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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.
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.
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.
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.