Guest Blog: Ben Spry – Five resolutions for UK energy managers to make this year

npower Business Solutions, Energy HQ, launches a toolkit helping energy managers to make the business case for a long-term energy management plan

Glasgow’s ‘first’ all-electric minibuses hit the road

The fives minibuses, funded by SP Energy Networks, will help Community Transport Glasgow to reduce carbon emissions by 33 tonnes

Natural History Museum declares planetary emergency

The museum has outlined a new biodiversity strategy up to 2031 and set a science-based carbon reduction target to limit global warming to 1.5°C

UK rail on track for net zero as train travels 40 miles on battery power alone

The firm says the Class 230 battery train has been fully approved and is ready to replace diesel stock for passenger service on a number of lines

UK ‘must significantly change way land is used to reach net zero’

The Committee on Climate Change says the government must now confront the ‘rapid changes’ that are needed to drive decarbonisation while supporting the economy

UK’s cement industry slashes emissions by a quarter since 1998

A new report says the reduction in emissions was achieved largely due to businesses improving their energy efficiency credentials, using alternative feedstocks and utilising more renewable energy sources

Aldi pledges to remove plastic applicators from tampons

The supermarket intends to replace them with cardboard alternatives from the end of January 2020

Academic appointed to drive new industrial decarbonisation centre in the UK

Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer from Heriot-Watt University will work with academics, industry and policymakers to develop a proposal for the Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC)

Church of England joins Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance  

Its three National Investment Bodies, which represents more than £12bn in assets under management, will ensure their investments are aligned with limiting temperatures to 1.5°C

Lloyds Banking Group pledges to halve carbon emissions it finances by 2030

The financier has estimated this will have an effect equivalent to removing the emissions produced by almost a quarter of UK homes