UK SMEs overpaying Â£2.45billion a year for energy
(Wed 09 Feb 2011 21:54)
Britainâ€™s recession-hit SMEs are over-paying for their energy by up to Â£2.45billion a year, according to data released by analysts Saturn Energy.
Engineering the solutions to effects of climate change
(Tue 08 Feb 2011 19:59)
The UK's professional engineering sector will play a key role in tackling the destructive effects of future climate change, according to a new Government-commissioned report.
HSBC reveals achievements of its Climate Partnership scheme
(Tue 08 Feb 2011 16:25)
Banking group HSBC has reported that it had not only cut the bankâ€™s carbon footprint over the last three years but â€“ by working with four NGO partners in a $100 million partnership â€“ it had also supported measurabl
UK carbon tax would not cut wider emissions, report warns
(Tue 08 Feb 2011 13:18)
The introduction of a carbon tax would help the UK meet its greenhouse gas target, but make no difference to emissions of greenhouse gases across Europe according to new research.
Air-powered cars edge closer to becoming a reality
(Mon 07 Feb 2011 16:29)
Every time a car brakes, energy is generated. At present this energy is not used, but new research shows that it is perfectly possible to save it for later use in the form of compressed air.
Investors seek more climate change data from big business
(Fri 04 Feb 2011 14:05)
Water and carbon management are of rising importance to institutional investors, with a record number supporting the Carbon Disclosure Projectâ€™s (CDP) 2011 requests for climate change and water information sent this we
Survey reveals lack of green guidance in the workplace
(Thu 03 Feb 2011 13:48)
Employers could do more to inform staff about simple ways to improve environmental performance at work, according to new research.
Amazing satellite pic shows North Hemisphere blanketed in snow
(Thu 03 Feb 2011 12:20)
Could this amazing satellite image provide a glimpse into the future - with a World of two halves - as freak weather leaves nearly the entire Northern Hemisphere under a blanket of snow and ice.
UK organisations struggle with carbon reporting, survey shows
(Mon 31 Jan 2011 13:53)
Over half of UK businesses from financial, local and central government and service industries cannot precisely report their carbon footprints, according to recent research by Siemens IT Solutions and Services and CA Tec
UK Govt puts infrastructure on alert for climate change demands
(Fri 28 Jan 2011 15:45)
The UK's roads, railways, energy and water supply networks and other infrastructure all need to be better prepared to cope with the effects of a changing climate, according to a series of Government-commissioned reports
Study shows renewables could help combat rural fuel poverty
(Wed 26 Jan 2011 01:01)
As the UK continues to tackle a record-cold winter, rural fuel poverty has become an increasing problem. Sustained rises in heating costs have lead to many people in rural communities struggling to keep warm in winter.
Alternative fuels could replace fossil fuels in Europe by 2050
(Tue 25 Jan 2011 20:14)
Alternative fuels have the potential to gradually replace fossil energy sources and make transport sustainable by 2050, according to a report presented to the European Commission today by the stakeholder expert group on
Global farming revolution "urgently" needed to feed the planet
(Mon 24 Jan 2011 14:26)
A worldwide agricultural revolution is urgently needed, with farmers growing more food at less cost to the environment, the UK's Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman and International Development Secretary Andrew Mitc
2010 was the second hottest year on record, UK Met Office data
(Thu 20 Jan 2011 11:57)
Last year was the second warmest year on record, according to provisional global temperature figures released today by the UK Met Office and the University of East Anglia.
UK could fall behind Germany in race to tap into green market
(Wed 19 Jan 2011 13:44)
A Carbon Trust investigation reveals that three times as many top UK decision makers believe Germany is better prepared than Britain to take advantage of the Â£3.2 trillion global environmental market.
Platoon driving could cut M-way fuel emissions by up to 20%
(Mon 17 Jan 2011 10:41)
Platooning may be the new way of travelling on motorways in as little as ten years time - and the EU-financed SARTRE project has carried out the first successful demonstration of its technology at the Volvo Proving Groun
Runaway warming looms as history appears set to repeat itself
(Fri 14 Jan 2011 19:47)
What insurance can the world afford to prevent repeating the catastrophic temperature increase of the past? A package of fast mitigation measures is recommended by Nobel Laureate Mario Molina and colleagues
Managers failing to encourage â€˜greenâ€™ behaviour at work, study
(Thu 13 Jan 2011 18:28)
Findings from a new survey show that 70% of people at work believe their managers lack commitment to pro-environmental behaviours and 65% believe unclear leadership strategy also contributes to the lack of pro-environmen
Improved climate change data vital for financial institutions, says UN
(Wed 12 Jan 2011 18:55)
With insurers, lenders, asset managers and their customers increasingly affected by the impacts of climate change â€“ and the risks likely to grow in the future â€“ better access to relevant data is vital for the world'
Consumers misled by environmental claims on seafood products
(Tue 11 Jan 2011 21:05)
Major retailers including Tesco, Asda, The Co-operative, Lidl, Marks & Spencer, Sainsburyâ€™s, and Waitrose have been accused of carrying misleading environmental claims on products such as tinned tuna, haddock, cod, and