 - An investigation by a consumer body has found mixed results on the levels of recyclable plastic in the UK’s largest supermarkets.

Burning of waste set to overtake recycling in England

20 Jul 18 - England is on the brink of burning more of its rubbish in incinerators than it recycles for the first time, according to a new analysis.

UK can go low-carbon at no extra cost, say advisers

16 Jul 18 - The UK can have low-carbon electricity, heat and transport in 2050 at the same cost as today’s high-carbon energy system, according to infrastructure advisers.

Church of England wields divestment axe

11 Jul 18 - The Church of England will divest from all fossil fuel companies which are not taking steps to combat climate change.

London might have found a new job for lost rivers

10 Jul 18 - Campaigners are targeting London’s lost rivers, water courses that have been gradually buried over the centuries, as a source of fossil fuel-free heat.

UK moves on e-car charging in new homes

10 Jul 18 - New homes in suburban England would need to be fitted with electric car charging points under a government proposal to cut emissions.

Energy firm launches ‘vegan electricity tariff’

9 Jul 18 - A UK energy company has launched the world’s first vegan electricity tariff in a bid to highlight the use of animal products within the energy industry.

Diesel car buyers in UK living a 'nightmare'

6 Jul 18 - Ultra-dirty new diesel engines are being sold alongside ultra-clean models in the UK, according to new data, leaving car buyers facing what experts call a nightmare.

Pensioners benefit from wind farm sell-off

5 Jul 18 - Pensioners in the UK are set to financially benefit from a fleet of wind farms.

Bikes the obvious solution to Oxbridge traffic

4 Jul 18 - UK university cities Oxford and Cambridge are seeking ways to transport expanding populations without impacting their historic centres, yet the simplest solution is staring them in the face.

Housing and car industries 'should be ashamed’

2 Jul 18 - The homebuilding and carmaking industries should be ashamed of their efforts to tackle global warming, says the UK government’s official climate change adviser.

London sets up as centre for green finance

27 Jun 18 - The UK has set up a Green Finance Institute with the aim of solidifying London’s role as the go-to destination for this new work.

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