Global alignment of climate plans pushed to 2041 in UN draft

Late start date for synchronising national climate plans shows complacency and risks dampening ambition, warn observers The start date of an important element of the Paris Agreement would be set 23 years in the future under a proposal from major emerging economies. Under the Paris Agreement, all countries are expected to periodically submit national plans […]

BusinessGreen Technology Awards 2018: And the winner is…

All the winners and highly commended finalists from this year’s premier UK clean technology awards Following a glittering ceremony at the May Fair Hotel in London yesterday, the winners of the BusinessGreen Technology Awards were announced. Congratulations again to all our finalists and here are all the winners and highly commended entries.   App of […]

Doing better

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the fourth annual BusinessGreen Technology Awards. Greener than Al Gore’s reusable coffee cup, Related articles More tech-savvy than Elon Musk’s Christmas list, More competitive than a parliamentary debate on Brexit, (but hopefully considerably less angry), These awards are a celebration of the very best of British clean technologies, a platform […]

Global briefing: US rolls back coal plant emissions rules

US rolls back CO2 rules for new coal plants The Trump administration has made yet further moves to roll back Obama-era green regulations, with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday announcing plans to relax emissions restrictions on new fossil fuel power plants, including coal facilities. The Obama rules came into force in 2015 and placed heavy […]

COP24 Overnight Briefing: Talks grind on

The first signs of progress have emerged from the COP24 talks | Credit: UN Climate Change Thursday in Katowice brought news on pre-2020 carbon cutting progress, guidelines for dealing with climate migration, and an update on progress of official talks Negotiators report progress on climate pledges, financing and transparency On day four of the talks […]

Agriculture can be part of climate change solution

New Zealand’s lead negotiator for COP24 Victoria Hatton argues farming smarter is the way to reduce livestock emissions Agriculture’s part in the global climate response has special relevance for New Zealand. We are a small, trading nation whose economy is driven by the efficient production of high quality, nutritious food and the export success of […]

Hermes: Companies ignoring climate change are risky investments

Hermes CEO Saker Nussibeh warns companies which fail to act on climate issues will make for bad investments Investment giant warns climate action is key to long-term profitability in its 2018 Carbon Report Firms which are not prepared for the potential impacts of climate change could find themselves lumbered with stranded assets, one of the […]

Technology alone cannot solve climate crisis, warns ING

World set to miss 2030 climate targets as new clean technologies take time to scale, warns ING Technology could reduce today’s global energy-related CO2 emissions by 64 per cent by 2050, but effective policies are urgently needed to ensure unintended climate impacts are avoided, new research by Dutch bank ING concludes. However, the report, published […]

Unilever pours €100,000 into plastic-free laundry tablet

Multinational hopes plastic-fighting idea will help stem the use of single-use laundry liquid sachets Unilever, the multinational behind cleaning brands such as Persil, CIF and Domestos, has announced plans to invest €100,000 in a new concept for a plastic-free laundry tablet. Every year billions of single-use laundry liquid sachets are sold around the world to […]

Investors worth $5tr in assets pledge to back 'just transition' guidelines

Guide to help investors link worker and social considerations with climate and low carbon investment policies formally launches at COP24 Investor support for a ‘just transition’ for fossil fuel workers as the world shifts towards a low carbon economy is picking up momentum, with institutions worth $5tr in managed assets throwing their weight behind a […]

BusinessGreen Technology Awards Hub

BusinessGreen Tech Awards 2018 The BusinessGreen Leaders Awards 2018 will bring together over 600 executives, entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, and campaigners to celebrate the green economy’s most exciting and innovative achievements from the past 12 months. Date: 07 Dec 2018 The May Fair Hotel Stratton St Mayfair London W1J 8LT, London

Gravitricity Ltd

Company Name: Gravitricity Ltd Headquarters: Edinburgh  Website: www.gravitricity.com Headcount: Three people Profile: Gravitricity Ltd was founded by Charlie Blair, Peter Fraenkel, and Martin Wright. Charlie, who is the Managing Director, worked in energy technology innovation for over 15 years with the Carbon Trust and Peter and Martin founded Marine Current Turbines Ltd (among other companies) which […]

Prolectric Ltd

Company Name: Prolectric Limited Headquarters: Clevedon, North Somerset Website: www.prolectric.co.uk Headcount: 21 people Profile: Prolectric is a privately-owned, specialist UK manufacturer and provider of solar lighting for infrastructure, construction and outdoor events. Its mission is to develop smart, clean products that help customers to operate efficiently and save money, while positively contributing to a better […]

FeTu Limited

Company Name: FeTu Limited Headquarters: Elland, West Yorkshire Website: www.fetu.co.uk Headcount: Four people Profile: FeTu Limited is a Research and Development based business incorporated in May 2016 in West Yorkshire to host its founder Jonathan Fenton’s invention. The FeTu ‘Roticulating’ concept seamlessly converts between volumetric and rotational energy in the purest of forms. This disruptive […]

Cryptocycle Limited

Company Name: Cryptocycle Limited Headquarters: Witney, Oxfordshire Website: www.cryptocycle.co.uk Headcount: Six people Profile: Cryptocycle Limited is a start-up development company founded by Duncan Midwood and Tony McGurk. The organisation has recently grown to include four more team members as the company continues to develop into a full-scale organisation. Cryptocycle believes that blockchain technology will lead […]

Aeristech Limited

Company Name: Aeristech Limited Headquarters: Kenilworth, Warwickshire Website: www.aeristech.co.uk Headcount: 18 people Profile: Aeristech Limited was incorporated in 2009 and has offices and workshops in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. Aeristech is a technology developer specialising in electric air compressors for the international automotive industry but has used its technology in other sectors. Its designs of company systems […]

Off Grid Energy Ltd

Company Name: Off Grid Energy Ltd Headquarters: Rugby, Warwickshire Website: www.offgrid-energy.co.uk Headcount: 22 people Profile: Off Grid Energy is a leading energy storage technology company delivering energy solutions to the domestic, construction, events and utilities sectors. It was incorporated in 2001 and is based in Rugby, Warwickshire from where it delivers its products and solutions […]

Cambond Ltd

Company Name: Cambond Ltd Headquarters: Cambridge Website: www.cambond.co.uk Headcount: 10 people Profile: Cambond Ltd was incorporated in 2014 and is based at the Cambridge Future Business Centre. Cambond has developed a patented technology platform to transform low-carbon agricultural biomass waste into a green glue to reduce the application of toxic formaldehyde and oil based multiple-billion […]

Pure Planet

Company Name: Pure Planet Headquarters: Bath Website: https://purepla.net Headcount: 45 people Profile: Pure Planet is Britain’s first app-based energy supplier and the first domestic supplier to offer 100 percent renewable electricity and 100 percent carbon offset gas. The Pure Planet app offers totally digital services in a competitive and easy to use way, allowing customers to […]

CitySprint

Company Name: CitySprint Headquarters: London Website: www.citysprint.co.uk Headcount: More than 900 people Profile: CitySprint is the UK’s leading same day delivery network that supports more than 14,000 customers across the country, including NHS Trusts, major broadcaster, automotive companies, those in the financial sector and government agencies. It also offers UK overnight, international and freight services, […]

BT Plc

Company Name: BT Headquarters: London Website: www.btplc.com Headcount: More than 100,000 people Profile: BT is one of the world’s leading communications services companies. It serves the needs of customers in the UK and in 180 countries worldwide. The BT Group employs more than 100,000 employees. A key part of its workforce includes more than 30,000 […]

Petit Pli

Company Name: Petit Pli Headquarters: London Website: http://petitpli.com Headcount: Eight people Profile: Petit Pli is a London-based start-up, which aims to change the way people use and dispose of children’s clothing by creating clothes that expand as the child grows. Founded by Ryan Mario Yasin in London in 2017, Petit Pli was launched to address […]

The ecompany

Company Name: The ecompany Headquarters: London Website: www.theecompany.co.uk Headcount: Four people Profile: The ecompany is a privately held company founded in March 2018 which aims to accelerate the growth of renewable energy across the globe with the help of technology. The ecompany specialises in ‘clean tech’ and creates sophisticated and innovative platforms and tools that […]

Whitefox Technologies Limited

Company Name: Whitefox Technologies Limited Headquarters: London Website: www.whitefox.com Headcount: 28 people Profile: Whitefox Technologies specialises in developing membrane-based engineering solutions for multiple industries including solvent recovery, biochemical and water applications. Whitefox Technologies’ proprietary polymer membrane technology provides proven advantages in terms of process efficiency, energy reduction and higher yield which result in operational savings, […]

MasterFilter

Company Name: MasterFilter Headquarters: King’s Lynn, Norfolk Website: www.MasterFilter.co.uk Headcount: Three people Profile: MasterFilter was founded in 2014 and specialises in the design and manufacture of Dual Flow Filtration Systems for use on all types of fluid power applications. MasterFilter’s systems improve the longevity and cost effectiveness of wind turbines and decreases operations and maintenance […]

AirEx

Company Name: AirEx Headquarters: London Website: www.airex.tech Headcount: Four people Profile: The AirEx innovation is developed by the U-Floor Technologies Ltd, a London-based SME that focuses on the development and rapid scale-up of fabric efficiency technologies in homes, to tackle energy efficiency and fuel poverty. Incorporated in February 2016, the company’s core team of four […]

Cambridge Consultants Ltd

Company Name: Cambridge Consultants Ltd Headquarters: Cambridge Website: www.cambridgeconsultants.com Headcount: More than 800 people Profile: Cambridge Consultants is a technology development partner, serving a range of sectors and industries on business transformative and technology-lead innovation projects with the aim to solve the world’s most complex engineering, technology and design problems. The company employs more than […]

Eaton

Company Name: Eaton Headquarters: Dublin, Ireland Website: www.eaton.com Headcount: 98,000 employees Profile: Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion. Headquartered in Ireland, Eaton is a global enterprise with approximately 98,000 employees selling products to customers in more than 175 countries. It provides energy-efficient solutions that help customers manage electrical, hydraulic […]