What’s the climate footprint of your travel?

Researchers have developed a tool which they hope will encourage consumers to fly less by highlighting the climate impact of their choices

New credit card with a carbon emissions spending limit!

It stops people from overspending, not based on available funds but on the levels of CO2 emissions caused by their consumption

New York schools to get lessons on improving energy efficiency

Eligible schools will receive free benchmarking services to measure, track and assess their energy usage and emissions

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 […]