Apple announces $300m clean energy fund in China

It aims to boost the use of renewable energy in its supply chain

Onshore wind ‘could deliver £1.6bn of savings to UK’

A new report suggests onshore costs are projected to fall below government forecasts for the wholesale electricity price from 2023

‘UK offshore wind projects should be at least 60% British-made’

Sir Michael Fallon MP has recommended the existing 50% target be stepped up for the remaining £550m spend to 2025

House of Fraser looks to bag supply chain savings

The department store hopes to cut its energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and use of valuable resources

Global supply chains go green

A non-profit environmental group has awarded 58 companies a place on its leaderboard of businesses successfully engaging with suppliers to drive down emissions. The number of firms recognised for their efforts on CDP’s second annual Supplier Engagement leader board doubled since last year. These businesses, which include Bank of America, BT, Nestlé, Panasonic, Rolls Royce […]

Wood pellet firms branch out with new partnership

A new wood fuel partnership is expected to boost the UK’s biomass supply chain. Chip-and-pellet distributors Forest Fuels and Billington Bioenergy will continue to operate independently but combine their customer service and distribution expertise and resources. The combined businesses, which will supply their products to more than 4,000 customers, say they have an “excellent geographical […]

UK seeks views on overcoming barriers to energy efficiency

The government is seeking views on measures and incentives that could encourage householders to invest in energy efficiency improvements. It has outlined a range of barriers to investment both on the demand and supply side and is inviting responses about the role of government in overcoming the barriers and stimulating the market through more direct […]

Asda and Co-op team up on sustainability data

Asda and Co-op have launched a joint initiative to enable suppliers to submit aggregated data on energy, water and waste to both retailers. They are working with 2degrees to collect the sustainability data to drive supply chain efficiencies through working collaboratively. Suppliers who serve both retailers can submit their data once, which is expected to […]

New project gets SMEs involved in Hinkley opportunities

A new service to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) get involved in the Hinkley Point C supply chain has been launched. Two local enterprise partnerships (LEPs), the Heart of the South West (HotSW) and West of England (WoE), are jointly funding the £1 million scheme over a three-year period. They aim to make sure […]

Scottish oil & gas gets international vote of confidence

More than half (50.9%) of Scotland’s oil and gas supply chain sales were from overseas in 2015/16. That’s according to a new survey from Scottish Enterprise, which demonstrates the continued strong demand across the globe for Scotland’s skills, experience and expertise during challenging times for the sector. The sector’s £11.4 billion of international sales over the […]