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BMW unveils robot-powering solar array


Auto giant becomes the latest car manufacturer to install a giant solar array at its UK factory

29 Jul 2014

Has waste hijacked the circular economy?


Susanne Baker of the EEF bemoans our willingness to equate the entire circular economy with simple efforts to boost recycling rates

28 Jul 2014

SABMiller brews up ambitious new sustainability goals

Pint of beer

Leading brewer sets new series of green targets, following success of initial sustainability push

14 Jul 2014

Manufacturers slam Defra's failure to protect UK from looming resource crunch

New report calls for Department for Business to establish new Office for Resource Management

08 Jul 2014

Detroit Electric re-emerges with UK production plant

Company made waves last year promising the world's fastest production electric vehicle but had seemingly disappeared

27 Jun 2014

How Ford is motoring ahead with a water scarcity strategy

The automaker reveals how it reduced its global water use by 61 per cent to keep its factories running in water stressed regions

24 Jun 2014

Mini plant flicks switch on massive solar array

Oxford facility fits 3MW rooftop system across area the size of five football pitches

19 Jun 2014

Tackling resource efficiency within small businesses

Susanne Baker of the EEF reveals how a new initiative is aiming to help smaller businesses identify the resource efficiency savings they all too often ignore

11 Jun 2014

What frozen burgers can teach us about minimising risk

Jonny Hazell says companies must take the initiative in tracing materials through their supply chains

04 Jun 2014

Green Investment Bank tops up whisky biomass project

Bank confirms that £5m of funding for energy efficient boilers will be matched by private sector investment

21 May 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

Ecotricity rescues wind turbine company Evance from administration

Green energy company to bring forward new small wind turbine in the next year, promising a "step change in terms of efficiency and cost"

14 May 2014

Tesla's $5bn 'Gigafactory' could break ground next month

Elon Musk says work on one of two sites for Tesla's state-of-the-art battery factory is likely to start next month

09 May 2014

EU countries seek to protect more industries from 'carbon leakage'

European Commission unveils list of 175 industries that could receive carbon trading support through to 2019

07 May 2014

Bacardi downs environmental impact with Good Spirited plan

Sustainability strategy marries founding principles of 152-year-old company with modern realities of scarce resources

02 May 2014

What a win-win on unburnable carbon looks like

What if we built things with hydrocarbons instead of burning them? Here's a practical vision for the future

25 Apr 2014

Faber-Castell draws on flooding experience to boost climate resilience

An overflowing Danube inundating the stationery firm's factory provided the impetus to sketch out a new climate strategy

25 Apr 2014

Manufacturers and the carbon conundrum

Richard Warren says last month's Budget marked a move towards more cost-effective climate policies vital to winning public acceptance

25 Apr 2014

Come back to us when you've got some LEDs

The UK needs to boost its energy efficiency, industry compensation should be linked to clean tech investment

22 Apr 2014

10 lessons from the green car revolution

From stable policies to constant innovation, the auto sector demonstrates that clean technology can deliver decarbonisation

17 Apr 2014

Role of the EU Industry to lead the green economy

Janez Potočnik's speech to the opening of the Industrial GreenTec Fair - in full

08 Apr 2014

Jaguar Land Rover flicks switch on UK's largest rooftop solar system

More than 21,000 panels set to provide 30 per cent of new Engine Manufacturing Centre's energy requirements

04 Apr 2014

E.ON inks Unipart biomass deal

Utility set to install 995kW biomass boiler at Unipart’s Oxford headquarters

04 Apr 2014

England unveil green World Cup strip made from recycled bottles

New Nike kits are made using material produced from 18 recycled plastic bottles

01 Apr 2014

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