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16 10 2021 | 12:55

Scottish Government invests £1.8 billion to cut emissions from homes and buildings

The Heat in Buildings Strategy plans to increase the number of renewable heating systems to improve the energy performance of buildings and help cut greenhouse gas emissions. Home emissions…

16 10 2021 | 12:32

Rikers Island could become renewable energy hub

New York’s notorious jail on Rikers Island is expected to close by 2027. And the site could next be used to produce clean energy. New York’s city council has passed legislation calling for research…

16 10 2021 | 12:23

Africa is not a monoculture, we reject the plan to make it one

Efforts to impose industrial agriculture on African countries threaten the sustainability of African food production. Organisers of this year’s African Green Revolution Forum claim the annual…

16 10 2021 | 12:18

Top 10 future technologies you’ve definitely never heard of

And how they will change the world CRISPR, Quantum, Graphene, Smart Dust, Digital Twins, the Metaverse… You’ve heard about it all. Seen it all. Read it all.

16 10 2021 | 11:21

McDonald’s UK and Ireland announces commitment to achieving net zero emissions by 2040

McDonalds’s UK and Ireland launches its comprehensive business and sustainability strategy, Plan for Change programme, focusing on the Planet, People, Restaurants and Food. One initiative includes…

06 10 2021 | 10:36

UK electricity to be powered by clean energy sources from 2035, Boris Johnson says

Ambition set out in run-up to crucial COP26 summit in November All electricity in the UK should be produced from clean sources by 2035, prime minister Boris Johnson has announced.

01 10 2021 | 12:46

Scientists Say Brighter Clouds Might Protect Great Barrier Reef From Climate Crisis

Australian scientists are trialing a unique strategy to protect the Great Barrier Reef from the climate crisis: altering clouds to keep it cool during marine heatwaves.

01 10 2021 | 12:44

CLP Holdings promises to exit coal from Asian operations by 2040

Power plant operator CLP Holdings pledged on Thursday to phase coal out of its Asian operations by 2040, accelerating its previous commitment by a decade. The Hong Kong-based group also said it aims…

01 10 2021 | 12:36

Climate experts urge government to turn city roofs into wildlife havens and plant urban trees

Harnessing nature to protect homes from floods, droughts and heatwaves will save money, report claims. Ministers should transform the UK’s towns and cities by turning flat roofs into wildlife havens…

01 10 2021 | 12:25

Spain to Ban Plastic Wrap for Fruits and Veggies

In the battle against plastic pollution, Spain has zeroed in on a new target — the plastic used to wrap fruits and vegetables in the supermarket.

01 10 2021 | 12:24

Small islands caught between tourism economy, climate change

Many of the 38 members recognized by the United Nations as small island developing states are known for their stunning coral reefs, pristine beaches and dire imperilment by climate change. Come…

01 10 2021 | 12:15

Green energy plan could save South Africa R100 billion - report

SA could save around R100 billion by speeding up the closure of coal-fired power plants in return for cheap loans to fund a transition to cleaner energy, according to a study by consultancy Meridian…

01 10 2021 | 12:13

Fifty years on from the cookbook that sparked a climate revolution

Frances Moore Lappe’s ‘Diet For a Small Planet’ is one of the most visionary books of the past half-century, says Kristen Hartke

01 10 2021 | 12:12

World Leaders Pledge $400 Billion to Boost Clean Energy and Renewables

A group of governments and the private sector on Friday collectively promised more than $400 billion (just over €340 billion) at a high-level summit that called for more urgent action to curb…

01 10 2021 | 12:08

IFM: How Manchester Airports Group is growing retirement savings and creating community benefits

IFM’s role as a long-term equity partner in Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has been featured in a PensionsEurope video report produced in collaboration with ITN Productions Industry News as part of…

01 10 2021 | 12:05

Enel announces plans to triple renewables and phase out coal by 2027

Enel SpA announced Sept. 24 plans to triple its renewable energy generation to 145 GW by 2030 up from around 49 GW by 2020, among several commitments made through the company’s participation in a…

01 10 2021 | 12:01

International Energy Agency commits to becoming net zero by 2024

IEA has announced a new commitment to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, aligning itself with the recommendations of its landmark Roadman to Net Zero by 2050. The International Energy Agency…

28 09 2021 | 14:52

Norway fund poised to insist stocks set targets for emission reductions

The world’s biggest owner of publicly traded stocks, Norway’s sovereign-wealth fund, is about to get the political go-ahead to insist that all companies in its portfolio have clear targets for…

24 09 2021 | 15:58

Global Alliance For Sustainable Energy Is Formed To Take Collective Action Towards The Full Sustainability Of Renewable Energy

Alliance brings together 17 founding members including utilities and global players in the solar PV and wind value chains, sector associations and innovation partners

24 09 2021 | 15:41

Green finance and the EU sustainable taxonomy

How will the EU Commission’s sustainable taxonomy affect the ability of investors to assess the green credentials of financial products and what impact will it have on the real economy? The European…