Thursday, January 17, 2019

IRENA to help fund renewables projects in developing countries

Working with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is inviting applications for renewable energy projects in developing countries. Within...
US businesses ‘moving aggressively’ to reduce carbon footprint

US businesses ‘moving aggressively’ to reduce carbon footprint

Many businesses across the US are moving aggressively to reduce their carbon footprint, including a major embrace of renewable energy and alternative-fuelled vehicles, according...
Limiting global warming requires ‘unprecedented changes’, says IPCC

Study shows biggest lifestyle choices to reduce carbon footprint

A new study has identified the four actions that would have the greatest impact on an individual’s greenhouse gas emissions. The four actions are: eating...

100 companies account for over 70% of emissions

71% of all global GHG emissions since 1988 can be traced to just 100 fossil fuel producers, according to new research from CPD and...

In brief: Public support for fracking reaches new low

UK support for fracking is at its lowest recorded level according to the latest BEIS Energy and Climate Change Public Attitude Tracker. This won’t come...

Greenpeace name and shame tech firms failing on environmental footprint

Samsung and Amazon have been condemned for failing to take charge of their environmental footprint in Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics. Despite many of the...

In brief: HSBC pledge $100bn to tackle climate change

HSBC has pledged to provide $100 billion in sustainable financing and investment by 2025 in a bid to tackle “climate change and support sustainable...

Climate Group’s RE100 initiative reaches 100 multinationals

The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative has reached its 100 members milestone as AkzoNobel N.V., AXA, Burberry and Carlsberg Group joined with a commitment to...
Swedish plant becomes Volvo’s first climate-neutral manufacturing site

Swedish plant becomes Volvo’s first climate-neutral manufacturing site

Volvo Cars’ engine factory in Skövde, Sweden, has become its first climate-neutral manufacturing plant, having switched to renewable heating at the beginning of the...
Plastic bag usage down 86% in England

Plastic bag usage down 86% in England

Sales of plastic bags across England’s big seven supermarkets have dropped 86% since the introduction of the Government’s 5p levy in 2015, according to...

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Record amount of new UK offshore win capacity installed in 2018

Record amount of new UK offshore win capacity installed in 2018

More than 2 GW went operational in UK waters during 2018 – enough to power over 2,300,000 homes all year round. In 2018 eight new...
Ørsted to invest £23bn in green energy

Ørsted to invest £23bn in green energy

Ørsted has this week revealed its new strategic ambition and financial targets, including plans to invest £23 billion in green energy towards 2025. “We expect...

Solarcentury gets green light for Spanish solar power projects

British power company Solarcentury has received the green light to construct four solar parks in Seville, Spain. The projects, known as “Cerrado Cabrera”, “El primo...