Seize the moment: The Net-Zero Carbon Inspiration Sessions
As the flagship digital event of edie’s Net-Zero November campaign, the Net-Zero Carbon Inspiration Sessions offer up an afternoon of live, interactive webinar presentations and discussions – all dedicated to accelerating your organisation’s decarbonisation progress.
Meet edie's 30 Under 30 Class of 2019: Charlie Jardine, EO Charging
This series profiles the members of edie's 30 Under 30 - a nomination-based community of 30 hugely talented young sustainability and energy professionals who have already achieved great things or are showing fantastic promise. Next up: Charlie Jardine, founder and chief executive of EO charging.
Webinar: SDG Power Hour: Aligning your sustainability strategy with the Global Goals
This webinar, brought to you in association with Centrica Business Solutions, will showcase specific examples of how businesses have aligned ambitions and launched new projects tailored towards achieving some or all of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Rapid EV charging 'forecourts' to open in Norwich and at Gatwick airport in 2022
Gridserve, the company behind the UK's first "electric forecourt", has this week begun construction at two similar facilities for electric vehicle (EV) drivers in Norwich and at Gatwick Airport.
Green Alliance calls on Government to incentivise different modes of transport to cut emissions
UK efforts to cut transport emissions by switching to electric vehicles (EVs) won't be enough to hit mid-term climate targets, with new research from the Green Alliance thinktank calling for policies to be introduced to incentivise an uptake in public transport.
CCC calls on Scottish ministers to outline steps to net-zero
The Climate Change Committee (CCC) has noted the need for 'major changes across the Scottish economy' if it is to meet its ambitious net-zero target and interim 2030 target, with key concerns over transport and agriculture needing to be addressed.
Nissan promises £13.2bn of investment in EV revolution this decade
Japanese carmaker Nissan has unveiled a new investment plan worth two trillion yen (£13.2bn), aimed at accelerating its electric vehicle (EV) transition through to 2030.
Report: UK's EV revolution will create 50 million sq ft of Gigafactories
If the UK is to meet its 2040 target of ending new petrol and diesel vehicle sales, the national Gigafactory stock will need to grow to as much as 50 million square feet of factories and warehouses.
IONITY: Car giants and BlackRock plan €700m investment to scale rapid EV charging network
The automakers behind the IONITY venture - which is planning to create a "super" network of rapid electric vehicle (EV) chargers across Europe - have announced an investment package aimed at quadrupling the project's charging stock by 2025.
UK Government unveils £4.3m subsidies for domestic flights, despite green backlash
Just weeks after cutting air passenger duty for short-haul flights, in a move broadly dubbed hypocritical in light of national net-zero targets, the UK Government has announced up to £4.3m in additional funding for domestic flight routes.
UK facing green industry supply chain pressures, urged to boost recycling and productivity
The UK is facing a supply chain crunch on critical components needed for green industries like electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing, with a new Green Alliance report calling for the UK to build up domestic recycling of these valuable materials as part of energy saving measures.
Integrated Rail Plan: £96bn rail extension and electrification scheme draws lukewarm reaction from UK's green economy
The UK Government has published its highly anticipated £96bn Integrated Rail Plan, stating that it will assist in delivering levelling up and net-zero agendas - but the reaction has been lukewarm at best.
Funding boost to develop EV charging infrastructure roadmap for UK's rural regions
A project working to map out the future of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in the UK's rural regions, trialling solutions in Devon, has received grant funding from Innovate UK this week.
Glasgow Climate Pact: How can businesses keep 1.5C alive?
The UK Government wanted COP26 to keep the 1.5C trajectory of the Paris Agreement "alive" and the verdict is that it has, but just barely. But with some nations set to renegade on mechanisms included in COP26's Glasgow Climate Pact, it is clear that businesses need to become a unified driver of the net-zero movement.
BMW, Toyota and other major carmakers accused of lobbying against stronger climate policies
Toyota has been named as one of the world's most influential companies blocking Paris-Agreement-aligned climate policies by InfluenceMap, which has also published data revealing how German automakers and trade bodies are advocating for weaker emissions goals.
COP26 Covered Podcast final episode: The COP26 legacy for business, Glasgow & future generations
A reflective final episode of this mini-series of podcasts sees Luke, Matt and Sarah re-unite to discuss the impacts that COP26 could have on people, industry and the planet - featuring interviews with a young documentary filmmaker, a Glaswegian climate leader and the sustainability director at Formula E.
COP26: Nations to develop aviation emissions targets, airlines use joint purchasing power to scale alternative fuels
Nations and states representing more than 40% of global aviation emissions have committed to developing a new 1.5C-aligned joint emissions target at COP26, while a coalition of aviation firms have unveiled new measures to scale supply chains for sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs).
COP26: US, China, major brands sit out of new global pledge on transitioning to 100% zero-emission vehicles
To mark Transport Day (10 November) at COP26, 32 nations plus hundreds of cities, regions and businesses have signed a new commitment to end petrol and diesel vehicle sales by 2040 - but there are several notable absences.
COP26 Covered Podcast episode 12: The Transport Day grand tour - Electric planes, hydrogen trains and autonomous automobiles
A fast and furious Transport Day sees Luke venture across Glasgow to explore three game-changing examples of zero-emission mobility - including the UK's first hydrogen-powered train, Rolls-Royce's new all-electric aircraft, and a connected and autonomous vehicle experience.
#SustyTalk: Seizing the clean transport opportunities of 2021
edie's #SustyTalk interview series continues with an exclusive panel discussion, held to take stock of the biggest opportunities and challenges for low-carbon transport in the context of Covid-19 and the climate crisis.
Businesses pledge to expand green hydrogen supply and demand at COP26
A group of 28 global companies spanning the mining, manufacturing and financial sectors has pledged to grow both the demand and supply of green hydrogen, in a move that could help nations meet net-zero commitments.
Paul Polman on moving from 'blah, blah, blah' to 'action, action, action' in COP26 week 2
Former Unilever CEO Paul Polman has spoken to edie about the need to translate the 'tremendous' national announcements made so far at COP26 into transformative industry action, as we enter a crucial second week of the climate summit.
UN Climate Champion Nigel Topping on moving from 'Pledge' to 'Plan' on net-zero at COP26
EXCLUSIVE: The UN's High-Level Champion for Climate Action and leader of the Race to Zero campaign has told edie that businesses must begin publishing credible five-year plans to progress towards net-zero targets off the back of the COP26 climate summit.
John Lewis links £420m loan to net-zero target
The John Lewis Partnership has signed a five-year revolving credit facility worth £420m that will be linked to environmental targets such as the retailer's effort to reach net-zero emissions by 2035.
Tesla, Hertz, Uber and Royal Mail: Major EV schemes launched ahead of COP26
Several major electric vehicle (EV) announcements have been made on the eve of COP26, with Royal Mail opening and all-electric delivery office in Glasgow and thousands of EVs being ordered for major car rental and ride-hailing schemes.
UK Government failing to support local councils on road to net-zero, MPs warn
Despite numerous warnings that the UK will not meet its net-zero target without better supporting local low-carbon transitions for buildings and transport, little has been done by the Government in recent months to engage councils.
The COP26 Climate Action Plan: Workshop summary report
Released just ahead of COP26, this report maps out a business action plan to accelerate change across the climate summit's key pillars of Clean Energy, Clean Transport, Nature-Based Solutions, Climate Adaptation and Green Finance.
Daimler and BP partner on UK hydrogen refuelling network
Mercedez-Benz's sister brand, Daimler Truck, has partnered with BP to develop a network of up to 25 hydrogen truck refuelling stations across the UK this decade.
The Better Business Roundtable: Purpose, Culture and Impact
The climate crisis is raging. Technologies are evolving. The future of work is upon us and new paradigms of growth are emerging. NOW is the time to reinvent business models, shift corporate cultures, change our understanding of value, and reposition business as a force for positive change.
London's ULEZ expands, with new zone 18 times larger than original perimeter
London's Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has been expanded this week to cover all of inner London. The expansion from central London now means the ULEZ is 18 times bigger.
What are the sustainable business opportunities of COP26?
With COP26 fast approaching, edie spoke to a number of sustainability professionals during its recent Climate Action Workshops to find out how they plan to harness the momentum of the global summit and translate it into tangible corporate action.
At a glance: All the key announcements in the Net-Zero Strategy
The UK Government has finally published its Net-Zero Strategy, a comprehensive run-through of how the nation will decarbonise in a way that "transforms every sector of the global economy", although some green groups don't believe the steps outlined in the Strategy can mobilise action to deliver net-zero by 2050.
A substantial step forward, or huge letdown? The green economy reacts to the Net-Zero Strategy
The UK's Net-Zero Strategy is finally here, but the reaction to the nation's blueprint to decarbonisation ranges from those believing it provides much-needed clarity for business to others claiming it does nowhere near enough to drive all parts of the economy to net-zero by 2050.
Mitsubishi Corporation to invest £12.6bn to reach net-zero emissions
Mitsubishi Corporation has established new emissions reduction targets that will see the company reach net-zero by 2050 through a £12.6bn investment into an array of low-carbon solutions.
Net-Zero November: edie to bolster COP26 coverage with bumper month of content and events
With the crucial COP26 climate summit now just weeks away, the award-winning edie content team is gearing up for the return of Net-Zero November - an entire month's worth of digital content and live events, all dedicated to accelerating the race to a more resilient, zero-carbon economy.
Steel and aviation sectors plot pathway to net-zero by 2050
Dozens of big-name businesses across some of the world's highest emitting and hardest to decarbonise sectors have signed up to new multi-trillion-dollar pathways for reaching net-zero by 2050.
Williams Racing commits to becoming 'climate positive' by 2030
Williams Racing team has set out a new five-pillar sustainability strategy that sees the Formula 1 team commit to becoming "climate positive" by 2030.
Virgin Atlantic unveils new carbon targets to help reach net-zero by 2050
Virgin Atlantic has today (11 October) confirmed new carbon targets that will push the company towards a goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.
Rolls-Royce to sell only electric cars from 2030
Luxury automaker Rolls-Royce has announced that it will launch its first pure electric vehicle (EV) in 2023 and stop selling petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles from 2030.
General Motors set to hit 100% renewable energy milestone in the US five years earlier than planned
Automotive giant General Motors (GM) has pushed a commitment to source 100% renewable energy for its US operations forward from 2030 to 2025.
Business giants call on G20 to strengthen climate commitments
Some of the world's largest businesses, including Unilever, Netflix and Volvo, have written to the G20 calling on nations to strengthen climate targets and deliver on climate finance commitments in the build-up to COP26.
EVs: UK Government floats £950m infrastructure investment and charger mandates for car park operators
The Department for Transport (DfT) has opened consultations on measures designed to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs), with new proposals setting out plans for addressing infrastructure gaps.
edie Explains: ESOS Phase 3
How does the UK's Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) work? What are the best routes to ESOS compliance? And what changes are being proposed for the third phase of the Scheme as part of a Government consultation? This edie Explains guide answers all.
Shipping and fuel giants call for government action to spur net-zero progress
More than 150 major organisations across the global maritime value chain have called on governments to develop policies that will enable full decarbonisation of the entire sector.
Mobility platforms commit to zero-emissions manifesto for 2035
A group of mobility platforms, including Uber, Lime and Arrival, have all committed to fully decarbonising their networks by 2035 at the latest, as part of a new collaborative manifesto to increase the uptake of low-carbon transport.
UK's net-zero progress 'too city-focused', councils warn
A group of 36 county councils has called on the UK Government to provide more funding that enables areas outside of cities to reach net-zero emissions, warning the decarbonisation across key areas such as buildings and transport is slowing in these regions.
Asos targets net-zero value chain by 2030 as part of sweeping new ESG strategy
Online fashion retailer Asos has launched a new sweeping sustainability strategy, outlining plans to deliver a net-zero value chain, embed circular design principles, increase human rights transparency and improve leadership-level diversity across the organisation, by 2030 at the latest.
UK Government calls for 'absolute zero' emissions goal for global shipping sector
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has called on the global maritime sector to agree on an "absolute zero" emissions target by 2050, as the UK looks set to host a demonstration week for the future of shipping.
660,000 jobs at risk unless UK improves approach to net-zero target, research warns
The UK's sluggish progress towards its net-zero emissions target for 2050 could see more than 600,000 jobs move to other countries that are better embracing the green transition, new analysis has warned.
Hyundai promises a hydrogen version of all models by 2028, as Toyota ramps up EV investment
Hyundai has unveiled a new hydrogen strategy, including a commitment to apply hydrogen fuel cell systems to all models by 2028, in the same week that rival Toyota confirmed plans to spend more than $13.5bn on electric vehicle (EV) tech by 2030.
What makes a sustainability leader? Meet low-carbon fleet management champions DPD
With the entry deadline for edie's 2022 Sustainability Leaders Awards less than a month away, this series showcases the achievements of previous winners and reveals their secrets to success. Up next: Winner of our 'Transport/Fleet Management Initiative' award, DPD.
Transport Secretary rejects calls to oppose Heathrow Airport expansion on climate grounds
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has stated that the Government will continue to support a third runway at Heathrow Airport, arguing that it would "not be appropriate" to review airport planning rules over climate concerns.
COP26 Primer reports: edie completes series with Adaptation & Resilience focus
With just two months remaining until the crucial COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, edie has completed its Primer Report series which provides businesses with everything they need to know regarding the five key themes of the talks.
COP26 Primer: Climate Adaptation & Resilience
This report explores how climate resilience and adaptation solutions are being focused on at the COP26 climate talks, with specific guidance and insights for businesses seeking to accelerate action in these areas.
#SustyTalk: Wincanton's Steve Tainton on low-carbon transport and the evolving ESG debate
edie's #SustyTalk series of sustainability-related interviews continues with an exclusive discussion with Wincanton's head of sustainability and CSR, Steve Tainton.
E10: Mandate for more sustainable petrol blend begins in the UK
UK petrol stations have started introducing a new blend of petrol containing up to 10% bio-ethanol as the standard grade, with the Government reassuring motorists that it is compatible with 95% of cars.
Lambeth to host demonstration project to improve access to public EV charging
A new London-based trial will seek to demonstrate the affordability and accessibility of public electric vehicle (EV) charging points in a bid to spur uptake of EVs across all communities in the UK.
Maersk orders eight large container ships to run on 'carbon-neutral' e-methanol
After announcing plans to operate a small carbon-neutral vessel by 2023, Danish shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk has ordered eight large ocean-going container vessels capable of running on 'green' e-methanol.
Banking on electric: NatWest Group to install 600 EV chargers at UK sites
NatWest Group has confirmed plans to install 600 electric vehicle (EV) charging points across its UK office locations by 2023.
Stagecoach calls for transport policy overhaul as part of carbon-neutral roadmap
Transport group Stagecoach has unveiled a new roadmap to becoming a carbon-neutral business by 2050, while also calling for the UK Government to fix "contradictory policies" associated with the transport sector and the need to reach net-zero emissions.
Government funnels £91m into ultra-fast charging projects and extended-range EVs
Projects that increase the range of electric vehicles (EVs), create batteries that can charge in as little as 12 minutes and hydrogen-powered heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) have all been awarded a share of £91m from the UK Government.
COP26 Focus Week: edie to run dedicated week of climate action in September
The edie team will run a week of dedicated COP26 content in early September, featuring online events, exclusive interviews, in-depth reports and insightful opinion pieces, all tailored towards the crucial climate summit in Glasgow later this year.
Hermes expands CNG vehicle fleet to become 'largest in the UK parcel sector'
Delivery giant Hermes UK has placed an order for 70 delivery trucks fuelled using compressed natural gas (CNG), bringing the total number of these vehicles in its fleet to 160.
'World's densest' network of air quality sensors to be installed in Camden
Camden Council has outlined plans to install 250 advanced air quality sensors across the borough, in a move it claims will help improve public health and wellbeing.
DHL Express orders 12 fully electric cargo planes
Deutsche Post subsidiary DHL Express has placed an order for 12 all-electric cargo planes and is expecting them to be delivered in 2024.
UK smashes annual grid flexibility record seven months into 2021
New statistics have revealed that 2021 has already broken a "network flexibility" record, with contracted smart energy solutions and grid flexibility up 45% compared to annual levels from 2020.
UK's largest fleet operators to switch to electric vehicles by 2030
Some of the UK's largest commercial fleet operators, including Royal Mail, BT and Tesco, have committed to converting their fleets to British-built electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030 at the latest, if the Government can overcome barriers related to grids and charging infrastructure.
EDF and Nissan launch V2G charging solution for business fleets
EDF and Nissan have launched a new service for UK businesses that enables electric vehicle (EV) fleets to access vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging technology.
Lloyd's outlines plans to increase green investments but stops short of full Paris Agreement alignment
Insurance and investment giant Lloyd's of London has published a new climate action roadmap, detailing plans to increase support for low-carbon transport, energy and industrial technologies.
UK Government exploring feasibility of 'electric highways' for zero-emission trucks
The Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded a share of £20m to a consortium of businesses that will explore how long-range trucks can be electrified using overhead wires on motorways across the country, to assist with the UK's net-zero emissions target.
Glenfiddich to power delivery trucks with onsite biogas fuelling stations
Scotch whisky brand Glenfiddich has introduced fuelling stations at a distillery in Scotland to enable parts of its fleet to run on biogas made from the residues of its own distilling process.
'Postcode lottery' of charging access and costs undermining UK's EV revolution plans, MPs warn
The UK's 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel car sales is not yet being supported by adequate plans for improving access to electric vehicle (EV) charging or for improving electricity networks, MPs are warning.
Climate impact of UK's £27.4bn roads plan 'not a matter for the courts', judge rules
The High Court has ruled that the Government did not need to assess the climate impact of its second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2), after green campaigners argued that the £27.4bn package is not aligned with the 2050 net-zero commitment.
UK Government mulls sustainable aviation fuel mandate as £15m pledged for waste-to-jet-fuel plants
After the publication of the Transport Decarbonisation Plan earlier this month, the UK Government has begun consulting on introducing sustainability requirements for jet fuel producers from 2025.
'An industry in transition': Sustainable investments now account for one-third of global market
Sustainable investment approaches that consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in portfolios have grown by 15% over the last two years and now account for more than a third of professionally managed assets across all major markets.
EU's green hydrogen plans hailed as 'true game-changer' by industry
The European Commission boosted regulatory support for green hydrogen in its proposed overhaul of climate legislation published last week, with the renewable hydrogen coalition calling it "a true game changer" for the nascent EU industry.
Roadmap developed to help Oxford reach net-zero emissions by 2040
A new science-based roadmap has been developed outlining how carbon budgets, rooftop solar and electric vehicles (EVs) can help Oxford reach net-zero emissions by 2040.
Waitrose teams with Shell to install EV charge points across UK stores
Waitrose has announced it is working with Shell to install 800 electric vehicle (EV) charging points in up to 100 stores across the UK by 2025.
How the world can reach net-zero emissions by 2050, according to BloombergNEF
BloombergNEF has published its latest New Energy Outlook report, examining three progress pathways to reach net-zero globally by 2050. Here, edie summaries what will need to change to deliver this low-carbon trajectory.
Construction Leadership Council plots path to net-zero
The Construction Leadership Council (CLC), which is co-chaired by Minister for Business and Industry, Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Anne-Marie Trevelyan, has outlined plans to help the sector reach net-zero emissions as part of the wider national target.
Highways England seeks road to net-zero by 2050
Highways England has unveiled plans to reach net-zero across its operations by 2030 as part of a step to deliver net-zero travel across English roads by 2050.
British Glass outlines net-zero roadmap for 2050
The businesses representing the UK's glass sector have outlined a new roadmap that will enable the industry to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
Six UK green policy stories you need to know about
The past few days have seen the UK Government making a flurry of announcements on green policy packages and spending pots. Here, edie rounds up the major headlines in brief.
Royal Mail to switch all company cars to EVs by 2030
Royal Mail has announced that all of its company cars will be electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030, with salary sacrifice schemes and mileage reimbursement packages set to be adjusted to only account for low-carbon forms of transport.
Transport Minister Rachel Maclean: UK can be a 'pacesetter' for green industrial revolution
EXCLUSIVE: Transport Minister Rachel Maclean believes that the newly released Transport Decarbonisation Plan can spur the next industrial revolution that ushers in unprecedented levels of innovation to help meet the national net-zero target.
At a glance: Everything you need to know about the UK’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan
The UK Government has unveiled its domestic plan designed to align the transport sector with the national net-zero target. Here, edie pulls out what this means for all modes of transport moving forward.
Net-zero by 2045: Go-Ahead Group launches updated climate strategy
Public transport giant Go-Ahead Group has launched a new climate strategy headlined by commitments to cut emissions by 75% by 2035 and bring them to net-zero by 2045.
'Clarity and confidence for the road ahead': Green economy reacts to Transport Decarbonisation Plan
The UK Government's Transport Decarbonisation Plan is set for publication today (14 July), outlining plans to align all domestic travel and logistics with the national net-zero target. Here, we round up the reaction to this policy package from thought leaders and key organisations across the green economy.
Transport Decarbonisation Plan: UK Government to ban new petrol and diesel truck sales by 2040
The UK Government has unveiled its much-anticipated Transport Decarbonisation Plan, designed to align all modes of domestic transport with the national net-zero target.
Taking place TODAY: edie's Clean Energy & Transport Forum
edie's new Clean Energy & Transport forum, is taking place today (15 July) with a fantastic line-up of keynote speakers including the Department for Transport's Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Rachel Maclean.
Connecting the roadmap to cleaner transport
With transport the major contributor to UK emissions, we need to clean up the way we get around if we're going to hit our national net-zero target. Could connectivity hold the key? Nicola Green, Chief Communications and Corporate Affairs Officer at Virgin Media O2, explores.
Vauxhall to only sell pure electric cars and vans from 2028
British automotive brand Vauxhall Motors has confirmed that it will not sell any cars or vans with internal combustion engines (ICEs) from 2028 onwards, including hybrids.
Lidl commits to carbon neutrality by 2022
Lidl GB has announced plans to become a carbon-neutral business by 2022 alongside wider commitments to reduce operational emissions and encouraging key suppliers to set their own climate commitments.
edie's latest COP26 Primer report focuses on clean transport
As part of the brand-new Countdown to COP26 Festival of digital content and events, edie has this week launched its latest "Primer Report" which provides need-to-know insights into the key themes of this year's crucial climate talks. Up next: Clean Transport.
COP26 Primer: Clean Transport
edie’s COP26 Primer Reports are about seizing the green opportunity. Produced in the run-up to the official talks, this mini-series of reports are based on the five key themes of COP26: Clean Energy, Clean Transport, Climate Resilience, Nature-Based Solutions, and Climate Finance. This report examines approaches to clean transport.
Cadogan sets net-zero emissions target for 2030
Property developer and investor Cadogan Estates has unveiled a set of sweeping sustainability targets to reduce waste and water usage alongside a headline commitment to reach net-zero emissions by 2030.
The Net-Zero Business Barometer - Summer 2021
New for 2021, edie’s bi-annual Net-Zero Business Barometer provides a regular temperature check and progress update regarding the decarbonisation of organisations across the UK.
Hyundai joins RE100 as Porsche urges suppliers to source 100% renewable electricity
Hyundai Motor Group's five largest affiliate brands are applying to the Climate Group's RE100 scheme this month, the business has revealed, shortly after Porsche unveiled new measures to help suppliers procure renewable electricity.
Vauxhall's Cheshire site to produce new electric vans as EV sales skyrocket in the UK
Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire has been earmarked to produce new electric vans, while a group of automakers gears up to collaborate on charging points for heavy-duty vehicles.
Cement industry plots path to net-zero through new global platform
Some of the world's largest cement and concrete businesses have joined a new collaborative platform aimed at transforming the sector to enable the delivery of carbon-neutral concrete by 2050.