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Last Build Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:50:26 GMT


Leadsom admits uncertainty over post-Brexit environmental laws

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:00:00 GMT

Andrea Leadsom has today (25 October) confirmed that the majority of European Union (EU) environmental legislation will be transferred across into UK law in the immediate aftermath of Brexit, but uncertainty looms for around a third of green regulations which the Defra Sectretary admitted "won't be easy to transpose".

'Climate-wrecking' Heathrow Airport expansion approved by Government

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:45:00 GMT

BREAKING: The long-anticipated expansion of London's Heathrow Airport has been approved by Government ministers - a decision that has been lambasted by green groups and environmental campaigners for its potential impact on Britain's air quality and emissions.

BEIS compromises on renewable heat support, announces new heat network funding

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:20:00 GMT

The UK Government is seemingly beginning to take heed of advice to focus on delivering low-carbon heating systems, with two new announcements which could effectively reduce emissions from heating demand in towns and cities and begin to restore investor confidence in the neglected sector.

BEIS adds £4m to Plug-In Van grant to encourage electric fleets

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:38:00 GMT

Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced that the Government has opened up a £4m avenue for businesses to switch their large trucks and vans to electric models through the Plug-In Van grant.

Hemel Hempstead set to welcome 'world's most sustainable residential tower'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:38:00 GMT

The town of Hemel Hempstead is poised to welcome the world's "most sustainable residential tower" to its ranks in 2018, after Lumiere Developments unveiled the range of technologies it has turned to in order to create The Beacon.

Sustainability Leaders Awards 2017: Shortlist of finalists revealed

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:50:00 GMT

edie is delighted to announce the shortlist of finalists for the 2017 Sustainability Leaders Awards, which recognise the incredible people, initiatives and products that are helping to deliver excellence within the green economy.

Petrol cars allowed to exceed pollution limits by 50% under draft EU laws

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:16:00 GMT

New European cars with petrol engines will be allowed to overshoot a limit on toxic particulates emissions by 50% under a draft EU regulation backed by the UK and most other EU states.

Europe poised for electric car boom as sales surge towards half a million

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 07:16:00 GMT

Europe will have more than 500,000 electric vehicles (EVs) on its roads by the end of 2016 thanks to technology advancements, a rapid fall in the price of batteries and successful European Union (EU) policy enablers, a new report has revealed.

Global deal to curb aviation emissions 'not enough', MEPs warn

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:09:00 GMT

European lawmakers on Wednesday (12 October) gave a lukewarm reception to the landmark deal reached by the 191 members of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to limit aviation emissions.

Surge in electric cars could strain energy grid, warns EU agency

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:21:00 GMT

The large scale roll-out of electric cars on EU roads will help fight climate change but more electricity will have to be generated to power the vehicles which, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned, could have its own impact on global warming.

Building industry calls for EU-wide 2050 energy efficiency vision

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:20:00 GMT

A coalition of industry-leading businesses from the building sector including AkzoNobel, Philips Lighting and Siemens have urged the European Commission (EC) to implement continent-wide action to improve the energy efficiency of Europe's building stock.

BMW opens energy storage facility built from used EV batteries

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:38:00 GMT

German car manufacturer BMW has announced the completion of a new utility-scale energy storage facility, which uses 2,600 worn electric vehicle (EV) battery modules to stabilise the grid and reduce the impact of peak demand.

Paris pathway paved with risk and opportunity for business, says CDP chief

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:00:00 GMT

EXCLUSIVE: "A story of risk and opportunity" is emerging for businesses that are yet to modify their operational plans to account for climate change and drive the transition to a "well-below two degrees" world, the chief executive of global disclosure organisation CDP has claimed.

Quarter of global emissions could be covered by a carbon price in 2017, says World Bank

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:36:00 GMT

If policymakers can embed a carbon price within "complimentary" green legislation, then climate change mitigation costs could fall by almost a third by 2030, a new report from the World Bank has found.

Kigali deal on HFCs is big step in fighting climate change

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:44:00 GMT

They went to Kigali to eliminate hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and take 0.5C out of future global warming, and the 170 countries that successfully negotiated an amendment to the Montreal protocol treaty agreed to get rid of 90% of them. Not bad for four days and three long nights of hard work.

Coal would last 'a thousand years' in Trump's US

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 11:15:00 GMT

With polling day just one month away, presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton offered two very different glimpses into the future of US energy policy.

Green infrastructure investment 'key to reigniting global growth'

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Leading economists and political figures including former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón and former UK environment Minister Lord Nicholas Stern have this week warned that that more than $90trn (£70m) of infrastructure investment will be needed to deliver a climate-resilient, sustainable economy.

Philips develops 'world's most efficient' LED bulb for Dubai rollout

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:20:00 GMT

Philips Lighting has partnered with the Dubai Municipality to launch the "world's most sustainable LED lamp", which has been developed for residential and professional use across the city by 2017.

Why Firms Choose EVORA For Expert GRESB Support

Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:08:00 GMT

By Russ Avery, Director, EVORA

IEA Energy Efficiency Market Report 2016: Key Takeaways for the Commercial Real Estate Sector

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:59:00 GMT

By Anna Kudrnova, Junior Sustainability Consultant, EVORA

Edina awarded CHP contract at acclaimed organic waste and energy plant in Scotland.

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:39:00 GMT

Leading supplier, installer and maintenance provider for combined heat and power (CHP) solutions, Edina Group, have been awarded the contract to supply and install an additional CHP biogas engine.

The Implications of Brexit on Skills and Delivery in a Service-Based Economy

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:38:00 GMT

By Paul Sutcliffe, Director, EVORA