Multinationals join initiative to speed up switch to EVs

  Heathrow Airport, HP, IKEA Group and Unilever are among first 10 multinationals that have joined an initiative to accelerate the drive towards electric vehicles (EVs). The Climate Group’s EV100 scheme encourages global business commitments on electric transport, with members switching their diesel and petrol vehicle fleets to EVs or installing charging infrastructure by 2030. […]

New plan to help highly industrialised regions towards green transition

A global initiative to help highly industrialised regions to develop innovative policies for a greener transition has been launched. The Energy Transition Platform will support carbon intensive states and regional governments in implementing clean energy policies to be low carbon. It will analyse successful models to improve energy systems and will facilitate the adoption of […]

Businesses commit to double energy productivity

A new campaign which encourages businesses to double energy productivity by 2030 has been launched. The EP100 created by The Climate Group is inviting companies to maximise their value by embracing energy efficiency as the first fuel in the transition to a clean power system. Some of the organisations which are part of the campaign are […]

‘More focus needed on demand side of renewables’

Much of the focus in the renewable industry has been on increasing supply but very little on the demand side. That’s the view of Mark Kenber, CEO of The Climate Group, who believes the energy sector needs to stimulate demand for renewables to help transition towards a low carbon economy. Speaking at the Clean Energy […]

Cities urged to switch to LEDs for energy savings

Cities and utilities around the world have been called to switch their street lighting to LEDs by 2025. The Climate Group has launched a campaign to encourage local governments, cities and utilities to welcome the carbon and cost benefits of installing LEDs. It stated cities that have installed LED street lighting achieved energy savings of […]

Indian cities’ huge energy savings from switching to LEDs

Cities and municipalities across India are slashing their electricity usage and energy bills by switching traditional street lights to low carbon LEDs. New data released by The Climate Group showed Haldia Development Authority in West Bengal (pictured) is saving around 70,000 KWh of electricity and more than $9,000 (£5,893) on its energy bills since installing […]

Government’s Energy Bill a ‘missed opportunity’

The UK Government’s long awaited legislation is a “missed opportunity” and does not put the country towards a sustainable future. That’s according to the chief of The Climate Group, responding to the details of the Energy Bill announced by DECC earlier today. The Government revealed there would be a delay in setting a decarbonisation target […]

CA appoints chief sustainability officer

Software giant CA Technologies has promoted Cynthia Curtis to the role of chief sustainability officer. Curtis will oversee CA’s office of sustainability and is responsible for global sustainability strategy and initiatives. Ken Bell, senior vice-president of global administrative services, said: “Since joining CA Technologies in 2010, Cynthia has established a track record with measurable results […]

IKEA hires Climate Group founder as sustainability chief

IKEA has appointed the founder and chief executive of international NGO The Climate Group as its new chief sustainability officer. Steve Howard founded The Climate Group in 2003 and since then has advised business leaders and governments worldwide on sustainability. He was named Ernst & Young UK Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009 and […]