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Heavy industry to get £100m exemption from low-carbon levy

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:26:00 GMT

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Energy intensive industries will see their annual bills cut by £100 million under plans to exempt them from the majority of the costs of the contracts for difference (CfD) scheme.



BAFTA and beer giant announce renewables purchasing plans

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:50:00 GMT

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As BAFTA forms a partnership to help the television and film sector purchase renewable energy, the world's largest beer maker has announced a new commitment to secure 100% purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025.



Uber expands London EV plans, despite 'woeful' charging infrastructure

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:40:00 GMT

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EXCLUSIVE: Uber is taking steps to overcome the "economic disincentive" of using electric vehicles (EVs) in its fleet, by unveiling a new partnership with Nissan and beginning the construction of a network of chargers to combat London's "woefully inadequate" infrastructure.



Article 50: What we know (and don't know) about the environmental impact of Brexit

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:30:00 GMT

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As the UK's departure process from the European Union (EU) officially commences with the triggering of Article 50, edie takes an in-depth look at how Brexit could affect Britain's green business community.



edie Live exhibitor focus: Flexitricity

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:35:00 GMT

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Ahead of edie Live at the NEC on 23-24 May, we get up close and personal with some of our exhibitors to find out what visitors can expect to see from them at the show, what's new and how they can help in the drive towards sustainability targets.



EU leads attacks on Trump's rollback of Obama climate policy

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:19:00 GMT

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The European Union has led criticism of Donald Trump's effort to unravel Barack Obama's measures to combat climate change, suggesting that Europe will now take the lead in global efforts.



UPS to trial electric vehicle 'smart grid' in London

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:15:00 GMT

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EXCLUSIVE: Delivery firm UPS is moving onto the "next stage" of the electric vehicle (EV) deployment challenge to trial decentralised power generation and onsite storage systems at its London operating base.



Ministers called upon to deliver clarity for low-carbon building sector

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:25:00 GMT

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A coalition of organisations including Kingfisher and the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) is calling on the UK Government to publish a bold emissions reduction plan which addresses the policy gap in the low-carbon building sector.



Supplier scheme launches to cut air pollution and boost business prosperity in London's West End

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:45:00 GMT

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A new supplier scheme has launched across London's West End today (28 March), to save businesses money and improve the local air quality by reducing the number of vehicles entering the area each day.



Vast majority of EU countries set to miss Paris Agreement goals, research finds

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:58:00 GMT

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Only three European countries are on course to achieve the Paris Agreement targets, according to research which ranks the UK in fifth position on its progress towards the landmark climate treaty.



Apple triples supplier sites enrolled in energy efficiency programme

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:00:00 GMT

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Apple has tripled the number of supplier sites listed in its energy efficiency programme aimed at reducing onsite emissions, and has also introduced a "first-of-its-kind" risk assessment tool covering supply chain risks related to material sourcing, environmental impact and health and safety.



Survey: Renewables workforce concerned about future skills shortage

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:43:00 GMT

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A relatively young workforce in the renewables sector could create a future skills shortage unless mentoring and coaching is improved, while hiring managers across the energy sector are increasingly willing to recruit from other sectors to inspire "a new way of thinking" into companies.



Report: Businesses could be overpaying £500m on energy bills

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:32:00 GMT

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UK businesses could be losing out on more than £500m in inaccurate charges and miscalculated utility bills, according to new research.



VIDEO: Inside Gatwick's 'world-first' waste management plant

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:50:00 GMT

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Gatwick's newly opened £3.8m waste processing plant takes the airport to brave new heights for sustainable aviation. Join edie on the ground for an exclusive behind-the-scenes video tour of this state-of-the-art facility, and read the full case study to find out how it works.



Mars and Sainsbury's look to packaging to reduce consumer food waste

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:54:00 GMT

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New technologies and improved dialogue with consumers has seen brands and retailers turn to packaging in order to reduce food waste, although companies still need to dispel myths that packaging is "evil".



The Crown Estate signs up to Circular Economy 100 platform

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:29:00 GMT

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Property giant The Crown Estate has today (27 March) become the latest corporate member of the Circular Economy 100 (CE100), the innovation platform launched by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to accelerate circular economy ambitions.



AkzoNobel commits to carbon neutrality by 2050

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:58:00 GMT

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AkzoNobel has today (27 March) become the first paint and coatings manufacturer to pledge to become carbon neutral and use 100% renewable energy by 2050.



Leaked paper exposes EU countries' abuse of climate loophole

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:30:00 GMT

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European Union countries exploited loopholes in United Nations forestry rules to pocket carbon credits worth €600 million and the equivalent of global-warming emissions from 114 million cars.



Aviva chief: It's time to make sustainability a competitive sport

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:45:00 GMT

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Sustainability should be treated as a competitive sport, driven by public league tables on corporate climate performance to incentivise businesses to strive towards industry climate leadership, Aviva's chief executive has said.



Are waste management jobs at threat from automation?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:36:00 GMT

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As a new report warns that that waste, water and sewage management teams could be replaced by automated technology by 2030, a UK-based company has agreed to supply fuel cells for drones used for supply chain inventory tracking in the logistics sector.