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Smart lamppost 'revolution' could save Europe €2.1bn a year


Switching Europe's aging streetlight network with smart lampposts could slash electricity bills by up to €2.1bn a year and deliver energy savings of between 50-70%.

Equinor: Statoil to change name in recognition of energy transition


Norwegian energy giant Statoil is proposing a name change to stakeholders, in recognition of the company's diverse energy strategy that aims to increase investments into renewables and new energy solutions.

Swindon given go-ahead for 50MW battery project


Swindon is set to host one of the UK's largest battery storage facilities after the town's council received planning consent for the project.

LED lighting: edie launches free business guide


Organisations with an interest in using LED lighting to slash energy use now have access to an 'edie Explains' guide which breaks down all of the key information required to deploy the technology.

Report: Political clarity key to unlocking 'enormous' UK green investment opportunities


The UK can "reap enormous opportunities" by strengthening private financial investment into green infrastructure and projects, with a new Aldersgate Group report noting the "urgent" need for political clarity to unlock more revenue streams.

False emissions ratings cost UK more than £2bn a year - report


False emissions ratings for cars based on lab tests have cost the UK more than £2bn a year in lost tax revenue, according to the Green party.

Mondi Group sets science-based targets through WWF's Climate Savers


Global packaging firm Mondi Group has set new science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions across the company's operations and indirect activities, after signing up to the WWF's Climate Savers initiative for low-carbon business aspirations.

Taking place on Tuesday: Live energy innovation webinar


Energy experts from Aggregate Industries and Oxford University are among the confirmed speakers for a live, interactive webinar taking place on Tuesday 20 March which will focus on delivering the smart grid of the future, today.

L'Oreal signs landfill gas deal to achieve carbon neutrality in US


Global cosmetic firm L'Oréal intends to reach carbon neutrality across all of its US-based manufacturing and distribution facilities, after signing a deal to procure renewable natural gas (RNG) from a landfill site in Kentucky.

Claire Perry: Clean growth objectives can only be delivered at local level


Climate Minister Claire Perry has said the public sector can be an "incredible agent for change" by leveraging local expertise to find the right solutions to drive the UK's low-carbon economy.

German court rules cities can ban diesel cars to tackle pollution


Millions of heavily polluting vehicles could eventually disappear from roads across Germany after its top administrative court ruled that cities have the right to ban diesel motors in an effort to improve deadly air quality levels.

EU's carbon market update clears final hurdle


The Council of the EU has given the final stamp of approval to an update to the European Union's Emissions Trading System (ETS), which hopes to help the bloc cut emissions by 40% by 2030.

Sustainability index reveals North-South divide among local authorities


A new report has exposed a divergence in the sustainability performance of local authorities across the country, with London boroughs generally outperforming Northern regions in areas such as waste and energy consumption.

City of London energy-efficient lighting plans to save £500,000 a year


The Square Mile is set to benefit from a new lighting strategy that will aim to complement historic buildings, improve energy usage and help tackle light pollution in the area.

'Important milestone': National Grid eyes up ultra-rapid motorway EV charging fleet


National Grid is exploring the possibility of rolling out a superfast charging network across the UK's major motorways that is directly connected to the transmission system, according to reports.

One-fifth of commercial energy efficiency standards drop ahead of MEES deadline


Energy efficiency standards have fallen in almost one-fifth of commercial properties ahead of major new legislation arriving in April.

OECD urges countries to tax dirty energy


The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has encouraged governments to start taxing CO2 emissions more aggressively, in a new report which warns that current taxation levels are not enough to fight climate change effectively.

ESOS Phase 2: edie launches free business guide to compliance


Organisations that qualify for the UK Government's Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) now have access to a comprehensive 'edie explains' guide which breaks down all of the key information required to comply with the Scheme.

Government to phase out diesel trains by 2040


The Government has made a pledge to remove all diesel-only trains form UK railways by 2040.

Carlsberg cuts carbon emissions 16% in two years


Carlsberg has reduced its carbon emissions by 16% in two years, driven by the elimination of coal as a fuel source at nine breweries in China, as outlined in the company's latest sustainability report.