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'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.

BP set to 'embrace low-carbon world' with $500m investment


BP has pledged to invest $500m into low-carbon solutions after posting a strong financial performance in 2017.

ISO 14001: edie launches updated practical guide to implementation


Organisations and professionals with an interest in the ISO 14001 environmental management system standard now have access to an updated, comprehensive 'edie explains' guide which breaks down all of the key information required to gain certification.

Parliament rubber-stamps EU carbon market reform


European lawmakers voted in favour of a deal to reform the EU's carbon market after 2020 on Tuesday (6 February), as well as bolstering prices in the bloc's flagship tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Transport becomes nation's biggest polluter as UK emissions drop 5%


New figures have revealed that the UK's emissions fell by 5% in 2016, but campaigners have called for stronger action in the transport sector where emissions continued to steadily rise.

British universities show commitment to 'safeguard the climate'


The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has reportedly reduced its carbon footprint by more than a third, while the University of Bristol has divested all investments in carbon-intensive sectors.

Flybe claims top spot for noise and emissions performance at Heathrow Airport


Europe's largest regional airline Flybe has achieved top ranking in Heathrow Airport's league table on aircraft operating performance for noise and emissions, after debuting in 29th place in summer 2017.

Scottish SMEs offered 'cashback' loan for energy-efficiency projects


Small businesses in Scotland have been encouraged to take advantage of a new "cashback" scheme that could enable them to cut annual energy usage by a quarter and save up to £10,000 in the process.

Expert group recommends setting up European standards for 'green bonds'


An EU sustainability taxonomy, a definition of priority investment areas, the clarification of investor duties and development of "official" European sustainability standards for green bonds are some of the recommendations experts made to the European Commission on Wednesday (31 January).

London Mayor's £34m low-carbon programme targets energy-efficient workplaces


Sadiq Khan has pledged new funding for fuel-poor homes alongside a £10bn commercial boiler scrappage scheme in a suite of new measures aimed at delivering cleaner, affordable energy across the capital.

Tapping into frequency response: edie launches free guide for businesses


Organisations seeking to capitalise on the benefits offered by the UK's frequency response market now have access to a new edie Explains guide which breaks down everything you need to know about frequency response services.

London reaches legal air pollution limit just one month into the new year


Air pollution in London has reached the legal limit for the whole of 2018 less than a month into the year, prompting calls for the Government to "get a grip and show they're serious about protecting health".

Nissan sheds light on 'world first' vehicle-to-grid project


Nissan has revealed that its vehicle-to-grid (V2G) demonstrator project will target 1000 installations over the next three years, as the car giant aims to help make the UK grid "more sustainable and more stable".

Energy storage research gets £42m Government funding


Developing a new generation of lighter and safer electric vehicle (EV) batteries is one of the first four projects be awarded funding from the Government backed Faraday Institution.

Government could 'save NHS millions' through sustainability backing


The NHS could free up significant funds for front-line services if the Government lends its support to Trusts to develop low-carbon measures.