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Amazon and former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, together with charity The Felix Project, are launching an initiative in London to donate essential goods to help 40,000 families.
Posted: 23/07/2024
Fashion giant H&M is partnering with Rondo Energy to help expand on its climate strategy and decarbonise its supply chain.
Posted: 22/07/2024
The digital garden has been created as part of a long standing partnership between the charity and Dobbies due to the therapeutic benefit of gardening for stroke survivors.
Posted: 19/7/24
A survey of hiring trends has also revealed that ‘greenwashing’ is a turn off for three quarters of workers.
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“The whole energy industry needs to go further faster in the shift to renewable energy,” said the museum’s chair.
Posted: 16/7/24
Stores in the North East, Yorkshire, the South West, the South East and the Midlands will run the trial.
Posted: 15/7/24
The Money was raised for Magic Breakfast which provides breakfasts to children impacted by poverty.
Posted: 12/7/24
Premier League football club Brighton & Hove Albion has launched an environmental sustainability strategy and signed up to a UN commitment to tackle climate change.
Posted: 11/7/24
The broadband network firm has linked up with education charity IntoUniversity to support social mobility and open telecoms careers to those facing disadvantage.
Posted: 10/7/24
The partnership has been renewed for a fourth year amid concerns footballers could be at a greater risk of dementia.
Posted: 9/7/24
Flights by squads taking part in the group stages of the UEFA’s EURO 2024 have been cut by 75% amid a campaign to encourage fans and teams to attend matches by bus and train.
Posted: 5/7/24
The drinks giant and Merlin Entertainments, which runs Legoland, Alton Towers and Chessington, will encourage recycling through reverse vending machines and ‘VIP experiences’.
Posted: 4/7/24
The public is eager to give their unwanted devices to good causes but is unaware that charities are accepting them, a survey by Virgin Media O2 and environmental charity Hubbub has found.
Posted: 3/7/23
Those buying one of the group’s EV cars, including Audi, SEAT and Skoda, and who sign up with OVO from this week can access 10,000 free miles.
Posted: 2/7/24
To mark its 50th anniversary in the UK, the fast-food chain is donating part of the sale of a birthday cake donut to the Ronald McDonald House Charities it founded.
Posted: 2/7/24
The retail firm will fundraise, host awareness raising events and support its veteran and reservist employees through the link up.
Posted: 27/6/24
Rising costs and a lack of interest and commitment among clients and management are the key barriers to implementing sustainability measures in the UK construction industry, a survey has found.
Posted: 27/6/24
The delivery firm is aiming to treble the size of its e-cargo fleet of bikes within months and have 3,000 in place within a decade.
Posted: 25/6/24
Grants of up to £5,000 are being made available to organisations to improve the employability of young people not in education, ex-offenders and armed forces veterans among others.
Posted: 24/6/24
The survey also reveals a ‘disconnect’ between CEOs' belief they are already improving lives and cynicism among their employees such improvements are genuinely taking place.
Posted: 21/6/24
The UK’s manufacturing of wind turbines needs to be trebled to catch up, a report by think tank IPPR has found.
Posted: 20/6/24
Sainsbury's has joined Co-Op, Starbucks, World Duty Free, Holland & Barrett and Bidfood in supporting One Water and the One Foundation's work providing clean water in Africa.
Posted: 19/6/24
Just 42% of chief executives publicly promote workplace mental health, the survey also found
Posted: 18/6/24
A survey is warning that most firms are not ready to meet ‘looming’ regulatory requirements to provide environmental, social and governance disclosures.
Posted: 17/6/24
Building society Nationwide has partnered with three new charities to deliver a three-year programme designed to help tackle some of the biggest issues affecting society.
Posted: 14/06/2024
The deal between the charity and Warner Bros. Studio Tour aims to improve accessibility and inclusivity at visitor attractions across the UK.
Posted: 12/6/24
Savings and retirement firm, Phoenix Group, has launched a new initiative, which will see it work with UK charities that focus on caring.
Posted: 07/06/2024
Two thirds of business leaders surveyed “have stayed the course on sustainability” in response to the ESG backlash.
Posted: 5/6/24
Nine out of ten charities helped by skill-based volunteering reported improvements in their workforces’ professional skills.
Posted: 4/6/24
A new soft drinks start-up company has announced a new ‘commercially compassionate’ model, which will give away over half of its business to good causes.
Posted: 30/05/2024
NHS charities are to be given a share of funding worth more than £1m in green social prescribing investment to help create more green spaces.
Posted: 29/05/2024
Glastonbury has partnered with WaterAid and Hey Girls to raise awareness of period dignity at this year’s annual festival.
Posted: 28/05/2024
The move is part of its Building Happier Futures programme, which launched two years ago and pledged action to offer opportunities for care leavers.
Posted: 24/5/24
Early childhood initiatives by Deloitte, Ikea, Lego and Natwest are among those praised by the Prince and Princess of Wales's charity.
Posted: 23/5/24
Businesses are spending almost £3bn less on corporate air travel as the demand for flights for business purposes has fallen by 29%, new research shows.
Posted: 21/05/2024
Deliveroo has announced an extension to its partnership with food poverty charity Trussell Trust for a further two years.
Posted: 22/5/24
Gas distribution network SGN has handed the charity Children 1st £370,000 to help families struggling to pay their utility bills amid the cost-of-living crisis.
Posted: 20/5/24
Nearly a third of businesses claim they won't be able to take any action on net zero goals in the next 12 months.
Posted: 17/05/2024
The UK public has voted in favour of a law change to ensure companies prioritise people and the planet alongside making a profit.
Posted: 16/05/2024
JPMorgan Chase has announced £40m in new investments over five years to help connect young people and underserved communities to economic opportunities.
Posted: 14/05/24
The winners of the 2024 Better Society Awards have been revealed
Posted: 10/05/2024
Five school based climate change projects have been handed £100,000 each by an environmental campaign to help all schools, colleges, and nurseries be zero carbon by 2030.
Posted: 13/5/24
Natwest Social & Community Capital (S&CC) has pledged to sustainably invest all its capital and funds.
Posted: 13/5/24
The government has unveiled an overhaul of recycling collection arrangements across England.
Posted: 9/5/24
As part of a new 12-month programme, Virgin Media O2 is inviting its 15,000 strong workforce to join the charity’s flagship ‘Virtual Buddying’ service to support those who are at risk of isolation and loneliness.
Posted: 07/05/24
But companies are still failing to keep up with demand among staff for opportunities to give up their time for good causes.
Posted: 8/5/24
Companies have been urged to take part in a new census, aimed at understanding how the UK is progressing towards its goals on net zero.
Posted: 02/05/2024
Social investment organisation Big Society Capital has changed its name to Better Society Capital to “better reflect its mission” to boost financial support for tackling social issues.
Posted: 2/5/24
The sessions will cover a range of topics, including budgeting, saving, investing, and retirement planning, tailored to the unique circumstances and aspirations of each athlete.
Posted: 30/04/24
The partnership will see Nespresso support Change Please Foundation with its mission of empowering individuals who are experiencing homelessness through a commitment of £1 Million in its first year.
Posted: 29/04/24
The plant will recycle post-consumer garments and other textiles, and supply the raw material back into the fashion and textiles industries.
Posted: 26/04/24
A global investor-led engagement initiative has revealed a set of benchmark indicators for assessing corporate action on nature.
Posted: 25/04/2024
Benefits for firms and the wider UK economy include improved productivity and a happier workforce.
Posted: 25/4/24
CHS Group has been awarded £949,000 by the government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund to boost Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings in its homes.
Posted: 24/04/24
Pharma giant GSK is funding an £800,000 immunisation drive being organised by Save the Children across Ethiopia and Nigeria.
Posted: 24/4/24
In setting its target the charity looked into the carbon footprint of the entire Girlguiding movement in the UK.
Posted: 22/04/24
Olympia Events, which runs Olympia London in Kensington, has published details of its progress towards becoming a net zero venue by 2050.
Posted: 22/4/24
A streaming service initiative aims to raise £32m for conservation projects globally through making the sounds of nature available on platforms such as Spotify.
Posted: 19/4/24
Expedia Group has announced the launch of two new initiatives, designed to help boost environmental sustainability in tourism.
Posted: 18/04/2024
The UK's largest environmental match-funding campaign has launched, aiming to raise an ambitious £6m to support over 200 environmental charities.
Posted: 18/04/2024
Analysis of four shows by The 1975 at the O2 arena has found that over 500 tonnes of carbon was removed from the shows, with 75.7% of nightly emissions coming from fan travel to and from the venue.
Posted: 18/04/24
"Offsets cannot be a substitute for reducing emissions from company operations, products, and value chains," says the conservation charity.
Posted: 17/4/24
The vast majority of UK pension funds and insurers expect to increase their allocations to renewable energy assets over the next five years, research from AlphaReal has revealed.
Posted: 17/04/2024
Henkel has launched a new engagement initiative to collaborate with its suppliers on CO2 emissions.
Posted: 16/04/2024
Applications are being sought for grants to help the chemical sciences sector be more diverse and inclusive.
Posted: 16/4/24
The number of companies in the UK that have achieved a B Corp Certification has surged, new figures show.
Posted: 15/04/2024
Small and medium enterprises are struggling to meet climate goals and reduce emissions due to a lack of financial incentives to help them do so, a report has found.
Posted: 12/04/2024
Community projects in the West Midlands and Yorkshire are set to benefit from the initiative.
Posted: 12/4/24
The cut has been achieved through “significant progress in our buildings and transport footprint”, says the Salvation Army Trading Company.
Posted: 11/4/24
Ideagen, a provider of regulatory and compliance software, has announced a new strategic partnership with sustainability consultancy firm, Vision Zero Connect to help organizations achieve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals.
Posted: 10/04/24
There is “genuine bewilderment” that ESG engagement between investors and companies “is not living up to the expectations of its proponents”, warns research by an asset management firm.
Posted: 10/4/24
Options being looked at include retailers sharing vehicles and drivers to cut carbon emissions.
Posted: 8/4/24
Data firm ESGgo has launched an artificial intelligence driven tool to help companies improve their sustainability reporting and meet regulatory requirements.
Posted: 8/4/24
EY has launched a sustainable finance innovation hub in Hublin to help financial institutions to accelerate progress on ESG.
Posted: 05/04/2024
The data shows most fossil fuel companies produced more fossil fuels in the seven years after the Paris Agreement than in the seven years prior to the agreement’s inception.
Posted: 05/04/2024
Nando's has launched a new micro-grant program, co-funded by the manufactuer of Coca Cola, to offer a range of funding opportunities to charities.
Posted: 04/04/2024
ESG fraud is a growing threat to businesses that are increasingly concerned about the risk of inadvertend ESG fraud within their organisations, a survey has found.
Posted: 04/04/2024
A new ESG training programme will be launched to help with businesses with the practical elements of ESG in hospitality.
Posted: 03/04/2024
Around 28% of large companies are failing to engage with their supply chain on the water crisis, despite financial risks worth some £6bn.
Posted: 02/04/2024
London City Airport has awarded grants to 12 charities in its latest batch of funding from its annual community fund.
Posted: 02/04/2024
BlackRock has been issued a legal warning and faces fines over ‘false and misleading statements’ in relation to climate change.
Posted: 28/03/2024
New data shows sustainability leaders are anxious about the prospect of greenwashing accusations while a wave of 'legislation lethargy' hits organisations across the UK.
Posted: 27/03/2024
The gap in pension pay between male and female workers exceeds £1,000 a year in some sectors.
Posted: 28/3/24
The government and the National Citizen Service (NCS) Trust have named their partners to deliver job opportunities for young people.
Posted: 26/3/24
Virgin Media O2 and Hubbub have teamed up to provide £400,000 new funding for its tech lending scheme.
Posted: 25/03/2024
Asthma + Lung UK has cut carbon emissions within its pension fund investments by 93% over the last two years.
Posted: 25/3/24
Currys has partnered with the British Red Cross Disaster Fund to help support people affected by crises globally.
Posted: 22/03/2024
Sky has ramped up its commitment to EDI with a new initiative aimed at working with wider range of diverse-owned/led production companies.
Posted: 22/03/2024
Organisations that work to save energy, help those experiencing fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions have been handed £4.3m in funding by rule breaking energy companies.
Posted: 22/3/24
The Blenheim Estate is embarking on partnership project to help increase the effectiveness of reforestation efforts within the estate.
Posted: 21/03/2024
Businesses aren't properly equipped to implement EDI policies that are based on evidence, resorting in ineffective practices, a new government report has revealed.
Posted: 21/03/2024
Business and public bodies in Scotland are being urged to sign up to a series of pledges to ensure their procurement is socially responsible and values led.
Posted: 21/3/24
Using artificial intelligence to improve weather forecasting for solar energy and boost the energy efficiency of homes are among initiatives to receive funding.
Posted: 21/3/24
A Dutch court has ruled that KLM's use of greenwashing in its advertising is illegal, setting a major precedent across the aviation sector.
Posted: 20/03/2024
Tesco Mobile has rolled out a sensory support box initiative to coincide with Neurodiversity Celebration Week.
Posted: 20/03/24
More than than half of local authorities are failing to apply social value to their contracting for businesses and social enterprises.
Posted: 20/3/24
Central bankers have developed a new tool, using artificial intelligence (AI) to assess climate-related financial risks.
Posted: 19/03/24
Gemma Stacey, deputy CEO of Florence Nightingale Foundation, explains how the charity built on its emerging sustainability strategy to develop a broader ESG statement and action plan
Posted: 19/03/2024
London Marathon Events and the Salvation Army have teamed up to collect discarded participant clothing at its events.
Posted: 19/03/2024
Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) has ‘positive business outcomes’ for firms implementing EDI practices and policies, a new survey has found.
Posted: 18/03/2024
Directors could face the sack or see their remuneration packages cut if they fail to properly consider climate and nature related risks their company faces.
Posted: 19/3/24
Small businesses based in and around Newcastle have become signaturies of a scheme designed to boost sustainability on the high street.
Posted: 18/03/2024
Millions of pounds of funding is available for businesses across the UK who are aiming to adopt energy efficient measures and make the switch to greener energy.
Posted: 18/03/2024
Volunteering is delivering productivity gains worth billions to the UK economy each year, research has found.
Posted: 15/03/24
Members of a UN-backed climate coalition have voted to tighten the guidelines for climate target setting for banks.
Posted: 15/03/24
A coalition of food innovation organisations has launched the Regenerative Innovation Portfolio, which aims to leverage regenerative agriculture's potential in Europe by demonstrating innovative pathways and scaling existing initiatives through new partnerships across agrifood value chains.
Posted: 14/03/2024
A world-leading innovation project exploring the possibilities of hydrogen production on offshore wind farms and transportation to shore is to conclude, almost two years after it began. 
Posted: 14/03/2024
New research from Triodos Bank UK reveals a level of greenwashing influencing consumers’ decisions to open ISAs.
Posted: 13/03/2024
The Climate Change Committee’s assessment of the Government’s Third National Adaptation Programme (NAP3) points to it being inadequate in its current stat, but there is still a window for creating effective climate resilience.
Posted: 13/03/2024
Getting solar power to high rise apartment has been an issue, but one solution is the deployment of mini-arrays to each balcony.
Posted: 13/03/2024
The 4th annual National Sustainability Awards, recognising the pioneers of sustainability are now open for nominations. Seeking great stories of innovation and breadth of impact across all sectors that can help build a more sustainable and better future, this year we have added extra categories so that more organisations from an even wider range of activities can help demonstrate their commitment and share best practice.
Posted: 13/03/2024
The Energy Secretary has taken a “common-sense decision” to build new gas-fuelled power stations in light of concerns for energy security.
Posted: 12/03/2024
Europe is the fastest warming continent in the world, and climate risks are threatening its energy and food security, ecosystems, infrastructure, water resources, financial stability, and people’s health, according to the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) assessment.
Posted: 12/03/2024
British Forces Cyprus (BFC) has awarded a contract to Beam Global to provide portable electric vehicle charging solutions.
Posted: 12/03/2024
The Government’s Review of electricity market arrangements (REMA), now entering its second consultation, seeks to address significant irregularities and inefficiencies in the energy market.
Posted: 12/03/2024
Octopus Energy is announcing plans to offer 4,000 new job roles in 2024 alone. The majority of these jobs will be in the services division, including heat pump engineers, solar and EV charger installers, delivery drivers and operations personnel.
Posted: 11/03/2024
In 2022, the UK imported around half its food from overseas. Just over a quarter of UK food imports came from the Mediterranean region, most of which was staple fresh produce like fruit and vegetables.
Posted: 11/03/2024
The UK now has over 15GW of onshore wind capacity that is fully operational, with EDF Renewables UK’s West Benhar onshore wind farm in North Lanarkshire adding a capacity of 30.1MW.
Posted: 11/03/2024
Following the UK’s decision to leave the Energy Charter Treaty, the EU is the next in line to ditch the agreement.
Posted: 07/03/2024
NatPower will invest more than £10bn of investment in energy transition, as it develops the over 60GWh of battery storage and clean energy projects, in a boost to the UK renewable ambitions.
Posted: 07/03/2024
The Government has announced the largest ever budget for the upcoming Contracts for Difference auction round with £800m pledged for offshore wind.
Posted: 07/03/2024
Demand for validation services has risen consistently, with the total number of companies with validated targets doubling again in 2024.
Posted: 07/03/2024
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has ruled on listed companies making climate disclosures.
Posted: 06/03/2024
Unilever has released its Climate Policy Engagement Review, calling on industry associations to be actively engaged in climate advocacy
Posted: 06/03/2024
Vattenfall IDNO is offering its Grid Connections Consultancy to help infrastructure developers connect to electricity grid more rapidly.
Posted: 05/03/2024
The EU has reached a provisional agreement for regulation on packaging and packaging waste, setting new binding re-use targets for 2030 and indicative targets for 2040.
Posted: 05/03/2024
Innocent’s Farmer Innovation Fund, launched in 2021, has increased funding to £1m for 2024. 
Posted: 05/03/2024
Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose less strongly in 2023 than the year before even as total energy demand growth accelerated, but without clean energy technologies, the global increase in emissions in the last five years would have been three times larger.
Posted: 04/03/2024
Hydrogen to get a further boost with over £21m of Government support for seven projects to make fuel for transport and businesses moving away from natural gas.
Posted: 04/03/2024
TV personality Chris Packham is asking a judge to decide whether it was lawful for the Government to change its environmental policies.
Posted: 04/03/2024
Two councils, two different stories that highlight the problems with large-scale solar farms in the UK and planning.
Posted: 01/03/2024
The UK's Boiler Upgrade Scheme showing a 49 per cent increase in voucher applications and vouchers issued in January 2024, compared to January 2023.
Posted: 01/03/2024
The Volta Foundation’s 2023 Battery Report has ben released. The Volta Foundation is the global battery community and contains Siemens and Ford among its members.
Posted: 01/03/2024
The first regenerative agriculture project in the UK has been created, working with farms that grow mustard seeds and mint leaves used in Unilever’s Colman’s products.
Posted: 29/02/2024
On the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion, Ukraine’s largest private energy company DTEK has accelerated the company’s development of renewable power across Ukraine.
Posted: 29/02/2024
The EU’s Parliament has approved its ‘environmental crimes’ rules. The new directive, agreed with the EC on last year, was adopted with 499 votes in favour, 100 against and 23 abstentions.
Posted: 28/02/2024
Tata will build a £4bn battery cell gigafactory in the UK, producing 40GW annually. Announced last year, the decision has now been confirmed in an official press release.
Posted: 28/02/2024
The UK has exceeded the five-year targets set by the UK’s Climate Change Act.
Posted: 28/02/2024
The UK’s net-zero economy grew 9 per cent in 2023 according to a new report, with the total gross value added (GVA) by businesses involved in the net-zero economy standing at £74bn.
Posted: 27/02/2024
An investigation into Eni’s projects in Kenya and the Republic of the Congo by Transport & Environment (T&E) and The Continent shows that the promise of producing thousands of tonnes of biofuel crops id falling short and casts doubt on the concept of scaling up biofuels as an alternative to oil and gas.
Posted: 26/02/2024
A new finance initiative is calling for a transformation of the $500tr global financial system to achieve climate goals through a just transition.
Posted: 26/02/2024
The EU’s import taxes on carbon-intensive products will have only a limited impact on climate change and a modest negative effect on economies in Asia and the Pacific, according to research by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Posted: 26/02/2024
A new report published by RenewableUK shows that the Government has an opportunity to secure a record number of new offshore wind farms, and record amount of new capacity, in this year's auction for contracts to generate clean power (Contracts for Difference).
Posted: 23/02/2024
Planning has been approved for a 40MW battery storage project in Staffordshire.
Posted: 22/02/2024
The Government has confirmed its withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) after efforts to agree modernisation failed.
Posted: 22/02/2024
The UK Infrastructure Bank has committed £30m to support the expansion of UK-based green hydrogen pioneer, GeoPura.
Posted: 22/02/2024
DNV predicts that without swift action the UK is currently on course to miss its 2030 NDC target and its legally binding mid-century decarbonisation target.
Posted: 22/02/2024
Luton will become second Stellantis plant in UK to manufacture electric vehicles, following Ellesmere Port.
Posted: 22/02/2024
The EC has adopted new rules will enhance consumers’ rights and protect them against misleading ‘green’ claims, including about unfair claims about carbon offsetting. It will also clarify the traders’ liability in cases of information (or lack of information) on early obsolescence, unnecessary software updates or the unjustified obligation to buy spare parts from the original producer.
Posted: 22/02/2024
The Attorney General is seeking clarity on whether claims that protesters honestly believed organisations affected by their stunts would have consented to the damage - if they had known more about the impact of climate change - can be a defence in court.
Posted: 22/02/2024
Research from Make My Money Matter into the £3tr UK pensions market has shown that the total related carbon emissions stand currently at 330 million tonnes each year.
Posted: 21/02/2024
Climate investments in the EU economy grew by 9 per cent in 2022, but whilst the European Green Deal is gaining economic momentum, investments must double for the EU to hit 2030 climate targets.
Posted: 21/02/2024
Friends of the Earth, ClientEarth and Good Law Project are taking the Government to the High Court over what Friends of the Earth lawyer, Katie de Kauwe, called “a reckless, high-risk plan”.
Posted: 21/02/2024
AI crop pickers and vertical farming might once have been the thing of science fiction, but a set of circumstances is making them a reality.
Posted: 20/02/2024
The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero has given approval for plans to build a net-zero power station on Teesside.
Posted: 20/02/2024
Alternative asset manager Gresham House has launched a new specialist biodiversity strategy to accelerate the deployment of nature-based solutions to halt biodiversity decline in the UK.
Posted: 20/02/2024
The EU has reached agreement on a world leading registry for certified carbon dioxide removals obtained from eco-farming practices and industrial processes. The voluntary framework is intended to facilitate and speed up the deployment of high-quality carbon removal and soil emission reduction activities in the EU.
Posted: 20/02/2024
Of 24 European countries analysed, the most attractive markets for battery energy storage systems (BESS) investment are the UK, Ireland and Italy.
Posted: 19/02/2024
The EU is scrapping the promised “initiative for water resilience” despite the increased dangers of flooding and drought.
Posted: 19/02/2024
JPMorgan Asset Management and State Street Global Advisors have said they are withdrawing from Climate Action 100+, the largest investor coalition focused on putting pressure on corporations to act on climate change.
Posted: 16/02/24
Barclays has published a revised Climate Change Statement and Transition Finance Framework to progress its climate strategy and continue its focus on clients actively engaged in the energy transition.
Posted: 13/02/2024
The UK has cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent between 1990 and 2022, while growing the economy by nearly 80 per cent, becoming the first major economy to achieve this milestone.
Posted: 13/02/2024
From 12 February all major housing developments are required to deliver at least a 10 per cent benefit for nature with England becoming the first country to make such a gain a legal requirement.
Posted: 12/02/2024
Germany and Italy are objecting to the EU’s supply chain ESG laws, meaning that any decision will now need to be postponed.
Posted: 12/02/2024
Octopus Energy and National Grid have introduced a new process to speed up the installation of heat pumps and other low carbon technologies, such as domestic batteries and electric vehicle chargers.
Posted: 09/02/2024
The 2024 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering has been jointly awarded to Andrew Garrad and Henrik Stiesdal for their achievements in advancing the design, manufacture and deployment of high-performance wind turbines.
Posted: 08/02/2024
The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) has revealed that the global mean temperature for the past twelve months (Feb 2023 – Jan 2024) is the highest on record, at 1.52C above the 1850-1900 pre-industrial average.
Posted: 08/02/2024
The Labour Party is on the brink of dropping its pledge to append £28bn a year on environmental projects.
Posted: 08/02/2024
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has censured an advertisement on Google for BMW claiming it produced, “zero emissions cars”.
Posted: 07/02/2024
Ørsted. Already bruised by its experiences in US offshore, is pulling out of several markets.
Posted: 07/02/2024
Lunaz’s upcycled electric refuse trucks have achieved the highest (five-star) Direct Vision Standard (DVS) rating for driver visibility.
Posted: 07/02/2024
Ember’s European Electricity Review shows a record fall in coal, gas and CO2 emissions in 2023 across the UK and EU in 2023, with a cleaner electricity mix than ever, as renewables took major steps forward.
Posted: 07/02/2024
The EU has reached a provisional agreement how ESG ratings will be regulated, in an attempt to bring harmonisation, clarity and confidence.
Posted: 07/02/2024
The EU has reached a provisional deal on the Net-Zero industry Act to bolster EU production in technologies needed for decarbonisation.
Posted: 07/02/2024
Rowan Atkinson has been cited by the House of Lords as a reason for poor EV sales in the UK.
Posted: 07/02/2024
Triodos Bank UK has introduced its Triodos Future Generations Fund to UK retail investors, the fund is aimed at improving the wellbeing and development of children worldwide.
Posted: 06/02/2024
The top two barriers to mitigating high energy costs are a lack of solutions with immediate impact and environmental considerations limiting options, both cited by 63 per cent in a PwC survey.
Posted: 06/02/2024
Arrival, the UK electric van maker was once valued at $13bn, is now in the hands of EY-Parthenon’s Turnaround and Restructuring Strategy team and exploring options for the sale of the business and assets.
Posted: 06/02/2024
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) need to be reformed to be effective, according to a new report published today by the Building Research Establishment (BRE).
Posted: 05/02/2024
Switching to ammonia as a marine fuel, with the goal of decarbonisation, can instead create entirely new problems.
Posted: 05/02/2024
British Gas is offering the cheapest EV charging rate in the UK under its Hive SmartCharge service.
Posted: 05/02/2024
The Society of Motor Manufactures and Traders (SMMT) has reported that the millionth EV in the UK has been registered during January while overall new car market grow 8.2 per cent.
Posted: 05/02/2024
A group of 21 investors have written to the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority to seek its support in ensuring that banks disclose climate risks.
Posted: 02/02/24
Google has announced several new renewable energy deal that will see power purchase agreements for more than 700MW.
Posted: 01/02/2024
Many textile brands including Ralph Lauren, Levi Strauss and Victoria Secret are underestimating water-related risks despite it being a key risk factor for the textile industry, a report published by Planet Tracker has revealed.
Posted: 01/02/2024
M&S is removing over four million units of plastic packaging in Cafes across UK and IKEA has slashed its carbon footprint by 22 per cent.
Posted: 31/01/2024
COP28 means that the UK must now support the COP28 global goals to triple renewable capacity and double the annual rate of energy efficiency improvements by 2030, as well as an obligation to support the acceleration of the global transition away from fossil fuels, say the Climate Change Committee (CCC).
Posted: 31/01/2024
Morningstar analysis of ESG funds shows that as the European Commission closed its consultation on the future of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) in the final quarter of 2023, Article 8 funds were registering the largest quarterly outflows on record.
Posted: 30/01/2024
New analysis from the Westwood Global Energy group estimates that 380GW or $883bn offshore wind projects are at risk over the next six years.
Posted: 30/01/2024
New figures show applications to the Government's Boiler Upgrade Scheme in December jumped by 49 per cent compared to the same month in 2022.
Posted: 30/01/2024
The recent COP28 commitment to triple renewable energy capacity by the end of the decade is a welcome but ambitious target that will require rapid scaling of renewables.
Posted: 30/01/2024
Funding has been awarded to 33 projects across the UK that will cut shipping emissions and support the maritime industry to net-zero.
Posted: 29/01/2024
HSBC has launched its Net Zero Transition Plan, providing an overview of how it plans to be a net-zero bank by 2050.
Posted: 26/01/2024
Co-op, in partnership with its supplier Dunbia, will financially reward farmers in its beef supply chain for sustainable farming practices.
Posted: 26/01/2024
Clean sources of electricity generation are set to cover additional electricity demand through to 2026, a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has found.
Posted: 25/01/2024
Drax is setting up a new US-based business unit that will oversee the development and construction of new-build BECCS plants internationally with the intention of becoming a leader in delivering large-scale global carbon removals.
Posted: 25/01/2024
The question is how to make EVs faster to recharge and accelerate their adoption. Current lithium-ion batteries are slow to charge, but there might be a breakthrough at Harvard University, where the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) is developing a solid-state that can be charged in minutes – just like filling a petrol tank.
Posted: 24/01/2024
Eatron Technologies and WMG, University of Warwick have developed an innovative and accurate estimate for EV battery Remaining Useful Life (RUL).
Posted: 24/01/2024
The biggest transfer of community energy assets ever in the UK has been completed, with solar farms with a collective capacity of 36MW going into community ownership.
Posted: 24/01/2024
Barclays has reopened its Cambridge Eagle Lab as a dedicated space to support or scale high-growth climate tech businesses and as an area to showcase climate technologies or businesses that Barclays is supporting through its partnerships.
Posted: 23/01/2024
The Government should increase annual public investment by £26bn to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss, as well as improving productivity and economic growth a report by Professor Lord Nicholas Stern and experts at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Cambridge have found.
Posted: 23/01/2024
Texas-based oil company ExxonMobil has sued two ESG investors in an attempt to prevent their climate proposal from going to a vote at its annual investor meeting.
Posted: 23/01/2024
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has announced revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code are intended to enhance transparency and accountability, but the new Code has come under fire for ignoring ESG concerns.
Posted: 23/01/2024
Estimated indirect economic consequences of climate induced sea level rise are much higher than previous studies imply.
Posted: 19/01/2024
EU lawmakers today agreed targets for heavy-duty vehicles that will phase out almost all sales of new diesel trucks by 2040.
Posted: 19/01/2024
Oxford has launched what will be the largest UK fleet of electric buses outside of London.
Posted: 18/01/2024
Interest in the seaweed industry is growing rapidly across Europe, and seaweed farming is viewed as a forerunner of a sustainability transition with widespread local benefits.
Posted: 18/01/2024
The Government has awarded funding to build a publicly accessible green hydrogen refuelling station near Middlesbrough, initially serving at least 25 new zero emission heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) making deliveries.
Posted: 18/01/2024
If those who drive the furthest ditched fossil fuels, the UK could save all of the oil (around 13.6 million tonnes) expected to be extracted from the North Sea by the 2040s, according to a new report from New AutoMotive.
Posted: 18/01/2024
London is ‘underprepared’ for the impact of climate change including flooding and extreme heat, a report commissioned by the Mayor of London has found.
Posted: 17/01/2024
The Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, Claire Coutinho, has approved the Development Consent Order (the DCO) for Drax Power’s plans to convert two of its biomass units at Drax Power Station to the carbon removals technology bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS).
Posted: 17/01/2024
Who would have thought it? Social media and internet channels might be spreading some disinformation.
Posted: 17/01/2024
Climate-intensified natural disasters could lead to $12.5tr in economic losses and an additional 14.5 million deaths by 2050, a report presented by the World Economic Forum at their annual meeting in Davos has found.
Posted: 16/01/2024
The fifth annual report by ShareAction analysing how the world’s largest asset managers voted in 2023 on shareholder resolutions to address environmental and social issues has been released. The overall picture of the results is that support for these resolutions has declined, and the report describes this as the ‘worst voting performance yet’.
Posted: 16/01/2024
Solar power is expected to be the leading source of growth in electricity generation over the next two years, according to predictions by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). It forecasts an increased capacity for solar power that will boost the solar share to six per cent in 2024 and seven per cent in 2025, up from four per cent in 2023.
Posted: 15/01/2024
Roadchef has reached a significant fundraising milestone with over £5m now raised for its charity partner, Cancer Research UK (CRUK).
Posted: 15/01/2024
Philanthropic foundations channelled $330m towards outdoor air quality projects between 2015-22, according to Philanthropic Foundation Funding for Clean Air: Advancing Climate Action, Health and Social Justice, a new report by the Clean Air Fund.
Posted: 15/01/2024
A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows it could be possible to meet the goal of tripling global capacity for renewable energy by 2030 as agreed at COP28, but emerging and developing economies must brought along to achieve this.
Posted: 15/01/2024
Norway has become the first country to approve commercial-scale deep-sea mining, after its government passed a bill with cross-party support on Tuesday.(illustration above by Greenpeace).
Posted: 11/01/2024
The World Economic Forum has highlighted misinformation and disinformation as the biggest short-term risks, while extreme weather and critical change to Earth systems are greatest long-term concern, according to its Global Risks Report 2024.
Posted: 11/01/2024
Just Giving has selected GoCardless as its exclusive open baking payment provider, replacing American Express.
Posted: 11/01/2023
The Government is looking to further expand its nuclear horizons publishing two consultations, one on a new approach to siting future nuclear power stations and another on supporting the sector and encouraging private investment to roll out advanced nuclear projects.
Posted: 11/01/2024
Plans by EET Hydrogen for the first large scale, low carbon hydrogen production plant (HPP1) in the UK in Ellesmere Port have been given the green light by Cheshire West & Chester Council.
Posted: 11/01/2024
There was close to a 20 per cent jump in heat pump installations in 2023 compared to the previous year, with over 220,000 heat pumps in use (Vaillant heat pump shown).
Posted: 11/01/2024
Microplastics are showing up everywhere, from polar ice to soil, now researchers have found that nanoplastics, which are microplastics that have broken down even further can be found in bottled water.
Posted: 10/01/2024
Marks & Spencer has announced it is expanding its Refilled scheme, in partnership with Reposit, on own-brand cleaning and laundry products, as part of its commitment to reduce and remove plastic packaging
Posted: 10/01/2024
EDF’s plans to invest a further £1.3bn in the UK’s five generating nuclear power stations over the 2024-26 period will help sustain output at current levels.
Posted: 10/01/2024
InfraRed Capital Partners, part of SLC Management, the institutional alternatives and traditional asset management business of Sun Life, has entered a £100m partnership with Wondrwall Group to develop an AI-powered home energy management system.
Posted: 08/01/2024
The UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) has secured £38m of funding to upgrade the facility including a new flexible scale-up line will bridge the gap between UKBIC’s existing volume industrialisation line and kilogramme scale demonstrator lines available elsewhere.
Posted: 08/01/2024
As the Government readies the roll out of small modular reactors in the UK, it is launching a high-assay low enriched uranium (HALEU) programme with £300m of investment to provide enriched uranium for the next generation of nuclear reactors.
Posted: 08/01/2024
BT Group is powering up its first EV charging unit built from an old green street cabinet. The cabinets, traditionally used to store broadband and phone cabling, are now coming to the end of their useful lives but are being reborn as street EV charging points.
Posted: 08/01/2024
Piclo and National Grid Electricity Distribution have announced a strategic partnership aimed at simplifying access for Flexibility Service Providers (FSP) into local distribution Flexibility Markets.
Posted: 05/01/2024
UK Power Networks has become the first Distribution System Operator (DSO) to respond to industry calls and publish full data on curtailment history across its network.
Posted: 05/01/2024
The average share of renewable sources in energy consumption at the EU level reached 23 per cent in 2022, an increase of 1.1 percentage points from 2021.
Posted: 04/01/2024
From 1 January 2024 French households and businesses will need to collect food waste under new 'compost obligatoire' rules.
Posted: 04/01/2024
The 104TWh generated from fossil fuels in 2023 is the lowest level in 66 years a Carbon Brief analysis reveals.
Posted: 04/01/2024
National Grid’s new interconnector, Viking Link, has been switched on, with the 475 mile link having a capacity of 1.4GW.
Posted: 03/01/2024
Chinese EV maker BYD managed to outsell Tesla in the last quarter of 2023, with claimed sales of 526,000 vehicles. (Picture credit Tesla Inc.)
Posted: 03/01/2024
A Government target of having six or more rapid or ultra-rapid electric vehicle chargers at every motorway service area in England by the end of 2023 has been missed, according to new research conducted by the RAC.
Posted: 02/01/2024
We're taking a Christmas break now - and will return with a few changes in 2024.
Posted: 21/12/2023
A new report released by RenewableUK shows that the pipeline of energy storage projects which are operational, under construction, consented or being planned has increased by more than two-thirds over the last year in terms of capacity.
Posted: 21/12/2023
Ørsted has taken final investment decision on the world’s single largest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 3, which will have a capacity of 2.9GW, and it is a green light.
Posted: 21/12/2023
Pension providers are failing to use a critical financial lever in their engagement with fossil fuel companies and are opening the door to legal risk, environmental lawyers warn.
Posted: 21/12/2023
E.ON has partnered with Naked Energy, using the company’s expertise high energy density solar technology.
Posted: 20/12/2023
A ‘Heatropolis’ project aims to create a blueprint for wider decarbonisation. The King’s Cross heat network could now be scaled up for millions of buildings across the country.
Posted: 20/12/2023
ING has announced that it is taking the next steps in its greening process; phasing out the financing of upstream oil and gas activities by 2040 and aiming to triple new financing for renewable energy by 2025.
Posted: 20/12/2023
The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero has announced its CCUS Vision that sets out plans for new competitive market in Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) by 2035.
Posted: 20/12/2023
The pilot scheme in Redcar that was to test domestic use of hydrogen will now not go ahead.
Posted: 19/12/2023
Octopus Energy has received an additional $800m investment from its existing shareholders, valuing the company at $7.8bn.
Posted: 19/12/2023
In a step forward to transform the UK into a highly investable market for green hydrogen, the Government has awarded support to 11 green hydrogen projects in a world-first commercial-scale Hydrogen Allocation Round, securing 125MW of capacity. Ministers have also published a strategic roadmap which sets out the UK’s commitment to ramp up a low carbon hydrogen economy between now and 2035.
Posted: 19/12/2023
While most Brits are well aware of how to reduce their carbon footprint through changing their behaviours, more than two thirds (67 per cent) don’t know how to switch to a ‘green pension’, research from Scottish Widows has revealed.
Posted: 19/12/2023
Analysis of latest biofuels data shows worrying rise in dubious ‘used’ cooking oil imports as airlines increasingly promote biofuels as solution for cleaner flying.
Posted: 14/12/2023
Housebuilder the Hill Group, social landlord Clarion Housing Group and Octopus Energy have agreed a strategic partnership to deliver sustainable living in the UK.
Posted: 13/12/2023
COP28 has made it over the line with agreement on the text to "transition away" from fossil fuels, which deserves the expression ‘historic’ but leaves some room for disappointment.
Posted: 13/12/2023
Battery Manufacturer E-Storage has agreed a deal with Engie to build and deliver 226 MWh DC of energy storage for projects in Scotland. The company, a subsidiary of Canadian Solar, will construct energy storage projects for the two sites in Cathkin and Broxburn.

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Posted: 12/12/2023
The nearly 200 countries at COP28 have finally been presented with draft text by the UAE COP28 presidency, but the precise wording has left some questioning the real determination to stop climate change.
Posted: 12/12/2023
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will consider ‘green’ claims made by Unilever about certain household essential items, such as a number of cleaning products and toiletries.
Posted: 12/12/2023
While the rapid deployment of clean energy technologies in recent years has made a major difference to the climate outlook, and it places the Paris goal within reach, the world is not yet on track to meet the Paris Agreement goal of keeping global warming well below 2C – let alone below the threshold of 1.5C that science has shown is crucial to avoid the worst effects of climate change.
Posted: 11/12/2023
Annual spending on solar and wind projects has risen by more than $300bn in the past five years, benefitting from policy support and cost declines. In 2023, it's set to account for a third of the expected $1.8tr in overall clean energy investment.
Posted: 11/12/2023
First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) has announced that it will lend, invest and facilitate over $135bn in sustainable and transition financing by 2030.
Posted: 11/12/2023
The UK could health threats from mosquito-borne diseases as the country warms from climate change.
Posted: 11/12/2023
An analysis of the FTSE All-World Index sees that a rebounding global economy, post COVID in 2021, saw the decline in emissions moderated, with typical firm-level emission reduction decreasing from five per cent to one per cent, and a quarter of reporting index constituents increasing emissions by at least ten per cent in 2021.
Posted: 08/12/2023
Ensuring a lower-carbon future is not only necessary but also good for the economy, according to the latest climate scenarios from the Network for Greening the Financial System, a group of 127 central banks and financial supervisors working to manage climate risks and boost green investment.
Posted: 07/12/2023
At COP 28 several independent carbon crediting standards have announced a collaboration to increase the impact of activities under their standards.
Posted: 07/12/2023
Zapmap, the charge point mapping service, has today confirmed that the country has passed the significant milestone of 10,000 rapid and ultra-rapid electric vehicle charging points.
Posted: 07/12/2023
The UK’s energy supply could require more than £900bn in capital expenditure to achieve net-zero by 2050, opening up a significant opportunity for public and private capital in enabling a successful transition, according to a new report published by NatWest and Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
Posted: 07/12/2023
An estimated total of 90 million people to be employed in the energy sector by 2030, as predicted in Bureau Veritas’s Energy Transition Report 2023.
Posted: 06/12/2023
Launched as part of Energy Day at COP28, a call has been made for sports teams and industries to integrate renewable energy technologies into their operations.
Posted: 06/12/2023
The UK could unlock £100bn in investment opportunities to decarbonise Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs), a new report by the Green Finance Institution (GFI) has shown.
Posted: 05/12/2023
Several major NGOs have cautiously welcomed the announcement by Emmanuel Macron of a multilateral initiative to end the construction of new coal plants.
Posted: 05/12/2023
Broadening permitted development rights could help boost solar power, as the Government’s intention to allow greater flexibility in planning will mean that rooftop solar panels can be more easily installed.
Posted: 05/12/2023
COP28 has produced some significant progress, and a few raised eyebrows.
Posted: 05/12/2023
BP has agreed to acquire the 50.03 per cent interest it does not already own in Lightsource, developer and operator of utility-scale solar and battery storage assets.
Posted: 04/12/2023
SSE Renewables and Equinor have awarded contracts to Genesis, H2GO Power, and Fichtner to support the optimal production of large-scale green hydrogen from Dogger Bank D.
Posted: 04/12/2023
Octopus Energy Group has completed the acquisition of Shell Energy Retail in the UK and Germany.
Posted: 04/12/2023
COP28 has pledged more than $57bn in its first four days, including a start to the long anticipated ‘loss and damage’ fund. Other areas receiving funding pledges include finance, health, food, nature, and energy.
Posted: 04/12/2023
Two weeks of COP28 opens amid hope and criticism. On the table will be discussions on creating a disaster fund, which could be an easy win, before the battle lines over what is a ‘just transition’, reparations, and the role of fossil fuels are drawn.
Posted: 30/11/2023
The Green Finance Institute (GFI) has released a report revealing that introducing Property Linked Finance (PLF) to the UK market could investment of billions in the energy efficiency of the UK’s properties.
Posted: 28/11/2023
The Rockefeller Foundation has announced that it will target net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for its $6bn endowment by 2050.
Posted: 28/11/2023
Reuters reports that OPEC secretary general Haitham Al Ghais has accused the International Energy Agency (IEA) of vilifying the oil and gas industry.
Posted: 28/11/2023
The US Army Corps of Engineers will begin work on a solar-covered canal pilot project in Arizona.
Posted: 28/11/2023
Virgin Atlantic’s flight on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) will take off from London Heathrow to New York JFK, marking a significant solution to the decarbonisation of long-haul aviation.
Posted: 28/11/2023
The first auction under the European Hydrogen Bank fielded an initial €800m of emissions trading revenues. In the auction, producers of renewable hydrogen can bid for support in the form of a fixed premium per kilogramme of hydrogen produced. The premium is intended to bridge the gap between the price of production and the price consumers are currently willing to pay, in a market where non-renewable hydrogen is still cheaper to produce.
Posted: 27/11/2023
Business and Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch has launched the Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Plan that will set the parameters of how the UK will grow and deploy clean and digital manufacturing technologies.
Posted: 27/11/2023
Germany and Italy have reaffirmed their commitment to gas and hydrogen pipelines across the Alps.
Posted: 24/11/2023
Negotiations on the insurance regulation Solvency II have fallen short of delivering the regulatory framework needed to hold insurers accountable for climate risks, with the final text only requiring most EU insurers to develop 'prudential plans and targets' to address risks associated with climate change.
Posted: 24/11/2023
Nissan will build electric Qashqai and Juke models at its Sunderland factory alongside the next generation of the electric Leaf and create a new gigafactory for electric batteries in addition to the existing facility and the further gigafactory being built by AESC.
Posted: 24/11/2023
Atos and the WWF have announced a three-year strategic partnership to leverage technology to support biodiversity conservation and to encourage businesses to decarbonise.
Posted: 23/11/2023
According to new research from Element Energy, electric heavy goods vehicles (eHGVs) are poised to become more economical than their diesel counterparts.
Posted: 23/11/2023
There was some good news for renewables in the Autumn Statement, with the decision to make the full expensing of capital investment permanent. Under full expensing, companies can deduct the costs of equipment. The policy was due to end in 2026.
Posted: 23/11/2023
A new Clean Energy Partnership between the UK and the Republic of Korea (RoK) boost energy security and accelerate the clean energy transition has been launched.
Posted: 22/11/2023
A coalition of NGS has blasted the European Parliament’s Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA) saying that it supports the interests of industry rather than prioritising climate front-runners.
Posted: 22/11/2023
Businesses are revising their climate targets as reality of long-term sustainability transformation hits them, and as a result they are extending commitment targets with average deadlines for climate change commitments shifting back by 14 years to 2050.
Posted: 22/11/2023
An official of the UN has contacted the Government with concerns that climate protestors are facing unduly harsh sentences at court.
Posted: 21/11/2023
An analysis of 2030 national renewable targets show that doubling of renewables is already planned by governments, but tripling is within sight.
Posted: 21/11/2023
The City of London Corporation has slashed its net carbon emissions by 66 per cent since 2018/19, leaving it on track to hit its key target to reach net-zero in its own operations by 2027.
Posted: 21/11/2023
Euromonitor’s annual report reveals consumers’ evolving values, and within the top five two are directly relevant to sustainability as the environment continues to be a major concern.
Posted: 21/11/2023
New EU crimes include pollution caused by ships, mercury use, and the illegal depletion of water resources.
Posted: 20/11/2023
The Government has announced £960 million of funding for clean energy in a Green Industries Growth Accelerator.
Posted: 20/11/2023
Octopus Energy’s generation arm, managing £6bn of green energy projects, has launched its first offshore wind fund.
Posted: 20/11/2023
Remember Thunderbirds? Critical was the ability to get the rescue team to locations quickly. Now American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT) has partnered with humanitarian relief organisation Airlink to enable its first responders travel more quickly to disaster areas.
Posted: 20/11/2023
Ofgem has launched a review and consultation on standing charges with a view to their potential replacement.
Posted: 16/11/2023
In an open letter to electric vehicle chargepoint operators and motorway service area site operator, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has highlighted its concerns about very limited competition along motorways.
Posted: 16/11/2023
PepsiCo has been sued by New York state for plastic pollution along Buffalo River that is allegedly contaminating the water and harming wildlife.
Posted: 16/11/2023
The Government has committed to offshore wind investment, with the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) confirming that it will increase the maximum strike price for offshore wind farms by 66 per cent, to £73 per MWh. Likewise, an increase of 52 per cent has been announced for floating offshore wind (FOW) projects to £176. These revised figures will form the parameters for the next annual CfD auction (Allocation Round 6, or AR6).
Posted: 16/11/2023
The global campaign for a proposed Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, is calling on European governments and policymakers to commit themselves to such a legally binding, international treaty at the upcoming COP28 in Dubai.
Posted: 16/11/2023
At a keynote speech, Frank Elderson questioned the “fitness and propriety” of some finance executives in charge.
Posted: 15/11/2023
The Crown Estate is taking steps to enable the generation of up to an additional 4GW from several offshore wind farm projects in development, within the timeframe of the Government’s offshore wind target of 50GW by 2030.
Posted: 14/11/2023
In Rishi Sunak’s reshuffle, Thérèse Coffey has been replaced by Steve Barclay as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Posted: 14/11/2023
Ofgem has announced a “tough new policy to clear zombie projects” and cut waiting time for energy grid connection.
Posted: 14/11/2023
Barbados will make a "debt-for-climate" swap with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) providing a $300m guarantee.
Posted: 13/11/2023
Although the Government has targeted the installation of 600,000 heat pumps a year by 2028 as it strives to hit the Net Zero pathway, the noise generated by heat pumps makes them unsuitable for many homes and contravene the Government’s own guidelines on noise pollution.
Posted: 13/11/2023
The IEA believes that Latin America and the offer “bright prospects for future clean energy industries”.
Posted: 13/11/2023
The chancellor is planning to introduce a carbon tax by 2026 to ensure that domestic producers are not undercut by countries with poorer environmental credentials.
Posted: 13/11/2023
Consultancy Waterman Group has launched its Materials Passports Framework which sets a clear pathway to material reuse in the construction industry.
Posted: 09/11/2023
Octopus Energy today announces a long-term partnership with housebuilder Bellway Homes to deliver ‘Zero Bills’ housing at scale.
Posted: 09/11/2023
The number of female CEOs and on women on boards has jumped by 83 per cent since 2018, with the sharpest increases being in 2021 and 2022.
Posted: 08/11/2023
The Government has committed to attract record levels of investment in renewable energy and to speed up grid connections to reach net-zero in the King’s Speech.
Posted: 08/11/2023
Claims that plastic bottles are fully recyclable or recycled stand accused of being vague, factually incorrect or not substantiated.
Posted: 07/11/2023
National Grid is accelerating the connection of up to 20GW of clean energy projects to its electricity transmission and distribution networks in England and Wales as part of ongoing collaborative work across industry.
Posted: 07/11/2023
Virgin Atlantic’s trial of flying the Atlantic on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) flight has been granted a permit to fly by the Civil Aviation Authority.
Posted: 06/11/2023
Sustainable Ventures, the climate tech cluster, has announced it has secured £3m in its first fundraising led by Barclays Sustainable Impact Capital and other investors to support UK expansion. Barclays Sustainable Impact Capital is investing £500m in climate tech startups in total and has previously invested in three businesses that are supported by Sustainable Ventures.
Posted: 06/11/2023
Researchers in American Chemical Society (ACS) report that they’ve developed a plastic-eating E.coli that can efficiently turn polyethylene terephthalate (PET) waste into adipic acid, which is used to make nylon materials, drugs and fragrances.
Posted: 06/11/2023
Released ahead of the COP28 climate talks taking place in Dubai, the Adaptation Gap Report 2023: Underfinanced. Underprepared finds that the adaptation finance needs of developing countries are 10-18 times as big as international public finance flows and over 50 per cent higher than the previous range estimate.
Posted: 06/11/2023
Car manufacturers have raised the prices of their cheapest models by an average of 41 per cent since 2019, new analysis of price data shows. Almost double the cumulative rate of inflation during this period.
Posted: 06/11/2023
The textiles and fashion industries face an issue as production levels wipe out crucial environmental improvements, with the average person buying 28 new items of clothes every year.
Posted: 06/11/2023
Recommerce, the buying, selling or renting previously owned products, continues to grow, as figures from Barclays reveal consumers are opting for second hand over new and hiring pre-loved items more often than they did a year ago, contributing £6.99bn to the UK economy.
Posted: 03/11/2023
Bloomberg and the Financial Times have reported that Barclays is to rebuild its carbon trading presence, having had a somewhat on/off relationship with the sector over the year, including acquiring and selling components of the business.
Posted: 03/11/2023
Allianz Trade has released its latest research on greening global trade, reviewing which countries produce and consume most green goods.
Posted: 02/11/2023
“We need more ambition, we need trillions not billions,” COP28 President Dr Sultan Al Jaber said at virtual meeting of heads of multilateral development banks (MDBs).
Posted: 02/11/2023
SSE Renewables will proceed with the construction of one of the UK’s largest battery energy storage system (BESS) projects in Monk Fryston, Yorkshire with a 320MW / 640MWh grid-scale battery.
Posted: 01/11/2023
The United Repair Centre London (URC London) is opening in Haringey, as part of the partnership between social impact companies United Repair Centre and Fashion-Enter with fashion brand Patagonia will make it easier for clothing brands to join the repair movement.
Posted: 01/11/2023
Ørsted will cease development of the Ocean Wind 1 and 2 projects as part of an ongoing review of its US offshore wind portfolio.
Posted: 01/11/2023
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Global Renewables Alliance (GRA) and COP28 Presidency have launched a joint report Tripling Renewable Power and Doubling Energy Efficiency by 2030: Crucial Steps Towards 1.5C.
Posted: 31/10/2023
The Energy Act 2023 has received Royal Assent, outlining a plan to transform the UK’s energy system by strengthening energy security, delivering net-zero and maintaining reasonable pricing.
Posted: 31/10/2023
The war in Ukraine has highlighted how climate, energy and security are all interrelated, and as a result COP28 will see a partnership between its Presidency and the Munich Security Conference (MSC).
Posted: 31/10/2023
South Pole has confirmed that it has terminated its contract with Carbon Green Investments (CGI), the owner and developer of the Kariba REDD+ project, with immediate effect.
Posted: 30/10/2023
BP will acquire $100m of ultra-fast charging hardware units from Tesla to facilitate the expansion of its Pulse public network across the US. The introduction of Tesla’s chargers to the Pulse network is the first time the hardware will be purchased for an independent EV charging network
Posted: 27/10/2023
More than a dozen high profile innovation projects that support the ongoing decarbonisation of the UK’s heat and transport sectors have been given the green light after UK Power Networks secured funding from industry regulator Ofgem.
Posted: 27/10/2023
New Unilever CEO Hein Schumacher has made it plain that not all of the company’s brands need have a social or environmental purpose.
Posted: 27/10/2023
A group of over 20 NGOs coordinated by ShareAction through the European Responsible Investment Network (ERIN), has published a manifesto for the EU elections calling on policymakers to make sustainable finance a top priority of the 2024-2029 EU agenda.
Posted: 26/10/2023
ClientEarth is taking the Government to court to strengthen its Net Zero strategy for a second time.
Posted: 26/10/2023
California Governor Gavin Newsom has been meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on a tour of Beijing with discussion on the climate, amongst other items, and talks on the Declaration of Enhanced Subnational Climate Action and Cooperation Between the State of California and the People’s Republic of China.
Posted: 26/10/2023
Venture capital investments in nature tech startups have been developing over the past three years with early-stage deals rising by 130 per cent between 2020 and 2022 and average deal sizes for seed to series B funding increased by 70 per cent.
Posted: 25/10/2023
Over 130 businesses in the We Mean Business coalition have signed a letter to the global leaders attending COP28 in Dubai urging them to phase out fossil fuels by the 2040s.
Posted: 25/10/2023
Thrive Renewables has launched a new share offer to support its aim to double the amount of renewable energy generation capacity in its portfolio over the next five years.
Posted: 24/10/2023
Major shifts underway today will result in a considerably different global energy system by the end of this decade, according to the IEA’s new World Energy Outlook 2023
Posted: 24/10/2023
Approximately £16bn of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is invested in the fossil fuel industry, according to analysis by Platform and Friends of the Earth.
Posted: 23/10/2023
The creation of a new fund to aid vulnerable countries hit by climate disasters has stumbled over EU and US ‘red lines’, with the US insisting on housing the proposed fund in the World Bank and the EU backing that proposal.
Posted: 23/10/2023
Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland has joined the Warm Welcome Campaign as its Volunteering Partner for 2023/24.
Posted: 18/10/23
Drinks company Diageo has announced two regenerative agriculture programmes across its tequila and scotch brands in Mexico and Scotland respectively.
Posted: 13/10/2023
New guidance published by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have been designed to help businesses understand how they can collaborate on environmental sustainability goals legally.
Posted: 13/10/2023
Yorkshire-based family automotive retailer JCT600 is donating a year’s supply of Chemo Ducks to both the Leeds and Sheffield Children’s Hospitals in partnership with The Give A Duck Foundation, a UK-wide children’s cancer charity.
Posted: 12/10/23
Digital workplace organisation Ricoh has announced an extension of its partnership agreement with The Prince’s Trust.
Posted: 11/10/23
Activism at AGMs is increasing, leading to both results for the activism and new liners of defence for corporates.
Posted: 12/10/2023
The quality of beer is likely to decline due to climate change, and even lager drinkers might notice.
Posted: 12/10/2023
RWE Supply and Trading and Npower Business Solutions have announced their collaboration regarding Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). The aim is to offer Npower customers PPAs for renewable energies in the future.
Posted: 11/10/2023
UK has surpassed 50,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging points according to the data from Zapmap.
Posted: 11/10/2023
The West Midlands Gigafactory, UK centre of electrification in Coventry, is in advanced discussions with several leading Asian battery manufacturers about future investment at the Coventry site.
Posted: 11/10/2023
The Final Disclosure Framework and Implementation Guidance from the Transition Plan Taskforce has been published, putting the UK on track for mandatory carbon disclosures.
Posted: 11/10/2023
Dogger Bank is now connected to the National Grid and providing renewable power as the first of the 277 turbines installed start work.
Posted: 10/10/2023
Virgin Media O2 is boosting its O2 Recycle initiative, as new figures show that UK businesses are holding onto almost 12 million unused mobile phones and tablets.
Posted: 09/10/2023
Half (46 per cent) of young people want to tax flying according to new research from Co-op and its charity, the Co-op Foundation.
Posted: 09/10/2023
The winners of the National Sustainability Awards have been revealed.
Posted: 06/10/2023
The recent publication of the final Green Technical Advisory Group (GTAG) paper on the long-term ‘institutional home’ for the Green Taxonomy is a suite of nine GTAG papers that have summarised the independent advice the GTAG has offered to the Government since the inception of GTAG in June 2021.
Posted: 05/10/2023
The UK’s biggest electricity network operator, UK Power Networks, has put its largest ever flexible electricity offering on the market today.
Posted: 05/10/2023
M&S will launch national charity partnership with Young Minds to raise £5m to help young people’s education, work and relationships.
Posted: 04/10/2023
Trafford’s Sale Water Park has opened the largest ultra-rapid electric vehicle charging hub in Greater Manchester.
Posted: 04/10/2023
A report by RenewableUK shows that the total pipeline of floating offshore wind projects has grown significantly in the last 12 months in terms of capacity from 185GW a year ago to 244GW now.
Posted: 04/10/2023
The Football Association (The FA) is opening the doors of Wembley Stadium to charities, schools and community groups across Brent and the local area with the launch of The FA’s Wembley Community Club.
Posted: 03/10/23
Brookfield has purchased Banks Renewables in a $1bn deal.
Posted: 03/10/2023
Contractor Xlinks is to connect 3.6GW of renewable power from Morocco to the UK electricity grid, with the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero has confirming that the Morocco-UK Power Project is a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project.
Posted: 03/10/2023
More countries are seeing decreasing per capita coal emissions as they shift towards clean power, but coal pollution remains an issue, and a new analysis by Ember finds the top two coal polluters remain Australia and South Korea.
Posted: 03/10/2023
The UK has the second largest installed offshore wind capacity in the world, with a Government target to more than treble this capacity by 2030 to 50GW, including 5GW floating offshore wind.
Posted: 03/10/2023
The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) has published new research showing that the vast majority of the world’s major food and agriculture companies need to take decisive action to protect the planet and to feed the world in a healthy and equitable way.
Posted: 03/10/2023
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has launched the Manufacturer Climate Action Program (MCAP) in collaboration with Nike and Target Corporation.
Posted: 02/10/2023
Leading European insurers are underwriting nearly a third of US coal production despite their net-zero commitments, reveals a new report released today by Insure Our Future.
Posted: 29/09/2023
WRAP has announced its annual UK Surplus Food Redistribution data, showing solid progress in 2022 with approximately 170,000 tonnes of surplus food being received by redistribution organisations equating to just over 400 million meals.
Posted: 29/09/2023
The market for used EVs, vital to spread electrification across road users, is growing, with two thirds (73 per cent) of drivers saying they would consider buying a used EV, but battery health, range, reliability, charging infrastructure and purchase price all remain barriers.
Posted: 29/09/2023
ZEV mandate: What’s changed from consultation to final announcement?
Posted: 28/09/2023
BP has started construction on its 187MW Peacock Solar project, that will sell electricity it generates under a long-term power purchase agreement to Gulf Coast Growth Ventures (GCGV), a joint venture between ExxonMobil and SABIC, producing materials used to manufacture clothes, food containers, packaging, agricultural film and construction materials.
Posted: 27/09/2023
The Green Finance Institute (GFI) has announced it is expanding in Europe with the appointment of Signe Fosgaard as the head of GFI Denmark and Eduardo Brunet as head of GFI Spain.
Posted: 27/09/2023
Three quarters (73 per cent) of young people are concerned that the transition to net-zero will widen the social divide.
Posted: 27/09/2023
More solar power systems have been installed on roofs in 2023 so far than over the whole of 2022, according to statistics from renewable energy standards body MCS, setting a new annual record.
Posted: 27/07/2023
The Benefact Group has donated £200m to charities since setting its first giving target in 2014, supporting more than 10,000 charities over the past decade and making the Group is the third largest corporate donor in the UK.
Posted: 27/09/2023
Octopus is expanding its Fan Club wind tariff, starting with communities living along the coastline from Grimsby to Skegness.
Posted: 26/09/2023
French President Emmanuel Macron has ruled out an outright ban on gas boilers as a part of France’s emission goals as he seeks to reduce the impact of changes.
Posted: 26/09/2023
The world will need to invest $4.5tr a year from 2030 to reach net zero by 2050.
Posted: 26/09/2023
Human rights group EachOther and the Department of Law at Goldsmiths, University of London, have announced a new partnership focused on human rights .
Posted: 25/09/23
Virgin Media O2 and technology charity Jangala will provide free wifi for families and communities in need, it has announced.
Posted: 25/09/23
In September 2015, all 193 Member States of the United Nations agreed on a plan, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, for achieving a better future for all, laying out the path over the next 15 years to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet.
Posted: 25/09/2023
EV makers could face a £3.7bn bill unless the EU changes tack on the introduction of trade tariffs.
Posted: 25/09/2023
People exposed to significant air pollution in early childhood are more likely to die early than those raised in areas with better air quality, research suggests.
Posted: 25/09/2023
The UK, US, Canada and Australia have invested £61m on an ambitious, novel clean energy and climate change research programme.
Posted: 25/09/2023
The Scottish Onshore Wind Sector Deal could be replicated throughout the rest of the UK, to secure investment and jobs in clean tech and ensure that consumers benefit from lower electricity bills.
Posted: 22/09/2023
Environment Bank has launched a new asset class to help corporates invest in high impact nature restoration through Biodiversity Credits.
Posted: 22/09/2023
A new global initiative has launched within UK schools aimed at fostering awareness of plastic pollution amongst primary-aged children.
Posted: 21/09/23
A group of 47 investors coordinated by the Investor Alliance for Human Rights has signed a statement in support of BankTrack’s 2022 Global Human Rights Benchmark.
Posted: 21/09/2023
Carbon Streaming will be providing Microsoft with carbon removal credits from its Waverly Biochar project, with the expectation of delivering up to 10,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide removal credits per year towards Microsoft’s carbon negative target.
Posted: 21/09/2023
The pondering s over, and the Prime Minster has decided to shake up the race to net-zero with a mix of delayed stick and carrot.
Posted: 21/09/2023
New partnership will tackle increasing numbers of people needing support while facing cancer in the workplace
Posted: 20/09/23
The Prime Minister is reported to be considering slowing the current progress to net-zero in a major policy shift.
Posted: 20/09/2023
The new and improved Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) has started to accept applications, the Secretary of State for Food and Farming has confirmed.
Posted: 19/09/2023
A new report by Robert Gordon University has found that the UK offshore energy workforce can increase by up to 50 per cent from over 150,000 in 2023 to 225,000 by the end of the decade with new renewable jobs outnumbering oil and gas roles if a successful transition is achieved.
Posted: 19/09/2023
Octopus Energy has grabbed a slice of one of continental Europe’s largest wind farms, the 732 MW Borssele III & IV wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.
Posted: 19/09/2023
The Government has invited industry and consumer groups to discuss the role of hydrogen in the UK’s gas network.
Posted: 18/09/2023
Independent music retailer Rough Trade has announced its partnership with Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) in support of suicide prevention and mental health.
Posted: 15/09/23
The World Economic Forum’s annual Sustainable Development Impact Meetings are to be held in New York between 18-22 September.
Posted: 15/09/2023
Big Society Capital has published its annual survey showing the amount invested into tackling social issues increased to £9.4bn in 2022, up from £7.9bn in 2021
Posted: 14/09/2023
The Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics and Climate Bonds Initiative have partnered to assess the needs for bond instruments for a ‘just transition’.
Posted: 14/09/2023
The Government has launched a £1bn Great British Insulation Scheme for lower council tax banded properties with less energy-efficient homes to be upgraded.
Posted: 14/09/2023
Octopus Energy CEO Greg Jackson has launched a new smart heating system callked Cosy Octopus with the vow: “This paves the way to heat pumps for everyone.”
Posted: 14/09/2023
Bernard Looney, CEO of BP, has abruptly resigned after it emerged he had failed to fully disclose previous relationships with colleagues.
Posted: 13/09/2023
Cross-party think tank Demos has released a new report on the future of UK farming, supported by McCain Foods.
Posted: 13/09/2023
The European Parliament has votes to increase its ambitions for renewable energy, declaring that renewables will have to make up 42.5 per cent of the EU’s energy consumption by 2030, with the aim of achieving 45 per cent.
Posted: 13/09/2023
Amazon has agreed to purchase 250,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) credits over 10 years from 1PointFive. The agreement will see the online shopping giant put its faith in Direct Air Capture (DAC) as a viable carbon removal solution to further climate goals.
Posted: 13/09/2023
The inaugural Africa Climate Summit, held in Nairobi, Kenya, has called for a global carbon tax to tackle climate change.
Posted: 12/09/2023
The IIGCC has launched its Net Zero Standard for Diversified Mining as a tool to help investors assess mining companies’ net-zero transition plans.
Posted: 12/09/2023
Glasgow headquartered global fitness and well-being community app, Truconnect, have announced a partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities UK.
Posted: 11/09/23
The Government has announced a $2bn pledge to the Green Climate Fund (GCF, HQ pictured) as its second replenishment (GCF-2). The announcement was made by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at the G20 Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi.
Posted: 11/09/2023
BMW has decided to invest in its Cowley plant in Oxford as it attempts to electrify the brand.
Posted: 11/09/2023
BP Pulse has launched the UK’s largest public charging hub on the NEC Campus in the West Midlands.
Posted: 11/09/2023
The latest round of renewable energy auctions has produced no new bids for offshore projects, with developers citing the price set under the Contracts for Difference agreements as being too low to make economic sense.
Posted: 08/09/2023
Amazon has launched a new volunteer month, which will see employees across the UK helping community groups where they live and work.
Posted: 07/09/2023
Major companies including Coca Cola, Unilever, Salesforce, Velux and Signify, have voiced their support for a new ambitious EU-wide target.
Posted: 05/09/2023
Royal Mail’s net-zero and near-term targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The targets are part of Royal Mail’s Steps to Zero strategy which outlines how it will achieve net-zero by 2040.
Posted: 05/09/2023
Octopus Energy Group has signed a deal with Impello, a subsidiary of Shell, to buy Shell Energy in the UK and Germany, taking on two million home energy and broadband customers.
Posted: 04/09/2023
Ikea is trialling car boot sale events in a bid to increase its sustainability by encouraging customers to buy second hand home furnishings.
Posted: 31/08/23
Hundreds of extra volunteers will be recruited and trained by Samaritans over the next few years following funding from Three UK.
Posted: 31/08/23
A 40-year charity partnership isn’t always easy to maintain, but Disney and Make-a-Wish UK have gone from strength to strength
Posted: 30/08/23
A coalition of investors are calling on UK companies to increase efforts to tackle modern slavery, forced labour and human trafficking in their supply chains.
Posted: 30/08/23
The German target of cutting greenhouse emissions by 65 per cent by 2030 and net-zero by a 2045 will probably be missed, according to the German government’s own climate advisers and the Federal Environment Agency (UBA), Reuters has reported.
Posted: 24/08/2023
Germany’s industrial giants in chemical and car making are already criticising the bureaucratic strain expected from the EU’s controversial Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM).
Posted: 24/08/2023
The cost of electricity will inevitably rise for consumers if plans for a drastic overhaul of the market go ahead, say three major trade associations representing over 800 renewable energy companies.
Posted: 24/08/2023
The Hywind Tampen wind farm has opened, creating the world's largest floating offshore wind farm.
Posted: 24/08/2023
A report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has considered the implementation of a UK green industrial strategy, concluding that, to be effective, it should include the establishment of a national investment fund.
Posted: 23/08/2023
Secursun has started the construction of the first solar parks, the first of more than 50 utility solar PV parks that will be completed between the end of 2023 and 2026.
Posted: 22/08/2023
Sustainable same-day delivery service Bodo has partnered with all-electric courier Packfleet, to provide carbon-neutral deliveries for London’s eCommerce brands.
Posted: 22/08/2023
SSE Renewables has started construction of a battery energy storage system (BESS) at Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire, the site of a former landmark coal-fired plant.
Posted: 22/08/2023
Polyester textiles have been successfully recycled back into raw material as part of a joint venture between Project Plan B and the Salvation Army.
Posted: 21/08/2023
Sailing ships might be back, with a major marine cargo company testing a new system of folding sails.
Posted: 21/08/2023
The SBTi's fourth report examining progress globally reports that more companies have set targets in 2022 than the entire seven years prior.
Posted: 18/08/2023
The UK's largest opencast coal mine is to close. Planning permission has been withdrawn for the Ffos-y-Fran site by Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council on climate grounds.
Posted: 17/08/2023
India has approved plans for a $7bn plan to electrify its public transport system.
Posted: 17/08/2023
Northumberland County Council has a new solar car port array, and it is one of the biggest of its kind in the UK.
Posted: 16/08/2023
The Government has announced a new multimillion pound investment in Artificial intelligence to transform the way industries cut their carbon emissions.
Posted: 16/08/2023
President Biden has announced funding of up to $1.2 Billion for carbon direct air capture (DAC) prototypes in Texas and Louisiana.
Posted: 15/08/2023
BP is investing in Advanced Ionics, a developer of a new category of hydrogen electrolysers that produce green hydrogen symbiotically with processes to reduce electricity consumption and using widely available steels and other simple materials rather than expensive metals or materials common in other electrolysers.
Posted: 15/08/2023