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European Union biodiesel production slumps in 2017
(Fri 21/10)
The European Biodiesel Board is reporting that the European Union biodiesel industry production forecasts are noting a 2017 decrease in output, the first since data has been gathered, down from 2010 figures of 9.57 milli

Research reveals future list of lucrative recycled metals
(Wed 19/10)
A new report has identified the metals believed to show the most promise for recovery and recycling over the next decade.

Consumers remain wary of green claims from motor-makers
(Mon 17/10)
Motor manufacturers selling eco-friendly models may be missing out on sales by prioritising marketing messages about environmental benefits over cost savings, according to new research.

Over half of UK business leaders want low-carbon scheme scraped
(Thu 13/10)
Business leaders are concerned that current UK energy regulations will not raise the investment needed to ensure the country’s low carbon future, and are calling on the government to either simplify or scrap some exist

Companies must increase emission cuts to help meet carbon budgets
(Thu 13/10)
Companies must set more ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets if the UK is to meet its Carbon Budgets, according to the 2017 edition of the FTSE 350 annual Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) report, pub

Investment in British ethical funds reaches record high of £11.3bn
(Wed 12/10)
The amount of money invested in Britain's green and ethical retail funds has reached a record high of £11.3 billion, according to figures released today by EIRIS, the non-profit sustainable investment research firm.

Consumer electronics firms lead CSR ratings, research finds
(Tue 11/10)
Consumer electronics companies lead the global ratings on issues of corporate social responsibility, according to a new study.

Carbon markets still a "fraudster's playground", report claims
(Mon 10/10)
Finance sector lobbyists are pushing the European Commission to block tighter regulation of the EU’s carbon market, a new report from Corporate Europe Observatory and Carbon Trade Watch, published today, reveals.

Smart meter roll-out will open up the energy market, study finds
(Tue 04/10)
The Government’s drive to install for smart meters in all consumer houses by 2020 means that energy companies need a shift in strategy if they are to see off competition from potential new entrants such as retailers, t

US small wind power sector to double in size to $634 million
(Sat 01/10)
Power generation from small wind turbines is an increasingly important part of the broader US market for renewable distributed energy generation.

Energy companies failing to support consumers with smart meters
(Wed 21/09)
The UK’s energy providers are falling short in providing energy efficiency initiatives that meet consumer demands and failing to educate on the money-saving benefits of the smart meter rollout, according to a new study

World's top 10 companies taking action on carbon named
(Wed 14/09)
The world's leading companies taking action on carbon emissions have been listed in a new report published today.

Coca-Cola and HP removed from Dow Jones Sustainability Index
(Thu 08/09)
Coca-Cola and Hewlett-Packard are the largest deletions from this year's Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) to be replaced by the likes of Medtronic, Schneider Electric and Societe Generale.

Firms investing in renewable energy generate returns of over 10%
(Thu 08/09)
Businesses that invest in renewable energy could make average returns of 11-12%, with the potential for returns in excess of 20%, according to new Carbon Trust Advisory analysis.

Germany and NZ top the 2017 Global Green Economy Index
(Tue 06/09)
Results from the 2017 Global Green Economy Index (GGEI) show that expert practitioners in the green economy rank Germany as the top overall national green performer while a new index consisting of 37 datasets scoring cou











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