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  • Good Energy CEO takes aim at Bulb’s renewable claims

    Good Energy’s new chief executive has heavily criticised fellow disruptor brand Bulb over the latter’s approach to providing renewable energy. Nigel Pocklington, who took over from founder Juliet Davenport in May, said "the reality doesn't bear out" some of Bulb's green claims. The […]

  • Embracing the challenges of energy retail

    Stepping into the shoes of an industry stalwart who spent more than two decades at the helm of one of the UK’s longest-running disruptor brands is no easy task. Yet Good Energy’s new chief executive is excited at the prospect of having a hands-on role in what he describes as a […]

  • How Sustainable is Your Business? The 10 Questions You Need to Answer

    The ground is shifting from mere talk to concrete action around business sustainability. So, how do you evaluate your organisation's green efforts? These ten questions provide a great starting point. Read the full article: How Sustainable is Your Business? The 10 Questions You Need to Answer […]

  • Adani blasted over ‘toxic’ $4bn plan to use Australian coal to make plastic in India

    Owners of Queensland’s controversial Carmichael mine say plant will use 3.1m tonnes of coal a year to make PVCThe owners of the controversial Carmichael mine in Queensland want to build a US$4bn plant in India that would use Australian coal to make plastic.Adani Enterprises, which owns the […]

  • CCC calls for government-wide net-zero test to end ‘mixed signals’

    All government policy should be subject to a net-zero test to help minimise the kind of confused messages created by the ongoing row over plans for a new coal mine, a senior Climate Change Committee director (CCC) has urged. The post CCC calls for government-wide net-zero test to end ‘mixed […]

  • Water Crisis: Planet’s Fresh Water Reserves Diminishing

    Roughly 1 in 10 people around the world lacks access to clean, safe drinking water while unsafe water kills more people than all forms of violence, including war. Dwindling fresh water supplies on the planet are fomenting a crisis like we've never seen before. Read the full article: Water Crisis: […]

  • Wind turbine clash adds to UK-EU post-Brexit tensions

    Exclusive: Brussels is concerned that British government is favouring domestic firms, in breach of trade dealA new front has opened up in the post-Brexit tensions between Boris Johnson and the EU over Brussels’ concerns that the British wind turbine industry is being favoured for government […]

  • Biogas producer reveals plans for 25 new plants with CCS

    Future Biogas has revealed plans to build new 25 biogas plants by 2028, all equipped with carbon capture and storage (CCS), whilst installing CCS at 20 or more existing sites, including a number of the 10 biogas plants it already operates. Utility Week speaks to the company's chief executive […]

  • 6 Zero-Waste Packing Tips

    Whether it is making better purchasing decisions, or exploring zero-waste packing skills for your next vacation, ideas are power. So how do we jump on board the zero-waste travel adventure? Here are six considerations. Read the full article: 6 Zero-Waste Packing Tips […]

  • HVAC Considerations for an Eco-Friendly Home

    HVAC systems are notorious for their high energy consumption and carbon footprint. However, they are also a necessary part in daily life. So, how do make your heating and cooling systems greener, save some money and preserve the environment? Keep these HVAC considerations in mind when replacing or […]

  • Climate activists take Norway to human rights court over Arctic oil plans

    Activists allege decision to grant oil exploration licences violated right to healthy environmentSix climate activists and two environmental NGOs have taken Norway to the European court of human rights (ECHR), arguing the Nordic country’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic are harming young […]

  • Sweltering Texans urged to reduce cooking and cleaning to ease grid strain

    Officials advise to avoid using large appliances such as ovens and washing machines, amid soaring summer temperaturesAs temperatures rise to unseasonably warm levels across Texas this week, its citizens are being asked to use less energy on basics like cooking and washing clothes to ease strain on […]

  • Poorer households in UK should get free heat pumps, say experts

    Help is needed to replace gas boilers with low-carbon alternatives, warn builders, energy firms and charitiesHouseholds on low incomes should be supplied with free heat pumps in order to kickstart the market for low-carbon heating equipment and meet the UK’s climate targets, experts have told […]

  • Volvo to build steel cars without fossil fuels by 2026

    Swedish carmaker joins forces with steel firm to use technology that replaces coal with hydrogenVolvo plans to build cars using steel made without fossil fuels by 2026, as part of a deal that could significantly reduce the carbon emissions from manufacturing its vehicles.The Swedish carmaker and […]

  • CCC: UK has failed to adapt to climate change

    The UK has fallen behind on adapting to climate change and the gap between the level of risk faced and mitigation efforts underway has widened alarmingly, according to a damning report by the Climate Change Committee (CCC). The post CCC: UK has failed to adapt to climate change appeared first on […]

  • Dreamy Peach Coconut Smoothie Recipe

    It’s summer and sometimes we want a really cooling, refreshing drink to get us going in the morning or to pick us up in the afternoon. Green smoothies are a wonderful option and are super easy to make at home. Green smoothies taste just like normal smoothies, but they offer a huge serving of […]

  • What You Probably Didn’t Know About Our National Forests

    The National Forest Foundation put together this eye catching infographic illustrating the amazing things forests do for us. It’s important to keep this in mind as each year millions of acres of forest are harvested. Check out the National Forest Foundation website to learn how you can do […]

  • Britain on track for first periods of zero-carbon power in 2025

    Great Britain's power grid is on track to see its first periods of zero-carbon electricity in just four years’ time, National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) has confirmed. The ESO had already announced its ambition to make the electricity system ready for zero-carbon operation by 2025 […]

  • ‘Our fight is more visible’: Goldman environment prize winners see shift in political winds

    This year’s winners include a Japanese coal fighter, a Vietnamese protector of pangolins and a Peruvian forest defenderFor more than 20 years, Kimiko Hirata has fought a long and often lonely battle against coal in Japan, but for the first time the climate activist believes the dirtiest […]

  • Scott Morrison says gas will ‘always’ be a major contributor to Australia’s prosperity

    Prime minister reassures industry the Coalition will back it during transition to ‘new energy economy’Scott Morrison says Australia’s oil and gas sector will “always” be a major contributor to Australia’s prosperity and the Coalition will back producers both as […]

  • 3 Steps to an Organic and Sustainable Lifestyle at Home

    An organic lifestyle is more sustainable, saves you some money, protects your health and preserves the environment. These are just a few ways to live an organic lifestyle. Read the full article: 3 Steps to an Organic and Sustainable Lifestyle at Hom […]

  • 12 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Road Trip

    Plan a summer road trip without feeling guilty about the environmental impact. Here are 12 simple ways to make your next road trip a little bit more Eco-friendly. Read the full article: 12 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Road Tr […]

  • French nuclear firm trying to fix ‘performance issue’ at China plant

    EDF subsidiary reportedly warned of ‘imminent radiological threat’ at Taishan nuclear power plantA French nuclear company has said it is working to resolve a “performance issue” at a plant it part-owns in China’s southern Guangdong province after an earlier report of a […]

  • Solar developer Anesco acquired by joint venture

    Solar and storage developer Anesco has been acquired by Aksiom Services Group - a joint venture between the infrastructure services company Aksiom and the US-based private equity firm Ara Partners - for an undisclosed sum. Anesco has developed and constructed more than 115 solar farms and energy […]