The UK solar industry suffered a 50% reduction in growth for the second year running, according to the new Global Market Outlook published by SolarPowerEurope this week . Solar power is an increasingly cheap, extremely flexible and practically infinite source of renewable energy. Using daylight as a fuel for charging electric batteries, over the last twenty years developments in the technology have led to the emergence of a genuine alternative to fossil fuel power on a national scale.
Manchester's Green Infrastructure Strategy won the coveted Knowledge Exchange Category at the prestigious Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) National Wards event in London.
Manchester Climate in Pictures is a monthly news round-up of all things related to the city's environment and climate change action through photojournalism. See the link below for the May 2018 edition which features City of Tree's research, collaboration between the Manchester Youth Board and Uprising, the Trees of Hope and much more......
Cities are climate leaders. We have seen that statement confirmed many times since the birth of the city-focused global climate movement that started over 10 years ago. In cities like Adelaide and Copenhagen with their carbon neutral commitments. In UN policy through the Paris Agreement and Marrakech Partnership. And through the growing number of city networks whose memberships are growing by the day.
As the UK shifts away from fossil fuels, capitalising on renewable markets and putting a price on carbon will prove to not only be beneficial for the environment, but for people and their prosperity too.
Last month the UK Government’s MP for Clean Growth, Claire Perry, announced that she will be asking the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) to review the UK’s long-term CO2 targets and to provide advice on what the UK’s new targets should be, to bring them in line with the Paris Agreement.