Fans of wind power were vindicated yet again last weekend as it emerged that almost a quarter of the electricity consumed across the EU was generated by turbines.
JD Wetherspoon is the latest pub chain to impose an eco-friendly plastic straw ban, following the lead of companies such as All Bar One, Oakman Inns, and the Liberation Group, which stopped handing out plastic straws earlier this year.
In a recent study the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has highlighted the importance of increasing energy efficiency as a way to reduce the UK’s carbon emissions and save billions of pounds at the same time.
Over the next 95 years, electricity consumption in northern Europe is expected to drop, while consumption in the south will rise in order to power air conditioning and cooling devices in the future, a study has claimed.
Research from National Energy Action (NEA) and Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) shows that rural communities are five years behind their urban counterparts in terms of household energy efficiency.
Research commissioned by the Catholic development charity CAFOD has shown that between 2010 and 2014, the UK’s overseas spend on renewable energy was half the size of what it spent on fossil fuels.
Wind energy in Europe experienced a bumper year for installations with 6.1 GW of additional energy capacity installed within the first six months of 2017. These figures were released by WindEurope, an organization actively promoting wind energy in Europe and the rest of the world, last July 27.