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01 04 2020 | 10:48

UK government reveals decline in greenhouse gas emissions as renewables surge.

Data from the UK Government has revealed that in 2019, greenhouse gas emissions declined 3.6% from 2018. In 2019, total UK greenhouse gas emissions were provisionally 45.2% lower than in 1990 and 3.…

01 04 2020 | 09:45

'Clear and implementable': Barclays aims to become net zero bank by 2050.

British bank promises to align all financing activities with Paris Agreement and target at least £100bn green financing by 2030 Barclays has set out its ambition to become a net zero bank by 2050,…

01 04 2020 | 09:35

Parliament pension fund to increase investment in renewables.

The Parliament pension fund has revealed a step up in renewable investment, but MPs have called on the trustees of the fund to end investments in fossil fuels altogether. This week, MPs from the…

01 04 2020 | 09:20

Carmakers accused of trying to use crisis to avert emissions crackdown.

Campaigners describe lobbying of EU to defer impending regulations as shameless. The motor industry has been accused by campaigners of trying to use the coronavirus crisis to avert stricter…

31 03 2020 | 10:41

Women in Innovation 2020: new funding announced.

Innovate UK has announced a new wave of Women in Innovation Awards to find and support the UK’s most promising female innovators to develop their ideas and scale up their businesses. Up to 10 women…

26 03 2020 | 09:17

Siemens unveils UK’s first converted ‘Electric Avenue’.

Siemens has unveiled the UK’s first street that has been fully converted for charging electric vehicles. Over half a mile in length, the avenue ‘Electric Avenue, W9’ in Westminster has been turned…

20 03 2020 | 08:14

Cop26: Boris Johnson urged to resist calls to postpone climate talks.

Expert says early cancellation due to coronavirus would damage hopes of progress. Nicholas Stern, one of the most prominent global experts on the climate crisis, has urged Boris Johnson to resist…

20 03 2020 | 07:55

UK Government announces £90m funding boost for ‘shake up’ in clean transport.

The UK Government announces new £90 million fund for a new generation of green transport. The government has launched a consultation to make journeys easier, smarter and greener through new…

16 03 2020 | 19:34

Ministry of Defence hosts £2m competition to mitigate radar risk of windfarms.

The Ministry of Defence has launched a £2m innovation competition to reduce impact of windfarms of UK’s Air Defence systems. With 30% of the nation’s energy to come from wind power by 2030, the MoD…

16 03 2020 | 19:32

Iceland cuts own-brand plastic packaging by 29 per cent.

Supermarket claims engaging with its suppliers and customers has been key to reducing plastic from own-brand products Frozen food retailer Iceland has today announced it has cut its use of plastic…

08 03 2020 | 10:10

Carbon Brief: UK carbon emissions have fallen by 29% in last decade.

New data from Carbon Brief has found that UK carbon emissions have dropped by 29 per cent in the last decade. In 2019, Carbon Brief found that the UK’s CO2 emissions fell by 2.9%, bringing the total…

05 03 2020 | 07:25

Greta Thunberg in Bristol: thousands turn out for climate strike.

Teenage activist tells huge crowd: ‘We will not be silenced because we are the change’

05 03 2020 | 06:51

MINI joins forces with OVO Energy to offer customers free miles.

MINI has teamed up with OVO Energy to encourage customers to go green. MINI has announced a partnership with OVO Energy, providing an offer of 5,000 free miles to new MINI Electric owners in the UK…

05 03 2020 | 06:47

Hybrid carmakers accused of 'con' over zero-emissions claims.

Drivers hoping to cut emissions may be let down by cold weather or low battery charge Drivers hoping their new plug-in hybrid car will help cut down their carbon footprint may have an unlikely enemy…

05 03 2020 | 06:37

National Express sets out zero-emission vision for 2030.

National Express has set out a new vision to showcase how they will operate as net-zero by 2030. The coach operator has announced plans to be net zero by 2030. The company say environmental targets…

05 03 2020 | 06:29

UK lags behind in €124bn European low-carbon investment table.

Britain contributed only 3% of continent’s 2019 green spending, report says British companies are lagging far behind their European neighbours in low-carbon investment after contributing only 3% of…

04 03 2020 | 16:23

World may miss carbon targets unless big firms improve – Mark Carney.

Bank of England governor warns City about need for businesses to fully disclose climate impact Analysis: poor countries need clear finance pledges

01 03 2020 | 12:15

Heathrow’s third runway declared illegal after climate campaign.

The Court of Appeal has judged plans for a third runway at Heathrow illegal on climate grounds. After years of campaigning, plans for a third runway at Heathrow have been ruled illegal by the Court…