Government advisory body says electric vehicle revolution can be a boon to the UK’s...

A Government-backed taskforce bringing together key players in the energy, infrastructure and transport sectors says it has demonstrated that an effectively managed integration of...

Circularity analysis details alarming trend as global resource consumption passes 100 billion tonnes a...

Circular economy strategies essential as reuse of resources falls to 8.6% The global economy is consuming 100 billion tonnes of materials a year for the...
Earth from space

Green Deal promises to re-evaluate the European economy to meet climate challenges

Sweeping changes to the European economy to better meet the challenges of climate change and ecological breakdown were promised by the European Green Deal.
Coal-fired power plant

Embracing the suck

As the slipping of climate targets continues, it's becoming increasingly clear that cutting emissions won't be enough to keep global temperature increases below the 2ºC target enshrined by the 2015 Paris agreement.
Petrol pumps

Grant awarded for facility to convert waste plastic to hydrogen

A firm developing hydrogen production from waste plastic has been offered a conditional £1.25m grant for a planned plastics-to-hydrogen facility at Protos, near Ellesmere Port.

New year, new savings for solar, as tariffs for grid export return

The Smart Export Guarantee came into force on 1 January, obligating large energy suppliers to offer a tariff to small-scale solar generators who export...

Documentary conveys “a sense of hope and spirit of optimism for water”

The world’s first screening of the 50-minute documentary Brave Blue World, narrated by Liam Neeson, was met with "rapturous applause" at a blue carpet...

Report from engineering consultancy considers best and worst scenarios for the future of the...

The report considers what shape the world will be in by 2050. An ever-expanding population and declining planetary health could lead to gigantic air domes...

New approach aims to coordinate conservation efforts, connecting local actions with international goals

Researchers at the University of Oxford and their collaborators have launched a new approach to tackling biodiversity loss "in a coordinated way

UK boards ignore climate change, says international research study

Almost half of UK boards spent zero hours discussing climate change this year A third of UK boards feel little or no responsibility...

Waste heat reuse and CO2-neutral energy supply concept among winners of German energy efficiency...

Investments in climate protection and energy efficiency are worthwhile, even from an economic point of view - a verdict that appears amply demonstrated by...

98% of Unblocktober participants ‘optimistic’ their habits have changed for the long-term

The world’s first awareness month aimed at protecting the UK’s sewers and seas - 'Unblocktober' - has been hailed "a major success", say the...

Planners call on government for stronger direction on climate action

An overwhelming majority of UK planners want the next government to give stronger direction and more resources to enable local planners to deliver net...

Diaper waste solution wins global green start-up award

A clean fuel start-up from Kenya has won the latest ClimateLaunchpad, a global green start-up competition. The start-up, Leafy Ke, which converts used diapers...

Making the UK’s net zero target real: Professional services firm comments on progress

UK leads the G20 having the most rapid decarbonisation rate since 2000, at 3.7% Achieving the UK’s commitment to achieve net zero emissions...

State and regional governments lead on renewable electricity generation – new report

75 states and regions are generating 45% of their electricity from renewable sources States and regions have, on average, reduced emissions by...

Air pollution and premature death: Life expectancy impacts described in Bristol study

Research considers health impact in England’s eighth biggest city, Bristol Five people dying prematurely every week - 260 for the year as a...

Councils could begin charging for garden waste, according to survey

More than a third (36%) of environmental services managers in councils, local authorities, government or infrastructure agencies rank ‘mounting environmental responsibilities’ among the three...

UK needs to act to prevent electric vehicle battery waste mountain – new study

Recycling technologies for end-of-life lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are not keeping pace with the rapid rise of electric vehicles, storing up a potentially huge...

Extra 823 million plastic bottles will be produced under proposed DRS, warns aluminium packaging...

· Aluminium packaging recycling body urges caution to avoid unintended consequences of a DRS · Two thirds of shoppers will switch from buying infinitely recyclable...
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