In March, Nest hired Octopus Renewables to help invest £250 million of UK defined-contribution pension capital in clean-energy infrastructure this year.
Nest, which manages £16 billion of assets from the UK's auto-enrolment scheme is aiming to invest £1.4 billion in the European renewables sector by the end of the decade. (Source: Octopus Renewables, PR, IP&E, 28 Apr., 2021) Contact: Nest, www.nestpensions.org.uk;
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Kristina Negendahl Jessen, +45 70 70 51 51, email@example.com, www.cip.dk
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A new online YouGov poll has found only 23 pct of Britons think electricity generated by burning forest woody biomass should be classified as "renewable energy". Additionally, 55 pct also disagreed with the Government's continued subsidies for this dirty source of energy as part of the UK's renewable energy strategy. Currently, the government gives more than £2 million per day in subsidies to power stations that burn biomass.
While wind energy has 80 pct public backing and solar has 82 pct, only 3 pct say the Government should help companies that burn wood sourced from forests overseas, the poll found. Nearly all UK biomass is imported.(Source: NRDC, Southern Environmental Law Center, 22 July, 2020)Contact: SELC, David Carr, General Counsel , 434-977-4090, www.southernenvironment.org; NRDC, www.nrdc.org
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BIG presently operates multiple biomass and energy-from-waste plants in the UK and has several more under development or construction, according to the company.
(Source: Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, Utility Week, 26 Mar., 2019) Contact: Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, Neil Bennett, CEO, +44 118 929 8350,
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