Solar panels being installed at Cranfield University

They will produce one million kWh of electricity per year – enough to power 300 UK houses annually

Eurostar’s on the right track for sustainable transport

Eurostar has announced it plans to halve plastic use by 2020 and introduce alternatives to fossil fuels by 2030. The high speed rail service, which links the UK with mainland Europe, claims it already emits up to 90% less carbon dioxide than would be created by flying to the same destinations. The business now aims […]

Scot households’ carbon footprint down by a quarter

The average carbon footprint of Scottish households has fallen by around a quarter since the Scottish Climate Change Act was introduced in 2009. That’s according to recent government statistics which show since this time, carbon emissions per person have fallen from 2.46 to 1.84 tonnes. WWF Scotland has praised the climate change legislation for encouraging […]

Shell pledges to halve carbon footprint, double clean energy spending

Shell has announced its intention to halve its carbon footprint by 2050. As an interim goal, it aims to reduce it by around 20% by 2035. It will also disclose information on its carbon footprint annually from its operations and energy use as well as from the use of its energy products. The energy giant […]

Wealthy households ‘three times more CO2 intensive’

The wealthiest households in the US could be as many as three times more carbon intensive than the poorest. That’s the suggestion made in new research from the Grantham Institute’s Lutz Sager, who studied the yearly expenditure of households between 1996 to 2009. He then worked out how much carbon dioxide was emitted per dollar […]

Are you feeling the green benefits of #Carbonkarma?

Utilitywise, the UK’s leading utilities consultancy, is helping companies to switch to a 100% renewable energy contract that doesn’t cost the earth, saves pounds through efficiencies and increases their green credentials. New green energy contracts launched by Utilitywise are being snapped up by businesses that want to cut energy consumption by up to 50% and […]

New partnership aims to move Earth Overshoot Day

A new global partnership aims to engage people around the world in climate awareness and move the date of Earth Overshoot Day. This is the date when humanity’s annual demand on the planet exceeds what can be regenerated – in 2017 it fell on the 2nd of August. Energy management specialist Schneider Electric and international […]

UK’s carbon footprint shrunk by 1% in 2014

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the UK’s carbon footprint fell by 1% in 2014. That’s according to new data released by the government, which analyses emissions from the consumption spending of UK residents on global goods and services. This is called the carbon footprint and records the total volume of GHGs produced wherever in the world or […]

UK’s carbon footprint rose 3% in 2013

The UK’s carbon footprint rose 3% between 2012 and 2013. That’s according to a recent release of government data, which shows this was primarily due to increased emissions from imported goods. The carbon footprint refers to emissions associated with the consumption spending of UK residents on goods and services, wherever in the world these emissions […]

Editorial – BBC finds another way to waste your cash

I worked for many years at the BBC. Auntie as she is known, is a wonderful organisation still making to this day some of the best most imaginative programmes on TV and radio. I was lucky to have worked with talented people, who were keen to give their all and had great editorial standards. To […]