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Last Build Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2016 17:21:01 GMT


Defra's 'unambitious' aluminium recycling targets challenged

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:51:00 GMT

The Government's new packaging recycling business targets for 2018-20 do not reflect the sector's high ambitions to maximise recovery and recycling of this valuable material, according to the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro).

UK agrees to new EU air pollution laws, raising 'awkward' Brexit questions

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:04:00 GMT

The UK has agreed to adopt new European Union (EU) legislation on air quality, which sets stricter national limits for the emission of some of the most dangerous air pollutants.

Christmas bonus for clean energy as wind power breaks 10,000MW record

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:22:00 GMT

A new record output for UK wind farms was reached yesterday (7 December), with more than 10,000MW of electricity generated by wind turbines for the first time.

AD sector doubles in 2016 as Ecotricity targets fracking sites for new green gas plants

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Britain now has almost 90 plants injecting green biomethane into the gas grid - nearly double the number in operation this time last year, according to a new report.

EU decides against tinkering with flagship nature directives

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:10:00 GMT

After undergoing a much-criticised European Commission-helmed 'fitness check', the EU's main nature directives have been ruled fit for purpose and will not be rewritten or weakened, in a huge win for environmentalists.

Dieselgate: EC begins legal action against UK and other EU nations

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:01:00 GMT

The European commission has started legal action against the UK and six other EU states for failing to act against car emissions cheating in the wake of the "dieselgate" scandal.

Polluting industries stand to gain from EU ETS reform, report claims

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:15:00 GMT

A reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), which is being voted on by the European Parliament next week, could end up giving more than €230bn in subsidies to polluting industries, a new report has claimed.

Shipping and aviation set to reverse half of Europe's transport carbon savings

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:22:00 GMT

Almost half of the carbon savings made by Europe's land-based transport by 2030 will be effectively cancelled out by continued emissions growth in the shipping and aviation sectors, according to new research commissioned by green group Transport & Environment (T&E).

Report: European utility industry not prepared for 'vital' energy storage shift

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:42:00 GMT

European power industry professionals are acutely aware of the "vital" role that energy storage will play in transforming the energy mix over the next 10 years, but only a quarter are confident that the industry is ready to implement it.

European Union 2020 energy targets 'well within reach'

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:07:00 GMT

European Union (EU) Member States are collectively on course to meet 2020 targets for renewables, energy efficiency and emissions reductions, although a new report has warned that long-term objectives are at risk of falling short.

EU winter package met with mixed green business reception

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:20:00 GMT

As the European Commission (EC) today (30 November) unveils its energy winter package aimed at helping to reduce carbon emissions by 40% by 2030, edie analyses the major talking points of the document's key proposals.

European businesses fear 'lost decade' for renewables ahead of EU proposals

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:10:00 GMT

As the European Commission (EC) prepares to present its energy package for 2030 on Wednesday (30 November), a coalition of multinational businesses including BT, Philips Lighting and Kingfisher has called for more ambitious energy legislation to replace the current renewables directive.

28 days later: What we know so far about the climate impact of Trump

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

In the first 28 days since Donald Trump's presidential triumph in the US elections, edie investigates the initial impact of the climate change denier's victory on the global green economy.

'Long, loud and legal' policies crucial to supporting low-carbon transition, says Ikea chief

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:45:00 GMT

The growing megatrends surrounding demographical evolution, decarbonisation and digitalisation will increase the need for the private sector to inform policymakers of the types of legislation that are needed to support low-carbon growth, Ikea's chief sustainability officer Steve Howard has claimed.

Will Trump join forces with US cities to combat climate change?

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 11:39:00 GMT

As Donald Trump's climate-denying rhetoric appeared to soften this week, the Mayors of 35 US cities have vowed to accelerate efforts towards a low-carbon transition - with or without the President-elect.

Business giants call on US to support the Paris Agreement

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:02:00 GMT

Despite president-elect Donald Trump's plans to pull out of the Paris Agreement, more than 360 US-based businesses and investors, including Ikea, Unilever, Mars and Nike, have reaffirmed their commitment to supporting the historic deal and the need to accelerate the low-carbon transition.

Alaska Airlines flies first commercial jet powered by forest biomass

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:15:00 GMT

Alaska Airline passengers have taken to the skies in a "world-first" commercial flight running on sustainable alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals from the Pacific Northwest.

Does Donald Trump's Presidential triumph spell the end of America's climate progress?

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 11:17:00 GMT

Donald Trump has pulled off one of the biggest electoral shocks in US history, beating Democrat Hillary Clinton to become the 45th US President. edie explores what this could mean for the country's future international leadership on climate action.

Edina wins contract to upgrade Sussex Southern Water CHP plant

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:37:00 GMT

Water and wastewater service provider, Southern Water, have announced upgrades to its combined heat and power (CHP) plants across its wastewater treatment plants.

Taking control of automation in the Food & Beverage sector

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:46:00 GMT

Increasing competitiveness and higher levels of regulatory compliance are placing greater demands on the food and beverage industry; improving automation levels and plant integration can address these concerns. However, with every installation being unique, creating an automation solution that is specifically matched to the application requires considerable expertise.