IKEA invests €470 million in renewable energy projects
(Thu 16 Feb 2012 12:13)
Furniture giant IKEA has released its annual Sustainability Report which reveals an impressive list of green achievements and milestones.
Co-op smashes carbon reduction target five years ahead of target
(Wed 15 Feb 2012 12:33)
The Co-operative Group has smashed its carbon emissions reduction target of 35 per cent by 2017, meeting it instead this year, reports GreenWise.
Rising wind farm rentals continue to generate income for landowners
(Tue 14 Feb 2012 11:27)
Rental income from wind farm developments increased by between 10 and 15 per cent throughout 2011, according to research by CKD Galbraith.
Major UK banks criticised over support for 'greenwash' industry
(Mon 13 Feb 2012 15:25)
The 'Big Five’ UK banks have been criticised for their poor ethical and green performance in a new report by leading alternative consumer organisation Ethical Consumer
European renewable energy sector breaks through the 1 million job level
(Mon 13 Feb 2012 01:26)
The European renewable energy industry now maintains more than one million jobs as the latest official figures show employment figures in the sector have increased by a quarter in a year.
Green community energy projects need more support, new report argues
(Sun 12 Feb 2012 11:54)
The Government must radically overhaul the ‘closed shop’ energy market by unleashing the community sector to enable more people across the country to play their part in developing a clean energy future, says a new th
Manchester takes the lead on revealing carbon emission data
(Thu 09 Feb 2012 14:10)
Manchester City Council has become one of the first authorities in the country to monitor what each of its departments is doing to cut carbon emissions.
Report reveals huge benefits of community farming schemes
(Wed 08 Feb 2012 11:35)
An impact assessment of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in England has found the pioneering farming schemes are providing huge benefits not only to thousands of members, but also their communities, local economies
Triodos Bank reveal record lending support to green business
(Wed 08 Feb 2012 10:36)
Triodos Bank has announced record annual growth in 2011, with a 36% increase in its UK loan book to £424m.
Europe installs record levels of renewable energy but coal power still rises
(Mon 06 Feb 2012 17:45)
More renewable generating capacity was installed in the EU in 2011 than ever before but coal-sourced power increased at a faster rate than was decommissioned, according to a new report.
PV panel supply will fall short of Europe's solar power targets
(Sat 04 Feb 2012 12:00)
Europe could struggle to meet the target set by the renewable energy sector of 25% of electricity produced by solar energy by 2040 because the supply of materials, including rare metals, needed to produce photovoltaics (
Ozone pollution rising towards record peak levels, official data confirms
(Thu 02 Feb 2012 12:21)
Urban ozone pollution continues to rise as official figures confirm concentration levels are heading towards record peak levels.
Storms and climate change will cause $109bn in damages a year by 2100
(Wed 01 Feb 2012 17:46)
Tropical cyclones will cause $109 billion in damages by 2100, according to Yale and MIT researchers in a new research paper.
Climate change is causing a shift in business models, report finds
(Wed 01 Feb 2012 09:21)
Despite improving their own carbon performance, multinational companies are not yet demonstrating significant emissions reductions in their supply chains, according to research published today by the Carbon Disclosure Pr
UK's sustainable business spending will reach £6.8 billion by 2015
(Tue 31 Jan 2012 10:52)
Spending by large UK firms on energy, environment and sustainability initiatives will grow at an average of 16% a year between 2012 and 2015, according to a new market forecast from independent analyst firm Verdantix.
Scotland makes good progress to reduce emissions, according to CCC
(Tue 31 Jan 2012 00:01)
Scotland has made good progress to reduce emissions in order to tackle climate change, according to a new report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).
Boardrooms in the dark over energy, says new Siemens research report
(Mon 30 Jan 2012 12:39)
One in three of those responsible for energy management in UK businesses say that the issue is not being taken seriously by their organisation, according to a new report published today by Siemens.
UK goes on big freeze warning as Arctic spell is set to worsen
(Mon 30 Jan 2012 12:21)
The UK Met Office has today increased its Cold Weather Warning to a level 3 status as shivering temperatures are expected to drop even further.
UK tops global league table for sustainable corporations
(Thu 26 Jan 2012 12:01)
The UK has topped the annual global league table that measures and ranks the world's largest sustainable corporations.
High-tech watch as endangered eels embark on epic trans-Atlantic trek
(Mon 23 Jan 2012 21:35)
The UK Environment Agency is using cutting-edge technology to track the start of the remarkable trans-Atlantic migration of endangered eels.