Sainsbury’s sets out 2040 net zero target

The supermarket has made a commitment to invest £1bn over the next 20 years to reach the goal

UKPN achieves certification for cutting carbon emissions

The power network operator has been recognised by the Carbon Trust for an absolute reduction of 6.6% carbon emissions since 2016/17

Quorn leads climate diet charge with carbon labelling

It aims to help consumers make more informed choices about the sustainability and climate impact of the food they eat

Lush news as natural beauty retailer’s cork packaging ‘carbon neutral’

Each of the retailer’s 35g ‘Cork Pot’ sequesters more than 33 times its weight in carbon dioxide

New competition seeks to improve wind energy resource estimates

The growing size of offshore turbines and wind farms, extending beyond 200m in height and occupying tens of kilometres, has challenged traditional wind farm models

Competition seeks new tech to reduce offshore crew transfer vessel emissions

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator is providing up to £100,000 to the winning technologies to support demonstration or development

Shell signs up to offshore wind research consortium

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator programme aims to cut the cost of the renewable energy source

New €2.3m project to maximise offshore wind power production

A new €2.3 million (£20.2m) project aimed at maximising energy production from offshore wind whilst reducing turbine loads has been launched. The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator’s Wind Farm Control Trials (WFCT) will investigate the impact of focusing on strategies to improve energy generation across an entire wind farm, rather than individual turbines. Optimising control […]

Carbon Trust to run £9.2m industrial energy efficiency initiative

The Carbon Trust is to run the government’s new £9.2 million industrial energy efficiency initiative. The four-year Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) aims to lower costs and increase the number of available energy efficient technologies for a range of industrial sectors, through demonstration of near to market innovations. Co-funding of between £150,000 and £1 million […]

Offshore wind hunts for new subsea tech

A research programme for the offshore wind industry has launched a competition to find new subsea inspection technologies. Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) hopes innovations to provide better data on grout integrity and welds for turbine structures will help reduce costs in the sector. Winners of the competition will be able to test their […]