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The Premier League 2016/17 sustainability quiz

Which football club recycles 100% of its waste? Who is the midfield dynamo that hopes to unlock the potential of biofuels? Find out who the most sustainable teams and players are in edie's latest flip-card quiz to kick-off the 2016/17 Premier League season.

Rio's 2016 Summer Games plays host to 42 Olympic sports from 5-21 August 2016

Rio 2016 Olympics: How sustainable is the greatest show on Earth?

It was dubbed a "green games for a blue planet" during the bidding process, but the event has since become shrouded in controversy, with venues contaminated with waste, waters infected with superbugs, and the host city's air quality remaining at deadly levels. So, just how 'sustainable' is the Rio 2016 Olympics?

Due to the stadium’s size and activities, all of the electricity generated from the rooftop solar system is expected to be used on site

Bristol's solar revolution continues with innovative stadium PV partnership

Bristol Sport's Ashton Gate Stadium, home to Bristol Football Club and Bristol Rugby, has partnered with Bristol City Council to install solar PV panels on one of its stands as part of a major refurbishment of the ground.

The building, which opened in June 2015, consists of a 432 solar roof array that generates 20% of BAR’s energy needs ©Shaun Roster

Land Rover BAR becomes first British sports team to operate BREEAM Excellent building

Sailing team Land Rover BAR has raced ahead in its quest to become the UK's most sustainable professional sports team, after becoming the first British team to operate from a BREEAM Excellent building.

Alongside his friend and business partner Pasquale Granata, Flamini has seen GF Biochemicals become the first company to mass produce levulinic acid

Football star Flamini unveils secret biofuel company

Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has this week revealed an eight year secret plan that has seen him set up a market-leading biofuel technology firm in a sector worth up to £20bn.

The '100% Sport' initiative aims to spark a global movement to make using 100% renewable energy the new normal

BT calls on sports fans to go 100% renewable

BT has launched a new campaign calling on sports fans to switch to renewable energy.

Green Slam: How tennis tournaments are embracing sustainability

The professional tennis tour is not, by its very nature, a green endeavour. It is essentially hundreds of people flying endlessly around the world to play a child's game.

Ben Ainslie Racing headquarters. Photo courtesy of Shaun Roster

Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie calls on sports teams to champion sustainability

Four time Olympic gold winner Sir Ben Ainslie has called on the UK's sporting organisations to raise the profile of sustainability, as the Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) sailing team's new energy efficient headquarters in Portsmouth reaches its final stages of construction.

Jaguar Land Rover received the award for its development of a 'whole-lifecycle' approach to manufacturing while cutting the environmental cost of production

Queen Elizabeth awards sustainable business achievement

Automotive giant Jaguar Land Rover and surplus food re-distributor Company Shop have been recognised as sustainability leaders by receiving a Queens Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development today.

Melbourne's Rectangle Stadium features a rainwater collection system that saves up to 500,000 gallons of water every year

Greening the game: The world's most sustainable stadiums

Sports stadiums and pitches often require vast amounts of energy, water and raw materials to maintain them, with little prior thought given to sustainability. But the vast amounts of money involved in professional sport lends itself to exciting innovations, and the stadiums are no different.

Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) has been awarded ISO 20121 certification for sustainability across all its operations this week

Ben Ainslie Racing puts sailing in sustainability spotlight

Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) has been awarded ISO 20121 certification for sustainability across all its operations this week, the first such certification for a sports team in the UK.

Formula E is focused on 'the three E's': Energy, Environment and Entertainment

Formula E: Six sustainability facts about all-electric motorsport

The world's first fully-electric race series - Formula E- got underway this weekend in Beijiing. But just how 'sustainable' has the sport become?

Kinetic tiles will capture player's energy and power the floodlights

VIDEO: Shell unveils world's first football pitch to be powered by players' footsteps

Oil giant Shell has installed 200 kinetic energy tiles at a community football pitch in the Morro da Mineira favela near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Scotland currently has almost 6.6GW of renewable energy capacity

VIDEO: Scotland's renewables industry showcased at Commonwealth Games

A video highlighting the benefits of renewable energy to Scotland has been released today (July 25) by energy trade body Scottish Renewables.

The NHL estimates that the total annual water use of the clubs operating within its league is just over 321 million gallons

US National Hockey League warns water scarcity may affect sport's future

The future of ice hockey is under threat from climate change and water scarcity issues, which may impact on the next generation of players.

An artists impression of the Yubileyniy Stadium planned for 2018 in Saransk. pic: Gradproject CJSC Moscow

Russia goes green with 2018 World Cup preparations

With the excitement of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil now over, planning and construction is already underway in the 2018 host nation Russia, with a particular focus on energy efficiency and sustainability.

Could you win the Wimbledon Championships? Find out with the edie Wimbledon quiz

Are your skills better than Murray's? Take our Wimbledon susty quiz

Each year the Wimbledon Championship is played on the beautiful grass courts of the All-England Club. But just how green is Wimbledon?

Did you know that a Wimbledon tennis ball travels through 11 countries to reach the tournament?

Top 10 Wimbledon Sustainability Facts

Wimbledon attracts almost half a million tennis fans each year to watch the world's finest tennis players at the All-England Club. But how sustainable is the historic tournament?

St Mary's stadium will be the first fully LED-lit stadium in Europe

Southampton FC starts work on first LED-lit stadium in Europe

Southampton Football Club is installing a complete LED floodlight system, making St Mary's stadium the first LED-lit stadium in Europe.

Top 10 World Cup Sustainability Facts

We bring you a run down of the top 10 sustainability facts you need to know about the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Which country are you? Find out how your sustainability credentials stack up against this year's competitors

Test your knowledge! Sustainability and the FIFA World Cup

As the matches continue in Brazil, edie asks you to consider the environmental impact of the World Cup. Just how sustainable is FIFA's 'greenest' World Cup ever?

Formula E car - the Spark-Renault SRT_01E - completing its successful test debut

Formula E championship to be broadcast on ITV

The first all-electric Formula E driving championship will be televised on UK broadcasting channel ITV, after organisers secured a deal with the network.

Launching next year, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile's (FIA) Formula E series has, in part, been designed to promote the use of electric vehicles and to appeal to a new generation of motorsport fans

Formula E to fuel electric vehicle sales says new report

New zero emissions race series Formula E will help contribute to the additional sale of 77 million Electric Vehicles (EV) worldwide over the next 25 years (2015-2040), according to a new report.

Saracens' new waterless pitch is providing a commercial advantage over conventional pitches

EXCLUSIVE: Saracens' new waterless pitch provides environmental and commercial advantages

Saracens' new artificial waterless pitch has brought interest from sports clubs across the country as well as the green community, says club community director Gordon Banks.

Saracens artificial pitch being laid

Levelling the playing field

When Saracens rugby club set out to produce the most sustainable and energy-efficient stadium in the UK, the plan was to revive, recover and regenerate one of the "green lungs of north London". Saracens rugby club community director Gordon Banks talks to Leigh Stringer about achieving a "truly sustainable" stadium and how the clubs new artificial pitch is starting a revolution.

EXCLUSIVE: Formula One 'a vehicle for green technology development'

Formula One acts as a test-bed for sustainable innovations which are then carried through into the wider automotive industry, says F1 team Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes' managing director, Jonathan Neale.

The Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes team at work on the car in the garage

A winning formula: F1's roadmap to sustainability

Formula One may not appear to be an inherently sustainable sport, but it is uniquely placed to play a critical role in the definition, development and implementation of new automotive and technological solutions. In fact, its very ethos means it not only occupies a place within sustainable culture, but can actually provide steps to improve it, finds Leigh Stringer.

Extreme weather in 2012 demonstrates risk to British business

It is vital that businesses in Britain have a secure water supply in the face of increasingly extreme weather, according to the Environment Agency (EA) chairman Lord Smith.

The IGF and its member organisations have set several measures to become a more environmentally responsible sport

Golf lands on the green with sustainability efforts

The International Golf Federation (IGF) has announced that it will promote best practice to minimise the sport's consumption of non-renewable natural resources.

UWE has installed solar panels to some of the roofs at the Frenchay Campus

University installs solar systems to halve emissions by 2021

The University of the West of England (UWE) has fitted solar systems to campus roofs as part of its plan to halve carbon emissions by 2021.

The adiZero Primeknit reduces the amount of materials needed by eliminating waste from leftover trimmings

Adidas enters running for eco-trainer range

Olympic sponsor Adidas has taken on Nike in the race to produce a more sustainable running shoe with the launch of its adiZero Primeknit range last week.

London 2012 has 'sustainability in its DNA' says IOC

London 2012 will be the first Olympic Games to measure its carbon footprint over the entire project term and the first to commit to a zero waste to landfill target according to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Fulham defender Aaron Hughes with some of the school children involved in the project

Premiership football club kicks off carbon outreach project

Fulham Football Club has teamed up with Veolia to engage with young people on the importance of green issues through a 'carbon boot print' initiative.

Little Britain star begins 140 mile River Thames charity swim

TV comic David Walliams has started a 140 mile charity swim along the River Thames from Gloucestershire to London.

EDF and ParalympicsGB team up to create sustainability sporting standard

EDF Energy is working with ParalympicsGB to provide a new standard for sustainability in the London 2012 Paralympic pre-games training camp taking place this month.

Sustainability has been elevated to board level, says Darroch

Jeremy Darroch

Tom Idle meets Jeremy Darroch, CEO BSkyB

'Mahatma Ghandi affected me a lot', says Roy

Interview: Sanjit 'Bunker' Roy

Erik Jaques meets Sanjit 'Bunker' Roy, social activist and educator

Puma's Clever Little Bag, which is made from recycled plastic and contains a single sheet of cardboard

Puma strides forwards to a greener future

Supply chain sustainability reporting and greener packaging are giving Puma the environmental edge

Mr Neville (right) and Mr Vince

Footballer Gary Neville's testimonial to be wind powered

Former England and Manchester United defender Gary Neville has teamed up with a green energy company to make sport more sustainable.

An artist's impression of the completed site

Go ahead for remediation of Scotland's largest brownfield site

Multi-million pound plans to revitalise the biggest brownfield site in Scotland have been given a major boost.

Magic on the Mersey Valley

A United Utilities project to upgrade a wastewater pipeline and pumping station has improved efficency – and reduced operational costs, too.

Mersey Valley Processing Centre for sludge at Shell Green in Warrington

Operational efficiency delivered on Mersey network

Control and management of wastewater in the newly upgraded Mersey Valley Sludge Pipeline has delivered on cost and efficiency for United Utilities, says Mark Chung of Siemens Industry Automation

Big projects, big worries

The government wants to take back control of large-scale infrastructure decisions. But, asks Dean Stiles, is it just playing politics with the planning system?

Ministers to decide on infrastructure plans

The planning system for large-scale infrastructure projects is to change with the newly-formed Infrastructure Planning Committee (IPC) abolished. The move, part of the Government’s strategy to move decision making from quangos to ministers, will see a new Major Infrastructure Planning Unit (MIPU) within the Planning Inspectorate take over the IPC’s role.

Big projects, big worries

The government wants to take back control of large-scale infrastructure decisions. But, asks Dean Stiles, is it just playing politics with the planning system?

Ministers to decide on infrastructure plans

The planning system for large-scale infrastructure projects is to change with the newly-formed Infrastructure Planning Committee (IPC) abolished. The move, part of the Government's strategy to move decision making from quangos to ministers, will see a new Major Infrastructure Planning Unit (MIPU) within the Planning Inspectorate take over the IPC's role.

'Howzat?' climate change research on cricket

University researchers are going into bat for the game of cricket as they look into the long-term impacts of climate change on the game.

Norton Rose election briefing: climate change and energy

The law firm looks at how the way we vote could impact on policy and regulation.

Police escort for motors in Cumbrian floods

Flooded treatment works in Cumbria meant emergency measures for United Utilities. Liam Brown, admin manager for ABB Motor Service's partner Central Electrical, reveals how one wastewater plant was helped

It's time to get real: Mike Tregent

Why being human could prove suicidal

The survival of our species won't depend on a few eco-heroes. All of humanity needs a big wake-up call if we are to preserve the future of our planet, argues Mike Tregent

Inspiration from above

BSkyB has revealed lofty ambitions in its sustainability agenda. And, writes Jamie Curry, the company is taking a broad view of its responsibilities - from its set-top boxes putting themselves to sleep at night to supporting the arts

What makes a car green?

As green increasingly becomes the colour of choice for car buyers, Mike Gerber looks into what makes a car more sustainable and analyses the latest innovations likely to hit the roads in the UK

Chris Smith named new EA chairman

Labour Lord Chris Smith is to take over the reins as chairman of the Environment Agency in July.

On your marks, get set, drill

If plumbing were an Olympic sport, it would look a lot like the IWO National Drilling & Tapping Championship.

How to make a lean, green logistics machine

In partnership with NYK Logistics, car maker Ford has won awards for its environmental performance in its manufacturing operations. John Haven reports

Suds: Breaking down barriers

New planning guidance will mean better landscaping as developers will have to consider sustainable drainage systems. Richard Whale, chair of EIC's Water Pollution Control Working Group, reports

SUDS - where there's a will...

The use of sustainable urban drainage has been limited to flood risk management. However, the EIC's Water Pollution Control Working Group believes further benefits can be provided and is publishing a paper - the SUDS Position Paper - outlining what those are. Richard Whale explains.

New heads for Olympic Delivery Authority

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), the single delivery body responsible for building the infrastructure for the 2012 games, came a step closer to becoming a reality this week after the appointment of a leader and Chief Executive.

The plane truth

Tim Yeo MP, former Shadow Environment Secretary, urges the Government to tackle aviation and its impact on climate change

Within REACH

Anna Latham, environmental advisor to the manufacturers' organisation EEF, argues that the REACH regulation will impact far beyond the world of the chemical sector

Art makes strides on our streets

From the Angel of the North to new drain covers, artist Anthony Gormley is now taking part in an important regeneration programme to design street furniture in south London

Taff minewater given clear bill of health

The Taff Merthyr Minewater Treatment Scheme in South Wales, developed and operated by Parsons Brinkerhoff, has seen levels of iron in the Taff Bargoed Valley, South Wales, fall by 97 per cent - clear proof of the scheme's success.

My point is...

Water industry reflections - Rodney Coldron, media and sponsorship consultant, National Federation of Anglers

Viz comics is helping Newcastle become the world's first carbon neutral city

Fartpants cuts emissions in carbon neutral Newcastle

Viz characters Johnny Fartpants, Roger Mellie and Sid the Sexist are all taking part in efforts to make their home-town of Newcastle the world's first carbon neutral city.

Snow sports feel the effects of global warming most

Athletes suffering under environmental changes

Environmental changes are having an impact on sport with almost a third of respondents to an international sporting organisation's survey saying that their sporting regime has suffered due to environmental concerns.

Government greenhouse gas emissions decrease 5%

Between 2001 and 2002, the Government’s emissions of greenhouse gases decreased by 5%, and recovery of waste in four departments was over 50%. Nevertheless, there are areas in which the Government could do better.

Government launches major energy consultation

Following the publication in February of the Performance and Innovation Unit’s (PIU) energy review, the Government has launched a consultation on the future of energy in the UK.

Olympic movement declares its commitment to sustainability

The Olympic movement has announced that it believes that as sport can be a powerful agent for change, it has the ability and responsibility to contribute to achieving sustainable development in sport and through sport, particularly as the environment – along with sport and culture - is one of the three dimensions of Olympism.

Government’s energy plans look very difficult to achieve

Contributors to the UK Energy Policy have stated that amongst other stated aims, the Government’s promise to meet 10% of the nation’s energy requirement by 2010 looks unlikely to be fulfilled without certain legislative changes.

Government and lottery give over £105 million to renewable energy

The Government has announced a further £55.5 million for renewable energy, with £50 million more being donated by the National Lottery, on top of the Prime Minister’s announcement of £100 million for renewables last week.

Marine scientists call for fishing ban in 20% of global seas

One hundred and fifty of the world’s leading marine scientists have called for the creation of specially protected marine parks covering as much as 20% of the Earth’s seas, in an attempt to halt alarming decreases in stocks.

Scottish cabinet reshuffle produces new Environment Minister

A cabinet reshuffle following the death of the Scottish First Minister, Donald Dewar, has produced a new Environment Minister, creating separate environment and transport briefs.

Over £40 million extra funding for Environment Agency

Environment Minister Michael Meacher has announced an additional £41.3 million for the Environment Agency over the next four years in order to help the organisation carry out additional new duties.

EPA to reinstate one-hour smog standard

The US EPA has announced a proposal to reinstate its one-hour smog standard while the Agency appeals the decision of a three-judge panel in May to strike down the more protective eight-hour standard.

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