Retailers report falling CO2 emissions amid mounting anticipation for new energy efficiency tax rules

Madeleine Cuff
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Retailers report falling CO2 emissions amid mounting anticipation for new energy efficiency tax rules

British Retail Consortium reveals retailers slashed carbon emissions six per cent last year, but admits uncertain future for industry as speculation grows over energy efficiency tax reform

UK retailers are on course to meet a host of environmental targets tackling food waste, carbon emissions, and water use by 2020 after a "pivotal year" in which the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, the...

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