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Achieving Mission Possible: The sustainability success stories of the week


As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe. Read more

BT generates £5.3bn in revenue through carbon-combative products, again


BT's range of consumer operations and products which contribute to carbon savings were worth more than £5.3bn last year for the second year running, while the company also increased the amount of carbon it helped customers avoid by 1.3 million tonnes year-on-year. Read more

Government launches £102m fund for clean energy research


The UK Government has launched a £102.5m investment programme in a bid to tackle the challenges the UK faces as the renewables revolution continues, suggesting that the nation's energy sector could soon be poised to take clean power sources mainstream. Read more

EU tables ground-breaking ‘low-carbon benchmark’ for green finance


The European Commission presented on Thursday (24 May) a set of proposals aimed at boosting private investment in low-carbon technologies like renewable energies while increasing transparency in sustainable finance to avoid green-washing. Read more

UK insurers lead the ranks for climate action


UK insurance companies Aviva and Legal & General have taken two of the top four spots in a ranking of global insurers on their climate strategies, but globally the sector is struggling to set climate targets in line with the Paris Agreement. Read more

Hilton to ban plastic straws in first step of approved science-based targets


Global hospitality firm Hilton has become the first in its sector to set an approved science-based target aimed at halving its environmental impact, with the first plan of action in place to remove plastic straws from its estate by the end of the year. Read more

Hitting toughest climate target will save world $30tn in damages, analysis shows


Achieving the toughest climate change target set in the global Paris agreement will save the world about $30tn in damages, far more than the costs of cutting carbon emissions, according to a new economic analysis. Read more

One week left to register for onsite renewables webinar


Individuals and organisations looking to explore the options on onsite technology to drive renewables use and lower energy consumption are encouraged to tune into a free webinar next week, featuring expert insight from Carlsberg, the National Trust and Centrica Business Solutions. Read more

Decarbonising UK’s heating system could cost £450 billion


The cumulative additional cost of decarbonising the UK's heating system by 2050 could be as high as £450 billion, research for the government's infrastructure advisory body has concluded. Read more

Whitbread to expand onsite solar to 70 more Premier Inn hotels


The UK's largest hospitality company, Whitbread, will roll out its onsite solar array scheme to a further 70 of its Premier Inn locations this year to help it meet its "industry-leading" science-based target. Read more

Drax launches Europe’s first bioenergy carbon capture project


Energy group Drax has announced today (21 May) that it will lead the first bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) project in Europe during a trial of new technology at its north Yorkshire power station. Read more

Achieving Mission Possible: The sustainability success stories of the week


As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe. Read more

Environmental goods sector outstrips rest of UK economy


The UK's environmental goods and services sector (EGSS) grew almost four times faster than the wider economy between 2010-2015, the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures have revealed. Read more

edie Live 2018: Less than a week until show doors open


The countdown is on: edie Live 2018 opens its doors at 9.30am on Tuesday 22 May - and there's still time to get your free two-day ticket to the show. Read more

Banking industry one of UK’s ‘most unethical sectors’


The UK's big five high street banks are hindering the sector's efforts to tackle climate change by continuing to profit from some of the world's dirtiest fossil fuel projects. Read more

‘From coal to clean’ – UK does not need to turn to gas, says WWF


The UK has no need to build new large gas-fired power stations to replace the coal plants that the government has pledged to switch off by 2025, the World Wide Fund for Nature has argued. Read more

Lloyds launches £2bn Clean Growth Finance scheme


Lloyds Banking Group has announced it will be providing a further £2bn of funding for sustainable investments, increasing its total UK green finance commitments to £3bn. Read more

Tesco cuts carbon emissions 13% in a year


Tesco has revealed that it reduced its carbon emissions by 13% in 2017 against a 2016 baseline, as it strives towards a science-based target of becoming a carbon-neutral business by 2050. Read more

Developing nations call for ‘urgent’ action to develop Paris Agreement rulebook


A network of some of the least developed countries in the world has called on developed economies to turn "concepts into action" by accelerating the implementation of a 'rule book' for the Paris Agreement through increased climate finance. Read more

Powering ahead: Carlsberg and National Trust to discuss onsite renewables in edie’s next webinar


Individuals and organisations looking to explore the options on onsite technology to drive renewables use and lower energy consumption are encouraged to tune into a free webinar later this month, featuring expert insight from Carlsberg, the National Trust and Centrica Business Solutions. Read more