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Businesses call for SDGs to act as a pillar for long-term environmental policy

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:29:00 GMT

More than 60 organisations have called on the UK Government to place the spirit and aims of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the heart of the proposed 25 Year Environment Plan to foster natural capital valuation and increase business prosperity.

Flexibility needed 'urgently' to avoid spiralling renewable costs

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:43:00 GMT

The Government needs to "act urgently" to deliver a more flexible power system and avoid "spiralling" costs from the integration of renewables, the UK Energy Research Centre has warned.

UK should consider new 2025 recycling targets, claims EIC

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:30:00 GMT

The UK should consult on new recycling targets for 2025 to boost investor confidence in the waste sector, according to a new report from the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC).

Innovative battery system links solar park to the grid

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:31:00 GMT

A pioneering £1m battery storage system in Somerset will transfer power to the local electricity network after linking directly to a nearby 1.5MW solar park.

London to enforce world's 'toughest' vehicle emissions charge in October, says Sadiq Khan

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:42:00 GMT

The "toughest" emission standard of any world city will enter into force in London from October 23, after London Mayor Sadiq Khan today (17 February) confirmed a £10 T-Charge to help curb air pollution in the capital.

Corporate Governance Reform must account for long-term sustainability, says IEMA

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:47:00 GMT

Attempts to enhance the competitiveness of UK businesses through the Corporate Governance Reform should account for long-term financial performances covering environmental and social factors, the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) has claimed.

Report: EU nations struggling to foster smart city transition

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:16:00 GMT

The majority of European Union (EU) members are showing "little progress" in developing smart built environment policies that encourage the uptake of energy storage or demand response initiatives, a new report has found.

Fuel cell technology to power Radisson Blu hotel

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:08:00 GMT

Global hotel chain Radisson Blu has partnered with energy supplier E.ON to install low-carbon fuel cells at its property in Frankfurt, which will generate a large share of the site's energy needs.

23 EU countries are breaking European air quality laws

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:36:00 GMT

European air quality laws are being flaunted in more than 130 cities across 23 of the 28 EU member states, the European Commission said yesterday (6 February).

MEPs bolster EU recycling and landfill targets

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:24:00 GMT

Members of the European Parliament's Environment Committee yesterday (24 January) moved to increase draft EU recycling and landfill targets that had been lowered by the European Commission in its re-tabled Circular Economy Package.

Halve European food waste by 2030, green groups urge MEPs ahead of crucial vote

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:28:00 GMT

Ahead of the European Parliament's (EP) landmark vote on key food waste regulations next week, a union of organisations have today (18 January) backed calls for a 50% food waste reduction across the continent by 2030.

EU risks missing climate goals without 'sustainable' biofuels, experts warn

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:37:00 GMT

The European Commission's proposal to gradually phase out "sustainable" first generation biofuels will prevent the EU from meeting its 2030 climate goals, experts claim.

Tech giants rally behind US energy storage market

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:54:00 GMT

A US-based coalition featuring companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Tesla as members has applauded the efforts of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to open-up US wholesale electricity markets to energy storage and demand response initiatives.

Financial giants repeat calls for G20 to phase-out fossil fuel support

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:50:00 GMT

The financial sector is calling on G20 governments to sever ties with the fossil fuel sector, as 16 major companies with assets under management worth $2.8trn signed a joint statement for governments to phase-out subsidies by 2020.

Auto industry calls on Trump to review fuel efficiency standards

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:13:00 GMT

The chief executives from 18 major car manufacturers have called on President Donald Trump to review fuel efficiency standards and regulations that were set in place by the Obama administration more than a year ahead of schedule.

First batch of businesses offer support for net-zero building project

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:08:00 GMT

Three businesses have thrown their weight behind a new project aimed at achieving net zero emissions in the global building stock by 2050.

EXCLUSIVE: US withdrawal from Paris Agreement 'could happen any day', says Trump aide

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:44:00 GMT

EXCLUSIVE: The US will initiate all of Donald Trump's major climate change policy changes - including highly controversial moves to withdraw from the Paris Agreement and abolish the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - in the next few months, a key aide of the President has told edie.

World Bank quashes fossil fuel funding claims

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:00:00 GMT

The World Bank has criticised what it believes are "grossly misrepresented" findings from the Bank Information Center (BIC), which has claimed that up to $5bn in intended low-carbon funds have instead been used to introduce tax breaks for fossil fuel developments in developing countries.


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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:23:00 GMT

Powerstar, one of the UK's leading voltage optimisation companies are likely to save mac Birmingham up to 9% on its annual electricity consumption.

Electric Vehicle Charging - A New Income Stream

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:23:00 GMT

As UK sales of EVs (Electric Vehicles) and PHEVs (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles) continue to increase at a dramatic rate, the demand for EV charging points has also hit record levels and will continue to increase.


Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:44:00 GMT

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