Utility sector ‘must reduce emissions more than other sectors’

The Science Based Targets initiative says of the 237 companies with validated science-based targets, utilities must reduce emissions the most.

Changing climate ‘is risking UK’s national food security’

The Environmental Audit Committee suggests a high dependency on imported fresh food, coupled with failure to act on climate breakdown, could mean shortages in the future

Climate change
Half of Brits and 71% of Indians say ‘human activity responsible for changing climate’

A new study of 30,000 people in 28 countries and regions found most people accepted climate change is happening and humanity is at least partially responsible

Could renewables be emitting the most potent greenhouse gas in existence?

Scientists suggest that emissions of Sulphur hexafluoride, which is commonly used as an electric insulator, are rising rapidly

Unilever achieves 100% renewable power across five continents

It is a significant step towards the company’s ambition of becoming carbon neutral by 2030

Anglian Water fined £156k for sewage pollution

At least a kilometre and half of Grendon Brook was contaminated with sewage over two days in August 2016

New York’s ‘largest’ energy storage system powers up

Key Capture Energy’s storage system supports the state’s ambition to install 3,000MW of energy storage capacity by 2030

Extinction Rebellion climate activists stage ‘die in’ at London Fashion Week

The group is calling on the fashion industry to ‘tell the truth’ about its contribution to the climate and ecological crisis

Smart meter
Is your smart meter actually ‘smart’?

New research reveals some energy companies are still rolling out outdated smart meters that fail to work when consumers move to a different supplier

SSE sells retail arm to OVO Energy in £500m deal

The deal, once approved, will make OVO the second largest energy supplier in the UK