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H&M pledges to double energy productivity by 2030

2017-05-09T07:15:00Z

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Clothing retail giant H&M has this week become the first international fashion retailer to sign up to The Climate Group's EP100 campaign, pledging to double its energy productivity within the next 13 years.



Philips: Smart lighting systems can champion the circular economy

2017-05-09T07:12:00Z

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EXCLUSIVE: Connected lighting systems can act as the "backbone" of the smart buildings transition to promote resource and energy efficiency, the senior director of sustainability at Philips has said.



Toyota drives 'Digiman' project to develop 50,000 fuel cell stacks by 2020

2017-05-08T13:49:00Z

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Japanese carmaker Toyota will be responsible for best practice requirements in a £3m programme created by several public and private bodies which aims to create a platform for fuel cell production for zero-emission cars.



UK's £350m coal subsidies clash with Government's phase-out pledges

2017-05-08T12:07:00Z

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The UK is providing £356m annually in coal subsidies, despite the UK Government denying that it provides financial support for fossil fuels, a new report has claimed.



Investors worth £11bn urge Trump to stick with Paris Agreement ahead of withdrawal decision

2017-05-08T11:56:00Z

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An investor group worth more than £11.5bn has urged Donald Trump to maintain support for the Paris Agreement, amid rife speculation that the President could seek to pull out the US from the landmark climate change deal as early as this week.



ISO 14080: New standard set to play 'essential role' in climate agenda

2017-05-05T18:03:00Z

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A new international standard for climate action is set to play an "essential role" in helping businesses achieve emissions reductions in line with the Paris Agreement goals, according to industry experts.



Air quality plan: Why is the Government's strategy 'woefully inadequate'?

2017-05-05T17:56:00Z

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The Government's proposals to clean up the UK's toxic levels of air pollution have been received with widespread condemnation for being both "toothless" and "woefully adequate". Here's the industry response in full...



Sharing economy makes inroads to combat London's air pollution

2017-05-05T12:25:00Z

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A rise in car club members in London is reducing the number of diesel vehicles on the roads, leading to less air pollution and a reduction in vehicle carbon emissions.



Nissan and REA warn of regulatory inaction ahead of energy storage boon

2017-05-05T11:44:00Z

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The UK can deliver a "vibrant and healthy" energy storage industry that can create one of the world's most efficient grids, but only if the approaching General Election doesn't "rip up" progress to date.



Government distances itself from diesel scrappage scheme in air quality plan

2017-05-05T10:31:00Z

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The Government has today (5 May) published its overdue air quality plan which fails to commit to a targeted diesel scrappage scheme, while local authorities have been ordered to implement Clean Air Zones across the country.



MPs demand fossil fuel divestment for pension fund

2017-05-08T08:00:00Z

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Fifty MPs standing for re-election, including the Green Party's Caroline Lucas and the Conservative Party's Laura Sandys, have called for their £612m pension fund to sever investment ties with fossil fuels.



Air pollution lawsuit set to go ahead despite delayed Government plan

2017-05-04T13:13:00Z

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Lawyers are taking a class action against the government over its repeated failures to clean up illegal levels of air pollution, the Guardian can reveal, as ministers publish a long-awaited plan to reduce diesel emissions.



Business input key for success of new efficiency standards, claims property sector

2017-05-04T17:11:00Z

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EXCLUSIVE: The UK's real estate industry needs to work with Government in the upcoming months to iron out the remaining issues of a new energy efficiency standard for privately rented commercial buildings, a representative from industry body the British Property Federation (BPF) has said.



CIWM: Circular economy will suffer without Government's helping hand

2017-05-04T14:17:00Z

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EXCLUSIVE: Businesses must be given the right tools from Government to take up an "incredibly powerful" role in the UK's resource and waste management system, according to the new chief executive of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).



UK energy storage predicted to grow 100-fold by 2020

2017-05-04T10:23:00Z

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SmartestEnergy has called for renewables and storage to be able to compete on a level playing field with other forms of energy, as it publishes a new report highlighting how independent developers are turning to batteries.



LEED and BREEAM can generate 'stories of leadership' for businesses, says USGBC

2017-05-03T12:46:00Z

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EXCLUSIVE: The ongoing expansion of LEED certification opportunities in Europe can enable businesses to become leaders in the built environment, by obtaining duel, third-party certifications that highlight the business case for green buildings.



Nespresso launches coffee capsule recycling service in London

2017-05-03T11:20:00Z

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Nespresso has this week teamed up the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to recycle consumer aluminium coffee capsules in the local area.



World's largest brewer saves £50m through sustainability strategy

2017-05-03T10:19:00Z

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The world's largest brewer has saved $60m (£46.5m) in the past four years through energy-efficiency improvements, while also passing key water stewardship and carbon reduction targets.



Natural capital: Credible concept or spurious sustainability approach?

2017-05-03T09:45:00Z

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EXCLUSIVE: Natural capital accounting can be a "disaster" for sustainability professionals and is not an effective way of engaging the finance community with environmental issues, the head of sustainability and finance at UK brewer Adnams has said.



Report: England loses £600m a year on waste crime

2017-05-02T16:31:00Z

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England is losing out on £604m a year due to the damage caused by illegal waste operators on the legitimate waste industry, new research has found.