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8 June 2015

Norway confirms $900bn sovereign wealth fund's major coal divestment

Author: Damian Carrington, Guardian Sustainable Business (UK)

Norway’s parliament has formally endorsed the move to sell off coal investments from its $900bn sovereign wealth fund, the world’s biggest.It is the largest fossil fuel divestment yet, affecting 122 companies across the world, and marking a new...

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29 June 2010

Unilever tops climate change index with 'superb' track record

Author: Severin Carrell, Guardian [UK]

Unilever has topped a new index that assesses how Britain's largest companies are dealing with climate change, outperforming other industry leaders such as Tesco and Centrica…Rolls-Royce…is No 4…behind BT Group in second place and…Morrisons in third...

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23 August 2009

Cree aboriginal group to join London climate camp protest over tar sands

Author: Terry Macalister, Guardian [UK]

Members of the Cree aboriginal peoples are to join the Climate Camp protests in the City of London...in an attempt to draw attention to corporate Britain's "criminal" involvement in the tar sands of Canada…Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, from Fort Chipewyan....

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1 March 2008

[PDF] Taking The Temperature

Author: Rory Sullivan, Insight Investment [UK]

In 2007, we initiated a project to assess how companies are managing their greenhouse gas emissions...In total, we assessed 125 companies, covering the FTSE100...and large cap European stocks…47 of the 125 companies have stabilised or reduced their...

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6 September 2007

Drax powers ahead with green plan [UK]

Author: BBC News

Europe's largest coal-fired power station has revealed it is ahead of schedule with plans to improve efficiency and cut carbon emissions...When complete, the project is expected to cut CO2 emissions by one million tonnes a year, it said. The group...

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18 May 2007

UK's Giant Drax Plant Could Halve CO2 Output

Author: Pete Harrison, Reuters

Britain's biggest coal-fired power station could almost halve its CO2 emissions using existing technology, but is being held back by government policy, says Drax Chief Executive Dorothy Thompson...[she] said Drax could start cutting CO2 immediately by...

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31 August 2006

Protesters play 'cat and mouse' [UK]

Author: Richard Wells, BBC

The demonstration at Britain's largest coal-fired power station in North Yorkshire has put the spotlight on carbon emissions and is proving a challenge to police...When they arrived here a week ago, the protesters said they would attempt to close Drax...

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31 August 2006

UK: Hundreds protest at Drax coal-fired power station, calling for action on climate change - Drax says it is working to cut emissions

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Company non-response
17 May 2006

Drax did not respond to: EU figures show 5 companies lead in carbon pollution, including Drax.

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16 May 2006

New figures reveal scale of industry's impact on climate

Author: David Adam, Rob Evans, Guardian [UK]

Five companies in Britain produce more carbon dioxide pollution together than all the motorists on UK roads combined, according to new figures which reveal heavy industry's contribution to climate change...The top five companies (EON UK, RWE Npower,...

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