Climate action ‘A list’: H&M, L’Oreal and Sainsbury’s among 179 corporates named

Non-profit CDP recognises companies leading on environmental transparency and performance, helping address climate risks and build a future that is zero carbon

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BT rings up renewables to 94% of the business

The telecommunications company plans to only use clean power by 2020

New UK research hub for smart homes and buildings

A new hub dedicated to smart homes and buildings research has been opened in the UK. The new Centre for Smart Homes and Buildings (CSHB) in Watford is currently testing a range of devices, covering heating, energy use, safety and security, lighting as well as air quality. The Building Research Establishment (BRE) will work with […]

BT aims to slash emissions by 87% before 2030

BT has announced it will cut its carbon emissions by 87% before 2030. The ambitious target comes after the telecoms firm achieved its 2020 goal of an 80% reduction four years early. The new target, which has been approved by the Science-Based Targets Initiative, is aligned with the COP21 Paris Agreement – to pursue efforts […]

BT signs £185m deal for Scottish wind power

BT has signed a new £185 million power agreement with a Scottish wind farm. The telecoms operator has said 13 wind turbines at the Stroupster Wind Farm would provide the business with 100GWh of renewable energy annually for the next 15 years. It said it has been purchasing 100% renewable energy in the UK since […]

M&S ties with BT at top of carbon leader board

Retailer M&S tied with telecoms group BT on the top spot in a carbon reporting leader board of FTSE 100 companies. Each company in the FTSE 100 was scored using publicly available data against 67 criteria to rate their carbon management strategy. Carbon Clear which did the rankings said Marks and Spencer impressed with their […]

Sprawling solar powers BT research lab

BT’s research campus in Suffolk will take all the electricity generated by a nearby solar farm under a £26 million deal announced last night. The 16 hectare solar farm with more than 32,500 solar panels will send a chunky 8MW of power to BT’s Adastral Park research park. A power purchase agreement (PPA) will see […]

BT signs £440 million deal for wind power

BT has inked a £440 million deal to buy electricity from three wind farms in Scotland, Wales and Lancashire. The British telecoms business signed the power purchase agreements for more than 100 megawatts (MW) of power. BT will purchase half of the output from a 48-turbine Fallago Rig farm in Scotland, enough to match the […]

‘Work from home to cut carbon and save £3bn’

Businesses were told today they could cut 3 million tonnes of carbon emissions and save £3 billion by “homeworking”. That doesn’t mean setting staff extra tasks for their own time but getting them to work from the comfort of their own homes. The Carbon Trust suggests widespread use of broadband internet, smartphones and the “cloud” […]

Does age affect attitudes towards energy?

ELN Reporter Priyanka Shrestha looks into telecommunications giant BT’s new report which shows contrasts in attitudes in the way the younger and older generations view their energy providers. She talks to industry experts about what the energy industry can learn from the telecoms sector.