Liz Truss renews attacks on solar farms, vowing to free fields from ‘paraphernalia’

Liz Truss has doubled down on her criticism of solar developments in the UK, vowing that she would stop people from “filling fields with paraphernalia like solar farms” and ensure farmland is instead used for crops and livestock. Speaking at a hustings event in Darlington yesterday, the favorite to succeed Boris Johnson as prime minister … Read more

ECIU: Poorly insulated homes set to pay £1,000 more on gas bills this winter

Poorly insulated homes could have a gas bill that is £968 higher than homes which have a better Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating this winter, according to a new analysis by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU). With the dual fuel price cap forecast to reach £3,958 this winter, the ECIU found that homes … Read more

Diverging from Peers IHG Meetings Recovery Lags

First-half results for International Hotels Group showed business travel revenues making month-on-month gains, with June showing just a 1 percent deficit compared to 2019. Rising room lifted those rates behind rates, as business travel volumes themselves remained approximately 10 percent pre -pandemic levels, with lingering weakness in the group sector, in particular, “but rates are … Read more

Estée Lauder commits to full corporate fleet EV transition by 2030

Global cosmetics giant The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) has joined the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative, pledging to switch its entire global fleet of vehicles to electric models by 2030. ELC is the first global beauty brand to join The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative, which brings together companies that committed to accelerating the transition to electric … Read more

Charts: Retail Banking Trends 2022

A July 2022 report from McKinsey & Company addressed the evolution of retail banking from traditional branches to digital alternatives. The report, titled “Best of both worlds: Balancing digital and physical channels in retail banking,” is based on two McKinsey data sets. One, the McKinsey Retail Banking Consumer Survey, queried 60,000 consumers in 28 countries … Read more

Ørsted extends 100 per cent renewable electricity target to all suppliers

European green energy giant Ørsted has set new expectations for all its suppliers to use 100 per cent renewable electricity by 2025, a move which it has said makes it the first energy company in the world to impose such requirements on its supply chain. In an announcement this morning, the company revealed it is … Read more

Hilton brings Tapestry Collection brand to the Caribbean – Business Traveller

Hilton has opened its first Caribbean property under its growing Tapestry Collection brand. Rok Hotel Kingston, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is located within the downtown area of ​​Jamaica’s capital. The 168-room property features contemporary design and overlooks the Kingston Harbor. Facilities include an outdoor pool surrounded by palm trees, a fitness centre, and six fully … Read more

Network Rail alights on new solar deal with EDF Renewables

Network Rail has this morning announced that it has signed a new solar power deal with EDF Renewables UK, which will provide 49.9MW of renewable energy to power offices, depots, and railway stations across the country. The agreement is set to cover around 15 per cent of Network Rail’s annual consumption of non-traction energy. The … Read more