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One-fifth of commercial energy efficiency standards drop ahead of MEES deadline


Energy efficiency standards have fallen in almost one-fifth of commercial properties ahead of major new legislation arriving in April. Read more

Report: Green businesses double performance of fossil fuel peers


Clean energy investments have almost doubled the performance of fossil fuel energy stocks over the past year and a half, new figures have revealed. Read more

OECD urges countries to tax dirty energy


The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has encouraged governments to start taxing CO2 emissions more aggressively, in a new report which warns that current taxation levels are not enough to fight climate change effectively. Read more

Balearics launch pioneering plan to phase out emissions


The Balearic islands' government has launched a pioneering plan to phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, potentially setting itself on a collision course with the Spanish government. Read more

Banking sector’s ‘skin deep’ commitment to green finance threatens 2C future


The shortcomings of global banks on climate action could undermine efforts to achieve a 2C world, according to a damning report backed by more than 100 investors worth almost $2trn in assets. Read more

ESOS Phase 2: edie launches free business guide to compliance


Organisations that qualify for the UK Government's Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) now have access to a comprehensive 'edie explains' guide which breaks down all of the key information required to comply with the Scheme. Read more

Top investors call on global food brands to make plant-based shift


An investor-led coalition worth $2.4trn has urged the likes of Unilever, Nestlé and Tesco to diversify their protein sourcing away from a reliance on animal proteins. Read more

Government to phase out diesel trains by 2040


The Government has made a pledge to remove all diesel-only trains form UK railways by 2040. Read more

Carlsberg cuts carbon emissions 16% in two years


Carlsberg has reduced its carbon emissions by 16% in two years, driven by the elimination of coal as a fuel source at nine breweries in China, as outlined in the company's latest sustainability report. Read more

AT&T strikes major wind power deal


The world's largest telecoms company AT&T has announced the largest corporate renewable energy purchases in the US with a deal to buy 520MW of wind power. Read more

BP set to ’embrace low-carbon world’ with $500m investment


BP has pledged to invest $500m into low-carbon solutions after posting a strong financial performance in 2017. Read more

ISO 14001: edie launches updated practical guide to implementation


Organisations and professionals with an interest in the ISO 14001 environmental management system standard now have access to an updated, comprehensive 'edie explains' guide which breaks down all of the key information required to gain certification. Read more

Parliament rubber-stamps EU carbon market reform


European lawmakers voted in favour of a deal to reform the EU's carbon market after 2020 on Tuesday (6 February), as well as bolstering prices in the bloc's flagship tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Read more

Edinburgh and SOAS fulfil university divestment pledges


SOAS University of London has fulfilled a pledge to divest from fossil fuels within three years, in the same week that the University of Edinburgh became the largest university endowment fund to completely to divest away from coal, oil and gas. Read more

Transport becomes nation’s biggest polluter as UK emissions drop 5%


New figures have revealed that the UK's emissions fell by 5% in 2016, but campaigners have called for stronger action in the transport sector where emissions continued to steadily rise. Read more

Winds of change: Seven key statistics of Europe’s booming offshore wind industry


A new report released today (6 February) from WindEurope highlights a record year for Europe and UK offshore wind projects. Diving into the data, edie brings you seven surprising statistics, from the continent's booming offshore industry. Read more

British universities show commitment to ‘safeguard the climate’


The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has reportedly reduced its carbon footprint by more than a third, while the University of Bristol has divested all investments in carbon-intensive sectors. Read more

Flybe claims top spot for noise and emissions performance at Heathrow Airport


Europe's largest regional airline Flybe has achieved top ranking in Heathrow Airport's league table on aircraft operating performance for noise and emissions, after debuting in 29th place in summer 2017. Read more

Ørsted chief calls for ‘high pace’ climate and SDG action


Danish energy giant Ørsted's chief executive has highlighted the severe threats of climate change and the unique opportunities of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the company's latest sustainability report, which outlined the company's transition away from fossil fuels. Read more

Scottish SMEs offered ‘cashback’ loan for energy-efficiency projects


Small businesses in Scotland have been encouraged to take advantage of a new "cashback" scheme that could enable them to cut annual energy usage by a quarter and save up to £10,000 in the process. Read more