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Last Build Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 13:11:03 GMT

 



Britain's largest grid-scale battery 'could transform the energy grid'

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:41:00 GMT

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An £18.4m grid-scale battery system in Bedfordshire has proved the technical and commercial viability of energy storage in Britain following an extensive two-year trial, according to the facility's operator.



Energy efficiency: 'Champions and dunces' exist in every industry

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:03:00 GMT

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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.



Sadiq Khan unveils Hydrogen double-decker as London is issued high air pollution alert

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:10:00 GMT

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Sadiq Khan has issued air quality alerts across the capital for the first time, in the same week that the London Mayor unveiled the world's first double-decker hydrogen bus.



Cadbury alters Fairtrade partnership in an effort to boost sustainable cocoa sourcing

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

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British confectionary giant Cadbury is extending its Cocoa Life sustainability initiative across all of its chocolate products in UK and Ireland by 2019, and will utilise the expertise of Fairtrade as a key partner in the programme.



European Union 2020 energy targets 'well within reach'

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:07:00 GMT

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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

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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.



Carbon Trust launches zero-waste-to-landfill certification

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:42:00 GMT

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Advisory firm The Carbon Trust has unveiled a new certification to award business achievements in diverting zero waste to landfill.



VIDEO: The skills you need to become a sustainability leader

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:21:00 GMT

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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

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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

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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.



Patagonia donates $10m Black Friday sales to environmental grassroots

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

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American clothing firm Patagonia has raised $10m for environmental grassroots nonprofits, after donating 100% of the global sales that it generated from Black Friday.



Automotive giants team-up to create Europe's 'highest-powered' EV charging network

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:20:00 GMT

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A host of the world's largest motor companies, including BMW, Volkswagen and Ford, have agreed to collaborate on the creation of Europe's highest-powered charging network to enable long-range travel for electric vehicles (EVs).



Is the cement industry undermining the Emissions Trading System?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:10:00 GMT

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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.



States and regions putting Paris goals within reach, but only in the short-term

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:46:00 GMT

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States and regions including California, Rio De Janeiro, Wales and Scotland are implementing "exemplary" near-term ambitions to place a 2C-world within reach, although a lack of long-term targets could stunt progress after 2030.



Nick Hurd gives backing to UK cities 2050 clean energy shift

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:44:00 GMT

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The UK's Climate Change Minister Nick Hurd has joined major businesses in signalling support for the commitment of UK cities and local authorities to shift towards 100% clean energy by 2050.



Tesco and Sainsbury's ban plastic cotton buds to cut waste

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:21:00 GMT

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The UK's two largest supermarket chains have committed to end the sale of cotton buds with plastic stems, which are the most common litter from toilets flushed on to the country's beaches.



UK retailers pioneer ground-breaking biomethane transport fuel

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:28:00 GMT

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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

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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.



Scottish SMEs could save £19,000 per year through energy efficiency measures

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:08:00 GMT

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Scottish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are wasting £19,000 every year by neglecting simple energy efficiency improvements, according to Zero Waste Scotland.



UK firms want EU climate policy retained, says Committee on Climate Change

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:00:00 GMT

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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.