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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has today (11 January) launched a new £5m scheme aimed at helping UK businesses to redistribute surplus food and minimise their food waste outputs.
Multinational photography and printing firm Fujifilm has pledged to report on its sustainability progress in line with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and is encouraging other corporates to follow suit.
Japanese carmaker Toyota and electronics giant Panasonic have forged a new partnership that will see the two companies collaborate to develop innovative battery technologies for electric vehicles (EVs).
Frozen food retailer Iceland has unveiled the results of its trial of an in-store deposit return scheme for plastic bottles, revealing that the scheme has captured more than 300,000 bottles since its launch in May 2018.
The UK Government has confirmed that it will not bring the date of its 2040 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars forward, despite pressure from MPs and green campaign groups to set a 2032 deadline.
Organisations with an interest in using demand response to manage energy use now have access to a new 'edie explains' guide which breaks down all of the key information required to deploy the technology.
Over the last two years, some the world's largest businesses have made ambitious new commitments to eliminating single-use plastics. Here, edie rounds up what progress some of these businesses have made to date.
Scottish water brand Highland Spring has confirmed that it will make the UK's first water bottle made with 100% recycled plastic a permanent part of its range, following a successful trial.
Multinational beverage firm Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) is investing £13m in new bottling technology for its Gloucestershire factory, in a bid to minimise the facility's waste output and water footprint.
EXCLUSIVE: As businesses strive to bolster their sustainability commitments in the face of ever-growing climate challenges, policymakers must do more to make 1.5C targets the norm rather than the exception.
A £40m investment partnership has been launched with the aim of helping communities take ownership of solar farms across the country.
Renewables are becoming the energy source of choice for corporate electricity users, according to a new report by The Climate Group published in Davos on Tuesday (23 January), which shows a growing number of multinationals lining up to meet 100% of their power needs from green power.
The water industry has launched a national scheme today (25 January) to cut plastic bottle use by tens of millions each year, while increasing the availability of free drinking water.
Organisations looking to revamp their energy management approach in 2018 can take inspiration from edie's new best-practice report which rounds up 10 shining examples of businesses that are driving the energy transition.
Sales of reusable coffee cups are soaring in the UK, retailers are reporting, as the government hints at a tax on disposable cups.
Businesses in Scotland can now access a £60m fund to scale projects that can help deliver the nation's low-carbon heat, energy and vehicle solutions.
General Electric (GE) is targeting a portion of the UK's growing battery storage market, after partnering with London energy firm Arenko to create one of the UK's largest fully-integrate battery storage solutions.
Professional services firm PwC has targeted a 40% reduction in carbon emissions and a switch to 100% renewable electricity while continuing to expand its business.
Key areas of UK environmental policy such as air quality, chemicals and waste are at "high risk" of being less protected after Britain's departure from the EU, a coalition of green groups has warned.
02, Adnams, Co-op and Royal Mail were among the big winners of edie's 2018 Sustainability Leaders Awards, announced at an awards ceremony in London on Wednesday evening (24 January).
About six out of 10 new UK onshore wind farm projects were rejected last year amid tougher planning guidelines and more applications being called in for a personal decision by the communities secretary, Eric Pickles, a report has found.
In the inaugural 2015 edition of the Week in Numbers, edie takes a look back at some of the fascinating figures from the worlds of energy, waste and water.
On 20 June 2014, the price of crude oil stood at $115 a barrel. On 12 January 2015, the price has crashed to $48 a barrel, leading commentators - including Sir Richard Branson - to suggest clean energy will be damaged as suppliers abandon renewables in favour of cheap oil.
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has appointed Julie Hirigoyen as its new chief executive, as the industry-backed charity commences its eighth year of campaigning for a sustainable built environment.
Renewable energy supplier TGE Group has been award a £1m contract to install a 1,300kW ground source heat pump (GSHP) on a poultry farm in Shropshire.
Clean energy investment bounced back strongly in 2014, totalling $310bn, the highest amount since 2011 and a year-on-year growth of 16%.
Asda is collaborating with TV chef Jamie Oliver to reduce food waste by selling a new range of misshapen fruit and vegetables at reduced prices.
Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) - the Americas Cup sailing team led by the four-time Olympic gold medallist - has announced that its groundbreaking new headquarters will be powered completely by renewable energy.
Climate change and nuclear tensions have brought 'the end of the world' closer than at any point since 1983, according to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists who operate the fabled Doomsday Clock.
The UK Government has provided well over a billion pounds in loans to fossil fuel projects around the world despite a pledge to withdraw financial support from such schemes, an analysis of loans made by the UK's export credit agency has revealed.
Farmers struggling to store surplus milk or slurry will be allowed to dump it on frozen land, contrary to the usual rules.
Wealth is not all about GDP or even social benchmarks - nature's contribution to our well-being must also be taken into account.
The waste sector had a good year in 2009 as recycling rates rose and on-going local and national government investment ensured new facilities and technologies continued to appear.
London is set to slash the amount of waste it sends to landfill, under ambitions plans announced this morning.
Tighter rules aimed at cracking down on smog have been put out for consultation by the American environmental watchdog.
Top British firms are setting their emission cutting targets so low it will not affect the country's attempts to cut them, according to a new report.
Burst pipes and increased demand has led to water shortages across Ireland as the country faces continued snow and freezing temperatures.
High street chain Marks and Spencer is claiming a UK first by offering insurance aimed at encouraging environmentally friendly products.
Options on how to compete the clean-up of a vast toxic sludge spill at an American power plant - and how much it will all cost - are being considered by the country's environmental watchdogs.
Big development projects in the capital are going well beyond the energy efficiency measures required of them by building regulations, according to City Hall.