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In an Expert Focus article for Waterbriefing, Jonathan Grant, Sustainability & Climate Change Director at PwC, explores some of the key issues surrounding the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change newly-published Synthesis Report in the run-up to the Paris climate summit.

Monday, 03 November 2014 09:18

National Trust plans new hydropower scheme

National Trust (Renewable Energy) Limited has applied to the Environment Agency for a licence to abstract and impound water in Cumbria for a new hydropower scheme.

The European Commission has announced €647 million to be invested in key energy infrastructure to enhance security of supply across Europe.

The Government has published a discussion paper setting out its proposals for the 2016 review of Climate Change Agreements targets - including a call for evidence for the review of sector commitments.

Thames Tideway Tunnel, Lafarge Tarmac, Temple Group, Kier Infrastructure and Barhale Trant Utilities have become the latest signatories to the Infrastructure Carbon Review (ICR).

The European Commission, assisted by the European Environment Agency, has released its annual Progress Report assessing the headway on climate action.

Hydro-electric powerAn unprecedented boom in dam construction is expected to double hydropower electricity generation capacity in the next ten years, according to a new research database.

The European Council has endorsed a binding EU target of an at least 40% domestic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990.

Ahead of the October European Council meeting, where the future of the EU’s energy policy will be high on the agenda, the CBI has published a position paper on the future of the EU Emissions Trading System - with a call for "comprehensive and co-ordinated reform."

The first joint call of the Ocean Energy European Research Area Network (ERA-NET) which is opening up opportunities for ocean renewables innovation in Europe, will open for business next week.

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