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Commons launches electric vehicle inquiry

2017-09-22T08:31:00Z

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The increased demand on the grid from the mass roll-out of electric vehicles (EVS) will be under the spotlight in a new House of Commons inquiry.



EU to aim for 100% emission cuts in new 'mid-century roadmap'

2017-09-22T07:30:00Z

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The European Commission is preparing an update of its low-carbon economy roadmap for 2050, acknowledging that the bloc's current target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions at least 80% by mid-century are insufficient, edie's content partner EurActiv.com has learned.



How employee engagement drives energy efficiency for leading corporates

2017-09-20T07:15:00Z

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Embedding new smart technologies and systems is a viable way for companies to improve energy efficiency measures, but improvements to technology must be matched by employee development that engages staff to champion energy management.



EV100: Top firms sign up to The Climate Group's platform to accelerate EV shift

2017-09-19T07:48:00Z

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Multinational firms including Ikea, HP and Unilever are among the first 10 members of a new initiative launched by The Climate Group which aims to make electric vehicles (EVs) "the new normal" by 2030.



Nike and other major apparel firms commit to Science Based Targets initiative

2017-09-18T13:00:00Z

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A surge of clothing companies including Nike and Levi Strauss have all committed to set emission reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative, pushing the number of companies pledged to the scheme beyond 300.



UK carbon targets 'under threat' unless businesses invest in energy managers

2017-09-15T09:57:00Z

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Britain's carbon targets could be put at risk unless businesses invest in the tools and training required to equip energy managers for the future, according to new research from utility consultancy Inenco.



Drax eyes battery storage to accompany gas and biomass conversions

2017-09-14T10:59:00Z

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UK power station operator Drax plans to complement its ongoing biomass conversions with gas and battery storage options at two coal power units, although new research that wind and solar are a more cost-effective solution has reignited the debate over biomass use.



CDP: Businesses failing to capture financial gains from environmental performance

2017-09-14T07:35:00Z

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Major telecommunications and consumer goods firms are failing to capture financial value from strong environmental performance, according to research, despite almost $500bn in disclosed value at stake.



edie publishes new guide to energy data optimisation

2017-09-13T11:42:00Z

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The latest in our 'edie Explains' series is dedicated to understanding energy data optimisation. This can be a complex issue, but our step-by-step guide takes you through the process and provides top tips for success.



Evian unveils carbon-neutral bottling site

2017-09-13T10:47:00Z

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Danone-owned bottled water brand Evian has unveiled its new production facility in France that will modernise how the company produces and transports its products, as part of a wider goal to become the first carbon-neutral Danone brand by 2020.



PwC: UK spearheads clean growth in G20

2017-09-12T13:42:00Z

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The decline of coal consumption and improved energy efficiency helped the UK to decarbonise at a rate faster than any other G20 country in 2016, according to research from PWC.



BT sets 87% carbon reduction target to help meet Paris Agreement goals

2017-09-12T10:18:00Z

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After reaching a carbon target four years ahead of schedule, BT is setting itself on the path to help limit global warming to 1.5C through a new science-based target to reduce emissions by 87% by 2030 against a 2016/17 baseline.



£30m Gateshead research facility to test zero-carbon integrated energy solutions

2017-09-12T07:15:00Z

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Ambitions for a zero-carbon energy network are a step closer to reality, after Northern Gas Networks (NGN) launched the UK's first fully-integrated research and development facility to test low-carbon business solutions for transport, electricity, and gas.



Uber to scrap all diesel and petrol vehicles by 2022

2017-09-08T14:48:00Z

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Uber is adding a 35p green fee charge to all rides in London to facilitate a £150m funding pot that enables all drivers to transition to electric vehicles by 2022.



Green Investment Group makes first investment under Macquarie ownership to support EfW plant

2017-09-08T10:32:00Z

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A £38m energy-from-waste (EfW) facility in Yorkshire has become the first project to receive financing from the newly formed Green Investment Group (GIG), formerly known as the Green Investment Bank.



Mars pledges $1bn to hit new sustainability targets

2017-09-06T07:01:00Z

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Global confectionary producer Mars has today unveiled a near-$1bn investment into a new sustainability action plan that uses science-based targets to "drastically expand" on previous carbon goals, as the company's chief executive Grant Reid called on the sector to fix "broken" global supply chains.



Metropolitan Police trials hydrogen scooter

2017-09-05T08:31:00Z

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The UK's largest police service is seeking to combat London's toxic air crisis through the trial of a hydrogen fuel cell scooter as a patrol vehicle.



Willmott Dixon cuts carbon emissions by 13% in a year

2017-09-05T08:00:00Z

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Construction firm Willmott Dixon has called on the industry to "strive to find less carbon-intensive ways to operate", as the company's latest sustainability report details a 13% reduction in carbon emissions over the last 12 months.



World set to exhaust carbon budget in 2040s, despite predicted energy plateau

2017-09-04T12:09:00Z

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A "watershed moment in human history" will occur in 2030 as energy demand plateaus, although the rapid decarbonisation of the global energy supply will still deplete the carbon budget for the goals of the Paris Agreement by 2041.



UK home insulations could take more than century at current rate, warns WWF

2017-09-02T00:15:00Z

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It will take more than a century to fully decarbonise the existing UK housing stock at current home insulation rates, according to a new report from WWF.