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MPs criticise Government over carbon 'fantasy' for Heathrow expansion

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:56:00 GMT

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has criticised the UK Government for refusing to commit to air quality targets in relation to the third runway expansion, labelling the associated carbon calculations as a "fantasy".

MPs go on the offensive over carbon capture and storage

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:08:00 GMT

A leading group of MPs has slammed the government's track record on carbon capture and storage (CCS).

High Court ruling: UK Government given a fortnight to publish air quality draft

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:50:00 GMT

The High Court has ordered the UK Government to publish a new air quality regime, despite ministers arguing that publication of the plan would add "controversy" to the upcoming general election.

Science-based targets 'critical' to achieve 2C world, BITC survey finds

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:38:00 GMT

The adoption of science-based-targets and the engaging with the supply chain are two of the biggest challenges facing sustainability professionals in the next decade, according to new research from Business in the Community (BITC).

TfL to spend £18m on preparing London for new electric black cabs

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:18:00 GMT

Transport for London is spending £18m on upgrading the capital's power grids to charge the first generation of battery-powered black cabs.

MPs accuse Government of having 'no clear plan' to implement SDGs

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:16:00 GMT

The UK Government has failed to set out a clear plan to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or encourage businesses to do likewise, according to new research from a cross-party watchdog.

European Union enforces new air pollution limits

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:35:00 GMT

The European Union (EU) has today (29 April) approved new air pollution limits, which could save more than 20,000 lives each year by reducing pollution derived from coal-fired power plants.

Businesses push for renewed European focus on building renovations

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:38:00 GMT

A coalition of 300 businesses and organisations, including E.ON, Philips and Triodos Bank, has called on the European Union to take a leadership role in cutting emissions from existing building stocks, in order to reach the ambitions of the Paris Agreement.

Oil giant inks carbon capture deal with Norwegian Government

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:17:00 GMT

Multinational oil and gas company Total has today (7 April) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Norway's Energy Minister to join one of the world's largest facilities for testing carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Europe's energy giants set to overshoot Paris Agreement 'carbon budget'

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 11:53:00 GMT

Europe's major utilities companies are "locked" into high emission projects, placing €14bn of earnings at risk unless they realign strategies with the goals of the Paris Agreement, a new CDP report has found.

Vast majority of EU countries set to miss Paris Agreement goals, research finds

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:58:00 GMT

Only three European countries are on course to achieve the Paris Agreement targets, according to research which ranks the UK in fifth position on its progress towards the landmark climate treaty.

Leaked paper exposes EU countries' abuse of climate loophole

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:30:00 GMT

European Union countries exploited loopholes in United Nations forestry rules to pocket carbon credits worth €600 million and the equivalent of global-warming emissions from 114 million cars.

Report: Fortune 500 firms showcasing the business case for energy efficiency

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:39:00 GMT

Major US businesses are reaping economic benefits from energy-efficiency projects implemented to meet broad sustainability targets, with 190 Fortune 500 companies collectively generating $3.7bn in annual energy savings.

London ranked second for low-emission transport transition

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:40:00 GMT

London has been ranked second for cities leading the push to decarbonise its transport sector, making it a "likely candidate" to become the world's first zero-emissions city, according to a new report.

Trump aides abruptly postpone meeting on whether to stay in Paris climate deal

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:12:00 GMT

Donald Trump's aides have abruptly postponed a meeting to determine whether the US should remain in the Paris climate agreement, with an unlikely coalition of fossil fuel firms, environmental groups and some Republicans calling on the president to stick with the deal.

Three innovations that will accelerate climate action, according to Google's 'captain of moonshots'

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:47:00 GMT

The head of advanced technology firm 'X' - formerly called 'Google X' - has stressed that climate change is one of the biggest problems facing the planet, but one that offers businesses a key opportunity to scale-up clean technologies and green innovations to transition to a low-carbon economy.

Private sector funding for smart cities hindered by regulatory constraints, say experts

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 11:35:00 GMT

The private sector will have to mobilise "enormous" amounts of capital to help with the global smart cities transition, but nations must first address regulatory and institutional barriers to incentivise the movement.

Thousands of pollution deaths worldwide linked to western consumers

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:15:00 GMT

Western consumers who buy cheap imported toys, clothes and mobile phones are indirectly contributing to tens of thousands of pollution-related deaths in the countries where the goods are produced, according to a landmark study.

The end of the beginning â€" ISO 20400 is launched!

Sat, 28 Apr 2012 15:35:00 GMT

ISO 20400, the first and only international standard for sustainable procurement practice, was launched on 20th April 2017. Action Sustainability were at the heart of its development. Read our blog to find out more...

DCP228 - understanding the impact on your energy costs (with Infograhic)

Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:56:00 GMT

Under DCP228, distribution charges are changing. Will the incentive for energy management be reduced?

ENGIE Purchases Northern Power Integrated 1MW Eos Aurora® Battery for Landmark Solar and Wind Project in Brazil

Fri, 27 Apr 2012 10:13:00 GMT

The fully-integrated 1MW│4MWh battery storage system will be co-located with over 5MW of wind and solar generation capacities at a medium voltage substation in Tubarão, Brazil. "The cost and performance evolution roadmap of the Eos - Northern Power solution is truly game changing,"

The Changing Shape of Building Management Systems and the Impact of IoT.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:54:00 GMT

Brin Sheridan, Chief Operating Officer at Utilitywise PLC, one of the UK's largest and leading independent utility cost management companies comments on the changing shape of building management systems and the impact of IoT.