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Public support for renewables rises as nuclear and fracking falls

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:08:00 GMT

Public backing for nuclear energy and fracking has fallen in recent months while support for clean energy continues to surge, according to the latest opinion tracker from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Spinning solar panels and water-harvesting sails: The best green innovations of the week

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:00:00 GMT

In a week where climate mitigation subsided in favour of economic growth, edie rounds up some of the latest and greatest green innovations that could strengthen and already solid business case for low-carbon technology.

Timberland continues collaborative circular economy drive

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:10:00 GMT

Outdoor clothing company Timberland is ramping up its circular economy efforts as a number of innovative closed-loop models for footwear now approach the next stages of development.

The Magnificent Seven: Food and beverage giants commit to water stewardship challenge

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:56:00 GMT

Sustainability advocacy group Ceres has tasked seven global food and beverage companies, including Diageo, General Mills, Kellogg and PepsiCo, to participate in a collaborative challenge aimed at strengthening sourcing and water stewardship action plans.

Green groups call for clarity and certainty on Defra's 25-year plan

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:31:00 GMT

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) must build a robust framework of domestic legislation in order to ensure adequate protection of Britain's natural environment post-Brexit.

AkzoNobel issues shipping industry's record number of carbon credits

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:04:00 GMT

Italian Shipping company Grimaldi Group has received the largest ever issuance from AkzoNobel's carbon credits scheme, which has seen 14 vessels presented with 109,617 carbon credits.

Solar industry 'left in limbo' over delays to RHI decision

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:59:00 GMT

The Solar Trade Association (STA) and the Energy Saving Trust are among a group of 21 organisations that have penned a letter to the minister of state for energy and intellectual property Baroness Neville-Rolfe, calling on her to retain solar thermal within the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

Government unveils charging plans to put EVs in driving seat

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:01:00 GMT

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced plans to increase the convenience and availability of electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints, as part of an overarching ambition to make nearly all new cars and vans zero-emission by 2040.

Volkswagen pumps €20m into Sustainability Council and low-carbon aspirations

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:57:00 GMT

Volkswagen has this week continued its brand rebuilding process in the wake of dieselgate, by announcing a new €20m fund to finance projects related to lowering carbon emissions a meeting emissions regulations post-2025.

CDP's Climate A List: Highlighting the business case for low-carbon commitments

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:42:00 GMT

Companies that feature in global disclosure organisation CDP's annual Climate A List - such as Sky, Apple, Tesco and Unilever - are producing 6% higher returns on average compared to other brands.

Britain's renewable attractiveness at all-time low

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:14:00 GMT

The UK has fallen to an all-time low in EY's table of the world's most attractive renewable energy markets due to Brexit uncertainty, the demise of DECC, and the approval of the Hinkley Point C power station.

Green building design is a smart business move, finds report

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:00:00 GMT

A reduction in sick days, an improvement in productivity and increased collaboration between workers are among some of the key business benefits that are being realised through 'healthy' and 'green' office design and operation.

Leadsom admits uncertainty over post-Brexit environmental laws

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:00:00 GMT

Andrea Leadsom has confirmed that the majority of European Union (EU) environmental legislation will be transferred across into UK law in the immediate aftermath of Brexit, but uncertainty looms for around a third of green regulations which the Defra Sectretary admitted "won't be easy to transpose".

New innovation hub aims to commercialise closed-loop CO2 feedstock

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:06:00 GMT

A new open innovation programme was officially launched this week (24 October) that could see around 10% of global emissions funneled into a CO2 recycling initiative that aims to replace petroleum as a feedstock in the plastic manufacturing process.

Businesses must address 'internal disconnect' to deliver sustainability success

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:45:00 GMT

Sustainability and investor agendas are becoming increasingly intertwined, but gaps in knowledge and understanding are preventing companies and investors from sharpening their focus on long-term sustainable value creation, a new report has found.

IEA significantly increases renewables forecast

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:02:00 GMT

Having previously been accused of "holding back the global energy transition" through "misleading" outlooks for the growth of clean energy, the International Energy Association (IEA) has today (25 October) increased its five-year growth forecast for renewables.

'Climate-wrecking' Heathrow Airport expansion approved by Government

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:45:00 GMT

The long-anticipated expansion of London's Heathrow Airport has been approved by Government ministers - a decision that has been lambasted by green groups and environmental campaigners for its potential impact on Britain's air quality and emissions.

How Britain's retailers can solve the Syrian refugee supply chain quandary

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:30:00 GMT

The shock revelation that Syrian refugee children have been found making clothes for a number of British fashion brands serves to highlight the desperate need for more robust procedures and increased collaboration among businesses to drive truly sustainable and ethical supply chains.

BEIS compromises on renewable heat support, announces new heat network funding

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:20:00 GMT

The UK Government is seemingly beginning to take heed of advice to focus on delivering low-carbon heating systems, with two new announcements which could effectively reduce emissions from heating demand in towns and cities and begin to restore investor confidence in the neglected sector.

Paris pathway paved with risk and opportunity for business, says CDP chief

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:00:00 GMT

EXCLUSIVE: "A story of risk and opportunity" is emerging for businesses that are yet to modify their operational plans to account for climate change and drive the transition to a "well-below two degrees" world, the chief executive of global disclosure organisation CDP has claimed.