Home Depot to fit retail stores with solar panels and Tesla Powerpacks
The world's largest home improvement retailer, Home Depot, has signed an agreement with GE and Tesla to create "mini solar farms" at 50 stores in the US.
Maximising the value of your sustainability report - webinar presentations
View the presentations that were given by a leading cross-sector panel of sustainability experts who discussed their views on how to maximise the value of sustainability reports in a recent edie webinar, sponsored by classification organisanion DNV GL.
Clean energy revolution 'locked in' by business aspirations, says Obama
The former US President Barack Obama has dismissed fears that the Trump administration could scupper clean energy growth in the US, but suggested that no country could afford to "sit on the sidelines" when combatting climate change.
Top tips to achieve supply chain sustainability
You’re only as strong as your weakest link. For sustainability professionals, supply chains can be highly complex and full of links that must be closely managed and supported to help achieve overarching corporate social responsibility standards.
Walmart kickstarts energy storage project to 'increase reliance' on renewables
American retail giant Walmart has penned a deal to combine energy storage systems with on-site renewables, in order to balance energy generation at numerous Southern California stores.
Going Circular: PwC's staff engagement success story
As part of edie's engagement month of editorial content, Matt Mace takes a closer look at the innovative behaviour change approaches being adopted by PwC as the professional services firm seeks to mobilise waste reduction efforts of thousands of staff members to deliver a closed-loop organisation.
Building Revolutions: Designing a circular economy for the built environment
The circular economy makes complete sense for short-lived consumer products, but can it really work for something as enduring and complex as a building? David Cheshire, sustainability director at engineering firm AECOM, provides an answer.
Safe and legal neutralisation of wastewater
Caustic soda, magnesium hydroxide or liquid lime?
Energy Entrepreneurs Report 2016
Energy entrepreneurs are leading the transformation to a low-carbon future.
Environmental Audit Committee: EU and UK Environmental Policy
The Environmental Audit Committee's intention in publishing this report is to inform the debate ahead of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU that will be held on 23 June, 2016.
Las Vegas casinos seek to power their bright lights with renewable energy
The glittering Las Vegas strip is not an obvious model for energy conservation. Yet hidden above the glowing Eiffel Tower, neon resort awnings and a black pyramid that shines a beam of light into space, is one of the largest rooftop solar arrays in the country.
US Navy launches first biofuel-powered ship
The first ever US Navy ship to run on an alternative fuel blend as part of its regular operations, has been deployed from California.
Floating solar array generates energy and protects California's water
A 1MW floating solar panel array consisting of more than 3000 panels is set to provide clean energy and water sanitation in California, after successful trials in the Australian Outback.
America's largest solar desalination project seeks $10m crowdfunding
A California company is trying to crowdfund $10m to part-fund the building of the US' largest solar desalination project.
Hillary Clinton plans to transform US into 'clean energy superpower'
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has unveiled the green steps she believes the US will need to adopt in order to become "the clean energy superpower of the 21st century".
Food firms must collaborate to unearth climate risks, says CDP
Some of the world's largest food, beverage and tobacco brands are missing out on significant financial and production quality gains by failing to mitigate climate risks and reduce carbon emissions, a new report has warned.
Global investors urge food firms to address rising water risks
Investors managing more than $2.6trn in assets have sent joint letters to 15 international food and drink companies amid growing concerns over water security and pollution.
Golden State: How California is surviving its worst drought in history
California remains in the claws of the longest drought in the state's history, placing unprecedented strain on the its water supplies. But could the scramble to save water actually help the state in the long run?
Sustainability stats: This week in numbers
This week edie reported plenty of tech news from Silicon Valley, UK food waste figures and developments from our very own foreign correspondent in Indonesia.
Water-saving shower crowdfunds almost $1m in less than 2 days
A new shower that is 70% more water-efficient than regular models is nearing $1m of funding in its Kickstarter campaign less than 48 hours after launch.
'Shade balls' to save drought-stricken Los Angeles 300 million gallons of water
Los Angeles is using millions of 'shade balls' to prevent water loss during California's worst drought in recorded history.
Tesla already has reservations for $1bn worth of energy storage
Tesla has taken 100,000 reservations for its Powerpack and Powerwall battery products, worth approximately $1bn, according to founder Elon Musk.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: climate change is not science fiction
Terminator star calls global warming a 'battle in the real world' that's bigger than any movie, at the first summit of conscience for the climate in Paris.
Solar Independence Day: Six ways solar is revolutionising sustainability
As Britain enjoys a bout of summer sun, solar farms are preparing to open up to the public for Solar Independence Day.
California drought: Water use in Silicon Valley 'insane'
California Governor Jerry Brown ordered business and residents to cut water use by 25% last week, but tech-giants in Silicon Valley need to do even more, according to one expert.
City-based solar is best source of clean energy, says study
Building solar systems into the infrastructure of cities could be the most efficient way to provide clean energy according to a new study by Stanford University.
Greening the game: The world's most sustainable stadiums
Sports stadiums and pitches often require vast amounts of energy, water and raw materials to maintain them, with little prior thought given to sustainability. But the vast amounts of money involved in professional sport lends itself to exciting innovations, and the stadiums are no different.
Apple announces $850m giant solar farm
"The time for change is now," proclaimed Apple CEO Tim Cook as he announced the tech giant is committing $848m to clean energy in the form of a 280MW solar farm in California.
White House puts $674.7bn price tag on improving US water infrastructure
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched the Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Centre to enable communities and businesses across the country to finance the $674.7bn of improvements needed to improve water infrastructure.
US solar capacity to double in next two years
American solar capacity could double by the end of 2016 according to a new report from the oil-and-gas association American Petroleum Institute (API).
Could the 2C climate target be completely wrong?
The global warming goal that nearly 200 governments have agreed on should be ditched, say scientists writing in Nature.
Interactive Map: The world's most remarkable solar farms
In light of the growing number new solar projects across the world, edie has mapped out 14 of the largest and most interesting installations from every continent in the world.
Google's green credentials boosted with giant solar project
Google has announced it is putting forward $145m to fund a new 82MW solar power plant in California, marking the IT giant's 17th investment in renewable energy projects since 2010.
California lawmakers give green light to plastic bag ban
A ban on single-use plastic bags in California is expected to be signed into law after the states senate passed a bill barring single-use plastic bags from retailers from next July.