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CDP: Top mining firms risking $16bn in climate costs

2017-07-20T18:19:00Z

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The world's largest mining companies are producing up to $16bn in emissions costs in their value chain, according to a report released today (20 July) by climate change research provider CDP.



Decentralised energy will revolutionise sustainable business, claims Mongoose Energy boss

2017-07-20T16:12:00Z

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EXCLUSIVE: Businesses that invest in decentralised energy systems can enjoy the triple benefit of economic value, security of supply and "telling a good story", the new chief executive of community energy supplier Mongoose Energy has told edie.



UK Power Networks outlines smart energy vision

2017-07-17T13:05:00Z

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The UK's largest electricity distributor has today (17 July) unveiled its intention to become a Distribution System Operator (DSO) as part of its vision to help deliver a smart, flexible energy system.



Consumers 'misled' on green benefits of lightweight car engines

2017-07-13T15:07:00Z

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Researchers are calling for the introduction of energy rating labelling for all motor vehicles after evidence found that green regulations are misleading customers about the environmental benefits of lightweight aluminium engines.



Rise of EVs could add 18GW to peak demand by 2050

2017-07-13T09:11:00Z

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The growth of electric vehicles (EVs) could add up to 18GW - or 30 per cent - to peak power demand by 2050, National Grid has predicted in its latest Future Energy Scenarios report.



Black cab turns green as London taxi firm undergoes EV rebrand

2017-07-13T12:43:00Z

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Black cabs in the capital are set to undergo a green makeover after the London Taxi Company announced a rebrand at the unveiling of its new electric model.



WRAP's sustainable clothing plan nears water and carbon targets

2017-07-11T09:08:00Z

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More than half of the UK clothing market has achieved a collective 10% reduction in carbon emissions through a collaborative involvement with WRAP's Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP), a new report has revealed.



ISO 16745: First global standard for measuring carbon footprint of buildings

2017-07-10T13:06:00Z

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A new international standard created to simplify the measuring and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing buildings will "bring a response to the expectations of all", according to industry experts.



UK property owners save £16m in energy costs over five-year period

2017-07-06T10:50:00Z

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A collaboration of 28 UK property owners, including Land Securities, Canary Wharf Group and the Crown Estate, has improved the energy efficiency of its built environment portfolio by 25% since 2011, amassing £16m in savings as a result.



edie and ClimateCare extend partnership to support clean cooking

2017-07-06T06:00:00Z

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edie has extended its partnership with carbon offsetting organisation ClimateCare for another year, meaning that the carbon emissions associated with speaker and delegate travel to all of edie's sustainability conferences will be offset for the next 12 months.



Aldi to install 96,000 solar panels across UK stores this year

2017-07-05T10:45:00Z

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German discount supermarket chain Aldi has today (5 July) announced it will install 96,000 solar panels across more than 50 UK stores by the end of 2017.



Businesses should target employee commutes to lower emissions, says Ecosurety

2017-07-05T10:40:00Z

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Office-based, service businesses looking to reduce emissions should target employee commutes ahead of other energy-saving programmes, resource efficiency specialists Ecosurety has claimed.



Commission eyes fuel efficiency rules for trucks as road transport looks set to grow

2017-07-04T08:34:00Z

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Europe lags behind the major world economies in regulating fuel efficiency standards for the fast-growing truck transport sector and the Commission is moving to address the issue with legislative proposals, a panel on the Future of Road Freight Transport was told on Monday (3 July).



'Investor-ready' green certification project rolled-out for district energy and street lighting

2017-07-03T12:21:00Z

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A green certification project aimed at standardising how building projects are measured and developed to accelerate investment opportunities has received backing from the Horizon 2020 programme to expand across Europe.



Canary Wharf Group reduces emissions despite portfolio expansion

2017-07-03T08:21:00Z

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Canary Wharf Group (CWG) has managed to reduce emissions by 14.4% across its estate despite increasing its portfolio in the last year, according to the British property company's latest CSR report.



WSP aims for carbon-neutrality by 2025

2017-06-30T07:16:00Z

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Engineering consulting firm WSP has revealed plans to become carbon-neutral by 2025 as part of a wide-ranging new sustainability strategy.



UK's biomass ambition: Low-cost solution or forest full of loopholes?

2017-06-30T07:01:00Z

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A new report has outlined that using waste and biomass for gasification can help the UK meet its 2050 carbon targets at a lower cost to the economy, on the same day that research condemned a biomass standard used by Drax, E.ON and DONG as a "forest of loopholes".



Green buildings focus helps Heathrow hit 2020 carbon reduction target

2017-06-29T11:27:00Z

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The installation of more than 100,000 LEDs and a rooftop solar system helped Heathrow Airport achieve a 14% year-on-year reduction in carbon emissions from its buildings, enabling the business to hit a target that was set for 2020.



Energy giants back calls to cut financial support for polluting powerplants

2017-06-27T16:00:00Z

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A coalition of thirteen energy industry firms, including Siemens, Shell and Total, have launched a new joint initiative to limit the amount of state aid subsidies that are sent to highly-polluting fossil fuel plants across the European Union (EU).



UPS focuses on renewables and alternative fuels to deliver new science-based target

2017-06-27T13:17:00Z

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Delivery firm UPS has today (27 June) unveiled a new science-based target to reduce carbon emissions by 12% by 2025, alongside goals to source a quarter of its electricity needs from renewables and a scale-up of its alternative fuels programme.