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MPs query Government's delay on plastics tax consultation


MPs have questioned the whereabouts of a consultation on single-use plastics first proposed by the Chancellor in last year's Autumn Budget.

Renault EVs and battery storage used for Portuguese 'smart island' project


Automaker Renault has agreed to partner with a Portuguese utility company to transform the island of Porto Santo into a "Smart Fossil Free Island" that combines electric vehicles (EV) with renewable energy.

Renewable output rises by more than a quarter in the UK


Renewable output rose by 27% over 2017 due to windier weather and new capacity coming online, according to the latest Electric Insights report from Imperial College London.

Sustainability index reveals North-South divide among local authorities


A new report has exposed a divergence in the sustainability performance of local authorities across the country, with London boroughs generally outperforming Northern regions in areas such as waste and energy consumption.

ClientEarth wins third legal battle against Government's 'shambolic' air quality policies


The High Court has once again ruled that the UK Government's efforts to combat toxic air pollution are unlawful, marking the third time that environmental law firm ClientEarth have won a court case against ministers.

BP Energy Outlook: Renewables will grow five-fold by 2040


Renewable energy sources and electric vehicles are expected to be some of the biggest forces shaping the global energy transition up to 2040, according to an annual report from BP.

'Much work needed' to make digital economy environmentally sustainable


A cross-party group of MPs has raised doubts over whether the growing energy demand from digital technology and the proliferation of internet-connected gadgets can continue to be offset by energy efficiency improvements.

How are YOU going to achieve a sustainable future? Take the Mission Possible survey


edie is calling on all sustainability, energy and environment professionals and experts to take part in a short survey which will help inform a flagship report investigating business progress towards achieving a sustainable future.

City of London energy-efficient lighting plans to save £500,000 a year


The Square Mile is set to benefit from a new lighting strategy that will aim to complement historic buildings, improve energy usage and help tackle light pollution in the area.

ING and European Investment Bank invest €300m to finance green shipping


Dutch bank ING and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have teamed up to create a new €300m facility to support green investments in the shipping sector.

How Twinings is championing women's rights in the tea supply chain


EXCLUSIVE: Twinings' decision to increase its funding initiative with UNICEF for vulnerable tea farmers in Assam was built on a belief that improving skills, health and wellbeing is critical to securing the long-term security of the supply chain, the company's head of social impact has revealed.

EU can double renewables and boost economy, report finds


A cost-effective approach to integration with the European Union (EU) could help the bloc double the percentage of renewable energy that it uses, while bringing Member States in line with a collective goal to reduce emissions by 40% by 2030.

Ikea joins Big Clean Switch to offer 100% renewable energy tariff


Ikea is calling for households to join its latest joint venture - a collective energy switch that promises an exclusive 100% renewable electricity tariff.

Unilever implements 'radical step' on palm oil traceability


Unilever has become the first consumer goods firm to publicly disclose palm oil suppliers and mills that it sources from, both directly and indirectly, a move described by the firm as a "major milestone" in driving sustainability through the industry.

'Important milestone': National Grid eyes up ultra-rapid motorway EV charging fleet


National Grid is exploring the possibility of rolling out a superfast charging network across the UK's major motorways that is directly connected to the transmission system, according to reports.

Glastonbury Festival to ban water bottles from 2019


Glastonbury Festival is undergoing an "enormous project" to create a site-wide ban on plastic water bottles when it returns in 2019.

Virgin Trains hands over old uniforms to prison in recycling scheme


Prisoners at HMP Northumberland will take part in a recycling initiative which will see old Virgin Trains uniforms transformed into new textiles in a bid to reduce reoffending rates.

Waitrose's ethical supplier scheme expands out of Africa for first time


Waitrose is expanding its ethical trading initiative beyond Africa for the first time, with pineapple growers in Costa Rica set to be backed by extra investment from the British retailer.

Church of England and ClientEarth give up plastics for Lent


The Church of England has provided worshippers with a calendar of tips to avoid using single-use plastic during Lent, with MPs and environmental law firm ClientEarth also agreeing to the pledge.

One-fifth of commercial energy efficiency standards drop ahead of MEES deadline


Energy efficiency standards have fallen in almost one-fifth of commercial properties ahead of major new legislation arriving in April.