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Vattenfall inaugurates world’s largest offshore wind farm off of England

Vattenfall officially opened the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Thanet Offshore Wind Farm, off England’s south east coast on September 23, 2010. The wind farm has 100 turbines and will generate electricity equivalent to the annual consumption of over 200,000 British households.

UN Environment Programme Waste Management Project in Southern Sudan Launched by UK Minister

The Waste Management Project is part of a £20 million UK-funded programme to improve the sustainable use of natural resources in Sudan, to be carried out by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) over the next three years.

Survey Shows Remittances From Britain To Developing Countries Emerging As A Growing Counter To Poverty

Remittances Do More Than Investments: "We recognise that people in the UK from other parts of Asia and the world bring huge benefits to their country," Gareth Thomas, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) minister for international development told IPS.

Cars Seek to Show They Are all Green Under the Bonnet

There were cars of all colours at the British International Motor Show in London on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 but just one unifying hue -- green.

United Kingdom Doubles Support For Global Fund

The United Kingdom announced on 3 August 2005 that it is doubling, from 51 million pounds to 100 million pounds, its yearly support in 2006 and 2007 to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Dating back to 1977, glass recycling in the UK is one of the more successful initiatives in the recycling industry

Waste management, particularly the need to facilitate waste reduction and recycling strategies, has led to a number of initiatives to minimize waste accumulation. Yet, many countries continue to struggle to find effective recycling systems.

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