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Lucy Haines

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Renewable energy, Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origins, assurance

Lucy Haines | 24.07.2018

Providing confidence in renewable energy

With the Paris Agreement and the stark realities of climate change now pressing concerns, businesses are under mounting pressure to reduce their carbon footprints and account for their ...

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emissions, Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting, CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, CRC, Carbon Reporting

Lucy Haines | 19.07.2018

New Regulation will Drive a Tenfold increase in Mandatory Carbon Reporting

Yesterday the UK Government published its plans for the new Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) regulations. It outlines the new mandatory reporting framework which will replace the ...

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Sustainable Development Goals, Carbon Offsetting, carbon neutral, Carbon Credits, ICROA

Lucy Haines | 12.07.2018

Credible Carbon Credits: There is More to Offsetting than you Think

There is a certain amount of cynicism around the term ‘offsetting’. Much of this comes from doubts surrounding whether or not schemes actually deliver the carbon savings promised, concern over ...

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Plastics, Plastic Waste, Plastic Pollution, Recycling, Food Waste

Lucy Haines | 04.06.2018

Solving our Plastics Problem: Is this the perfect storm?

 It has been known for some time that we have a plastics problem. In fact, plastic pollution in the oceans was first reported 50 years ago. Since then the magnitude of the problem has grown ...

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Renewable energy, Arriva, SSE, Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origins

Lucy Haines | 31.05.2018

The Road to Renewables: Arriva chooses SSE Green assured by Carbon Clear

SSE is set to supply Arriva UK with SSE Green to power it’s UK bus and rail sites. The announcement this week marks a significant commitment by one of Europe’s leading transport providers to ...

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energy management, energy efficiency, ESOS Phase 2, ESOS, environmental compliance

Lucy Haines | 24.05.2018

Time to switch on to ESOS Phase 2

The UK Government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) has now entered phase 2. That means the relevant companies are required to be compliant by 5th December 2019. Before you stop reading ...

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CDP, Sustainability Reporting, TCFD, DJSI, environmental disclosures, GRI, integrated reporting

Lucy Haines | 17.05.2018

The Order in Disorder: Aligning Environmental Disclosure frameworks

The sustainability disclosure landscape is a bit of a maze. Fragmented and at times confusing, it has been a source of frustration to many organisations seeking direction on their sustainability ...

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CDP, Sustainability Reporting, Science based targets, Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, TCFD

Lucy Haines | 30.04.2018

TCFD and CDP: 10 Questions Answered

In April we hosted a webinar about the TCFD recommendations, specifically how they will impact CDP disclosures this year.

Here we look at some of the questions that were asked during the webinar ...

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emissions, Palm Oil, supply chain, deforestation

Lucy Haines | 17.04.2018

Against the Clock: The Palm Oil Problem

Palm oil is once again a hot topic in sustainability with the announcement by Iceland that they will stop using Palm Oil in all their own brand food by the end of this year. This has possibly been ...

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paris agreement, Sustainable Development Goals, Carbon Offsetting, Africa Climate Week

Lucy Haines | 12.04.2018

Fuelling Change & Preservation in Kenya

This week is Africa Climate Week. Officials from eight African countries and the UN are convening in Nairobi for a week-long conference, the purpose of which is to support the implementation of ...

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