Stopping waste with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Air

  Will and Jaden Smith are launching a new line of flavoured water which they say will reduce waste and slash carbon dioxide emissions. The singer and actor’s JUST Water brand uses paper and plant-based material to create its fully recyclable boxy bottle, which it claims has a 74% lower emissions footprint than a standard […]

Oh buoy! New hybrid ship hits the waves

  A new hybrid expedition ship has been launched in Norway. Cruise, ferry and cargo operator Hurtigruten says the MS Roald Amundsen, which entered the water at the Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik, is the first green ship of its kind in the world. It uses large battery packs, a hybrid engine, advanced hull construction and […]

IKEA UK offers 100% renewable energy tariff

  IKEA is offering an exclusive 100% renewable electricity tariff to customers in the UK. It has joined forces with the Big Clean Switch, which uses the collective switch model to secure the best energy deal for those who sign up. The companies claim the tariff will save a typical householder more than £300 a […]

Glastonbury Festival plans to ban plastic bottles

  Glastonbury festival plans to ban the use of plastic bottles when it returns in 2019. The festival, held in Somerset since 1970, has previously used solar panels and urinals that could power their own lighting by transforming urine into electricity. In 2014, it introduced water kiosks where people could get any type of bottle […]

Love the environment? Skip Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is bad news for the environment. That’s the suggestion from sustainable group Greener Ideal, which says the billions of cards exchanged on the romantic day often contribute to deforestation and end up in landfills. It suggests making cards out of reclaimed paper by hand or buying cards made from recycled materials is one way […]

Iceland’s bitcoin mines ‘could pinch all the power’

  Iceland could use more electricity on bitcoin mining than on supplying the entire country’s homes in 2018. The Associated Press has reported Johann Snorri Sigurbergsson, Director of Business Development at energy firm HS Orka, said if all the mining firms wanting to get involved actually manage to do so, there won’t be enough energy […]

EU wind power spending down 19% as costs fall

  Investments in new wind energy capacity in Europe fell to €22.3 billion (£19.8bn) last year. It was down 19% from 2016 as the sector saw reduced costs, according to the latest statistics from WindEurope. While offshore wind investments dropped by 60%, down to €7.5 billion (£6.7bn), onshore investments hit a record level of €14.8 […]

Jack Daniel’s owner toasts 30MW wind deal

  The owner of brands such as Jack Daniel’s and Chambord has announced an agreement to buy 30MW of renewable energy. Brown-Forman Corporation is buying green electricity from Infinity Renewables’ Solomon Forks Wind Project in Kansas under a 15-year deal. It is expected to generate the equivalent of more than 90% of the firm’s annual […]

Network Rail gives a green signal to free water fountains

  Network Rail is to trial free drinking water facilities at London’s Charing Cross train station in March, with the aim of reducing single-use plastic waste. The rail infrastructure operator seeks to encourage station users to refill their own reusable water bottles. The results of the trial will inform the deployment of water fountain facilities […]

Tesla Roadster takes one-way rocket ride to Mars

  Tesla and SpaceX plan to send one of Elon Musk’s electric sports cars to Mars on the back of their new rocket in a launch scheduled for later today. The CEO’s old Tesla Roadster will be strapped to the Falcon Heavy, which is able to lift nearly 64 metric tonnes into space, making it the […]