Renewable energy is a key area for sustainable businesses to demonstrate action and leadership, but it can be a complex space. Ahead of the Edie Sustainability Leaders Forum next week, Michael Watts, Strategic Sales Manager, explains three crucial focus areas for the coming year.
When it comes to driving sustainable business growth, reducing your carbon footprint and using renewable energy are likely at the heart of your strategy.
There are many ways that businesses can embrace renewables, so ...
We are joining experts from CDP and RE100 to present two webinars this Thursday 18th January 2018, sharing best practice for purchasing renewable energy.
We'll be discussing why transparency is key for buying and reporting renewable electricity, highlighting our work with RE100 member Landsec (read their case study here) and highlighting opportunities for companies to amplify their impact through their supply chain.
> Morning session - 9am
> Afternoon session - 4pm
The Government has confirmed that it will effectively outlaw coal-fired power generation by late 2025.
In an update on plans first announced in 2015, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said unabated coal generation which does not have carbon capture technology fitted would be banned from 1 October 2025.
The move would be enforced through an emission limit of up to 450 grammes of CO2 for each kilowatt hour of electricity produced.
Generation from coal-fired plan...
Local communities are being given a £40 million boost to help them buy renewable energy projects.
Power to Change, an independent trust that supports community businesses in England, and social investment firm Big Society Capital are making the cash available as part of an ongoing partnership.
The collaboration aims to help communities buy up to eight solar farms during the next 12 months.
Communities groups will have up to three years to raise the cash necessary for the purchases.
Falling carbon dioxide emissions and the recently-unveiled Clean Growth Strategy have earned the UK fifth spot in a new climate change league.
Germanwatch, a sustainable development think tank, ranked the UK behind Sweden, Lithuania, Morocco and Norway.
The organisation assessed the performance of 56 countries plus the European Union collectively based on their greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency efforts, renewable energy output and the views of 300 experts.
The top three spots in the...