Raft of cities commit to match or exceed EU climate targets

On the eve of the Communication on the European Green Deal, the cities pledged to reach to voluntary emissions targets in either 2030 or 2050

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%

ITV pledges to turn down the volume on emissions by 10% a year

The television producer and broadcaster says the move will put it in line with limiting global warming to 1.5°C

More than 20 multinational businesses commit to 1.5°C climate goal

The firms, worth more than $1.7 trillion, have made the climate pledges through the Science Based Targets initiative

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Meeting climate goals ‘will be slow, hard and costly without smart meters’

Smart Energy GB says the devices are an essential part of a flexible, decentralised and decarbonised energy system

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Fiat Chrysler pays $77m penalty after missing fuel economy targets

The automotive firm fell short of US Government requirements in the 2016 model year

‘Most global firms now have carbon targets in place’

The world’s biggest corporate firms are picking up the pace on climate action, with 89% having now set carbon emissions targets. That’s according to a new report from environmental disclosure platform CDP, which shows around 14% of the 1,073 companies sampled are either committed to or already have targets approved under the Science Based Targets […]

UK’s carbon targets ‘within reach with right policies’

The UK’s carbon emission reduction targets are within reach if the right policies are implemented. That’s according to the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA), which has submitted its recommendations for the forthcoming Autumn Budget to the Chancellor. It suggests the government needs to address the fuel poverty faced by more than 2.5 million houses in […]

Leading firms call on UK Government to back green goals

A total of 84 leading firms have called on the government to back international green goals. The companies, which include HSBC, IKEA and Unilever, penned a letter to British Prime Minister Theresa May, asking for it to commit to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The companies say green development is essential to the long-term prosperity and wellbeing […]

Big business shows small firms advantages of green energy

Small businesses are being encouraged to switch to green energy after Google and Apple announced plans to reach a 100% renewable energy target as part of RE100. RE100 is a global collaborative initiative of 83 of the world’s most influential companies. As well as Google and Apple, its partners include IKEA, Adobe, and Diageo. All […]