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An intelligent solar-powered street,a noise-absorbing green wall and an electric vehicle delivery service are among the innovative sustainability schemes that have been awarded Future Streets Incubator funding by Transport for London (TfL).
Using natural gas as a bridging fuel to a cleaner energy mix in the UK will only act as a "stop-gap", with its viability as an energy source severely limited beyond 2020 unless carbon capture and storage (CSS) technology is rolled out, the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) has warned.
The National Trust, WWF, RSPB and Greenpeace are among a coalition of the UK's most prominent environmental organisations challenging the next London Mayor to transform the capital into a world-leading sustainable city.
Local authorities have been warned that they will face "severe penalties" if they divest from fossil fuel holdings or boycott oil, coal or gas firms in procurement tenders, the UK government has said.
The chief executive of the world's largest investment firm, Blackrock, has called for companies to build environmental, social and governance (ESG) management into their business models, calling it a sign of 'operational excellence'.
Electric vehicle (EV) pioneer Tesla has become the most popular brand for new EV buyers as new figures reveal that annual sales of its Model S rose by more than 50% in 2015, while sales of the Nissan Leaf dropped by 30%.
Hollywood star Mark Ruffalo has sent a passionate plea to UK Prime Minister David Cameron to stop fracking in the UK and instead embrace the global renewable energy revolution.
A new online sharing economy platform offers employees from different organisations in the UK the opportunity to 'buddy up' and share their commute to work, reducing transport costs and emissions.
Broken, out of fashion, replaced by a shinier version - electronic devices are being used for a decreasing amount of time before being disposed of, according to a new study.
The Department of Energy & Climate Change's (DECC) decision to cancel the £1bn funding competition for carbon capture and storage (CCS) initiatives could make it 'challenging' for the UK to meet climate change commitments, the Energy and Climate Change Committee has warned.
Rice husks, plastic bottles and coffee grounds are all being used in the manufacture of Marks and Spencer's first range of sustainable footwear - 'Footglove Earth'.
Sunday's Super Bowl match, which was watched by more than 100 million people worldwide, was the first to be lit entirely by energy-efficient LED lights.
Property developers can increase the value of their land by incorporating more parks, trees and green spaces into their projects, finds a new report from the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC).
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.
Solar is set to become the cheapest form of electricity production in many regions of the world following massive cost reductions.
The new laws which will effectively ban landlords from letting energy-inefficient homes contain a 'loophole' that means tens of thousands of people living in poorly-insulated homes will be left in the cold.
Supermarkets may well have upped their efforts when it comes to food waste and emissions reductions, but many are still not doing enough when it comes to sustainably caught fish, according to new research from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).
The UK must include bioenergy and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies in its low-carbon plans to avoid wasting investment and ensure 2050 targets remain achievable, according to a new report from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI).
The government has not done enough to help UK businesses improve their energy efficiency, claims a new report released Friday by the Trade Unions Congress (TUC).
Carlsberg has launched a new cross-sector collaborative project to develop the world's first fully biodegradable wood-fibre beer bottle as part of its Carlsberg Circular Community (CCC) initiative.
A facility to recover bottom ash from a planned incineration plant has won planning permission from Cheshire West & Chester Council.
Water scarcity and flooding is likely to become the main problem for the UK in the future, which will need to adapt to increase its reliance, was the stark warning from the first comprehensive climate change risk study.
Korean electronics giant Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has committed to create 500 renewable energy jobs and invest £100m in Scotland.
The National Trust has demonstrated its support for the UK solar power industry by commissioning renewable energy consultants Dulas to deliver its biggest solar panel installation yet.
Sainsbury's is canvassing opinion among its customers on how to tackle the growing issue of water scarcity as it prepares to debate the problem with key stakeholders in a closed meeting next week.
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is calling on the chancellor George Osborne to reduce the burden on businesses by reforming the UK's environmental taxes and ditching the carbon reduction commitment (CRC).
The Government seeks to improve the UK's energy security by making it more resilient, diverse and energy efficient, it announced today (February 22).
Water regulator Ofwat has appointed two new members to its board and a new senior director of markets.
Pioneering technology using microbubbles could solve the difficulties of harvesting algae for use as a biofuel, according to scientists.
An international short film competition which aims to generate debate around water scarcity and mark World Water Day 2012 has launched.
The threat of climate change is serious and must be addressed but we should avoid exaggerating the problem, according to a non-partisan gathering of international scientists.
Fast food joints and office blocks where workers huddle around smoking on the doorstep could find themselves subject to new litter laws if Government proposals are adopted.
The permitted levels of several pollutants which impact on air quality are to be cut in the USA.
A members' organisation for corporate responsibility officers in the USA has named the leading one hundred companies in the field.
A woman who has been fighting for stricter laws controlling the spraying of agricultural chemicals has welcomed a judge's decision to allow her to take her battle to the next level.
A series of floods have left 7,000 people homeless in Madagascar this cyclone season after tropical storms lashed the island this week.
Plans for a grand house incorporating a raft of environmentally-friendly designs have been given the go ahead by Herefordshire Council.
Surfers and others who use the sea for recreation are being advised to take care on the south coast in the wake of the MSC Napoli disaster.
Australians are to follow in Britain's footsteps and start recycling sewage for drinking water, the premier of Queensland State announced to considerable public outcry.