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The recession and a slump in construction sent profits falling at leading sustainable waste management company Shanks Group Plc, years end results show.
Tony Howard, head of New Business Development at CITB, explains the importance to construction small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of keeping up to date with developments regarding Building Regulations Part L.
Two young British entrepreneurs who have designed a diesel-electric hybrid engine that can be retrofitted to double-decker buses have been crowned winners of the coveted Shell Springboard Award.
Big brands, including M&S, Unilever and Mars, are embracing a new sustainability initiative that aims to make sustainable 'sexy’ to disinterested UK consumers.
The number of UK small businesses exporting low carbon goods and services has more than doubled in the last two years, according to a major new study to be launched today.
Glasgow-based Urban Wind has acquired the Preston-based small wind division of renewable energy firm Myriad CEG.
As many as 30 UK firms are to share millions of pounds of funding in a major Government programme that aims to accelerate commercialisation of low carbon energy technologies.
India’s culture of jugaad, or frugal innovation, has helped produce a wide range of sustainable breakthroughs. Are there lessons there for the rest of the world? Ian Thornton meets the innovators.
Six energy firms – including three of the 'Big Six’ – are to be investigated by the energy watchdog after failing to meet targets on energy efficiency under Government initiatives to cut consumers bills and reduce carbon emissions.
Naked Energy, the UK cleantech firm that has developed a super-efficient 'two-in-one solar’ energy system, will shortly begin trialing its patented technology with two commercial partners.
Scottish energy management firm, Ewgeco, is looking to break into the US market following a near doubling in revenue and a fresh injection of cash.
A new grass that cuts the water running off from fields by half could help stem the rising floods that global warming is bringing to the UK.
An independent UK packaging firm has developed a new bio-based material, which it claims could mean the end of fossil fuel-based polythene bags and film.
In an effort to reduce their environmental footprint and 'insure’ their businesses against the risks of a resource constrained world, more and more companies are introducing 'closed loop’ systems into their manufacturing businesses. But one company claims to be doing it on scale not seen before. Louise Bateman reports on Hewlett Packard’s printing cartridge recycling business that has seen it team up with a small, pioneering plastics recycling firm in Montreal, Canada.
Businesses should act now to reduce their supply chain emissions, the head of the climate change watchdog said today, as he warned the UK’s carbon emissions were rising, not falling.