Welsh Water cuts carbon emissions by 79%

The water company has invested in renewable energy and energy efficient technologies as well as buys all its electricity from green sources

Starbucks issues $1bn sustainability bond

It will help fund the company’s commitments, which include energy efficiency, renewable energy, water and waste reduction projects

IEA: Bolder decisions needed for sustainable energy system

The International Energy Agency says global energy investment is falling short of what would be needed to meet continued robust growth in the world’s energy demand

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ExxonMobil pledges $100m for emissions reduction research

It is partnering with the US Department of Energy to develop technologies related to energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reductions

Chicago
Chicago to install 40,000 LED streetlights as next step in modernisation

The move forms part of a larger scheme to update infrastructure, which will replace 270,000 lights in total, making up 85% of streetlamps across the city

More than 600k electricity switches in March

That’s an increase of 29% compared to the same month in 2018

New York offers $3m to drive energy efficiency in transport

The project supports Governor Andrew Cuomo’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030

Spain’s Aena lands €86m for energy efficient airports

The improvements are expected to help reduce emissions by 30% in total

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

Ireland awards €7m for energy efficiency in schools

The pilot scheme is targeting a 33% reduction in energy consumption