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    Renewables

    Why 100% Renewables Does Not Mean Zero Carbon Emissions

    Businesses, electrical vehicle charging services and electricity suppliers advertise 100% renewable electricity to demonstrate their environmental credentials. Providing more renewable electricity from solar, wind and hydro generators reduces overall carbon emissions from electricity. Using 100% renewable electricity still results in significant carbon emissions.   Figure 1: Wind farm, Turlock, United…

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    Renewables

    Renewables vs Nuclear: US Energy Production

    In 2021, renewable energy sources generated a total of 795 million megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity in the United States (US), compared to only 778 million MWh generated by nuclear energy sources. Nuclear electricity generation has been…

  • Solar
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    Solar

    Sheep and Solar, a Match Made in Heaven

    You herd it here first, the land that makes an optimal area for livestock is often also an ideal spot for solar farms. They’re both vast, rather flat plots of land which receive ample levels of sun. Increased solar production benefits the environment, but it may come at the expense…

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    Company News

    The Sunflower Project – Pager Power Fundraiser

    Pager Power is creating a fundraiser event for its colleagues, in support of humanitarian aid for those affected by the war in Ukraine. With the sunflower growing season looming, we have decided to incorporate a competition of growing the tallest sunflower by October this year. Figure 1: Sunflowers at Museum…

  • Climate Change
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    Climate Change

    The importance of the “Better Business Act”

    We are living in a climate crisis that can no longer be ignored. Global temperatures increasing, icebergs are melting and sea levels rising. Habitat loss leading to a reduction in biodiversity. More extreme and more frequent weather driving catastrophic natural disasters. The outlook is that things will only get worse…

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    Wind Farms

    Scientists Encourage Build of Wind Farms on Brownfield Land

    Boris Johnson’s recent energy security plan has been criticised for failing to provide opportunities to back onshore wind farms due to concerns about opposition from Tory backbenchers. This means it will be more difficult to expand the development of onshore wind in England.  Concerns about the ‘eyesore’ that onshore wind…

  • Aviation
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    Aviation

    The Carbon Cost of Ghost Flights

    Have you ever been on a flight and looked around at the empty seats, and thought what the carbon cost per person might be? Figure 1: Passenger on an empty plane. Many people may have come across this situation in personal or business travel, and the problem extends beyond…

  • Climate Change
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    Climate Change

    Will the Ukraine War Make the World Greener in the Long Run?

    As sanctions on Russia bite, gas, oil and coal prices spike and countries rush to secure energy from new suppliers; we consider whether the long term impact on greenhouse gas emissions will be beneficial. The war has led to sanctions on Russia resulting in Britain and the United States to…

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    You herd it here first! The land that makes an optimal area for livestock is often also an ideal spot for solar farms. Learn more: https://bit.ly/39uqG9A #solarenergy #solarfarms #solarpower #sheep

    Pager Power has created 'The Sunflower Project' - a fundraiser event for its colleagues, in support of humanitarian aid for those affected by the war in Ukraine. Find out more: https://bit.ly/38ADR8G #ukraineconflict #humanitarianaid #ukrainewar #fundraising

    The Better Business Act is a coalition group whose mission is to change the law to ensure every company must align their interest with those of wider society and the environment. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3srHYe9 #environment #climatechange #betterbusinessact

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