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The energy park on the south bank will convert residual ash left over from burning waste into construction materials for London’s homes and roads

New waste-to-energy park could power 10% of London homes

A London-based waste firm has revealed plans to build a £500m low-carbon energy park which could help power up to 10% of London's households by converting residual waste into green electricity.

The Kennedy project will generate around 210,000MWh of electricity annually

Could Tesla's world-first hybrid energy project modernise electricity grids?

Following the deal to develop a world-first renewable energy project that combines wind, solar and battery storage in Australia, automaker and energy disruptor Tesla has been invited to showcase the "power and scalability" of its products in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico.

edie Energy Insights 2017

EXCLUSIVE REPORT: edie's latest report offers an insight into business energy procurement, planning and purchasing priorities from efficiencies to onsite generation.

The long run: business has a vested interest in solving the UK energy crisis and contributing to a low-carbon future

Can UK plc set the pace on energy?

As faith in government continues to nosedive and with the triple threat of rising prices, interruption to energy supply and climate change, edie asks, is it going to be up to UK business to solve the energy crisis and keep the lights on?

Veolia's head of circular economy Forbes McDougall says companies will need to focus on the way energy and heat is generated and consumed, in order to complete the circular economy jigsaw

Veolia: energy and heat are the missing pieces of the circular economy jigsaw

EXCLUSIVE: Businesses are missing out on the benefits of taking a closed-loop approach to energy and heat consumption due to being too "hung-up" on waste-driven models, the head of circular economy at Veolia has claimed.

Peterborough's new Energy Recovery Facility has started receiving deliveries from Peterborough City Council

Peterborough opens £72m energy recovery plant

A new state-of-the-art Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in Peterborough is expected to help the city divert 95% of its waste from landfill.

A floor tile collection facility. Image courtesy: Interface

Record 125,000 tonnes of carpet diverted from UK landfill

More than 125,000 tonnes of carpet was reused, recycled or recovered for energy in 2015 by industry recycling group Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) - an 11% increase on 2014.

In the near future Volvo predicts that these trucks will be able to book their own services and workshop administrations

LowCVP calls for collaboration to develop 'trucks of the future'

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) is calling on Britain's fleet operators and local authorities to band together to create a new low-carbon market for heavy goods vehicles.

The new energy-from-waste plant will remove recyclable waste from black bins and recover energy from what is left over. Image: Veolia

Veolia puts Leeds at heart of circular economy ambition

Waste and water giant Veolia wants Leeds to become "a hub for circular economy innovation", induced by a flagship energy-from-waste (EfW) plant that the firm says will provide a multiple boost for the city.

Road haulage accounts for more than a fifth of the EU's total CO2 emissions

Formula 1-style energy recovery system could reduce lorry emissions by 25%

A French start-up claims to have developed the world's first Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) for road freight vehicles.

Inder Poonaji will join Viridor on 1 September

Viridor snaps up Nestle's Inder Poonaji to drive sustainability strategy

Waste management firm Viridor has recruited Nestle's former head of sustainability, Inder Poonaji, to direct its own sustainability, safety, health environment and quality divisions.

Representatives from WRAP, Viridor and the Environmental Industries Commission took part in a Parliamentary seminar on the circular economy

Circular economy package: Policy priorities for the UK

The European Commission's long-awaited circular economy package must take into consideration renewable and decentralised energy, economic growth and voluntary agreements as a means to minimise waste across the continent.

The building blocks created via Carbon8's unique recycling process

Viridor on track for zero-waste-to-landfill at EfW plants

Waste disposal firm Viridor has taken a major step towards becoming zero-waste to landfill in its Energy Recovery Facilities (ERFs) thanks to a new recycling deal with a carbon-negative aggregate specialist.

The project would use waste left over after recycling as a fuel to generate electricity and heat for local homes and businesses

North London eyes new energy recovery project to hit 50% recycling target

The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has unveiled bold plans to develop a new £500m energy recovery facility that will generate electricity from non-recyclable waste to power local homes and businesses.

Sustainability Live has been the hub of energy and sustainability solutions for the UK business community since its inception in 2007

Sustainability Live 2015 preview: 10 reasons to visit

The UK's leading hub for energy and sustainability solutions returns to the NEC Birmingham next week (21-23 April) with a host of exciting features, a brand new high-level conference, and a special secret we are about to reveal...

After 35 years of service, Ardley landfill site in Oxfordshire will no longer be accepting non-hazardous waste

Landfill closures promote waste as resource

Waste management firm Viridor has hailed the closure of two landfill sites as the "end of an era" as non-recyclable waste is instead being transformed into energy.

WWF: A Greener Budget: Sustaining our prosperity in a changing world

WWF is at the heart of global efforts to address the world’s most important environmental challenges. It works with governments, businesses and communities to promote sustainable patterns of development so that both people and nature can thrive.

More than 120 speakers will share their expertise across the three CPD-accredited theatres

Packed seminar programme answers 'how to' for energy and sustainability managers

A programme of 36 CPD-accredited seminars, three workshops and more than 120 speakers will answer the practical 'how-to' questions posed by energy and sustainability managers from organisations of all sizes and from all sectors at Sustainability Live 2015.

The Environment & Energy Awards give companies and organisations the opportunity to be recognised for their efforts and achievements in sustainability

Environment & Energy Awards 2015: Finalists revealed

Entries have been assessed and the shortlist has been drawn up for the 16th annual Environment & Energy Awards, which celebrate advancements in green technologies; excellence in energy and water management and outstanding business sustainability performances.

Sustainability Live has been the hub of energy and sustainability solutions for the UK business community since its inception in 2007

edie launches Sustainability Live conference for 2015

The speaker programme has been confirmed and registration is now live for a brand new, high-level conference at the UK's leading hub for energy and sustainability solutions for the business community.

Novelis Europe sustainability and recycling development manager Andy Doran

2015 supply chain outlook: Novelis Recycling

In the wake of swingeing public sector spending cuts and with England's recycling rates stalling, Novelis Europe sustainability and recycling development manager Andy Doran considers what is on the cards for 2015...


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