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Last Build Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:12:32 GMT


Trump Administration's 'safeguard' tariff set to damage US solar sector


President Donald Trump has moved to safeguard domestic solar manufacturers by placing a 30% tariff on imported solar modules, however critics believe that it will inadvertently stifle manufacturers that are unable to scale-up to cope with demand.

UK green protections at 'high risk' post-Brexit


Key areas of UK environmental policy such as air quality, chemicals and waste are at "high risk" of being less protected after Britain's departure from the EU, a coalition of green groups has warned.

'Probably the best job for the world': Carlsberg launches young scientists community


Global brewer Carlsberg is seeking to create a community of young scientists to develop new projects and set industry standards for science-based and sustainability-driven research that will help the company deliver its CSR strategy.

Circular economy takes centre stage at Davos


Plastic waste is high on the agenda in Davos this week, with a host of corporate giants including L'Oréal, Mars and Unilever making commitments on their approach to packaging.

Jaguar Land Rover cuts UK production amid Brexit and diesel uncertainty


Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) looks set to cut vehicle production of certain models, citing uncertainty surrounding Brexit and an increase in diesel taxation as primary reasons for the decision.

Bournemouth University widens staff engagement programme after fall in energy and carbon levels


Bournemouth University is rolling out an organisation-wide project to boost sustainable behaviour among employees after a successful pilot saw the institution slash energy consumption by 14.6% across active departments.

Report: 25,000 charging points needed across UK by 2030 to match EV demand


An additional 25,000 charging points are required on the streets of Britain to meet the EV charging needs of 2030.

Scotland launches £60m business fund for low-carbon innovations


Businesses in Scotland can now access a £60m fund to scale projects that can help deliver the nation's low-carbon heat, energy and vehicle solutions.

Welsh coal mine set for geothermal transformation following £9.4m fund


A council in Wales has been awarded £6.5m in European Union (EU) funds to explore how water from an underground mine can be used as a geothermal energy source to heat nearby homes.

Nike goes 100% renewable across North America


Sportswear giant Nike is now more than half way towards its pledge to source 100% renewable energy globally, after signing a power purchase agreement with a Texan windfarm that will make the company's entire North American operations completely powered by renewables.

edie partners with the McCartneys' Meat Free Monday campaign for Sustainability Leaders Forum


edie has partnered with Meat Free Monday - the awareness-raising campaign group founded by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney - for this week's Sustainability Leaders Forum, which is only serving meat-free meals to delegates.

Nissan unveils energy storage and solar solution for UK homes


Car giant Nissan has launched an "all-in-one" energy solution for UK homes, combining solar panels with an energy storage system.

Greenpeace: New Coca-Cola global plastics plan 'dodges the main issue'


Coca-Cola has launched a new global plan to address its plastics impact, but Greenpeace has condemned the soft drinks giant for failing to reduce the number of single-use plastics bottles it produces.

Santander invests £28.5m in UK battery storage firm


Banking firm Santander has become one of the first senior debt lenders to provide financial support to the energy storage sector, after backing an independent UK battery developer with a £28.5m funding investment.

Evian aims for 100% recycled plastic bottles by 2025


French bottled water company Evian is the latest in a long line of brands to signal its intention to steer away from plastic waste, after announcing plans to produce bottles made from 100% recycled plastic by 2025.

Costa and Cranswick reinforce plastic waste efforts


Major coffee chain Costa and food manufacturer Cranswick have become the latest companies to make commitments to slash the amount of plastics used in their operations.

ING announces €100m Sustainable Investments fund


Dutch Bank ING has today (18 January) launched a €100m Sustainable Investments fund to help start-ups and innovative new business models scale up concepts and projects tailored for energy, water and resource efficiency.

Swedish engine plant becomes Volvo's first 'climate-neutral' site


Car giant Volvo's engine factory in Sweden has become the firm's first "climate-neutral" manufacturing plant after switching to renewable heating.

Shell inks five-year deal with England's largest solar power plant


Shell Energy Europe has agreed a five-year supply deal to source renewable power from the second largest solar power plant in the UK.

CDP: Global car industry must embrace low-carbon shift to ensure survival


Traditional carmakers will face multi-million-pound fines and a huge loss in market share to tech firms such as Uber and Google unless they embrace the low-carbon vehicle transition.