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Independent energy provider OVO Energy has unveiled a string of new measures to reduce the resource and carbon impact of its marketing, including an offsetting scheme and a "no-flights" policy.
The Catholic Church has signed one of the UK's largest green energy contracts, which has seen more than 4,500 churches and schools switch to renewable gas and electricity supplied by British Gas.
Ikea has unveiled a new range of plastic-free disposable food service products, which will enable it to begin removing single-use-plastics from its food outlets from September.
Tesco has confirmed that it will remove plastic glitter from its Christmas trees, plants and flowers before the 2019 festive season begins.
The fact that most UK households are hoarding old digital gadgets with no plans to recycle them is a key barrier to implementing circular economy principles for e-waste, the Royal Society of Chemistry has claimed.
The amount of energy generated from coal sources in the UK has fallen to a record-low output of 0.7% - a 63% decline on the same period the year prior - with low-carbon making up more than half of the UK's energy mix.
A coalition of 130 MPs, including 35 from the Conservative Party, has called on Boris Johnson to alter the UK's planning and energy policies to better support the growth of onshore wind.
The sweltering temperatures on the tube's Northern line will soon begin keeping homes in Islington, north London, cosy through the colder months, under a scheme to harness the heat from the underground.
Every week, numerous eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations are being developed to help businesses and nations turn their green ambitions into actions. Here, we round up six of the best.
A network of 88 rapid charging points for electric vehicles is being installed across West Yorkshire as part of the local authority's drive to improve air quality in the region.
Hospitality giant AccorHotels has announced that it is on track to install urban fruit and vegetable gardens at 1,000 of its 4,500 global hotels by 2020, as part of its commitment to cut emissions from food transportation and reduce its food waste output.
Episode 46 of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast sees a host of special guests join the edie team to discuss the latest developments in the world of sustainable business - including a live chat with Surfdome's head of sustainability Adam Hall.
A business park in Buckinghamshire is set to become the first facility of its kind in the UK to generate more solar than it requires, once the nation's first subsidy-free industrial solar installation is completed on the site.
The scorching temperatures and forest fires of this summer's heatwave have finally stirred the world to face the onrushing threat of global warming, claims the climate scientist behind the recent "hothouse Earth" report.
Even if the 2,175 companies and 8,419 cities, states and regions to have made emission-cutting commitments achieve their pledges in full, the result will not be sufficient to realise a 2C trajectory in line with the Paris Agreement.
Clean energy investments by 200 of the world's leading corporations have underperformed compared to fossil fuel energy stocks over the past year and a half, new figures have revealed.
The Government has confirmed that it will launch a consultation on whether the nation's current charge for single-use plastic carrier bags should be doubled to 10p and rolled out to every shop in the country.
Norwegian energy company Equinor has revealed that it is investigating the possibility of building a floating offshore wind farm to power two of its oilfields in the North Sea, in a move it claims would be the first of its kind in the oil and gas industry.
As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.
The Trump administration has put forward a greenhouse gas emissions plan that could boost output from coal-fired power plants rather than push them towards closure and result in as many as 1,400 premature deaths each year.
The majority of financial institutions do not have policies requiring clients to comply with forestry regulations, according to a study by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) revealed today (29 July).
A new £2.5 million fund will give Scottish businesses access to an interest-free loan of up to £100,000 for electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.
The world's largest beverage company has released its 2014/15 sustainability report, revealing a 10% improvement in water efficiency, but a slowdown in emissions reductions.
Scientists have discovered a new process that could convert atmospheric CO2 into valuable carbon nanofibres.
A new shower that is 70% more water-efficient than regular models is nearing $1m of funding in its Kickstarter campaign less than 48 hours after launch.
One of the UK's largest banks, Standard Chartered, has announced it is pulling out of a major coal mining project in Australia.
Rich nations spend huge sums to keep the seas at bay but wealth may not save them indefinitely.
Germany has pledged €550m to help Brazil's deforestation and energy efficiency programmes as part of a new climate change agreement between the two countries.
Wind energy generated power for almost three quarters of Scotland's houses in July, according to new figures released today (4 August).
Renewable electricity generation outpaced natural gas this month to become the second largest source of electricity worldwide, according to the International Energy Agency.
A pilot scheme for Carbon Capture and Storage has been shaken by the withdrawal of one of the schemes only hours after a series of trials were announced.
Iran fired up its first nuclear reactor at the weekend after Russian engineers completed the project.
America's environmental watchdog has rebuffed challenges to a scientific study it published declaring climate change real, man-made and a threat to human health and the natural world.
A brownfield site is set to be transformed into the UK's first geothermal power plant after getting planning permission.
From the icy cold disappointment of Copenhagen to the sunny beaches of renewed optimism in Cancun the results, or failures, of COP16 are likely to dominate the news at the end of 2010.
The Russian government is boosting protection of its rare wild tigers by tightening controls on logging of a tree vital to their habitat.
Edie's Awards for Environmental Excellence is at the short-listing stage and tables are filling up fast.
Rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling systems may cut water use but they come at the cost of greater carbon emissions, a study reveals.
Businesses are as confused as the average consumer when it comes to make decisions on cleaning their premises environmentally, according to a new survey.
The UK's Government has laid out plans it hopes will drive us to a low carbon society by 2050.