New milestone as 100 multinationals target 100% green energy

More than 100 multinationals have now pledged to generate 100% of their energy from renewable sources. The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative has reached its 100 members as paints and coatings giant AkzoNobel, French financial firm AXA, fashion brand Burberry and Carlsberg Group made their commitments. The former company aims to become carbon neutral and use […]

Renewable energy switch a ‘smart business decision’

Switching to renewable energy is a “smart decision” for businesses, some of the leading global firms have said. Companies such as Nestle and IKEA have joined a campaign that encourages organisations to use power exclusively from renewable energy sources. A total of 15 firms have so far committed to the RE100 initiative – which was […]

LEDs could save 85% energy

Street lights using LED can save as much as 85% energy compared to conventional lighting, according to new research. The study also claims LEDs could save 670 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions every year. The report ‘Lighting the Clean Revolution: The Rise of LED Street Lighting and What it Means for Cities’ was launched […]

China could drive low carbon ‘revolution’

China could potentially drive a new global low carbon ‘revolution’ but it needs the help of the international community, according to a new report. UK Researchers at the Climate Group and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) suggested investment in the low carbon economy could also help tackle the world’s financial crisis by creating millions […]

DELL strategist: “lot of work to do” to get ICT green

The global technology sector has “a lot of work to do” to get its ICT sector green by 2050. That’s the suggestion from computer firm DELL’s top environmental strategist John Pflueger. In a Q&A session run by the Climate Group on social media site Twitter, he told ELN: “[The] World will have a large middle […]

Business clamours for detail on EMR after Queen’s Speech

Businesses are clamouring for more detail on the Electricity Market Reform after it was confirmed in the Queen’s Speech today. Referring to the Energy Bill in her speech this morning, the UK’s head of state said the Government “will propose reform of the electricity market to deliver secure, clean and affordable electricity and ensure prices […]