Could billboards help end Indian droughts?

Vodafone billboards are collecting and storing rainwater to help a drought-hit Indian village survive. The five billboards are situated about an hour’s drive away from Pimpri Sandas in the state of Maharashtra and fitted with collection devices and storage tanks. When they fill up, a text message is automatically sent to a 24/7 collection team which then picks up the water and […]

Power cut in your area? Ring 105

People in the UK can dial 105 to report a power cut from April next year. It is expected to make it easier for customers to contact their local electricity distribution company for any safety concerns. Regulator Ofcom approved the application by the Energy Networks Association (ENA). Vodafone UK has been appointed the telecommunications service provider for […]

Vodafone’s South African arm saves R6.5m on energy bills

The South African subsidiary of Vodafone has achieved energy savings of around R6.5 million (£0.43m) through its renewable project, according to reports. Vodacom installed a PV system at its Cape Town offices earlier this year, which provides around 75% of the buildings peak power requirements. It is part of the company’s efforts in trying to […]

Cisco and Google tie in ‘green’ IT table

Cisco and Google have come joint-top of a ‘Cool IT leaderboard’ which ranks 21 of the world’s biggest IT firms on their efforts to be more ‘green’. The computer networking firm climbed up the rankings to draw even with the search engine giant, with both coming ahead of comms company Ericsson in third place. Japan’s […]

Clegg confirms London-listed businesses will report on emissions

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today confirmed all businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange will have to report on the greenhouse gases they emit under new plans. From the start of the next financial year, firms will have to include this information in their annual reports in a move likely to be hailed by […]

Charities, energy firms and supermarkets lobby Davey

A group of charities, energy firms and supermarkets have written to new Energy Secretary Ed Davey urging him to pursue opportunities for “clean and affordable energy”. WWF-UK, M&S, National Grid, Vodafone are just a few of the firms who signed the open letter. In it, the organisations welcome Mr Davey to the post and hail […]

Energy firm signs £6m deal with BT

A multi-million pound deal with BT is set to double turnover for a Stockport-based energy management company. Adam International has won a contract to supply and install remote energy management systems into BT telephone exchanges across the country, which will double its turnover to £12m. Adam’s technology will be used by BT to monitor and […]

Double win for retail giant at Green Business Awards

M&S has scored a double whammy at this year’s Green Business Awards. The company scooped the top prize in the Carbon Emissions Ambitions category and also the ultimate Green Business of the Year. In the Carbon Emissions Ambitions contest is beat runners-up Logica, Tesco and Vodafone. Among the feats that impressed judges was the fact […]