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Manufacturers have warned that permanent exemption from energy policy costs is the 'only long-term solution' that can secure the future of energy intensive sectors such as the steel industry, after the Government opened a consultation which could save these industries £390m a year.
UPDATED:Tesla founder and chief executive Elon Musk reveals that pre-orders of the firm's much-anticipated Model 3 electric car currently total 276,000.
The vast majority of edie readers have revealed they will be voting to keep Britain IN the European Union (EU) when the Referendum takes place in June, with more than 80% voting in support of Britain's position as a Member State.
Collaboration, effective data management and bridging the skills gap form key parts of a new five-step pathway to creating a sustainable 'factory of the future' in the UK food and drink industry, drawn up by soft-drinks bottler Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE).
UK health services are currently unprepared for the potentially 'devastating' risks posed by climate change, a new coalition of leading health institutions has warned.
Renewable energy sources added more generation capacity than all other technologies combined in 2015, with a world record total of £286bn invested in renewables across the globe, a major new UN-backed report has found.
A host of big brand food producers including Mondelez, PepsiCo and Marks & Spencer will have their agricultural supply chain data collection and management streamlined through a new platform partnership between Sedex and the Sustainable Agricultural Initiative (SAI).
Ed Miliband has assembled a group of cross-party MPs and campaigners to demand parliament enacts a law to to make the carbon emissions target agreed at the Paris climate talks legally binding.
The city of London is at risk of becoming a 'victim of its own success', with aging infrastructure and a lack of investment into renewables doing nothing to ease the burden of a rapidly growing population, a new report has found.
Swedish furniture giant Ikea plans to start offering residential solar arrays from its stores across nine countries including the UK and the Netherlands in 2016/17, in a bid to provide households with an opportunity to reduce energy costs.
International brands and retailers are being called upon to take advantage of a 'valuable window of opportunity' to invest and build a more resilient supply chain in the Chinese cotton market.
Nottingham has been selected as one of three European cities that will act as pioneers (or guinea pigs) as part of a new EU project to encourage a shift towards smart, green cities.
US developer Deepwater Wind has given its installer the official go-ahead to proceed with what will be the first commercial offshore wind farm in the US.
Around 320,000 new electric vehicles were registered around the world in 2014, accounting for 43% of all electric vehicles currently on the road.
An £11bn Government plan to install smart meters in every UK home and small business by 2020 is in danger of becoming a 'costly failure', MP's have warned.
The UK is losing its appeal as a destination for investment in renewables as a continuing lack of clarity round the future of the UK's green energy mix and a policy hiatus caused by the upcoming General Election take their toll.
The week's round-up of interesting facts and figures from the world of sustainability includes giant renewable installations, ways to cut food waste and dispose of it and the latest round of the Green Deal.
The UK is in desperate need of a dedicated office to drive a transition to the circular economy and extract valuable resources from waste.
One third of all current US solar PV capacity came online in 2014, representing a record breaking year for the industry but the growth could be unsustainable.
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is calling on the Government to tackle marine litter after new data revealed the number of wet wipes found on Britain's beaches rose by 50% in a single year.
Proposals for a product labelling system that would inform consumers of the carbon footprint of its packaging have been roundly dismissed during a sustainability debate.
Housing and construction group Galliford Try has secured two major contracts - worth a total of £49m - from Yorkshire Water.
Nairn's Oatcakes is making good progress on a zero waste to landfill ambition - achieving a recycling rate of 90% for waste generated from its Edinburgh manufacturing sites.
Nestlé has become the first major confectioner to achieve 100% recyclability in its entire Easter egg packaging range across the UK and Ireland.
Apple has entered into a partnership with a Canadian university to offer a free public takeback scheme for electronic waste in the first initiative of its type for the software giant.
Expert reaction to today's Budget announcement is mixed, however, it's clear that Mr Osborne's measures are a significantly lighter shade of green than many had been hoping for.
Packaging and paper manufacturer Smurfit Kappa (SK) has invested £98m in its Townsend Hook paper-making facility in Kent.
Tighter controls on e-waste are urgently required if the Government's Resource Action Plan is to deliver on its ambitions, industry leaders have said.
'Cumbersome and bureaucratic' CRC scheme could be replaced by "alternative environmental tax" by the autumn says Osborne.
Giorgio Armani has extended its safe drinking water initiative, Acqua for Life Challenge, to three continents for 2012 through a partnership with Green Cross.
News in Brief
Although the cut off for joining a WEEE compliance scheme passed last week, producers of electrical equipment who missed the deadline should be looking to sign up as soon as possible, rather than waiting anxiously for the Environment Agency to come calling.
The oil and gas industry has become the latest sector in the USA to sign up to a voluntary agreement designed to reduce its environmental impact.
An organisation representing a huge chunk of Canada's corporate clout has launched a task force to look at how the country could become a world leader in environmental technologies and sustainable development.
In a world first, a WRAP funded project has successfully used recycled plastics to produce safe, environmentally friendly milk bottles.
Drinking water supplied by private schemes in Ireland is still often contaminated with E. coli, the benchmark indicator for water quality, according to regulators.
The European Commission is taking Poland to the European Court of Justice over a controversial plan to pass a major motorway across the site of a unique peat land nature reserve, and asking for immediate stop to building works while the case is debated.
Gordon Brown's 2007 Budget, widely heralded as green long before its publication on Tuesday, focused on energy efficient homes and cars but critics said it failed to seriously take on climate change.
Severe drought across large areas of China regions has caused over 13 million people to suffer drinking water shortages, the country's state drought relief service has said.
Carbon emissions from power stations have shot up by nearly a third since 1999 with a rise of 6% in 2006 alone, a new WWF report revealed.