Businesses urge May to aim for net zero emissions by 2050

They have written a letter highlighting the economic benefits of an early transition and the risks of failing to meet the Paris climate deal

Total offers EV chargers to UK businesses with ChargePoint

More than three million greener vehicles hit the world’s roads last year

Almost two-thirds of top executives ‘haven’t set carbon emissions target’

A majority of those questioned, however, ranked sustainability as being ‘very important’

New UK Commission aims to make manufacturing ‘smarter’

It will help drive forward digital developments in British manufacturing to boost productivity and enable more efficient and cleaner production systems

Businesses offered share of £3.5m to bring rail sector on low carbon track

Part of the funding will be provided for reducing the carbon footprint of railways across stations

Green businesses ‘boast best performance and profits’

A new report suggests RE100 companies can be up to 7.7% more successful than their peers

Offices ‘wasting thousands of pounds on unused electricity’

Manufacturing firm CMD says employees must become more aware of how to reduce energy waste

Majority of businesses ‘don’t have formalised energy strategy in place’

Around 77% of firms believe a quarter of energy needs will be generated onsite by 2025

Businesses offered £20m for sustainable agriculture technologies

The competition will open on 20th August 2018

Only 9.5% of Yorkshire businesses are using solar panels

This is despite double this proportion of employees saying it would be a good idea