‘World’s most powerful’ tidal turbine starts exporting clean electricity

The 74-metre ‘O2’ turbine is capable of generating enough electricity to meet the demand of around 2,000 UK homes annually

Brits ‘spend more on tech services than on utility bills’

The average consumer will spend almost £1m across a period of 63 years on gas, electricity, water, their phone and other bills, according to a report

Working from home two days a week could ‘help the UK avoid 143 million of tonnes of CO2’

Nearly half of UK workers are concerned about the environmental impact of their travel to and from work, according to a new report

O2 bids to become ‘first net zero mobile network’ by 2025

The UK mobile network also aims to reduce supply chain emissions by 30% by 2025

O2 awarded top certification for green supply chains

O2 has become the first organisation to be awarded the top level of the Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain. The telecommunications provider achieved the Level 3 certification through creating contracts with suppliers to enrol in carbon reduction programmes. These suppliers represent almost 20% of O2’s supply chain emissions. The standard acts as the world’s first […]

Carbon, water & waste reduction – Triple win for O2

O2 has become the first mobile telecommunications company to be awarded the international triple certification for cutting carbon, water and waste. It has been recognised for deploying more efficient network equipment, switching to LEDs and eco-rating phones on their environmental and ethical performance. The company recycled 95% of general waste from its offices, retail stores […]

Brrring bring your old phones to London station for National Recycling Week

Members of the public can drop off their old mobile phones at recycle points in central London’s Liverpool Street station all this week as part of National Recycle Week. Recycle “tubes” will be dotted around the station as “secure and sustainable” collection points for old handsets. Network Rail and phone operator O2 are behind the […]

O2 reports on blueprint to go green

On Tuesday the mobile operator O2 released its annual sustainability report, the company has set itself 40 targets to reach by 2015 as part of its Think Big Blueprint. Bill Eyres, Head of Sustainability for Telefonica UK and Europe met with ELN during the Campus Party event at O2 arena to talk about how they […]

O2 on track to meet most – but not all – CO2 targets

The mobile phone operator O2 says it’s on track to meet most of the sustainability targets the company has set itself as part of its Think Big Blueprint programme. Despite this confidence the firm – which is owned by Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica – has confessed there are around 15 “challenging” targets which are proving trickier […]

O2 owner among firms named to run UK smart meter system

A host of firms including the owner of mobile network operator O2 were unveiled today as preferred applicants to run the communications system behind the Government’s smart electricity meter rollout. The nation has been divided into three regions for the installation of 53million smart meters across the country by 2020: the North, South and Central. […]