Month: March 2016
Universities challenge Government’s ‘watered-down’ zero-carbon homes policy
The Government's ability to meet EU targets for delivering low and zero-carbon homes has become threatened by a 'deregulation agenda' that resulted in the scrapped plans to make all new homes carbon-neutral, according to a new report from two UK universities.
Business groups set five key tests for Green Investment Bank suitors
Commitments to keep the Green Investment Bank (GIB) at the forefront of the green infrastructure market and ensure the best standards of governance and transparency are among the measures against which any prospective buyers of the GIB should be assessed, according to civil society and business groups.
Collaboration not condemnation: Simply Cups speaks out on coffee cup recycling debate
British paper cup recycler Simply Cups has claimed that brands should not be using recycling symbols as a 'defence mechanism' and instead must look to collaborate with their supply chains in order to increase recycling rates of discarded coffee cups.
edie’s 2016 Innovation Zone Competition deadline EXTENDED
Owing to popular demand, edie has extended the deadline for the Innovation Competition taking place at edie Live, giving entrepreneurs and SMEs that have developed green technologies, systems or business models an extra week to submit their entries.
Europe’s major cities (excluding London) call for diesel emissions crackdown
The Mayors of 20 European cities including Madrid, Paris and Copenhagen - but excluding London - have called for more stringent regulations to be put in place across the continent to tackle the deadly levels of air pollution caused by diesel vehicles.
Sugar-powered batteries and solar panels in space: the best green innovations of the week
In the first of a brand new series, edie rounds up the latest low-carbon technologies and innovations that could have the power to shake up existing business models and accelerate the global green industrial revolution.
IRENA: Doubling renewable energy by 2030 will put world on track for Paris goals
An international accelerated push to double the share of renewables in the global energy mix by 2030 would lead to annual savings of $4.2trn and limit temperature rise to the crucial 2C target established at the Paris climate change conference, new research has claimed.
Businesses ‘dared’ to embrace circular economy as ING prepares for new era of green finance
EXCLUSIVE: Companies should be ready and willing to shake up their business models in favour of the circular economy, with Dutch multinational banking group ING indicating a strong desire to provide more financial support for the low-carbon movement.
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