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UK universities struggling to reach 2020 emissions target

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:09:00 GMT

Despite progress being made to tackle carbon emissions in the higher education sector, universities are still struggling to achieve collective 2020 reduction pledges, according to the latest Brite Green Higher Education Sector Carbon Progress Report.

Scotch whisky makers set 'challenging' green goals

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:15:00 GMT

The Scottish whisky industry has this week unveiled four new "challenging" sustainability targets in an effort to reduce carbon, drive water efficiency and embrace circular economy models in the supply chain.

Energy policy cannot be dependent on any single project, says UK climate watchdog

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:40:00 GMT

Energy policy is about more than just Hinkley and "cannot be dependent on any single project", the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has warned.

Keep EU environmental legislation post-Brexit, urge manufacturers

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:04:00 GMT

Manufacturers want to see EU environmental legislation transposed to a post-Brexit Britain, but also recognise an opportunity to cut 'red tape' and explore a simpler, more UK-specific approach to green policy.

Tarmac lays the foundation for concrete energy reduction

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:45:00 GMT

Construction firm Tarmac has ramped up its energy efficiency efforts through the roll out of on-site technologies, the uptake of demand-response, and the development of an energy management system to help measure, monitor and improve efficiencies across the business.

Could the 'Energy Efficiency Mortgage' solve Europe's green building challenge?

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:30:00 GMT

Energy and building sector professionals from across Europe have united to forge a ground-breaking new initiative which offers better borrowing rates on mortgages for homebuyers that commit to purchasing more energy-efficient homes or carrying out energy-saving retrofits within properties.

European Commission urged to revamp bioenergy and shipping policies

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:29:00 GMT

The European Commission has been greeted with across-the-board support from MEPs to include emissions from shipping in the European Union's 2030 emissions reduction target, while non-profits are also calling for improved bioenergy policies.

MEPs shocked by 'secretive' ICAO plan to cut aviation emissions

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:15:00 GMT

A six-year delay, exemptions for poor nations, and a gradual phase-in system for participating countries are all being considered as part of talks to curb aviation pollution at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), MEPs discovered at a hearing in Parliament today (1 September).

UK plays leading role as European Union hits energy efficiency target six years early

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:39:00 GMT

A 15% reduction in energy consumption in the UK has spearheaded a continental movement which has seen the European Union (EU) surpass a key energy efficiency target six years early, a new report has revealed.

Emissions from new diesel cars are still far higher than official limit

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:57:00 GMT

New diesel cars are still emitting many times the official limit for polluting nitrogen oxides when driven on the road, almost a year after the Volkswagen emissions scandal broke.

Scotland ranks second in Western European greenhouse gas reductions

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 09:59:00 GMT

Over the last 25 years, only Sweden has achieved bigger greenhouse gas emissions reduction levels than Scotland across Western Europe, the Scottish Government revealed on Sunday (31 July).

Vehicle emissions standard forms 'centrepiece' of EU's low-carbon vision

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:07:00 GMT

A new legislative proposal from the European Union (EU) that creates binding targets for Member States to reduce emissions in the transport, buildings, agriculture, waste, land-use and forestry sectors will hinge on the ability to accelerate low-carbon technology and fuels in the automotive industry.

On-the-go H2O spearheads Ford's company-wide innovation drive at 'record pace'

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:27:00 GMT

Motor giant Ford's recent innovation push is being driven by employees across all areas of the business at "record pace", with a prototype that turns condensation from air conditioners into drinking water just one of the 3,500 innovations submitted this year.

Tesla is building the world's largest energy storage system

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Electric car and energy storage company Tesla has won the contract to design and build the largest lithium-ion battery in the world, as part of an energy storage upgrade for the US city of Los Angeles.

Global investment in energy falls but renewables remain strong

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:08:00 GMT

Global investment in energy fell by 8% last year to $1.8tn (£1.4), reflecting low oil and gas prices and cost falls in the sector, new data shows.

Smarter energy systems crucial to combatting diverse new climate risks

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:22:00 GMT

An overhaul of financing mechanisms and policy framework is necessary to develop "smarter, not just stronger" energy markets, which will need to combat "unprecedented strains" arising from new climate commitments, a new report from the World Energy Council (WEC) has found.

AkzoNobel launches bio-renewable coating following anti-fouling accusations

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 11:40:00 GMT

Paint and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has launched a new biocide-free coating offering fuel and carbon savings for ships, just weeks after the company was accused of forming part of the "worst catastrophe to hit the marine environment".

G20 vows to 'scale up green finance' in collaboration with business

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 11:13:00 GMT

The G20 has highlighted the necessity to "scale up green financing" in partnership with the private sector in order to shift trillions of dollars from dirty to clean investments.

Edina shortlisted for decentralised energy industry awards 2016

Thu, 15 Sep 2011 13:42:00 GMT

Edina have been shortlisted across five category awards at the Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE) Industry Awards 2016.