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).
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.
COP26 Action Tracker: China's ETS launches as UK's Cambo oilfield plans draw controversy
With less than four months to go until COP26, this new series from edie will provide a regular temperature check of global climate action from nations and businesses.
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.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak issues £15bn green gilt drive to assist net-zero ambition
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has today (1 July) outlined plans to transform the UK’s financial services industry through £15bn of green bonds that will support projects that decarbonise key parts of the UK economy while improving climate resiliency and adaptation.
UK Government taken to court over climate impact of £27.4bn roads plan
The High Court is this week hearing a challenge to the UK Government's second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2), with opponents claiming that the £27.4bn package is not aligned with the 2050 net-zero commitment.
edie's latest COP26 Primer report focuses on climate finance
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: Climate Finance.
CrowdFlex: Energy giants launch study on domestic energy flexibility
Octopus Energy and electric vehicle (EV) charging experts Ohme have partnered with the National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) and Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) to analyse the attitudes and behaviour of more than 25,000 households in relation to EVs and smart home solutions.
Renault acquires stake in battery developer Verkor as Gigafactory vision takes shape
Renault Group has acquired a stake of more than 20% in French industrial firm Verkor that will help with the development of high-performance battery cells for electric vehicles (EVs) and the creation of a European 'Gigafactory'.
Tasmania's 200% renewables goal and Toast Ale's B-Corp recertification: The sustainability success stories of the week
As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.
Business demand for renewables greater than that of UK's total power usage
Businesses that have made public commitments to procure 100% renewable energy have created a combined demand that is bigger than the national requirements from the likes of the UK and Italy, with separate research showing that two-thirds of renewables globally are cheaper than fossil fuels.
England's first hydrogen double-decker buses hit the road in London
In what is claimed to be a first for England, a fleet of 20 new hydrogen double-decker buses are being launched in London this week.
Government urged to prioritise public transport, walking and cycling to reduce emissions
The Government's efforts to decarbonise transport are focusing too much on electric vehicles (EVs) and could fail to provide affordable and clean transport alternatives that cut overall car use, new IPPR analysis has found.
UK aviation sector sets interim climate goals on road to net-zero by 2050, but won't cap growth
A coalition representing the UK's major airports, airlines and plane manufacturers has, after publishing a controversial plan for reaching net-zero by 2050 last year, announced new interim climate goals and pledged to refresh its approach to low-carbon technologies.
Gatwick plots path to net-zero before 2040
Gatwick Airport believes it can reduce its Scope 1 (operations) and Scope 2 (power-related) emissions by 80% by 2030, against a 1990 baseline, as it works to deliver net-zero in these areas before 2040.
General Motors to funnel $35bn into EVs by 2025
General Motors (GM) is increasing its funding for electric vehicles (EVs) and automated vehicles (AVs) by 75% over the next five years.
How to be a net-zero winner
As part of edie's Net-Zero Carbon Playbook, Centrica Business Solution's net-zero product manager Alex Lowe explains the steps that organisations can take to thrive during the net-zero transition.
Businesses call on UK Government to deliver 'world-leading' hydrogen sector
Businesses do not believe the Government is being ambitious enough in efforts to create a "world-leading" hydrogen market, with the commitment of 5GW of green and blue hydrogen by 2030 failing to generate confidence within the private sector.
Europe's biggest carmakers 'not on track' for EV transition
Toyota, Ford and BMW are among the eight major European automotive firms accused of being unprepared for the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) in a new report from Transport & Environment.
Net-Zero Carbon Playbook: edie launches new business blueprint report
edie has launched a new report that acts as a business blueprint of key considerations for the UK private sector to assist with efforts to reach net-zero carbon emissions.
Royal Mail aims to grow EV fleet 10 times over, as DPD orders 750 electric vans
Royal Mail has announced plans to add an additional 3,000 low-emission delivery vans to its fleet, in the same week that DPD placed an order for 750 fully electric vans.
Work underway to create 'UK's biggest electric bus charging station' in Glasgow
Public transport operator First Bus has begun work to retrofit its Caledonia depot in Glasgow to host 162 electric vehicle (EV) charging points, claiming the project will be the largest of its kind in the UK once complete.
JP Morgan, Citi and BlackRock all confirmed for edie's Sustainable Investment Conference 2021
Financial and environmental experts from some of the world's largest investors and banks will discuss the prominent rise in environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing and what that means for business at edie's Sustainable Investment Conference next month.
Transport Minister among keynote speakers for edie's Clean Energy & Transport Forum
The Department for Transport's Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Rachel Maclean has been confirmed as one of the keynote speakers for edie's new Clean Energy & Transport Forum, which takes place Thursday 15 July.
'World's largest' V2G trial finds that EV drivers could cut £725 off electricity bills
Ovo Energy and Cenex have wrapped up a three-year trial of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) chargers at UK homes and revealed that the technology could help motorists reduce electricity bills by up to £725 per year.
Countdown to COP26 Festival: Flagship July events to focus on crucial themes of climate talks
edie has today (26 May) officially unveiled the content programmes and initial speaker line-ups for the next two events to be delivered under the Countdown to COP26 Festival programme - covering the key COP themes of net-zero carbon energy, clean transport and climate finance.
Global hydrogen investment to grow 25-fold by 2040, Bloomberg predicts
Global annual investments in hydrogen totalled $1.5bn between 2018 and 2020, but the average could be $38bn by 2040, a new Bloomberg Intelligence report claims.
Zero-emission zones can help cities slash transport emissions by 70%, WEF claims
Zero-emission zones, in which polluting vehicles are banned or charged, can help cities cut road transport emissions by more than half, a new World Economic Forum (WEF) publication claims.
UK's ultra-rapid EV charging stock to triple with new £300m funding package
The UK's energy networks have jointly pledged a further £300m in funding for low-carbon technologies across 200 projects, including almost 1,800 new ultra-rapid electric vehicle (EV) chargers.
Cathay Pacific sets global net-zero target for 2050
Major international airline Cathay Pacific Group has set a 2050 net-zero target and unveiled a three-pronged delivery strategy, based on energy efficiency, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and offsetting.
Oxford, Kent and Arsenal: New EV charging hubs unveiled across the South East
Plans have been unveiled for Oxford to host what is described as Europe's most powerful electric vehicle (EV) charging hub. Meanwhile, Kent County Council and Arsenal FC are also celebrating charger installations.
Taking place today: Last chance to register for edie's flagship Countdown to COP26 event
The UK Cabinet Office's director of partnerships and engagement Matt Toombs has joined the likes of WBCSD director Claire O'Neill and O2's head of corporate responsibility and sustainability Tracey Herald among the headline speakers at edie's Countdown to COP26 virtual event Thursday (20 May).
In action: Exploring Skanska's electric vehicle charging retrofit
edie has launched a new three-page download looking at how EDF-owned chargepoint provider Pod Point assisted Skanska on its mission to become carbon-neutral by 2045 by retrofitting a key office with chargpoints for EVs.
In action: Skanska's rollout of EV charging with Pod Point
Skanska is aiming for net-zero emissions by 2045 and is committed to converting its fleet of company cars to electric. This "In action" guide explains how working with Pod Point on the integration of EV charge points is helping with these goals.
Global transport emissions to skyrocket 16% based on current policies
Global traffic emissions look set to rise by 16% by 2050 based on current policies, as demand for transport activity doubles, according to a new report that is calling for ambitious climate policies to reduce emissions from the sector.
Costa Coffee to install EV chargers at hundreds of UK drive-thrus
Costa Coffee has announced plans to install rapid electric vehicle (EV) chargers at up to 200 of its UK drive-thru locations.
#SustyTalk: Countdown to COP26 with The Climate Group's Sandra Roling
With COP26 less than six months away, edie has launched a new series of videos with high-level speakers, designed to inspire and empower your preparations for the conference. Up next, The Climate Group's head of EV100 Sandra Roling.
Royal Mail to add 29 biogas HGVs to delivery fleet
Royal Mail is adding 29 biogas-powered trucks to its fleet in a bid to reduce emissions while saving costs on fuel, while it has been confirmed that the world's largest biofuel station is set to open in Bristol this year.
Road to net-zero: UK business giants team up to accelerate investment in low-carbon transport
Uber and Lloyds Banking Group are among the founding members of a new business coalition working to unlock investment into low-carbon road transport systems.
edie launches Countdown to COP26 Festival of content and events ahead of crucial climate summit
edie has today (7 May) unveiled a six-month programme of digital content and events which will unite thousands of business leaders, sustainability and energy professionals, policymakers, academics and green groups in the run-up to the COP26 climate talks.
Survey: UK businesses set to invest almost £16bn in EVs this year
UK businesses are planning to spend £15.8bn on electric vehicles (EVs) between April 2021 and March 2022, a 50% increase in spending from the previous year.
Business giants press EU to ban petrol and diesel car sales by 2035
Ikea, Uber and Sky are among a coalition of 27 businesses urging the EU to ban new petrol and diesel car sales by 2035, in light of the bloc's long-term net-zero vision.
Climate Pledge: Amazon's net-zero initiative passes 100 corporate signatories
Colgate-Palmolive, PepsiCo and Sainsbury's are among the 52 businesses joining The Climate Pledge, co-organised by Amazon and Global Optimism, today (21 April).
Amazon installs more than 800 EV chargers at UK sites
Amazon has confirmed that more than 800 electric vehicle (EV) charging points have been installed across its UK sites with "hundreds more" scheduled, as part of an ongoing partnership with Suffolk-based EO Charging.
Most UK business travellers to fly less after lockdown, survey reveals
A survey of more than 1,400 frequent business travellers in Europe has found that UK-based professionals, in particular, are planning to fly less once Covid-19 restrictions lift.
Michelin to expand hydrogen focus on road to net-zero
Tyre giant Michelin has unveiled a new strategic vision that will see it scaling up its smart technology and hydrogen fuel cell businesses while halving emissions from operations and transport by 2030.
Europe risks €87bn in stranded fossil gas assets, report reveals
Europe is already building or planning to build €87bn worth of fossil gas infrastructure in a continued expansion of pipelines and LNG terminals, despite the need to halve emissions by 2030, according to a new report published on Thursday (8 April).
RouteZero: Climate Group launches new initiative to decarbonise road transport
International non-profit the Climate Group had partnered with the UN High-Level Climate Champions to launch a new initiative aimed at getting businesses, cities and regions to completely decarbonise all forms of road transport.
UK records lowest power grid carbon intensity
On Easter Monday, the UK recorded its lowest level of carbon intensity for electricity use, the National Grid ESO has confirmed.
Countdown to COP26: edie launches bumper virtual event ahead of climate talks
Registration is now open for a brand-new edie event which aims to help businesses seize the opportunity of the UN's COP26 climate summit later this year, with a stellar speaker line-up including senior representatives from BEIS, ClientEarth, Green Alliance, We Mean Business and the High-Level Champions for Climate Action.
5 changes to green policy that you need to know about this week
There have been several important changes to green policy packages in the UK and Ireland this week. Here, edie rounds up the flurry of announcements.
Ground broken at biomethane refuelling station in first for Scotland
Scotland's first renewable biomethane refuelling station will open this year, the developers have announced, after ground was broken at the project site today (25 March).
EVs: Renault launches battery recycling scheme as UK grant changes draw controversy
It's been a busy week for electric vehicle (EV) news, with the UK Government facing criticism over grant packages and charging infrastructure and Groupe Renault launching a new battery recycling scheme.
'Green bus revolution': UK to ban diesel bus sales and boost electric and hydrogen fleets
The UK Government has committed to ending the sale of new diesel buses and increasing sales of British-built, zero-emission models, in a move that should help tackle climate change and air pollution.
Government confirms 2030 ban on petrol and diesel cars, unveils £20m electric vehicle package
The Government has officially confirmed that the ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars has been moved forward to 2030, while also announcing a new £20m funding pot for electric vehicle (EV) innovation.
FedEx commits to carbon-neutral global operations by 2040
FedEx has pledged to transition to carbon-neutral operations globally by 2040, earmarking new finance for electric vehicles, more sustainable aircraft and carbon sequestration.
Fossil fuel emissions set to rebound after Covid-19 reductions, IEA warns
Globally, energy-related CO2 emissions fell 5.8% year-on-year in 2020 - but there are only a few months left for nations and businesses to prevent figures from surpassing pre-pandemic figures this year.
UK introduces new mandate on sustainable petrol blends
The UK Government will mandate the introduction and use of a new blend of petrol containing up to 10% sustainable bioethanol from September this year.
UK can create 200,000 jobs through clean technology drive
The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) has claimed that the UK can reach 100% renewable electricity in the next 11 years, with clean technology uptake set to create 200,000 new jobs provided the Government can deliver enabling policies.
British Gas targets fully electric fleet by 2025
British Gas has placed what it claims is the largest order of electric vehicles (EVs) by a UK business to date, after bringing its target for full fleet electrification forward to 2025.
Royal Mail to install fuel-efficiency-boosting tech across its fleet
Royal Mail will install technology systems designed to improve efficiency and reduce emissions across the majority of its fleet - which is one of the UK's biggest - over the next six weeks.
Ford vows to only sell electric vehicles in Europe from 2030
Just days after Jaguar confirmed plans to only offer electric cars from 2025, Ford has committed to stop selling petrol and diesel models in Europe by the end of the decade.
Meet edie's 30 Under 30 Class of 2020: Jessica Foster, Bensons for Beds Retail
This new 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. Up next: Bensons for Beds' group energy manager Jessica Foster.
EV100: Businesses doubled electric vehicle roll-outs in 2020
Businesses involved in The Climate Group's EV100 initiative have collectively rolled out more than 169,000 electric vehicles (EVs), with 89,000 having been rolled out in 2020 alone.
Jaguar to switch to fully electric vehicle portfolio by 2025
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will stop producing petrol and diesel vehicles under its Jaguar brand by 2025 and switch to electric-only models, as part of a sweeping new business strategy.
UK oil major backs new waste-to-jet-fuel plant
Essar Oil UK Limited, which produces more than 16% of the UK's transport fuels, has announced a new joint project to bring a waste-to-jet-fuel plant online near Liverpool.
'Be more ambitious': MPs press Government to beef up air quality policies before lockdown lifts
The UK Government should adopt the World Health Organisation's (WHO) guidelines on air pollution and step up funding and communications to help businesses and communities deliver on stricter goals to reduce particulates.