Seven member states urge EU to raise climate goals

Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden are calling for the development and implementation of an “ambitious” long term strategy

World-leading pact by UK businesses to cut plastic pollution

The signatories are responsible for more than 80% of the plastic packaging on products sold through UK supermarkets

Government ‘must tackle emissions from fridges, asthma inhalers and air conditioners’

It says this could help slow global warming by as much as 0.5°C

Drax hit with a double environmental protest

Protestors claim biomass can be as bad as or worse for the environment than coal and say it shouldn’t be classed as renewable energy

Carbon emissions cool off with Unilever partnership

The liquid nitrogen-based engine proved to be cheaper, quieter and greener than equivalent diesel versions

EU-Egypt ink new energy partnership

They aim to open up investment opportunities and tap into the “immense potential” in solar, wind and gas

US court blocks Trump’s fuel efficiency penalties delay

The regulation will be more than double the amount of fines for carmakers

EU e-waste ‘being illegally shipped to Nigeria’

The annual volume of total imported e-waste was assessed at around 60,000 metric tonnes in both 2015 and 2016

Energy giants and investors urge close EU-UK ties after Brexit

Brexit Secretary David Davis MP is being urged to develop a “comprehensive Climate and Energy Chapter” covering both trade and non-trade issues

Lyft to drive carbon neutral rides

It has joined forces with 3Degrees, a carbon offsetting programme that funds green projects in the US to balance out the emissions