Siemens-led consortium aims to crack the code for green ammonia and hydrogen

A Siemens Energy-led consortium has this week announced it has begun work in Newcastle on a new £3.5m ammonia cracker prototype, which has been designed to produce green hydrogen at industrial scale. The consortium, which includes Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) and…

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‘Decarb Fast Track’: Amazon-backed consortium aims to tackle industrial emissions across Europe

A consortium of companies including Amazon Web Services, French clean tech firm Metron, renewable developer Dalkia, and banking giant BNP Paribas have joined forces to launch a new platform designed to help industrial companies across Europe reduce their energy consumption and…

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Operation Noah: Churches have ‘vital role’ in accelerating transition to net zero

Churches have a vital role to play in accelerating the transition to net zero emissions by leading the push to mobilise increased investments in green infractructure. That is the conclusion of a new report this week from Christian campaign group Operation…

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‘Feasible and desirable’: Study concludes government’s new energy demand targets can be met

The government is today being called on to significantly strengthen energy efficiency policies and take steps to reduce overall energy demand, in order to both tackle the current energy supply crunch and deliver on longer term net zero emissions goals. These…

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‘I don’t see climate change as a risk, I see it as an opportunity’: Keir Starmer touts Labour’s green business plans

Labour leader Keir Starmer has showcased the Party's ambitious climate policy plans to business leaders today, telling the CBI Conference in Birmingham that he views climate change as an economic opportunity, rather than a risk." Addressing the Conference this morning, Starmer…

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Make My Money Matter: Campaign calls on high street banks to stop financing fossil fuels

British filmmaker and climate activist Richard Curtis has announced the launch of a new campaign, which calls on the UK's top high five street banks to stop financing oil, gas, and coal expansion. The new campaign, which is being delivered through…

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Morgan Stanley launches new 1GT fund dedicated to slashing carbon emissions

Global investment giant Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) has announced it has launched a new growth-orientated private equity platform with the sole focus of investing in companies that can celiver greenhouse gas emissions reductions at large scale. The new private equity…

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‘One million phones for the planet’: Vodafone connects with WWF for new circular economy venture

Vodafone and WWF have today announced a new joint venture which aims to support the mobile network giant's plan to reduce its carbon emissions to net zero by 2040 and tackle e-waste across the industry. Dubbed 'One Million Phones for the…

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Plans submitted for Europe’s largest EV charging hub in Edinburgh

Property developer Shelborn Asset Management has submitted plans to Edinburgh City Council for a new 800,000 square foot sustainability-focused office development, which would feature Europe's largest car charging hub providing capacity for up to 800 electric vehicles (EVs). The developers said…

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Growing appetite: Retailers and food firms rush to join plant-based meat boom

Increased appetite for plant-based meat alternatives from both retailers and consumers has promoted manufacturers to rapidly boost the availability of more affordable meat and dairy alternatives fuelling predictions the nascent sector could account for half of the total global protein market…

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‘The payoff to society and investors can be substantial’: $100tr investment may be needed to reach net zero globally by 2050

Up to $100tr in green investment may be needed to fund global transition to net zero by 2050, unlocking huge opportunities for society and investors worldwide, fresh analysis released today by BNY Mellon Investment Management has estimated. The investment figure represents…

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Masdar snaps up UK battery storage developer Arlington Energy

Masdar has snapped up UK-based battery energy storage system developer Arlington Energy for an undisclosed sum, the UAE state-owned renewable energy giant announced today. London-based Arlington Energy - which develops, builds, operates and finances flexible energy solutions - claims to have…

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Virgin Media O2 uses recycled building materials to cut CO2 from broadband works

Virgin Media O2 claims to have achieved significant carbon reductions by using recycled materials across an entire broadband expansion project in Scotland, which it described as its most sustainable network expansion works to date.  Working with its building partner Diona, the…

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‘The G20 has failed to deliver’: Study slams continued increase in fossil fuel subsidies

G20 government support for producing and consuming fossil fuels reached a record high in 2021, despite publiuc commitments to end inefficient fossil fuel subsidies and accelerate the clean energy transition. That is the stark conclusion of the latest annual report from…

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‘Radical reinvention’: Lloyds Banking Group vows to stop financing new oil and gas projects

Lloyds Banking Group has announced that it will no longer directly finance the development of new oil and gas projects, in a first for a UK bank. In a company announcement yesterday morning, Lloyds said it would no longer be providing…

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Poll: Energy efficiency skills training a growing priority at UK SMEs

As energy bills bite into company bottom lines, energy efficiency skills training is becoming increasingly popular among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), new research has found. The latest edition of NatWest's Sustainable Business Tracker found that around one in two SMEs…

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Study: Deposit return schemes could slash European emissions by 10 million tonnes

The European Commission is facing calls to introduce more ambitious measures to drive up recycling rates for drinks packaging, including glass, metal, and plastic bottles, or risk seeing decarbonisation and resource security efforts derailed. That is the headline warning contained in…

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Fastned secures €75m from Schroders Capital to expand European charging network

Electric vehicle charging provider Fastned has announced it has received a €75m cash injection from Schroders Capital to fund the expansion of its fast-charging network across Europe. Unveiling the deal yesterday, the Amsterdam-based firm touted the strategic investment as an "important…

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Fastned snaps up €75m from Schroders Capital to expand European charging network

EV charging company Fastned has announced it has received a €75m cash injection from Schroders Capital to fund the expansion of its fast-charging network across Europe. Unveiling the deal yesterday, the Amsterdam-based firm touted the strategic investment as an "important step"…

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ASCO and Storegga to collaborate on Acorn Port CCS project in Aberdeenshire

Plans to develop a pioneering carbon capture and storage (CCS) pipeline on the north east coast of Scotland have been given a boost, with energy logistics firm ASCO today announcing a collaboration agreement with CCS specialist Storegga focused around the project.…

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