More than a third of UK motorists to buy hybrid or EV as their next car

New research from Siemens suggests the nation’s public have an increasing awareness of their carbon footprint and deepening concerns regarding poor air quality

EU publishes expert advice to help energy intensive sectors reach net zero

The experts stress all industries ‘need to create markets for climate-neutral and circular products’ by making more strategic use of public procurement to select sustainable products and services

Northern Powergrid trials transformers it says could cut energy losses by 2GWh

The distribution network operator claims it will be the first company to test out the super low loss ground-mounted Amorphous transformers

Businesses responsible for 752m tonnes of emissions set science based targets

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) suggests by meeting their science-based targets, the 285 businesses will eliminate 265 million tonnes of emissions from their operations, equivalent to a 35% reduction

New platform launches to boost community energy across UK

PowerPaired aims to ‘matchmake’ community energy groups with owners of land offering renewable energy potential

Majority of Europeans want stricter measures on air quality

In a new survey, more than half of 27,000 respondents said households, car manufacturers, energy producers, farmers and public authorities are not doing enough to tackle air pollution

Two-thirds of major transport firms ‘still not aligned with the Paris Agreement’

A new report stresses the sector must significantly step up climate ambition to match global climate obligations once they are ‘ratcheted up’ at COP25 in 2020

EBRD extends €17m loan to Georgia for 175 electric buses

The cities of Gori, Kutaisi, Poti, Rustavi, Telavi and Zugdidi will receive the clean vehicles

Seven major energy firms call on EU to step up 2030 green targets

EDP, Enel, Iberdrola, SSE, Statkraft, Verbund and Ørsted have called for European Environment and Climate Ministers to increase the 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target from 40% to at least 55%

European Parliament declares climate emergency

EU lawmakers have voted in favour of the symbolic move ahead of the UN COP25 Climate Change Conference in Madrid in early December