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Britain gears up for smart energy transition with new consultation

2017-08-17T16:45:00Z

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The Energy Networks Association (ENA) is seeking views on how best to create new markets to enable distributed energy resources - including solar panels, batteries and electric vehicles - to provide services to the power grid.



World's largest cruise operator closes in on 2020 emissions target

2017-08-17T10:50:00Z

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The world's largest leisure travel company, the Carnival Corporation, looks set to achieve a 25% reduction in carbon emissions before a 2020 deadline, after championing liquefied natural gas (LNG) on cruise ships.



New industry guide published on energy efficiency engagement

2017-08-16T15:19:00Z

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The Carbon Trust and Smart Energy GB have teamed up to publish a new guide for businesses to increase energy efficiency awareness in the workplace.



edie publishes free business guide to CHP

2017-08-16T11:43:00Z

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Organisations and professionals with an interest in deploying combined heat & power (CHP) systems to reduce emissions and save on energy costs now have access to a free 'edie explains' guide which answers all of the key questions surrounding the technology.



EU to enforce new energy efficiency rules for vacuum cleaners

2017-08-16T10:08:00Z

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New EU rules on vacuum cleaners come into force next month, as Brussels looks to improve energy efficiency and cut carbon emissions.



Aldi rolls out natural refrigerants across UK stores to cut emissions

2017-08-15T17:13:00Z

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German discount supermarket group Aldi has invested £20m in natural refrigerants which will be installed across all of its UK stores to reduce its environmental impact.



Clean energy stocks outpacing fossil fuel investments in Trump era, report finds

2017-08-15T10:59:00Z

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Global clean energy stocks have surged past investments in fossil fuels in the past year despite the political shockwaves caused by Donald Trump's US presidency, new research has found.



Natural History Museum renews energy contract after big efficiency gains

2017-08-14T15:38:00Z

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The Natural History Museum has secured a new 10-year energy performance contract (EPC) with waste management firm Veolia after recording hundreds of thousands of pounds in energy efficiency savings.



Rise of electric car solves little if driven by fossil fuels, warns windfarm boss

2017-08-14T10:05:00Z

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The rise of electric cars will be a pyrrhic victory for the environment if they are powered by fossil fuels instead of renewables, according to the UK boss of the world's biggest offshore windfarm developer.



Policymakers must embrace technology to deliver sustainable transport systems, says PwC

2017-08-10T12:55:00Z

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New planning models which adopt collaborative and tech-savvy approaches are required to create future sustainable and connected transport systems, according to a new report from PwC.



Mongoose Energy secures UK's biggest community energy deal

2017-08-07T10:56:00Z

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Mongoose Energy has finalised a deal to finance the UK's biggest community energy project, a 'solar plus battery' farm in Warwickshire.



edie publishes free business guide to onsite energy generation

2017-08-04T10:14:00Z

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Organisations and professionals with an interest in producing and consuming energy at a particular location away from the grid now have access to a free, comprehensive 'edie explains' guide which answers all of the key questions surrounding onsite generation.



Carmakers accused of 'clutching at straws' over retrofitting polluting diesels

2017-08-04T09:24:00Z

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Major car makers are being accused of clutching at straws after they agreed to fit software to 5m diesel vehicles in Germany to reduce harmful emissions by up to 30%.



How a data centre from 2010 is helping Capgemini towards its 2020 sustainability goals

2017-08-03T14:23:00Z

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Seven years on from the opening of one of the most sustainable data centres in the world, IT consulting firm Capgemini is still using the key learnings from the low-carbon project to "accelerate" beyond its carbon reduction goals.



Bournemouth University expands behaviour change initiative following cuts to energy consumption

2017-08-03T09:34:00Z

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Bournemouth University is rolling out a sustainability and wellbeing employee engagement initiative to all of its 2,000 employees, after a six-month pilot of the programme helped to reduce energy consumption in select departments by 14.6%.



Energy industry must embrace '3D transition' to sustainable future, say former Big Six bosses

2017-08-03T00:30:00Z

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Britain's 'Bix Six' utility companies must rapidly adapt and find a new role in an energy system which is undergoing the "3D transition" of decarbonisation, digitisation and decentralisation, a new report by industry experts has concluded.



New industrial air pollution ruling puts EU coal plants on 'life support'

2017-08-01T08:56:00Z

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Large industrial plants have been given a four-year timeframe to adhere to new standards on air pollutants across the European Union (EU), a decision that places "the immediate future of coal plants into doubt", according to environmental lawyers ClientEarth.



Van and taxi drivers offered pathway to electric vehicle transition

2017-07-31T11:20:00Z

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Drivers of old and polluting vans and taxis have been offered fast-track options and incentives to purchase electric vehicles (EVs), with revamps to licensing and a new £42m taxi fund set to increase compliance with the diesel vehicle phase-out.



Fossil fuel subsidies racking up trillions in health costs

2017-07-27T11:58:00Z

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Health costs related to fossil fuel use outweigh taxpayer-funded subsidies by 600%, according to a new study that insists governments should stop pumping money into dirty energy sources.



New £5 and £10 banknotes have smaller lifetime carbon impact

2017-07-27T09:15:00Z

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New £5 and £10 notes unveiled by the Bank of England earlier this month have carbon footprints 16% and 8% lower than previous paper versions, new analysis from the Carbon Trust has revealed.