New wind farms, deep sea mining, and the end of the net zero 'sugar rush': BusinessGreen's most read stories of the week

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BusinessGreen rounds up the most widely read stories on the site this week

Sainsbury's toasts opening of 50MW onshore wind farm in Scotland

Retailer to buy all renewable electricity produced by eight 'state of the art' turbines at Longhill Burn Wind Farm for next 15 years.

- by Stuart Stone (@sstone26)

 

UK government backs global moratorium on deep sea mining

Government u-turns on deep sea mining, pledging to back ban until environmental impact of practice is better understand.

- by Cecilia Keating (@cecilia_keating)

 

Energy Act passes into law: Industry hails 'welcome step' towards net zero power system

Government hails law as 'biggest piece of legislation in the UK's history', setting out a raft of reforms designed to build a greener, more secure energy system.

- by Michael Holder (@michaelholder

 

CCC chief Chris Stark: The net zero target setting 'sugar rush' is over

Climate Change Committee chief tells Net Zero Festival that it is now time for businesses and governments to turn targets into action, but that aligning corporate action with the wider economy's transition should take priority over hitting individual targets.

- by Stuart Stone (@sstone26)

 

Global Briefing: South Pole cuts ties with controversial carbon credit scheme

Carbon offset firm South Pole has terminated its contract with the developer of the Kariba project in Zimbabwe, just a week after an investigation in the New Yorker claimed millions of carbon credits attached to the forest conservation project were not backed by real-world emissions reductions.

- by Cecilia Keating (@cecilia_keating)

 

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