Carbon pricing ‘can cut EU nations’ deficit’

Spain’s economic woes could be eased with more carbon pricing, according to new research which reckons taxing carbon emissions could do more to cut European countries’ deficits than other taxes like VAT. As Spain and other EU countries are struggling to get a grip on spiralling national debts, the new analysis suggests energy and carbon […]

Sainsbury’s unveils sustainability blueprint

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has unveiled a five-year pact with Imperial College London’s Faculty of Engineering and Grantham Institute for Climate Change to reduce its carbon footprint. Plans are underway for how Sainsbury’s stores might provide heat and recycled water to customers’ homes. Other initiatives includeSmart Grid technology, which will help reduce Sainsbury’s energy demand, with […]