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.
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.
Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Episode 1 - Live from edie Live
Go behind the scenes at edie Live 2016 in this inaugural Sustainable Business Covered podcast.
Beyond the Perfect Storm: The Corporate Sustainability Challenge
Transforming the world to sustainability requires organisational leadership, skilled professionals and a desire for change. Concerns that were once viewed as distant and risks that were uncertain are now increasingly having an impact on businesses, economic prosperity and communities, health and wellbeing. Climate change, population growth, threats to nature, resource concerns, and global development pressures all combine to herald a ‘perfect storm’.
Driving change: What will the planet's roads look like in 2050?
From algae refuelling stations to wildlife bridges, the roads of the future will not just be inanimate slugs of concrete, but an important part of an emissions-free planet. How will we get there? Brad Allen finds out.
UK wastes the most food in Europe
The UK is the worst-performing country in Europe when it comes to food waste, throwing away almost 6kg of food per household every week.
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.
Understanding ESOS: a Guide for Manufacturers
This free guide has been published by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, to help ease Britain’s manufacturers into ESOS – the Government’s flagship Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme.
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.
Boris brings Underground into 21st century with low-carbon investment
London's infamous Tube network will become more energy efficient under new plans to transform Greenwich Power Station into a combined heat and power plant with new gas engines that are cleaner, quieter and up to 90% more efficient.
Planes, trains and automobiles: Six sustainable transport systems
It is bizarre that in the year 2015, we still rely on a series of controlled explosions to move around, especially when those small explosions produce emissions that are gradually cooking the earth.