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Leading businesses rewarded for cutting emissions in the supply chain

Leading businesses rewarded for cutting emissions in the supply chain

Seven large businesses have demonstrated their sustainability leadership by becoming the first organisations to be awarded the new Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain, launched today at an event at the British Academy in Central London.

Trade associations attack Government policy on renewables

The seven trade associations that represent the UK’s renewable energy industry have published a joint statement criticising the Government’s action of withdrawing subsidy support.

Insurance CEOs call on Bank of England to take climate action

The leaders of 15 ClimateWise members have today written an open letter to the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, and the UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).

Energy efficiency of Samsung TVs in question as 'test cheating' row continues

Independent lab tests have found that some Samsung TVs in Europe appear to use less energy during official testing conditions than they do during real-world use, raising questions about whether they are set up to game energy efficiency tests.

VW emissions rigging scandal: Volkswagen warned of risk of fines in February

VW emissions rigging scandal: Volkswagen warned of risk of fines in February

Volkswagen was among companies warned in February they could risk fines for failing to meet stringent emissions targets, writes James Hulse, head of investor initiatives at CDP.

Car sharing and energy saving IT help Chapters Financial slash carbon emissions

A small firm of Surrey-based independent financial advisers has reduced its carbon emissions by almost a quarter in the last 12 months thanks to putting in place sustainable practices such as car-sharing, energy saving computers and paper recycling.

£14 billion of council pension funds invested in fossil fuels

UK local authorities have ploughed £14 billion of their pension funds into fossil fuel investments, according to new research released today.

MEPs seek binding 30 per cent renewable energy target at Paris climate summit

The European Parliament’s environment committee has voted for its delegation to the COP21 climate talks in Paris to call for a 40 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, a 40 per cent energy efficiency target and a binding 30 per cent target for renewable energy.

VW emissions rigging created 1m tonnes of pollution, analysis shows

Volkswagen’s rigging of emissions tests for 11 million cars means they may be responsible for nearly one million tonnes of air pollution every year, roughly the same as the UK’s combined emissions for all power stations, vehicles, industry and agriculture, a Guardian analysis suggests.

Investors confirm $200m support for African Renewable Energy Fund

A dedicated renewable energy fund focused on sub-Saharan Africa successfully has reached its final investment target, with US $200 million of committed capital to support small to medium scale projects.

Shell abandons drilling for oil in Arctic

Shell has abandoned its controversial drilling operations in the Alaskan Arctic in the face of mounting opposition in what jubilant environmentalists described as "an unmitigated defeat" for big oil.

Scotland hits record-high renewable energy levels but warns of cuts

A record amount of Scotland’s electricity was generated from renewables in the first half of 2015.

Cities urged to switch street lighting to energy efficient LED by 2025

The Climate Group, which is hosting its annual Climate Week NYC in New York, has called on every city and utility around the world to schedule the switch of their street lighting to LED by 2025.

Government's green policies putting "green economy" at risk, warns CBI chief

The most senior voice of British business has blasted the government’s performance on the "green economy", warning that UK companies will lose out on hundreds of billions of pounds in opportunities for overseas exports if ministers do not reverse direction.

Work gets underway on UK’s first ‘split-ownership’ solar scheme

The UK’s first split ownership solar farm is now being built at Braydon Manor Farm near Swindon, Wiltshire.

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