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World petrol demand 'likely to peak by 2030 as electric car sales rise'


World petrol demand will peak within 13 years thanks to the impact of electric cars and more efficient engines, energy experts have predicted.

How can we exploit new methods to tackle consumer food waste in a digital age?


Technological advances and social media are set to become increasingly powerful tools in helping retailers and environmental organisations to engage consumers on food waste reduction.

Higher carbon price needed to phase out UK coal generation by 2025


Following plans with Canada to launch global alliance to encourage nations to phase-out coal use, the UK Government has been informed that a carbon price of £40 per tonne may be required to shut down all remaining coal plants by 2025.

Report: Preservation policies could hamper Clean Growth Strategy's household efficiency plans


Preservation policies for listed buildings and homes in conservation areas could scupper the measures to improve domestic energy efficiency as set out in the newly-released Clean Growth Strategy.

The Salvation Army: Labour exploitation in England and Wales on the rise


More than 600 people required support from The Salvation Army for labour exploitation in 2016, as a new report from the organisation reveals that there has been a more than 300% increase in modern slavery victim referrals over the last six years.

Lloyd's of London first insurer to back kWh guarantee for solar installations


Businesses can now receive a kWh performance guarantee for solar fittings after PV manufacturer Autarco launched a new assurance for its PV systems.

Pret A Manger trials plastic bottle alternatives across select stores


Pret A Manger is looking to reduce the number of plastic bottles sold at its outlets and on the high streets, by offering free filtered water and reusable glass bottles at its three Veggie Pret shops.

Investors urged to engage with Sustainable Development Goals


Investors have been urged to support the "world's most pressing environmental, social and economic issues" by using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a capital allocation guide.

Will the UK reach its carbon budget targets with the Clean Growth Strategy?


The Government's long-awaited Clean Growth Strategy details more than 50 initiatives to decarbonise the UK economy in line with the fourth and fifth carbon budgets, but does the ambition have enough quantifiable targets in place to deliver?

Oxford plans to introduce world's first zero-emission zone


Oxford has unveiled plans to phase out petrol and diesel vehicles from the city centre with an ultimate aim to deliver a zero-emission zone in 2035.

KPMG: Three quarters of businesses not acknowledging climate-related risks


Despite investors ramping up the pressure on the corporate disclosure of climate-related risks, nearly three quarters of large and mid-cap companies don't acknowledge the financial risks of climate change in their annual financial reports.

New airplane biofuels plan would 'destroy rainforests', warn campaigners


A new plan to accelerate production of biofuels for passenger planes has drawn stinging criticism from environmentalists who argue that most of the world's rainforests might have to be cleared to produce the necessary crops.

The offset shop: Gold Standard offers 'one click' access to carbon credits


Businesses and public organisations have been given streamlined access to purchase carbon credits generated from impact projects across the globe "with one click", after the Gold Standard issued an online platform to purchase credits directly from its website.

Crab-shell 'plastics' and Seabins: the best green innovations of the week


In a week where the UK set out its policies to meet future carbon budgets, edie rounds up the low-carbon and resource-efficient innovations that could emerge to help the ambition.

Aim Higher: Business can 'pioneer' climate agenda by targeting 1.5C pathway


Government and business commitments to align practices with a 1.5C pathway are "practically non-existent", but companies have the chance to become "true pioneers" of the climate movement by raising ambitions, a new report from the Carbon Trust claims.

Reaction round-up: What does the green economy make of the Clean Growth Strategy?


The Government has pledged numerous multi-billion-pound investments to drive down carbon emissions across the economy as part of the Clean Growth Strategy, but does it "breathe new life" into the low-carbon sector or do the details "fall short"?

From CCS to zero waste: Clean Growth Strategy to slash emissions and boost economic growth


The Government has unveiled its highly-anticipated Clean Growth Strategy, detailing how multi-billion-pound investments into low-carbon innovations and household energy-efficiency will push the UK towards its future carbon budgets.

Consistency and communication key to realising London's electric vehicle vision


The pledges made by the Mayor of London to transform the city into a zero-emissions capital need to be backed by policy guidance that brings car manufacturers, network operators and innovators together to ensure that the capital isn't littered with "white elephants" and "stranded assets".

Government makes £557m available for new renewables projects


The UK government has made up to £557 million available for "less established" renewables projects in a new set of Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions planned for spring 2019.

CDP: Huge leap in multinationals adopting internal carbon price


A new CDP report has highlighted an 8-fold increase in the number of large multinational factoring an internal carbon price into business strategies over the past four years.