UK researchers to explore energy and productivity links

It is hoped the study will help inform policymaking across various institutions

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Government productivity statistics ‘fail to reflect value of cutting carbon’

That’s the verdict from the Energy Systems Catapult, which estimates avoided carbon dioxide emissions are worth about 0.4% of total GDP.

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Fiat Chrysler pays $77m penalty after missing fuel economy targets

The automotive firm fell short of US Government requirements in the 2016 model year

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IKEA opens the door for furniture rental service

The Swedish brand has announced it is launching trials in Switzerland this month

Green growth
UK’s low carbon economy swelled by 6.8% in 2017

This green growth saw the sector reach a total value of £44.5 billion

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More sustainable food system could save a delicious $2.7tn a year

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation says the current industrial food system is “no longer fit for the 21st century”

Carbon emissions ‘to rise for first time in five years’

The IEA expects greenhouse gases from advanced economies to spike as oil and gas use increases

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Trump on climate change report: ‘I don’t believe it’

He dismissed his own government’s report which warns of the devastating impacts of climate change on the health and economy of the US

Scaling up climate action ‘could provide $26tn to global economy’

The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate says it could also prevent 700,000 premature deaths from air pollution

Labour Party promises fairer, more sustainable energy system

It claims the Conservative government has “undermined Britain’s energy industry at every turn”