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A TALE OF TWO HYDROGEN PIONEERS – THE CHASE TO REPLACE NATURAL HAS WITH A LOW CARBON ALTERNATIVE

The UK and Australia are poles apart geographically but share the aim of becoming leaders in using or selling hydrogen for energy. The scheduled unveiling in November (2018) of a conceptual design to convert an eighth (8.3 million) of the UK’s population to 100% low-carbon hydrogen gas between 2028 and 2035 matters.…

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ENERGY CLUSTERS ARE THE WAY FORWARD IN EU INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS, EXPERTS SAY

SUPPORTERS of the European Union (EU) as a political concept stress how it has the vision, and the money, to promote energy projects of common interest (PCIs) between its (for now) 28 member states. Their goal is to promote an effective continent-wide energy market that offers European citizens more security in their supply of gas, electricity and to a lesser extent oil.…

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BEAUTY INDUSTRY LOOKS TO LABELLING AND DECORATION TO DELIVER ADDITIONAL SUSTAINABILITY

BEAUTY product labelling and decoration might not be the most obvious way for a brand to boost sustainability, but such is the pressure to green-up, such considerations are being woven into product appearance.

Edinburgh, Scotland-based UWI Technology Ltd is a case in point.…

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UK BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP VOTE ALARMS OVERSEAS TERRITORIES

An amendment to a UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill requires the British government to impose such registers on its OTs by this deadline, if the local administrations have not created their own. The UK currently has the world’s only public beneficial ownership register – but it only covers England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – see http://ownershiptransparency.com/

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BURBERRY EYES CASHMERE QUALITY IMPROVEMENTS IN AFGHANISTAN TO BOOST SUPPLIES

DESPITE being the world’s third largest cashmere producer next to China and Mongolia, according to research from the University of California, Davis, Afghanistan’s cashmere industry is heavily underutilised, according to industry experts.

Afghanistan in the previous decade (to 2010) produced around 7% of the world’s raw (greasy) cashmere, after China (72%) and Mongolia (18%) say UC Davis researchers (see https://afghanag.ucdavis.edu/other-topics/files/market/chasmere-value-chain.pdf).…

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SOUTHEAST ASIA FACES UP TO LOOMING OIL AND GAS DECOMMISSIONING CHALLENGE

THE ASIA-PACIFIC (APAC) region’s oil and gas sector faces an unprecedented level of decommissioning for which it is under-prepared and lacks experience, analysts have warned. Unclear regional government regulations coupled with a lack of local expertise mean that companies and regulators face a steep learning curve, high initial costs and the potential for mistakes, according to the consultancy group Wood Mackenzie’s latest analysis.…

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UK BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP VOTE ALARMS OVERSEAS TERRITORIES

A VOTE by the UK parliament to insist that Britain’s overseas territories introduce publicly available beneficial ownership registers by December 31, 2020, has sparked anger and dismay within these autonomous, mainly small island, jurisdictions.

An amendment to a UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill requires the British government to impose such registers on its OTs by this deadline, if the local administrations have not created their own.…

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IRISH EXPORTERS LOOK TO CIRCUMNAVIGATE BREXIT TRADE TAXES

The prospect of significant hikes in taxes and administrative red tape on Irish exports and imports travelling through the UK to and from the rest of Europe once Britain leaves the European Union (EU), has prompted Irish exporters to seek more options for direct maritime trade.…

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UK RURAL LAND MARKET SLOWS DOWN AFTER ALMOST 150% RISE OVER DECADE

THE BULL run in the British rural land market is over, or at least has slowed to a trot. After rising by 149% over the 10 years to 2016, research by the property consultancy Carter Jonas indicates that that the value of British (UK, excluding Northern Ireland) farmland fell by more than 8% last year.…

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SCOTTISH ISLANDS OFFER UNIQUE ONSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY SITES

WITH average annual mean wind speeds exceeding 10 metres-per-second (m/s), the islands off Scotland’s north and north-west coast offer a unique opportunity for developers to reap offshore-type wind yields on onshore sites. Combined, Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides (Western Isles) host nearly a gigawatt of fully consented, but as yet mainly unbuilt, wind farms, to be owned by the local community and generators including SSE and EDF.…

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