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Diageo toasts new sustainability goals

Diageo Roseisle whiskey distillery

Drinks company aims to reduce water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions as part of 20 new commitments for 2020

17 Dec 2014

Martini Asti pops cork on new lightweight bottle

Martini Asti bottle

Company says energy savings equate to taking 330 cars off the road

10 Dec 2014

Germany and France look to put brake on EU car emission standards

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Governments issue joint statement saying 2025 target should be pushed back to 2030 so manufacturers have more time to adapt to demanding emissions standards

09 Dec 2014

UK missing 'remanufacturing triple win', Spelman warns

Remaking products can generate jobs, growth and conserve resources, finds inquiry led by former Environment Secretary

08 Dec 2014

Nestlé tastes sweet success with on-site green energy plant

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

21 Nov 2014

Mercedes leads EU's fuel economy 'cheaters'

Report finds company has biggest differential between test and real world performance, with average gap growing to 31 per cent

10 Nov 2014

UK's £1bn Advanced Propulsion Centre opens its doors

Vince Cable says facility will place UK in fast lane of low carbon motoring industry

06 Nov 2014

John Smiths raises glass to UK's largest solar brewery

Over 4,000 panels installed on Tadcaster brewery as part of company's push to cut emissions 40 per cent by 2020

03 Nov 2014

We've got an EU 2030 deal, what now?

Roz Bulleid of the EEF offers five proposals to help ensure the EU meets its new energy and climate change targets

31 Oct 2014

Alevo exits stealth mode to charge up energy storage market

After 10 years development and $1bn raised, US start-up is to start producing non-flammable, long life batteries that cut grid emissions and boost green energy

28 Oct 2014

Footwear industry wakes up to waste

Consumer demand for sustainable shoes is prompting manufacturers to change tack

23 Oct 2014

Steelmakers must embrace low carbon shift if they are to secure their future

Study suggests more efficient practices will be crucial in attracting investment into the sector

16 Oct 2014

Lego ends Shell partnership following Greenpeace campaign

Toymaker will not renew current multimillion pound deal, that sees Shell-branded Lego sets sold at petrol stations, following a viral video against Arctic drilling by the green group

09 Oct 2014

How IKEA is furnishing customers with greener lifestyles

Swedish retailer is building on €1.5bn green energy investment to bring sustainable living to more than a billion customers across the world

07 Oct 2014

Vacuum cleaner manufacturers urge Cameron to back EU ban

EXCLUSIVE: Chief executive of Miele tells Prime Minister that the Ecodesign Directive provides a welcome boost to innovation

06 Oct 2014

Organic cotton demand could result in shortage

With many farmers yet to go organic, demand may soon exceed supply

01 Oct 2014

IKEA to sell solar panels in eight more European countries

Swedish retail giant set to extend offer already available in UK to Netherlands and Switzerland by the end of the year

23 Sep 2014

Decarbonising energy intensive industry: the future of the EU ETS and decarbonisation policy

EEF's Richard Warren argues those who characterise climate policy as a battle between clean tech and heavy industry, including BusinessGreen, are guilty of absurd simplification

19 Sep 2014

Tesla's battery Gigafactory lands in Nevada

Work on plant set to build batteries for 500,000 electric cars already underway outside Reno

05 Sep 2014

US opens first commercial-scale advanced biofuels plant

Project Liberty set to produce 76 million litres of fuel a year from corn waste

04 Sep 2014

Giant £310m wind turbine factory in Hull gets green light

Council says Approval for Siemens and Association of British Ports project will establish Hull as "the UK's Energy Estuary"

04 Sep 2014

New 'resource-efficient' T-pylons to be built in the UK

Mabey Bridge wins National Grid contract to build test prototypes of new generation of pylons using fewer raw materials

26 Aug 2014

Manufacturers warn carbon costs will force them out of Europe

Industry organisation EEF calls for greater protection for energy intensive industries from cost of decarbonisation

22 Aug 2014

Sustainable whisky brings Treasury and Green Investment Bank together

New £74m biomass project at Speyside distillery secures funding from government, Green Investment Bank and investor John Laing

19 Aug 2014

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