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Isle of Wight’s world Leading tidal POWER PROJECT gains approval

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Published on the UK News in Pictures website on the 22nd April 2016

 

A state-of-the-art tidal energy generation project, to be constructed off St Catherine’s Point, has today been given approval.

The Marine Management Organisation has given the go-ahead to the offshore elements of the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC). The onshore part of the project, at Ventnor, was given planning consent by the Isle of Wight Council last year (8 September 2015). At 30MW, the project is the largest consented tidal stream energy project in England and Wales.

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Earth Day checklist: five simple things you can do to make a difference

The plastic bag monster will haunt your dreams. Photograph: Andy Katz/Pacific/Barcroft

The plastic bag monster will haunt your dreams. Photograph: Andy Katz/Pacific/Barcroft

Published on The Guardian website on the 19th April 2016
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One of the questions I receive most frequently from readers is whether our individual actions truly

make a difference. If you choose to recycle, compost, carpool, reduce consumption and refuse plastic bags, does it have an effect? Does it matter at all? Will it do anything to eliminate the Great Pacific garbage patch?

The answer is yes.

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MPs warn vote to leave EU would threaten UK environmental policy

Air and water quality, biodiversity and countryside would be at risk, Commons environment select committee report says

Mary Creagh, chair of the environmental audit select committee: ‘The overwhelming evidence is that EU membership has improved the UK’s approach to the environment.’ Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA

Mary Creagh, chair of the environmental audit select committee: ‘The overwhelming evidence is that EU membership has improved the UK’s approach to the environment.’ Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA

Published on The Guardian website on the 19th April 2016

 

Leaving the EU would threaten the UK’s air and water quality, biodiversity and the countryside, a committee of MPs has warned.

The UK has benefited from an EU-wide environmental cleanup in the past four decades, and giving up membership would lead to a damaging policy vacuum and an end to influence over green regulations, the commons environmental audit select committee has said in a report.

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