New task force seeks offshore wind integration solutions

It will explore using electricity from offshore wind farms to generate and store hydrogen as a power source

Severn Trent Water seeks new solutions to reduce energy costs

The water and wastewater company currently uses around 900GWh of electricity per year – which comes at a cost of £100m

EU Council adopts ban on single-use plastic products

The formal adoption of the new rules is the final step in the procedure

Notre Dame
Could the Notre Dame be reborn as an energy-positive eco-cathedral?

Paris-based Vincent Callebaut Architectures says that is exactly how it should be rebuilt

London
Sadiq Khan declines to provide additional climate funding for London

The London Climate Change Partnership says it receives only £62,000 a year, which it claims includes funding for only one member of staff

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Could Fortnite be the reason behind a collective £85.8m bill?

New research suggests the energy impact of children playing video games adds up to a staggering amount across the UK each year

Gravity storage
Concrete giant CEMEX invests in gravity storage tech

CEMEX’s venture capital arm has invested an undisclosed sum in Energy Vault, which uses concrete block towers to store renewable power

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SEAT plans to double down on waste reduction by 2025

The car giant aims to slash the amount of waste it produces by 60% over the next six years

Bees
Changing environment ‘packs a powerful sting for England’s bees’

A new report from WWF and Bugslife suggests many species are at risk of extinction, with some having already vanished from certain areas

Boutique hotel books in 100% renewable electricity deal

It is part of Stonehouse Court Hotel’s sustainability drive, which includes energy saving measures such as using 95% LED lighting throughout its site