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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.

Charlie founded EO Charging in 2015 and has grown the business from a small start-up to a firm present in more than 30 countries around the world.

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.

Meet the Sustainability Leader: Employee Engagement & Behaviour Change - Scottish Power

With entries now open for edie's Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020, this new feature series showcases the achievements of the 2019 winners and reveals their secrets to success. Up next: The winner of our Employee Engagement & Behaviour Change Award, Scottish Power.

Meet the Sustainability Leader: Employee Engagement & Behaviour Change - Scottish Power

With entries now open for edie's Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020, this new feature series showcases the achievements of the 2019 winners and reveals their secrets to success. Up next: The winner of our Employee Engagement & Behaviour Change Award, Scottish Power.

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).

Pictured: An artist's impression of the new Ultium Cells battery manufacturing plant. Image: GM

General Motors confirms $6.6bn investment in EV manufacturing

General Motors (GM) has announced a $6.6bn investment package in electric vehicle (EV) and battery manufacturing in Michigan, as part of its commitment to funnel $35bn into EVs and automated cars by 2025.

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Bentley ringfences £2.5bn to develop EVs in UK

Luxury carmaker Bentley has this week unveiled a new £2.5bn commitment to launch its first-ever Battery-Powered Electric Vehicle (BEV), with its flagship facility in Crewe confirmed as the location to manufacture its EV portfolio.

As part of the IAG Group, Iberia and Iberia Express have committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 This includes a target to operate a minimum of 10% of flights with SAFs by 2030

Iberia and Cepsa form partnership on sustainable aviation fuels

Iberia, the Spanish firm owned by the International Airlines Group (IAG), has signed an agreement with energy firm Cepsa to develop and trial sustainable aviation biofuels (SAFs) while exploring other measures to decarbonise flight including renewable hydrogen and electrification.

Ireland is targeting 500,000 extra daily journeys by active and public transport by 2030

Walking and cycling: Ireland pledges €289m of new funding as England launches active travel body

The Irish Government has committed €289m of new funding for walking and cycling infrastructure as part of plans to cut emissions and improve public health, just days after the UK Government launched its new 'Active Travel England' agency.

The Mayor's preferred pathway includes expanding the ULEZ to all of Greater London within 24 months

London plots pathway to net-zero by 2030, mulls huge ULEZ expansion

The London Assembly has published plans detailing four ways in which the capital could decarbonise its operations, including public transport, to meet net-zero by 2030 - an accelerated target announced by Mayor Sadiq Khan in 2020.

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Shipping giant Maersk moves net-zero target forward 10 years

Danish shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk has moved its target to become a net-zero business forward 10 years, pledging to align with the advice of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and reach net-zero by 2040.

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HS2 pledges to use only zero-carbon electricity, but environmental groups call greenwashing

The developers of HS2 have announced plans to only source zero-carbon electricity from the first day of operation, but green groups say the firm is overstating its contribution to the UK's net-zero transition.

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Go-Ahead forges ahead with plans to launch hydrogen buses in the UK this summer

Public transport operator Go-Ahead Group has completed 15-year hydrogen supply deal, as it strives for a fossil-fuel-free fleet of buses in the UK by 2035.

 SUVs consume, on average, 20% more energy than a mid-sized car

IEA: Global SUV sales rebounding post-lockdown, offsetting EV gains

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a new analysis of global car sales, revealing a 10% year-on-year uptick in SUVs for 2021 that could undermine the electric vehicle (EV) revolution.

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Sony unveils plans to launch EV company this year

Japanese entertainment giant Sony Group Corporation is planning to launch an electric vehicle (EV) arm this spring, as a step towards commercially launching an electric SUV.

The proposals would effectively result in a ban on new petrol and diesel car and van sales by 2035

EU split on proposals to extend carbon pricing to road transport and ban polluting cars

EU countries remain divided on proposals to tighten carbon emission standards for cars and extend the EU's carbon market to the road transport sector, with the fault line running largely between richer and less-wealthy member states.

The facility can serve up to 450 HGVs each day. Image: CNG Fuels/Scania

Scotland's first biomethane refuelling station opens, in bid to slash emissions from HGVs

Scotland's first renewable biomethane refuelling station for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) is opening near Glasgow this week, in a move that will reduce transport emissions for businesses like Warburton's, Hermes and Waitrose & Partners.

The DfT said the changes would not decrease its overall spending on EVs this Parliament

'Double whammy': UK Government makes second cut to EV grant scheme this year

The Government has cut the level of its Plug-in Car Grant available by £1,000 per person and also shortened the list of eligible vehicles, in a move that has proven unpopular against the backdrop of surging fuel prices and the UK's position as COP26 host.

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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.

The research also found that shifting 1.7% of car journeys to walking or cycling could provide up to £2.5bn in health benefits 

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.

The CCC notes that there are “uncertainties” surrounding agriculture and greenhouse gas removals

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.

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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.

The UK Government's current vision involves bringing seven Gigafactories online by 2027 

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 currently has 1,500 charging points across 400 locations, including 16 in the UK

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.

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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.

EVs are just one manufacturing area that could be hit by supply issues

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.

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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.

To date, more than 400 public EV chargers have been installed across Devon. Image: Devon County Council

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.

Businesses had a key role at COP26, a role that is even more important now. Image: UNClimateChange

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.

Neither Toyota nor BMW signed a new declaration at COP26 pledging to end the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040

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.

The show's over: We explore the legacy of COP26 from the perspective of sustainability leaders, Glaswegians and young people

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.

Net-zero planes, trains and automobiles: We explore the technologies that are powering the shift to zero-emission mobility

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.

Aviation is responsible for around 3% of global annual emissions

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).

Transport is the UK's most-emitting sector

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.

The WBCSD claims that the businesses will spur demand for "lower-carbon" hydrogen than the current reliance on grey hydrogen

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 spoke to edie within the Action Zone of COP26, at the end of the first week of the climate summit

Video 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.

Nigel Topping spoke to edie's content director Luke Nicholls in the COP6 Action Zone, at the halfway point of the climate talks

Video 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.

The facility is tied to performances against emissions, food waste and transport over the next five years

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.

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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.

Pictured: Manchester, which is aiming for net-zero by 2038

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.

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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.

Transport for London has already stopped the purchase of new buses which are not electric or hydrogen-powered

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.

Video 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.

The strategy collects all previous climate commitments as well as building on them

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.

edie rounds up the positive initial reaction and those who have been left wanting more urgency

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.

The £12.bn will be spent under “energy-transformation investment guidelines” and will target renewable energy amongst other solutions

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.

Under the theme of "Seize the moment", Net-Zero November 2021 will be focused on turning global ambitions into tangible business actions

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 accounts for around 7% of global annual emissions, while aviation accounts for around 3%

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 is now the first Formula 1 Team to be a signatory of the UNFCCC’s UN Sports for Climate Action Framework

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 has already delivered a 20% reduction in fleet carbon emissions

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.

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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.

Pictured: Work inside GM's FactoryZERO in Detroit, Michigan. Image: GM

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.

The letter calls for the immediate end to new coal power development

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.

The UK's EV stock has been growing than its charging infrastructure for several years now

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 accounts for 80% of global trade and 3% of greenhouse gas emissions

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.

The manifesto commits the organisations to help cities build safe, smart, sustainable and more accessible urban and regional mobility networks

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.

The Network argues that cities have received “a disproportionate amount of funds for climate action”

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 will also ensure that at least 50% of leadership-level positions within the company a represented by women by 2030

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.

Shipping is currently responsible for around 3% of global CO2e emissions

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.

The TUC based its analysis on data from the ONS and Catapult Energy Systems

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.

Pictured: One of Hyundai's concept vehicles, an autonomous container transportation system called Trainer Drone. Image: Hyundai

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.

Ready to follow in DPD's footsteps? Entries for the 2022 awards close on 1 October 2021

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.

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.

The new runway would see Heathrow Airport go from overseeing 480,000 takeoffs and landings each year (the 2019 baseline) to around 740,000

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.

Each report in the five-part series provides a much-needed progress update across the five key areas of the COP26 climate talks

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.

#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.

The ethanol used to make E10 is derived from low-grade grains, sugars and waste wood

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.

Currently, households that have access to a driveway account for around 80% of EV owners

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.

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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.

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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 has already invested £1bn on 7,000 low-carbon vehicles over the last 10 years

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.

The Government claims that together, the four projects could save almost 32 million tonnes of carbon 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.

During the week, the edie team will be publishing an array of exclusive COP26-related content

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.

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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.

Pictured: One of the new 'Airnode' sensors. Image: AirLabs/Greenhouse PR

'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.

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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.

The statistics cover contracted or tendered technologies such as renewables, storage and aggregator solutions

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.

According to the group, enabling policies could help unlock private sector investment of more than £50bn in infrastructure and EV fleets over the next five years

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.

According to EDF, the offering would enable fleet customers to save around £350 in energy cost savings annually

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.

Lloyds of London has faced pressure to improve its climate approach for several years

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.

The Government’s overarching ambition on EV charging is to ensure that drivers are never more than 30 miles away from a rapid charging point

'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.

The proposed plan would use the Siemens Mobility ‘eHighway’ technology, which has been trialled on small road systems in Germany and Sweden

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.

WGS claims that, across the entire production lifecycle, the biogas reduces carbon emissions by more than 95%

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.

Campaigners claimed that policymakers had only considered the environmental impact of five of the Scheme's 50+ projects

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.

Under current regulations, passenger planes can use blends of up to 50% SAF - but, because the market is so small, most airlines are recording far smaller proportions 

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.

According to the report, investment is now an “industry that is in transition” with ESG approaches become more commonplace

'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.

Reaching the EU’s 2030 climate goal will require a significant build-up in the production of renewable electricity, which is needed to feed the electrolysers generating green hydrogen

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.

The roadmap divides city-based emissions into five sectors that have the greatest climate impact

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.

Shell wants to install 800 charging points across the Waitrose estate by 2025

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.

edie summarises how the world can reach net-zero emissions by 2050, according to BNEF

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.

By 2035, the CLC will have reduced construction product emissions by 66% from 2018 levels

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.

The UK Government has faced criticism due to planned  £27.4bn roads building expansion, with legal cases on climate grounds being issued

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.

The industry's existing roadmap was targeting an 80% reduction in emissions 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.

From new plans to decarbonise transport to shifts within the Green Party, it has been a busy week for policy relating to energy and the environment in the UK

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.

Earlier this year, Royal Mail announced plans to add an additional 3,000 low-emission delivery vans to its fleet

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.

The Minister was speaking at edie's Clean Energy & Transport Forum

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.


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