RSPB resigns from government’s pesticides forum after chemical use soars

This is a real problem in East Anglian rivers! from The Telegraph - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2019/04/18/rspb-resigns-governments-pesticides-forum-chemical-use-soars/ The RSPB and dozens of environmental groups have resigned from the government’s pesticides forum after two decades claiming the use of dangerous chemicals is now far worse than when they joined. The charity alongside Wildlife and Countryside Link which represents bodies like The Wildlife Trusts … Continue reading RSPB resigns from government’s pesticides forum after chemical use soars

RSPB SZC3 response

from their webpage - https://www.rspb.org.uk/globalassets/rspb-response-to-szc-stage-3-consultation1.pdf RSPB Response to the Sizewell C Stage 3 Public Consultation The RSPB has reviewed the Stage 3 public consultation documents for Sizewell C. We note that this is intended to be the final stage of public consultation prior to an application for development consent and our primary comments therefore focus … Continue reading RSPB SZC3 response

Analysis: Half of UK’s electricity to be renewable by 2025

https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-half-uks-electricity-to-be-renewable-by-2025 SIMON EVANS 12.04.2019 Close to half of the UK’s electricity will come from renewable sources by 2025, according to Carbon Brief analysis of new government projections. This marks a significant increase on earlier projections, which as recently as 2016 saw renewables meeting less than a third of demand in 2025. At the same time, there are further … Continue reading Analysis: Half of UK’s electricity to be renewable by 2025

The costs of decarbonization – article

https://physicsworld.com/a/the-costs-of-decarbonization/     10 Apr 2019 Dave Elliott The OECD’s Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) has produced an updated study of System Costs with High Shares of Nuclear and Renewables. Perhaps unsurprisingly, its new reportconcludes that nuclear wins hands down over variable renewable energy (VRE). The agency says that “a mix relying primarily on nuclear energy is the most cost-effective … Continue reading The costs of decarbonization – article

Global solar capacity surpassed 500GW in 2018

 april 2019 - Joshua S Hill Countries reporting to the International Energy Agency’s Photovoltaic Power System Programme now boast at least 500GW of solar capacity as of the end of 2018, after nearly 100GW was installed in 2018. International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Photovoltaic Power System Programme (PVPS) is one of the collaborative R&D Agreements established … Continue reading Global solar capacity surpassed 500GW in 2018

Water Minister Coffey MP and Sizewell C water issues

6/2/18 Since the RSPB at Minsmere at Stage 2 consultation raised water level issues from the huge proposed project, the issue has come to notice again because Therese Coffey MP, the Environment Minister responsible for water, OFWAT the regulator and the European Water Framework Directive has launched a pilot scheme for new water abstraction arrangements. … Continue reading Water Minister Coffey MP and Sizewell C water issues