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Could Fossil Fuel Giants Be Tried for Homicide?

Could Fossil Fuel Giants Be Tried for Homicide?

Fossil fuels are deadly. That, we’ve known for a long time – a worryingly long time, given the evidence that has been mounting against oil, coal, and gas for decades now. While we face other risks to our health and well-being when we’re out in the world – cigarette smoke, for instance – no other danger has such a catastrophic and widespread impact on the very planet on which we depend for survival. 

From air pollution to extreme heat, flooding, drought, fire and famine, the knock-on effects of the climate crisis are all deadly. Even when the impact is less severe, they cause injury, trauma, loss of livelihood, displacement and disease to run rampant, impacting entire communities who may never be able to regain what was lost. 

Five Commercial Solar Myths, Debunked

Five Commercial Solar Myths, Debunked

The team at Atlantic Renewables have worked on countless private properties over the years. We have made it possible for homeowners and landlords to distance themselves from the national grid and embrace a cleaner, healthier, and more environmentally friendly approach to powering their homes, and we’ll never get tired of playing that role.

But we also have a lot of experience working on larger installations for commercial properties in order to enable businesses, developers and farmers to liberate their energy consumption from the unpredictable and exploitative fossil fuel industry. It’s an incredibly rewarding line of work to be in – bit by bit, aiding in the UK’s green recovery from years of economic downturn and mounting pressure from the climate crisis. 

UK Starts 2024 Fighting Floods - Has Climate Change Made This The New Normal?

UK Starts 2024 Fighting Floods - Has Climate Change Made This The New Normal?

The UK is no stranger to flooding. The past few years in particular have exposed a large portion of the population to the effects of flooding, whether through direct destruction, disruption to travel, or issues with supply chains.

Unfortunately, the frequency of these stories is set to increase further still. But why is this happening? Is it all just an unfortunate series of coincidences, or evidence of a more significant problem arriving on the UK’s shores? 

Climate Change and Carbon Footprints: How Worried is the Average Consumer?

Climate Change and Carbon Footprints: How Worried is the Average Consumer?

There’s a lot of discourse at present regarding the benefits of businesses actively signposting their commitment to the climate crisis, and doing their bit to reduce the negative impact that modern life is having on the environment. Brands that want to attract consumers’ attention need to rethink their methods for sourcing ingredients, rework their distribution chains, and even reimagine the ways in which they clean, light, and heat their offices.

Is the UK's Workforce Without Critical Green Skills?

Is the UK's Workforce Without Critical Green Skills?

The green transition will cease in 2050. By the middle of the 21st century, the globe will be taking its first steps and breaths of complete carbon neutrality. It should be a more just world – of environmental justice, working environments, and living dignity. All the things that contribute to carbon neutrality should also contribute to a more just world. Or at least that’s the goal.

EU Fossil Fuel Emissions Back to 1960s Levels – A Sign of Promise?

EU Fossil Fuel Emissions Back to 1960s Levels – A Sign of Promise?

Statistics surrounding emissions and climate change reveal things at the same moment that they conceal things.

The latest big one: EU fossil fuel emissions are back to the levels of the 1960s. It’s an 8% drop in CO2 emissions from 2022. It’s the steepest recorded drop since the world halted in 2020 due to COVID-19. 

What You Need to Know About the COP28 'Landmark Deal'

What You Need to Know About the COP28 'Landmark Deal'

Cop28 had a lot of mixed emotions invested into it. The past few Climate Change Conferences hosted by the United Nations have come along with big promises, but incredibly limited results. While the 2 weeks are generally positive – times of concurrence and organisation as decision makers and world leaders unite on shared goals – the conference’s abilities to really create that pivotal, change-everything moment always proves much harder than merely getting world leaders to agree that change is needed.

What is Climate Fatigue, and What Does it Mean?

What is Climate Fatigue, and What Does it Mean?

The time for a quiet, insidious climate crisis has long since passed. Most of us remember a time when global warming was a threat on the distant horizon. While, in retrospect, that was never the case – it has always been a pressing issue, bearing down on the shoulders of policymakers and the general public – there was a time not too long ago when the true scope of the crisis slipped under the radar for many. 

What the Latest Reforms For VAT Relief on ESMs Means for the UK

What the Latest Reforms For VAT Relief on ESMs Means for the UK

The recent history of the climate crisis has seen its fair share of volatility. The past few years – and particularly the past 12 months – have seen plenty of big steps forward made by the UK government and collectively by policymakers from around the world. But there’s also been a fickle quality to that progress – a routine sense of backtracking and stalling, hesitation and vacillation over what really matters. This can be incredibly frustrating, but there are moments of breakthrough when the cloud cover seems to shift, and progress starts to feel real and tangible.

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