The Scottish isle of Eigg produces all its electricity via a grid powered only with renewables. To do this, it benefits from EU funds, so now the inhabitants are worried about Brexit.
Though renewables played a role in the 4.2 percent drop it has largely been attributed to warm weather. Despite this good news the country is certain to miss its 2020 target of reducing emissions by 40 percent over 1990.
As the EU waves through the single-use plastics ban, broadly shuns fracking and pushes for decarbonization by 2050, plans for a wholesale contradiction involving INEOS and US ethane are underway in the city of Antwerp.
Germany's environment minister recently visited the Asse mine, where 126,000 barrels of radioactive material are stored. Frustrated locals want the waste disposed of elsewhere — a project that will span decades.
Sourced from areas most affected by global warming, Brewdog's Make Earth Great Again "protest" beer promises to promote climate change awareness. But is it enough to bring about policy change?
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