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Amazon and 100 per cent renewable energy: Will it really happen?

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Amazon Web Services says it has a "long term commitment" to source 100 per cent renewable power, but how will it deliver on that goal?

21 Nov 2014

EU votes to end scourge of plastic bags

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Scottish supermarkets report fall of up to 90 per cent in bag use, as EU votes through landmark legislation to tackle plastic waste

21 Nov 2014

Nestlé tastes sweet success with on-site green energy plant

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Anaerobic digestor set to generate £350,000 of revenue for Rolo and Fruit Pastilles factory

21 Nov 2014

'Poo bus' promises green revenue stream for Wessex Water

Company hopes Bio-Bus powered entirely by biogas from human excrement and food waste could prove fore-runner for a new green fleet

21 Nov 2014

Mayor Boris urges firms to sign up to London's Business Energy Challenge

27 leading firms awarded gold, silver and bronze ratings based on their emission reduction efforts

21 Nov 2014

T pylon rises at National Grid training centre

Line of six pylons featuring new lightweight design will be built over next six months, allowing construction and engineering testing

21 Nov 2014

Green Deal enjoys much-needed boost as plans top 7,000

But industry warns increase in Green Deal demand is failing to make up for collapse in ECO market

20 Nov 2014

Amazon announces 'long-term commitment' to become 100 per cent renewables-powered

IT giant quietly reveals it is planning to slash its carbon footprint, following pressure from Greenpeace

20 Nov 2014

Eight19 grows funding for organic photovoltaics with £1m investment

Financing round led by IP Group plc promises significant boost for UK developer of flexible and lightweight solar cells

20 Nov 2014

Report: Electrification of industry and logistics promises $185bn market

IDTechEx predicts market for industrial and commercial electric vehicles will grow more than three-fold over the next decade

20 Nov 2014

How London is seeking to raise its game on recycling

LWARB launches two pronged attack to boost waste management efforts, as capital is revealed as worst in UK for recycling

20 Nov 2014

Governments must 'get wallets out' for carbon capture, says CCS pioneer

Canadian utility SaskPower, which brought the first large scale CCS plant online this year, urges UK to put money where its mouth is

20 Nov 2014

Apple to power Upp hydrogen charger market

IT giant announces UK retail launch of Intelligent Energy's Upp hydrogen fuel cell device charging unit

19 Nov 2014

WRAP reveals plan to wrestle with daunting eWaste challenge

New ESAP initiative to kick off with in-depth exploration of the complex waste challenges faced by the electronics industry

19 Nov 2014

Number of businesses with ISO 14001 soars to 300,000

IEMA welcomes latest data on popular environmental management standard

19 Nov 2014

Peers mull measures to tackle food waste mountain through supermarket donations

Following call to end buy one get one free offer, House of Lords Committee weighs up new push to make it easier for supermarkets to redistribute unsold produce

19 Nov 2014

The case for resource loops

WRAP's Dr Liz Goodwin argues that the circular economy is on the brink of some game-changing innovations

18 Nov 2014

Electrical industries commit to circular economy push

B&Q, Dell, Microsoft and Next among those signing up to new Electrical and Electronic Sustainability Action Plan

18 Nov 2014

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