Temperatures in South-West Europe Could Break 48C Record This Weekend

Large parts of southern and western Europe are expected to experience high temperatures this weekend with forecasters warning that thermometers could reach up to 48C in Spain. Holidaymakers bound for the Iberian peninsula have been warned to expect extreme heat, with the chance of the hottest temperatures ever recorded in …

Summer Heat Waves Break Records Across Northern Hemisphere

The summer of 2018 is shaping up to be one for the record books. Locations across the Northern Hemisphere have recorded their hottest temperatures ever this past week, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. While the Post points out that no single heat record can be linked to climate change, this …

McDonald’s to Switch to Paper Straws in UK after Customer Campaign

McDonald’s will end the use of plastic straws in its British restaurants next year, after nearly half a million people called on the company to ditch them. The decision by the US fast-food chain to switch from plastic to paper straws follows a trial at a number of outlets in …

Northern Ireland: Renewables Industry Calls for Long Term Decarbonisation Strategy

Northern Ireland’s renewables industry has today published a new low carbon Energy Strategy and called on the government to adopt a number of new targets to ensure recent progress in deploying renewables across the province is maintained. The report from Northern Ireland Renewables Industry Group (NIRIG) argues the country is …

Onshore Wind Delivers Almost a Quarter of Northern Ireland’s Power

Onshore wind capacity in Northern Ireland has passed the 1GW mark and is providing nearly a quarter of the country’s power, according to the latest generation figures from NI Electricity Networks. Following the opening of a number of new onshore wind farms, the latest figures show that there is now …

Report: Community Energy Projects Powering 130,000 UK Homes

More than 200 community energy organisations are now operating enough solar, hydro and wind schemes across the UK to power 130,000 homes, a new analysis of the nascent sector has revealed. The first ever Community Energy State of the Sector report today reveals that a total of 222 community energy …

Scottish Tories Look to Quash Hopes of Onshore Wind Revival

Hopes that a Conservative government could open the door for new onshore wind projects outside of England were dealt a blow late last week, after the Scottish Conservatives’ manifesto underlined the party’s opposition to new wind farms in Scotland. Last week the Conservative Party’s main manifesto performed a surprise partial …