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Report: Net-zero transport and heavy industry sectors ‘possible by 2060’
It will be "technically and financially" possible for the global transport and heavy industry sectors to achieve net-zero carbon emissions
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10 countries demand net-zero emission goal in new EU climate strategy
Ministers from ten EU countries have urged the European Commission to chart a "credible and detailed" path towards net-zero emissions
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‘Far too slow’: MPs investigate UK’s energy efficiency progress
MPs have launched an inquiry which will examine the Government's approach to improve the energy efficiency of buildings in the
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London Mayor launches five new low-emission bus zones across capital
Saqid Khan has unveiled five new Low Emission Bus Zones (LEBZs) across London, in a drive to tackle the city's
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Volume-based renewable auctions needed to meet emissions targets
Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions must be reformed to fill a looming hole in the UK's carbon budgets, Cornwall Insight
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UK energy revolution creating a ‘two-tier’ economy
The UK's transition to a low-carbon economy is masking stark regional divides, according to new research, with regions such as
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Spain targets 100% renewable power by 2050
Spain's government has published a new climate plan that targets a 100% renewable energy electricity system by 2050, with goals
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Pukka Herbs joins select group of businesses to have 1.5C science-based target approved
Organic herbal tea producer Pukka Herbs has become the smallest UK company to have its science-based targets approved, putting it
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Businesses accelerate progress towards renewables in drive for 1.5C world
Last year marked a "dramatic upsurge" in corporate demand for renewable energy, according to new research by The Climate Group,
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‘Fundamental’ agriculture reforms needed for UK to reach carbon neutrality, says CCC
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has today (15 November) urged ministers to implement policies that will "fundamentally reform" the
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Report: G20 nations off track to meet Paris Agreement goals, despite clean energy promises
Of the energy provided to G20 nations during the past 10 years, 82% was generated using coal, oil or gas
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Irish businesses pledge to slash carbon emissions
A coalition of 43 big-name businesses including Tesco, Veolia and Vodafone have jointly pledged to "significantly" reduce the carbon emissions
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One week to go: edie’s sustainable manufacturing webinar
Sustainability and energy representatives from Mondelez International and Quorn Foods are set to feature in edie's exclusive live one-hour webinar
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World has no capacity to absorb new fossil fuel plants, warns IEA
The world has so many existing fossil fuel projects that it cannot afford to build any more polluting infrastructure without
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Wind power delivered 98% of Scotland’s electricity demand in October
Wind turbines across Scotland generated enough power to account for 98% of the country's electricity demand last month.
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Drax facing legal action over plans for large-scale gas turbine project
Power company Drax is facing legal action over plans to open a four-turbine gas generation facility at its Selby power
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Report: Oil and gas industry failing to invest in low-carbon projects
Global oil and gas firms have collectively invested just 1.3% of their combined capital expenditure (CAPEX) into low-carbon technologies and
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WATCH: How can business harness energy innovation?
With companies increasingly moving past energy efficiency measures and exploring innovative energy technologies such as battery storage, a group of
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UK renewable energy capacity surpasses fossil fuels for first time
The capacity of renewable energy has overtaken that of fossil fuels in the UK for the first time, in a
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Former National Grid boss Steve Holliday: Britain is undergoing a chaotic energy revolution
Former National Grid boss Steve Holliday has championed the role that businesses and innovators have played in igniting a "chaotic
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UK’s renewables attractiveness drops amid no-deal Brexit fears
The UK has fallen in a ranking of the world's most attractive renewable energy markets for investors, with apprehensions around
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Global economic growth threatening climate change progress, report warns
The expansion in the global economy is undermining the world's efforts to achieve the objectives set out in the Paris
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Report: Just 5% of UK pension funds possess a climate change policy
Just 5% of the UK's largest pension fund managers have a specific policy on climate change in place, despite almost
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Royal College of Physicians achieves Carbon Trust Standard certification
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has been recognised for recording a 30% reduction in its carbon footprint over a
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London City Corporation to launch capital’s first low-emission street
With the Mayor of London's Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) scheme set to be rolled out across the capital next year,
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