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ScottishPower to invest £2bn in renewable energy projects in UK

ScottishPower has announced an investment of £2bn in clean in the UK in 2019, which is its biggest ever investment in the country in a single year.ScottishPower said that the...
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Investing in food waste prevention can provide financial boost for restaurants, study finds

Restaurants that actively invest in measures to reduce food waste can unlock new economic revenue streams, as a new report from a coalition of major organisations reveals that for every $1 spent on food loss prevention, restaurants can save $7 in operating costs. 114 restaurants were studied across 12 countries. Annual food sales across sites […]
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Pollutant-trapping pavements and electric rickshaws: The best green innovations to tackle air quality

To coincide with the UK’s Clean Air Summit, edie has rounded up some of the ground-breaking innovations being explored by companies across the globe as we look to tackle the dangers of air pollution. A number of eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations aimed at tackling dirty air have emerged in recent times The event, which […]
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Corporate clean energy purchases smash record in 2018

Businesses obtained 13.4GW of clean energy through power purchase agreements (PPAs) in 2018, more than doubling the record set in the previous year. The corporate clean energy purchases made last year top the 6.1GW record set in 2017 Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) research shows more than 2.6GW of renewables were purchased by Facebook alone […]
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World’s Greenest Companies Are Consistently Outperforming Their Non-Green Peers

The world’s greenest and most sustainable companies have been highlighted in two parallel reports published this week by CDP, the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform, and Canadian media and research company Corporate Knights, with the common thread in both lists being the consistent economic performance of companies committed to fighting climate change and addressing environmental issues. […]
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Solar Breaks The 100 Gigawatt Barrier In 2018, Could Reach As High As 140 Gigawatts In 2019

Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s head of solar analysis has revealed that new solar installations in 2018 are likely to have hit as high as 109 gigawatts (GW) and that growth in 2019 could see annual capacity additions increase to as much as 141 GW. With the coming of a new year, solar analysts all over the […]
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New York Sets Out to Beat California; Mandates 100 Percent Renewables by 2040

In an address last week, New York Governor Andrew M Cuomo laid out plans for his “Green New Deal,” which includes aggressive mandates and goals for clean energy, money for offshore wind development, and much more. The Green New Deal is included in New York’s 2019 Executive Budget. The plan provides for a transition to […]
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Another Way To Power Electric Cars: “Refillable Technology”

Range and recharging times remain the primary concerns for people who don’t know the difference between an electric car and a toaster. The debate continues to rage between advocates of...
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France is the first country to ban all 5 pesticides linked to bee deaths

In a decisive move, France has become the first country to ban all five of the top pesticides blamed for bee die-off around the world. The phenomenon dubbed “colony collapse...
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Scientists Find Way to Make Oil-Soaked Soil Fertile Again

Scientists have discovered a way to clean oil-soaked soil and make it fertile again. The technique involves heating the soil while keeping oxygen out — an age-old process known as...
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Several FDF members became founding signatories of the UK Plastics Pact last year

UK food and drink sector moves closer to 2025 sustainability goals

Food and beverage giants such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo and Lucozade Ribena Suntory made great strides in slashing their carbon and water impacts in 2017, according to the industry trade...
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Germany agrees to end reliance on coal stations by 2038

  Germany has agreed to end its reliance on polluting coal power stations by 2038, in a long-awaited decision that will have major ramifications for Europe’s attempts to meet its...
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