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UK loses top 10 spot in global energy ranking for the first time

The UK has fallen out of the top 10 of a respected international league table of countries' energy sectors for the first time.

John Lewis's Birmingham branch is designed to be the company's most efficient full-line department store, utilising LEDs, heat pumps and combined cooling, heating and power

10 top tips to deliver a sustainable built environment

Continuing edie's 'green buildings month' of editorial content, John Lewis's sustainable development manager Phil Birch offers up 10 tips to successfully accelerate sustainable development within the built environment, despite an ongoing period of "political uncertainty".

IRENA estimates that employment levels could reach 24 million by 2030

10 things you probably didn't know about green energy jobs

With new figures from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) revealing that employment in the renewables industry rose by 5% over the past 12 months, to pass 8.1 million, edie dissects the data to bring you 10 fascinating facts about clean energy employment.

Green hero: Sustainability leaders spend years fine-tuning their talents to deliver a long-term vision and inspire change

Top 10 skills that every sustainability professionals needs

From being a good storyteller to 'wearing different hats', the modern day sustainability professional needs a huge array of skills to be able to work towards a long-term vision and inspire change within - and outside of - their organisation.

GALLERY: Top 10 sustainability stories in October 2015

Plastic bag 'chaos' hits England, Waitrose turns grass into egg boxes and Ford mimics a gecko. Take a look back at October's most talked about sustainability news stories in edie's latest gallery round-up.

For the first time in its five year history, the report provides an overall analysis of business sectors as well as individual companies

'Game-changers': BT and M&S top FTSE100 on carbon management

Telecommunications giant BT has secured top spot in a report of the carbon reporting performance of the top 100 companies floated on the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE 100).

Christ Church college at the University of Oxford - one of the worst-performing universities based on carbon emissions

Growth in universities takes toll on sector emissions

Universities and colleges in England have fallen further behind their collective 2020 carbon reduction target, with absolute emissions increasing in the last academic year.

The index analysed 1,845 companies, assessing them on a range of economic, environmental and social criteria

Dow Jones reveals worlds most sustainable companies

The 2015 edition of the influential Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) has been released, with Unilever, LG, AkzoNobel and Volkswagen ranking among the industry leaders.

The report also discovered 'widespread theft' of valuable components such as circuit boards and precious metals from waste electronics, resulting in an annual estimated loss between €800m and €1.7bn

Only one third of European e-waste 'properly recycled'

Just one third of all used-but-still-functioning electronics were properly recycled across the EU in 2012, according to a major new study by the UN and Interpol.

On top of the significant revenue gain, more effective recovery of materials could be environmentally beneficial by reducing manufacturers' reliance on natural resources

Recycling e-waste could be worth up to €3.7bn by 2020

Efficient recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) could be worth €3.7bn to the European economy by 2020, a new study has found.

June saw major policy decisions, big green investmenta and significant green pledges from retailers

GALLERY: Top 10 sustainability stories in June 2015

June has been a month of major investments, policy change and landmark decisions. Take a look back at the month's major stories with edie's gallery round up.

Many festival lovers go all out to reduce waste and improve sustainability

Glastonbury to Shambala: 5 festivals going green this summer

British Summer Time means one thing to tens of thousands across the country: festival season. But how are this year's big events attempting to green-up the party experience?

April was packed full of green pledges from policymakers and businesses alike, along with some of our own events and awards

GALLERY: Top 10 sustainability stories in April 2015

It was the month of the big party pledges, zero energy coffees and smartphones made from food waste. Take a look back at April's most-read sustainability news stories in our gallery round-up.

The top 200 firms hold four to five times more fossil fuels in existing reserves than can be safely burned

Carbon reserves held by top fossil fuel companies soar

The carbon locked up in coal, oil and gas reserves owned by the world's biggest fossil fuel companies has swollen by 10% in the last five years, despite warnings from the World Bank and others that most existing reserves cannot safely be burned.

Nearly 25% of e-waste taken to household waste recycling centres could be re-used

Dead technology? Top 10 facts about e-waste...

Electronic waste is the fastest growing waste stream on the planet. As tech manufacturers continually bring out better models, equipment is being seen as disposable. So what should we be doing with all of that discarded equipment?

London ranks as the second most sustainable city in the world, according to the Arcadis Index

UK cities dominate global sustainability index

London ranks as the world's second most sustainable city, with Manchester and Birmingham also cracking the top 20 of the Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index Report.

Water costs can be reduced by up to 50% by investing in no- and low- cost water reduction technologies

Top 10 business benefits of reducing water consumption

As Business in the Community (BITC) recently warned, droughts and water scarcity pose a significant risk to the environment, society and the economy. But when it comes to conserving water, small adjustments can have a big impact on businesses...

Loy Yang Power Station in south eastern Victoria - Australia's largest power plant

Australia named worst-performing industrial country on climate change

Performance index released at Lima climate talks puts Denmark in the best-performing slot, followed by Sweden and Britain.

To tackle the paper waste pandemic, AIIM has designated the 6 November as World Paper Free Day

World Paper Free Day: Top tips to reduce paper waste

In an increasingly digital world, it may surprise many that paper still dominates the office environment. Almost four billion trees are cut down each year to supply 300 million tonnes of paper.

Larger companies will have to disclose what they have done to ensure their supply chains are slavery-free

Five steps to tackle unethical supply chains

With big business soon to be held fully accountable for keeping supply chains slavery-free, edie has spoken to industry experts for guidance on addressing the full range of CSR issues through all the levels of the supply chain.

Major international events and big business announcements made September a busy month for news

GALLERY: Top 10 sustainability stories in September 2014

What were the biggest stories for sustainability professionals in September? Find out in our editor's round-up which takes a look-back at the month in pictures.

10 steps to tackle climate change AND promote economic growth

A healthy planet is incompatible with a growing global economy - or so goes the conventional wisdom. However, a new report by some of the world's leading economists and political leaders has laid out a ten-step international plan to achieving sustainable growth; in every sense of the word.

Jacob Tompkins from Waterwise gave edie his top 10 water-saving tips for businesses

World Water Week: Top 10 tips to reduce your consumption

With World Water Week taking place this week, there has never been a better time for businesses to help raise the profile of today's most pressing water challenges and take extra steps to tackle the issues of water security and quality.

Zero waste: Top 20 tips to reduce waste in the workplace

We generate about 177 million tonnes of waste every year in England and it's estimated that UK businesses could save up to £6.4 billion per year by improving the way they use resources. To mark the launch of Zero Waste Week, founder Rachelle Strauss offers her top 20 tips to help businesses do just that.

Top 10 tips for compliance - ESOS

What are the practical steps you need to take to ensure your company complies with the new Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS)? Find out below.

Glasgow 2014 was awarded ISO 20121, the international standard for sustainable event management, earlier this year. pic: DrimaFilm/

How green is Glasgow? 10 sustainability facts about the 2014 Commonwealth Games

The 20th Commonwealth Games has just begun with thousands of athletes competing in more than 250 events. The games have also tried to develop a successful legacy for the city of Glasgow and the organising committee have announced a commitment to sustainability.

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.

Top 50 global green brands - the full list

Interbrand has named the top 50 'Best Global Green Brands' for 2014. We give you the run down below, and links to the latest sustainability activity that helped the leaders make the list.

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?

A circular economy would decouple economic growth from resource consumption

10 things you need to know about the circular economy

A working circular economy could be a practical solution to the planet's emerging resource problems. Here's 10 facts you should know.

Glastonbury aims to recycle 60% of all waste this year and the site features around 15,000 refuse and recycling bins. Pic: antb/

How green is Glastonbury? Top 10 sustainability facts...

Each year more than 175,000 party goers descend on Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset, for one of the world's biggest popular music festivals. But what of Glastonbury's green credentials?

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.

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