UK invests £1.7m in two Kenyan solar energy plants

The potential for one or both projects to take part in a power purchase agreement (PPA) pilot is being explored

Foreign Office spending funds to promote fracking in China

New analysis also found around £2m of funding supported 16 projects in the oil and gas industry in various nations between 2016 and 2018

UK Foreign Office appoints new chief scientific adviser

Carole Mundell will also continue in her role as Professor of Extragalactic Astronomy at Bath University

Boris Johnson orders Foreign Office to bin plastics

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) is to eliminate single-use plastics from its UK operations by the end of 2018. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has also pledged to do the same from its global operations by 2020, making it the first UK Government department to announce such a ban. The FCO, in recent weeks, has […]

Foreign Office gains international standard for cutting waste

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has become the first public sector organisation to be awarded the international standard for waste reduction. It has been recognised for diverting 97% of its waste away from landfill, with almost all of the rubbish being recycled or incinerated with heat recovery. The Carbon Trust Waste Standard, launched in […]