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Strada and Cafe Rouge owner embraces energy use slashing software

Cafe Rouge

Tragus deploys iSee platform to curb energy demand across restaurant estate

17 Oct 2014

Incentives help to nearly double recycling rates

Litter for recycling

Research from recycling rewards firm Greenredeem suggests incentives more effective at boosting recycling rates, compared with compulsory schemes

16 Oct 2014

Nuclear fusion breakthrough hailed by Lockheed Martin

nuclear-fusion

Company predicts compact reactors could be ready for commercial use within 10 years

16 Oct 2014

Italy unveils first national mandate for advanced biofuels

Country declares fuel suppliers must have at least 0.6 per cent of advance biofuel in petrol or diesel, rising to one per cent in 2022

15 Oct 2014

The Phone Co-op debuts Fairphone 'ethical' smartphone

Mobile phone co-operative secures exclusive deal to stock 'the most ethical mobile handset on the market'

15 Oct 2014

Google set to pilot flying wind turbine in Hawaii next year

Peter Fitzgerald, Google's UK sales director, says lightweight Makani machines could curb costs and reduce land use demand

13 Oct 2014

Tesla charges up all-wheel drive Model S

'It's like taking off from a carrier deck,' CEO Elon Musk says of Model 'D' that goes from 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds

10 Oct 2014

BlackRock blows £36m on UK wind farms

Investor buys two projects being developed by Renewable Energy Generation in Cornwall and Cambridgeshire

10 Oct 2014

Ericsson chief exec touts role of business in climate fight

Hans Vestberg says broadband networks can help reduce 20 per cent of worldwide CO2 emissions and nourish sustainable development

10 Oct 2014

Iberdrola advances €1m floating wind turbine project

Spanish company working with industry and researchers on project to cut installation costs and open up deep water sites

10 Oct 2014

UK invests £11m to get hydrogen cars on the road

Funding will encourage uptake of fuel cell vehicles in public fleets and establish network of refuelling stations

09 Oct 2014

US fuel economy hits record levels in 2013

EPA says car makers' rapid adoption of more efficient technology has seen five mpg improvement since 2004

09 Oct 2014

Tide turns to waste-sourced biofuel for greener wash

DuPont set to supply 'zero emissions' ethanol made from agricultural waste for Procter & Gamble's Tide Coldwater detergent

07 Oct 2014

Tougher energy efficiency target would boost UK economy by £62bn – study

Environmentalists cite unpublished EU figures in call for a more ambitious goal for reducing energy use by 2030

06 Oct 2014

China's emissions cuts 'negated' by industrial boom, study finds

Huge prouction rises enabled by efficiency gains might have outweighed any environmental benefits, researchers warn

05 Oct 2014

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