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Carbon sinks and greener packaging: How The Wine Society is looking to secure its future for another 150 years

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Verra CEO and founder steps down as carbon credits body eyes ‘next phase’

Verra's founder David Antonioli has stepped down after 15 years at the helm of the carbon offset standards-setter, with the non-profit appointing a new interim CEO "to help better meet the markets' growing demands". Antonioli has led the voluntary carbon markets…

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Carlton Power and Schroders Greencoat join forces to fuel £200m green hydrogen pipeline

Energy infrastructure specialist Carlton Power has announced it is joining forces with investment manager Schroders Greencoat to roll-out the construction and operation of a series of green hydrogen projects across the UK. The companies have formed a new joint venture platform…

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First in line: ‘Clear pathway’ for UK to lead on sustainable e-commerce, report claims

The UK's "high e-commerce maturity" means it has a potentially crucial role to play in the transition towards a more sustainable online retail sector, according to a new analysis published today. Commissioned by Amazon and carried out by consultancy Oliver Wyman,…

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Study: Two billion people face ‘dangerous’ temperatures this century without climate policy shift

Just over a fifth of the world's projected population by the end of the century is on track to face "dangerous" average temperatures of 29C or higher without a decisive step change in the pace of decarbonisation efforts globally, new research…

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‘Record order’: Volvo Trucks and Holcim ink deal to deploy 1,000 electric HGVs

The fledgling zero emission truck market received a major boost today, as Volvo Trucks announced it has signed a letter of intent to sell 1,000 electric trucks between now and 2030 to Holcim, one of the world's largest building solution providers.…

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Keep water firms ‘honest’: Conservative MPs call for inland bathing water site target

More than 40 MPs in the Conservative Environment Network have today called on the government to set a new target for designating inland bathing water sites that stringently monitor pollution levels in England's rivers, after water companies last week issued a…

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Carbon removals start-up UNDO secures $12m boost for enhanced rock weathering plans

UK carbon removals company UNDO has announced it has raised $12m to help scale up its enhanced rock weathering operations. Lowercarbon Capital, an investment firm managed by renowned US venture investor Chris Sacca, and climate impact fund AENU led the fund…

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Enterprise software heavyweight SAP embeds ‘green ledger’ into core apps

SAP, one of the world's largest enterprise software companies, is pushing aggressively into carbon accounting and supply chain traceability with new offerings unfurled this week at its annual customer and partner conference. The German company, which claims more than 280 million users…

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CO2 removals, green supermarkets, and £70bn UK net zero boost: BusinessGreen’s most read stories of the week

Microsoft and Ørsted ink 'one of the world's largest' carbon removal deals Offtake agreement will see Microsoft purchase 2.76 million tonnes of durable carbon removal credits from Danish biomass energy and carbon capture project. - by James Murray (@James_BG)    'Sustainability…

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Low Traffic Neighbourhoods excluded from latest round of active travel funding

The government has confirmed it will not fund any new Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) schemes in its latest batch of active travel funding, prompting criticism from environmental campaigners. This morning, the Department for Transport announced how it would be allocating its…

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‘Power pools’: CISL calls for regulatory stability to help boost energy storage sector worldwide

,Cross-border "power pools" and regulatory stability are critical levers for expanding much-needed electricity storage capacity as power grids worldwide shift towards more flexible, intermittent sources of renewable energy. That is the conclusion of a new report this week by the University…

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‘Power pools’: CISL urges regulatory stability to help grow energy storage sector worldwide

Cross-border "power pools" and regulatory stability are critical levers for expanding much-needed electricity storage capacity as power grids worldwide shift towards more flexible, intermittent sources of renewable energy on the path to net zero. Those are just two of the leading…

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Frontier fund inks $53m offtake deal with US carbon removals firm Charm Industrial

A raft of global companies and household brands have joined a $53m deal to collectively buy hundreds of thousands of tonnes of carbon offset credits from US CO2 removals company Charm Industrial, marking the first major advance offtake agreement secured through…

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‘Concerning’: NAO questions oversight of £4.2bn net zero innovation spending

The UK's independent public spending watchdog has called on the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) to clarify who is accountable for the delivery of £4.2bn of innovation spending earmarked to support the net zero transition. In a report…

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A Vanished Bird Might Live On, or Not. The Video Is Grainy.

Scientists say they’ve compiled evidence showing that the ivory-billed woodpecker, a kind of Holy Grail for American birders, still exists.If there’s new hope, it’s blurry. What’s certain: The roller coaster tale of the ivory-billed woodpecker, a majestic bird whose presumed extinction…

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Companies awarded 20 licenses to develop carbon storage sites under UK seabed

Twelve companies have been awarded 20 licenses to develop offshore carbon dioxide storage projects in UK waters, marking the country's first ever licensing round for carbon storage facilities. Confirming the licenses this morning, the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) said the…

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Sowing climate resilience: Farmers to share £15m Landscape Recovery funding round

Farmers and landowners have been invited to apply for a share of a £15m pot earmarked for projects that create new habitats, help enhance nature protection, and drive sustainable food production, the government has confirmed today. Building on the success of…

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‘Considerable shortfall’: Unilever risks missing 2030 climate goals, research claims

Unilever is currently on course to miss its 2030 climate goals, as its climate transition strategy currently falls far short of what is required for the firm to align with a climate science-aligned 1.5C global warming trajectory, an independent assessment published…

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