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Business leaders call for imminent Industrial Strategy to engage low-carbon firms

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:13:00 GMT

Ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May's widely-expected unveiling of the UK's Industrial Strategy blueprint this week, a coalition of European business leaders including Tesco, Kingfisher and Unilever has called upon the Government to work with innovative companies to deliver a zero-carbon economy.

Scotland sets 'climate-leading' 66% emissions reduction target for 2032

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:57:00 GMT

The Scottish Government has put forward new proposals to achieve a 66% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2032, after surpassing its 2020 targets six years early.

CCS left with 'uphill battle' due to Government failings, says National Audit Office

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:50:00 GMT

The UK Government's "ambitious, but ultimately, unsuccessful" plan develop and deploy Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) incurred costs of £100m and failed to achieve value for money, the National Audit Office (NAO) has found.

SmartestEnergy launches UK's first certified 100% renewable electricity product

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:27:00 GMT

Independent green energy supplier SmartestEnergy has launched the UK's first independently certified 100% renewable electricity product for businesses.

Defra outlines five-year climate action plan in national risk assessment

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:31:00 GMT

On the same day that the Met Office confirmed that 2016 was the hottest year since records began, the UK Government has today (18 January) highlighted the need to ramp up national efforts on climate change over the next five years in a new report of its own.

Brexit poses uncertainty, opportunity for Britain's environmental consultants: report

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:21:00 GMT

The UK's Brexit vote is expected to have a significant impact on the nation's environmental consultancy sector, with market growth in 2016 estimated to be almost half what it was in 2015 due to the uncertainties looming over client investment decisions.

Halve European food waste by 2030, green groups urge MEPs ahead of crucial vote

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:28:00 GMT

Ahead of the European Parliament's (EP) landmark vote on key food waste regulations next week, a union of organisations have today (18 January) backed calls for a 50% food waste reduction across the continent by 2030.

EU risks missing climate goals without 'sustainable' biofuels, experts warn

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:37:00 GMT

The European Commission's proposal to gradually phase out "sustainable" first generation biofuels will prevent the EU from meeting its 2030 climate goals, experts claim.

From green bonds to solar roads: France's low-carbon revolution is taking shape

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:12:00 GMT

History was made in France a little over a year ago when national delegates from across the world agreed on a landmark climate deal. With the Paris Agreement now ratified, the host nation is introducing a plethora of fresh green legislation aimed at transforming the way it interacts with the environment.

France becomes second country to issue green bonds

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:39:00 GMT

France today (3 January) launched its first green bonds, becoming only the second country to do so, after Poland. But the absence of international standards has raised questions at the European Commission.

Europe eyes 'big bang' in power savings from industry and SMEs

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 16:00:00 GMT

While standards for toasters, fridges, and TV sets have so far grabbed the most attention, the biggest potential for power savings actually lies in integrating industries and small businesses to the electricity system, a senior EU official has said.

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.

edie publishes free ISO 14001 guide for environmental professionals

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:09:00 GMT

Organisations and professionals with an interest in the ISO 14001 environmental management system standard now have access to a free, comprehensive 'edie explains' guide which breaks down all of the key information required to gain certification.

Yes we did: A complete timeline of Barack Obama's climate legacy

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:29:00 GMT

As Barack Obama waves goodbye to eight years in the White House, edie takes a stroll down memory lane to round-up all of the landmark pledges and announcements made by the outgoing US President who strove to leave a safer environment for future generations.

Dear Mr Trump: We need a low-carbon USA, say 600 firms

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:29:00 GMT

More than 630 of America's largest companies and investors have renewed calls for President-elect Donald Trump to re-consider his climate change denial stance and support the nation's low-carbon policies.

Apple named world's greenest tech firm in latest Greenpeace report

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:08:00 GMT

Apple has been named the world's greenest major tech company for the third consecutive year in a new report released today (10 January) by Greenpeace.

'World first': Indian firm succeeds with subsidy-free carbon capture and utilisation project

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 12:32:00 GMT

An Indian chemicals company has introduced a world first to the carbon capture market, by utilising subsidy-free technology to turn CO2 from its own boilers into make base chemicals with a wide range of uses.

What will be the big environment events in 2017?

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 09:16:00 GMT

From air pollution to Trump and wildlife extinction, we look at the major environmental issues for the year ahead.

Optimising global energy savings

Tue, 10 Jan 2012 15:07:00 GMT

Leading international companies within a variety of industries including retail, hospitality and finance, are now realising large savings on energy costs, consumption and CO2 emissions following installation of voltage optimisation systems, from market leading brand, Powerstar.