Dutch zero-emission trains to combine biofuel with battery storage
A batch of zero-emission trains that combine regenerative electrification technology with renewable diesel have been scheduled for commercialisation for 2025, after a pan-European passenger transport firm signed a €170m contract to manufacture the vehicles in the Netherlands.
In practice: Network Rail's closed-loop partnership to recycle waste coffee grounds
Striking a partnership with coffee waste collectors Bio-Bean enabled Network Rail to make steps in reducing waste at its station, and also got retailers and staff to boost coffee collection to be used for renewable power.
Report: Cross-border rail journeys slashing emissions
A major shift in travel habits among people travelling across the Scottish border over the past decade has saved almost 700,000 tonnes of carbon emissions, a new report has claimed.
edie explains: Combined heat & power (CHP)
This edie explains business guide, produced in association with E.ON, provides an in- depth summary of combined heat & power (CHP) systems, which convert a single fuel into both electricity and heat in one process.
In practice: Network Rail's Bermondsey Dive Under biodiversity project
Network Rail's infrastructure project received CEEQUAL Excellent Whole Team Award of 96.6%, having increased biodiversity in the area by 113%. The score is currently the highest that has been achieved by a completed project on the £7bn Thameslink expansion programme.
Energy storage in the UK: An overview
The aim of this report is to increase knowledge of the industry among various stakeholders.
Aviation & maritime emissions will rocket without clear targets, report warns
Global carbon emissions from the world's aviation and maritime sectors could rise 250% by 2050 without tangible targets from governments to reduce carbon rates, a report has warned.
Scientists discover easy way to store methane in coffee
Used coffee beans could be a simple and cheap alternative for methane storage, new scientific research has found.
Leicester embraces pedal power with plans for electric cycle hubs
Leicester City Council is planning to add cycling to the city's sustainable transport network using new Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycle (EPAC) hubs.
GALLERY: Top 10 sustainability stories in July 2015
The story of July has been cuts and lots off them.
Sustainability stats: This week in numbers
The past seven days saw the UK's poor air quality hit the headlines, with London's pollution issues causing particular concern for politicians and environmental groups alike.
Railway stations go full steam ahead with coffee recycling scheme
The company that owns and operates Britain's stations, Network Rail, has announced a new partnership to turn coffee waste into biofuel.
Greener vehicles could save firms £20bn
Corporate fleet managers across Europe could cut millions of tonnes of CO2 and save £20bn a year by taking advantage of available green technologies and efficiency techniques.
Half of businesses expect ESOS to cost more than it saves
Almost half the businesses covered by the Government's Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) expect the scheme to cost them more money than they will save on energy bills, according to a new survey.
ESOS opportunity will empower energy managers, says Northern Rail
EXCLUSIVE: Implementing energy-saving initiatives highlighted by the Government's Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) should be a 'no-brainer' for businesses, according to the energy and environment manager at Northern Rail.
IEA Report: Energy Technology Perspectives 2015
Energy technology innovation is central to meeting climate mitigation goals while also supporting economic and energy security objectives.
Sustainability reporting: explained
An introductory guide on the principle sustainability reporting frameworks and best practice guidance, from CSR sustainability consultancy CLT envirolaw.
National Rail land 'could produce 2.4GW of solar power'
Network Rail could save £30m on electricity costs by installing solar panels on unused trackside land, as well as cutting nearly 900 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year, according to a new report.
VIDEO: Network Rail trials Britain's first battery-powered train
The first battery-powered train to run on Britain's rail network in more than 50 years will carry its first passengers this week.
The next five years: AD and food waste policy
Food waste policy will shape the future of the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry because 60% of the industry's potential comes from food waste, argues ADBA chief executive Charlotte Morton. Here, she unpicks this issue.
Green Party pledges to cut train and bus fares
In the first announced policy from its forthcoming General Election manifesto, the Green Party has proposed a 10% cut in rail and bus fares "to relieve the national reliance on carbon-intensive forms of transport".