SOCIAL ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 2017
Mary Coyle MBE, the Chair of Shared Interest, says: "I am pleased to report in this set of Social Accounts that we have made considerable progress in achieving the goals set out in our 2014 Strategic Review. This year our lending supported over 160 producer groups, helping almost 375,000 individuals in 60 countries, 30% of whom were women."
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Europe's biggest ever floating solar panel array is being installed on London's Queen Elizabeth II reservoir as part of Thames Water's ambitious bid to self-generate a third of its own energy by 2020.
Influential climate change economist Lord Stern has welcomed the 'Mission Innovation' launch at the Paris hosted UN climate change talks, whereby 20 major economies last night pledged to double their investments in clean energy Research & Development, and he particularly sees great hope in solar allied to electrical storage.
Guardian Industries' Glass Group has invested more than £4 million into a customised Waste Heat Recovery System at its glass manufacturing plant in Goole, east Yorkshire.
Pressure is mounting for the government to rethink plans to savagely cut support for rooftop solar energy systems. A coalition of energy firms, investors and trade bodies representing the energy sector, including Energy UK, Panasonic, IKEA, the National Farmers Union and the TUC have published a statement calling on the government to urgently reconsider the proposed changes.
A 20th birthday celebration has taken place at Professor Sue Roaf's pioneering Oxford house - the first in the UK to host a domestic photovoltaic installation.
Nestlé's factory near Newcastle upon Tyne is now converting a 'chocolate soup' of four tonnes of solid waste and 200,000 litres of liquid waste into renewable energy and clean water each day.
A Nottingham solar firm is helping the electricity bill of a school in Manila that educates children who live on waste dumps by raising money and installing solar panels, and a fresh cash appeal has been raised.
The gases from food waste are being split into high value graphene and renewable hydrogen in a European collaborative project, led by the North East England based Centre for Process Innovation, that aims to add economic value in a sustainable manner to food discards.
A high speed boat that normally transfers crew to offshore wind farms was involved in a drama on the River Mersey near Liverpool, and the actions of its crew are being praised for saving the life of a female cruise passenger.
One of Britain's highest solar installations has been completed 38 floors up on the roof of the 'Walkie Talkie' building in the City of London, sitting above a roof garden which opened to the public in the new year.