Sustainability stats: The week in numbers (27/02/15)

The Government's crucial renewable energy auction, two giant data centres from Apple and the Oscars after party all feature among our latest weekly round up of green news.

Apple's two new European data centres, each measuring 166,000 square metres, will begin operations in 2017

Apple's two new European data centres, each measuring 166,000 square metres, will begin operations in 2017

The first wave of the Governments new Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme was announced on Thursday, with 27 projects receiving more than £315m. But it wasn't all good news for the renewables sector...

When it comes to sustainable business announcements, Apple stole the show this week. The tech giant revealed details of its $1.7bn plan to build two giant data centres in Europe - both of which will be powered by 100% renewable energy. 

The weekend's Oscars mark the culmination of the 2015 film awards season. What's this got to do with sustainability? Well, behind the scenes at the Acadamy Awards, a number of interesting green initiaves are starting to take shape. Find out more in our top 10 sustainability facts about TV and film production

Closer to home, the Department for Transport unveiled a new £43m green vehicle commitment to support the infrastructure and innovation surrounding the development of electric cars. And environmental group WWF-UK released a new report this week urging Chancellor George Osborne to make his final Budget 'the greenest yet'. But what would be the benefits of doing so

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Lucinda Dann


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