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NRG plans to slash CO2 emissions 90 per cent by 2050

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Landmark commitment by one of the largest US fossil fuel generators could spur investment in clean energy and carbon capture and storage

21 Nov 2014

Seven actions for cities to seriously address climate change

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Cities have become the most promising forum to drive deep CO2 reductions. It's time they act on their commitments and implement substantial policies

14 Nov 2014

Shipping emissions could grow 250 per cent by 2050

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Industry's contribution to global CO2 output fell following global slowdown, but is set to rise significantly unless action is taken

24 Oct 2014

Sky plus-sizes supply chain sustainability with hydrogen deliveries

All office supplies transported to West London HQ by clean vehicles as part of wider drive to tackle supply chain impact

18 Sep 2014

Google debuts latest solar investment, as company's carbon intensity keeps falling

IT giant reveals $145m equity commitment to new 82MW solar farm in California, completing its 17th renewable energy investment since 2010

11 Sep 2014

Morrisons uncorks carbon savings with new screw cap

Green Leaf cap promising to cut transport emissions and improve recycling rates to be piloted on supermarket's own-brand wine

26 Aug 2014

Dragon's Den blazes greener production path

Investors from popular BBC Two show take to public transport and share cars to slay show's fuel emissions

24 Aug 2014

BSI unveils new flurry of environmental standards

Standards body publishes new standards for water footprints and sustainable cities, while revealing plans to expand environmental portfolio

15 Aug 2014

Kellogg's: It's crunch time for supply chain emissions

Food giant will force suppliers to publish carbon footprint and emissions reduction goals as part of a new environmental drive

14 Aug 2014

Study warns emissions from Keystone XL pipeline four times higher than thought

New research challenges State Department projections, increasing pressure on White House to reject controversial development

12 Aug 2014

Report: Air passenger growth to leave emissions cuts grounded

Scientists find rising air traffic will outpace even the tightest proposed carbon cuts unless demand can be dampened

11 Aug 2014

UPS ups emissions goals after hitting target three years early

Logistics company commits to 20 per cent cut to transport emissions by the end of the decade

31 Jul 2014

Carbon calculator helps solar firms map environmental footprint

New LCA To Go tool from Ecodesign Centre Wales aims to improve payback time for small solar arrays

09 Jun 2014

How Interserve is building the low carbon business case

Company grew by 50 per cent after acquiring Initial, but it is still determined to meet goal of halving emissions by 2020

03 Jun 2014

Emissions from 10 food and drinks companies 'higher than Scandinavia'

Cereal and soft drinks brands among top polluters singled out in Oxfam report for not doing enough on climate

20 May 2014

Tour de France's Grand Départ aims to seize green jersey

Leeds City Council to assess impact of start of cycling's toughest race in bid to deliver more sustainable public events in the future

19 May 2014

Apple bites into its climate impact

Tech icon reports on environmental progress towards addressing "very real problem of climate change"

22 Apr 2014

European Parliament approves green reporting rules for 6,000 firms

Large companies across the EU to face new non-financial reporting regulations, after long-awaited rules are passed by MEPs

16 Apr 2014

BT debuts free online energy saving training tool

Telco giant expands Better Future programme with new training tool designed to help businesses identify energy saving opportunities

04 Apr 2014

EU urged not to drag its feet over measuring land use footprint

Commission to launch communication next year on how to curb land use impacts, but campaigners want to see speedier action

19 Feb 2014

Athletes' footprints make the hunt for green medals a daunting challenge

Study assessing how sporting federations can lower the huge ecological impacts of elite athletes has pertinent lessons for businesses

18 Feb 2014

State of Green Business: Shadow pricing steps into the limelight

Walmart, Disney and General Motors are among the powerful companies putting a price tag on environmental impacts

07 Feb 2014

Three ways your warehouse is leaking energy and throwing away money

This guest post discusses three ways in which your warehouse is throwing away potential profits, and what you can do to reduce this while doing your bit for the environment

30 Jan 2014

How suburbs are wiping out cities' carbon savings

Major new US study shows how the low carbon footprint of city-dwellers is being offset by colleagues living in high-carbon suburbs

09 Jan 2014

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