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Energy efficiency: 'Champions and dunces' exist in every industry
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:03:00 GMT
The world's largest listed companies could save 1.4 billion tonnes of CO2 - the equivalent of Japan's annual carbon emissions - by closing the gap between the worst and best-performing businesses on energy efficiency, a major new report has revealed.
European Union 2020 energy targets 'well within reach'
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:07:00 GMT
European Union (EU) Member States are collectively on course to meet 2020 targets for renewables, energy efficiency and emissions reductions, although a new report has warned that long-term objectives are at risk of falling short.
UK homebuilders failing to deal with waste, report finds
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:20:00 GMT
The overwhelming majority of UK homebuilding firms have increased waste generation over the last year, according to a report assessing the sustainability performances of the UK's largest property developers.
VIDEO: The skills you need to become a sustainability leader
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:21:00 GMT
What makes a great sustainability leader? Here, edie rounds up all of our 'sustainability skills' videos filmed over the past month, and brings you a final episode on how to effectively lead your company's CSR strategy - marking the start of our Sustainability Leadership Month.
Chris Grayling defends Heathrow air quality data
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:29:00 GMT
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has defended the Government's air pollution data on Heathrow proposed third runway amid claims from green campaigners that "outdated" and "contradictory" figures are being manipulated to force through the Airport's expansion.
Bioplastics industry continues to expand despite low oil prices
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:00:00 GMT
The bioplastics industry is continuing to see stable growth despite falling oil prices, representing a positive shift in business attitudes towards manufacturing low-carbon, resource-efficient products. and a lack of stronger political support to realise the potential of bio-based materials in Europe.
Is the cement industry undermining the Emissions Trading System?
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:10:00 GMT
Research by UK-based non-profit InfluenceMap has found that, despite the European cement industry seeming to embrace the Paris Agreement on climate change, many companies within the sector continue to oppose ambitious science-based climate policy.
UK retailers pioneer ground-breaking biomethane transport fuel
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:28:00 GMT
A host of British retailers including Waitrose, John Lewis and Argos have been named as the first long-distance lorry users of a renewable biomethane fuel launched today (1 December), which is said to be 35-40% cheaper and 70% less CO2-emitting than diesel.
EU winter package met with mixed green business reception
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:20:00 GMT
As the European Commission (EC) today (30 November) unveils its energy winter package aimed at helping to reduce carbon emissions by 40% by 2030, edie analyses the major talking points of the document's key proposals.
UK firms want EU climate policy retained, says Committee on Climate Change
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:00:00 GMT
The Government has been presented with a "very strong message" from the private sector, calling for European Union (EU) climate legislation to be retained post-Brexit, with the promised Industrial Strategy acting as an ideal vehicle to align policies to the low-carbon agenda.