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Renewable companies: Big businesses getting serious about green energy

In the last couple of weeks, there has been a veritable scramble among corporate household names to make big renewable energy commitments. Supermarket giant Tesco has pledged to go 100 per cent renewable this year in the UK, and by 2030 worldwide. Coca-Cola has pledged similar for all its European...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 26/05/2017 - 10:02



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Distributed energy: a business case or a bigger case?

The Federation for Small Businesses (FSB) has come out strongly with a call for improved incentives and fewer barriers for smaller firms generating their own energy. The trade association talks of worries over security of supply, and with 88 per cent of its members not generating their own energy,...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 25/01/2017 - 15:01



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Collective corporate sustainability

The launch of a new site mixing sustainable innovation, community action and some massive corporations could be set to increase debate around the shape of the ‘green economy’. has the support of companies like Google and Coca-Cola, and showcases more than just green innovation, but...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 27/10/2014 - 08:45



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Speeding up future road technology

The Future Technology Centre in Sunderland is ready for business - and it already has nearly a full complement of companies signed up before opening its doors. The centre is all about making the technological breakthroughs that will drive sustainable transport , and robustly testing them in...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 16/07/2014 - 08:45



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Food sustainability on the menu

We’re being served more efficiently, but we’re not eating well. That’s the view of the University of Oxford-based Food Climate Research Network (FCRN) which is calling for action to adopt widespread sustainable healthy eating. The Changing what we eat report highlights the uncomfortable facts: the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 02/07/2014 - 08:45



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Energy efficiency, high priority?

Should energy efficiency be the biggest infrastructure priority in the UK? That’s certainly the argument recently put forward by two different bodies. First to make the call was the UK Green Building Council , describing the need to further stimulate the energy efficiency market, calling it "as...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 10/03/2014 - 08:45



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Corporate carbon cutting seeks renewed energy

A new energy auditing scheme has been launched with the aim of helping businesses reduce their energy costs. A sensible idea, certainly, and one that has the benefit - beyond the top line - of helping the UK along the road to a low-carbon economy. The scheme, run by RBS and Natwest, so alas...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 10/02/2014 - 08:45



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Supermarkets look to take up energy challenge

In a sense, supermarkets are the ideal test bed for energy efficiency and carbon reduction. High levels of energy needed for lighting and refrigeration, plus long and complex supply chains mean there’s a lot of costs to save and a lot of carbon to reduce if this staple industry is to call itself '...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 16/10/2013 - 08:45



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British business won over by energy efficiency

The ability to make a strong economic argument of what is traditionally an ethical one is a central tenet of the modern sustainability movement. So when the CBI calls for a major push on energy efficiency in a new report, everyone pricks up their ears. The Shining a light report makes a case for...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 23/09/2013 - 08:45



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Green choices are in, app-arently

Mobile apps: everyone’s producing one these days. But one area where there seems to be room for growth is in those that help consumers make sustainable choices. It’s probably a good thing: this kind of helping hand wants to be fit for purpose it needs to be based on great, and constantly updated,...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 26/07/2013 - 08:43