Net zero is under threat from division and defeatism – climate progressives must take heed

Advocates should talk about net zero more, not less, to avoid climate falling headfirst into a destructive culture war, argues Daniel Newport from the Tony Blair Institute While the Tory leadership race has moved on from its early flirtation with net zero scepticism, recent debates seem to have spent more time on clothes than climate … Read more

Lib Dems call for ‘energy furlough scheme’

Lib Dem leader Ed Davey has called on the Tory leadership candidates to fully cancel the imminent £1,400 increase in the energy price cap this October and introduce an “energy furlough scheme” that would see the government pick up the £36bn cost of soaring energy bills . The intervention came as analyst firm Cornwall Insight … Read more

Could a more standardised approach to eco-labelling drive greener food choices?

A first-of-its-kind study finds plant-based food that has far smaller environmental impact than meat and dairy – but consumers argues need clearer information if they are to make the switch Plant-based ‘meats’ tend to have a far smaller impact on both the climate and the environment than animal products, while typically proving more nutritious, according … Read more

Swansea retrofit programme hails 100 home milestone

Welsh affordable housing company Pobl Group has announced it has completed ambitious green retrofit upgrades to 100 homes in Penderi, Swansea, as part of a wider domestic energy efficiency scheme that is being delivered across the region. Pobl Group is working alongside energy supplier Sero and insulation group Everwarm to deliver the Penderi Energy Project … Read more

EV charging app Zap-Map raises £9m to help power international expansion

Popular electric vehicle (EV) charging app Zap-Map has raised £9m in funding from renewable energy supplier Good Energy Group and global fuel card and payment provider Fleetcor in support of its plans to expand internationally. The EV charging app provides users with a map which they can use to search for available charge points across … Read more

Campaigners launch legal challenge against Sizewell C Nuclear Power Station planning permission

Campaigners have launched a legal challenge against the government’s decision to grant planning permission to the Sizewell C Nuclear Power Station in Suffolk, arguing that development consent has been permittedly. Campaign group Together Against Sizewell C Limited (TASC) has written to Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng to legally challenge the decision and have also sent a … Read more

ScottishPower fires up vision for Felixstowe green hydrogen hub

ScottishPower and Hutchinson Ports have this week announced they are exploring an opportunity to develop, build, and operate a 100MW green hydrogen production facility at the Port of Felixstowe, which it hopes could accelerate the decarbonisation of industry and transport in the region. The companies said the proposed £150m facility could deliver up to 40 … Read more

To tackle climate change, engineering needs to be more diverse

Engineers are on the frontlines of tackling climate change, and si they need to represent a broad cross-section of society, writes Arup’s Divya Bhanderi Tackling the climate crisis is a global challenge which will require the cooperation of people and organizations from all over the world. The built environment is the source of almost 40 … Read more

Home Depot announces sustainability fixes across its business

US DIY retail giant Home Depot has announced it reduced its combined Scope 1 and 2 direct carbon emissions by approximately 172,000 metric tons in 2021, an achievement it says is equivalent to taking more than 37,000 cars off the road. In its new 2022 ESG Report, published yesterday, the retail giant also revealed it … Read more

‘A turning point in history’: The green economy reacts to the US Inflation Reduction Act

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