'Investing in the natural asset base' can spur on the economy, says WWF

‘Sustainable approach’ to Budget would create ‘win-wins for the environment and the economy’ – WWF

WWF-UK's economics team, with input from experts, has published a report on how a 'greener Budget' would create 'win-wins for the environment and the economy, even in the short term.

Sustrans has launched the BIG Commuter Challenge to build on its sustainable transport success

Sustrans helps business log 1.8m sustainable miles

Sustrans says it helped UK businesses log 1.8million miles by bike or on foot last year through the organisation's 'workplace challenge'.

The trial sought cheaper ways to measure offshore wind power

Carbon Trust concludes ‘groundbreaking’ offshore wind trial

The Carbon Trust has concluded a two-year trial to collect wind speed data, using laser-based measurement devices mounted on floating buoys that cost 'a fraction' of that of existing technology.

The work of the Waitrose Foundation will be recognised and validated by the Fairtrade Foundation

Fairtrade Foundation and Waitrose announce ‘first of its kind’ partnership

The Fairtrade Foundation and Waitrose have announced a collaborative partnership that will see the organisations share best practice and build on sustainable supply chain models.

Manufacturing

Cooker manufacturers will be obliged to increase the energy efficiency of their appliances

Cooker regulations predicted to cut UK bills by £1.1bn

New EU regulations on improving the energy efficiency of ovens and hobs is predicted to save British bill-payers £1.1billion over the next 15 years.

Retail

The BRC aims to reduce retailers' business costs and as well as their environmental impact

BRC to help retailers improve energy efficiency

The British Retail Consortium has launched a new initiative to help retailers improve their energy efficiency through 'a clearer and more accessible policy landscape'.

Waste & Recycling

Ten London boroughs do not collect any household food waste, the report found

London Assembly calls on local authorities to address food waste recycling

A report from the London Assembly Environment Committee has found that half of London's households do not have the option to recycle their food waste.

Energy

Cooker manufacturers will be obliged to increase the energy efficiency of their appliances

Cooker regulations predicted to cut UK bills by £1.1bn

New EU regulations on improving the energy efficiency of ovens and hobs is predicted to save British bill-payers £1.1billion over the next 15 years.

Green Living

Green Alliance estimates that around 76million phones are left unused in UK homes

O2 phone recycling scheme pays out £100m

Mobile phone network O2 says its recycling programme has received 1.4million devices since its launch in 2009, paying out £100million to customers and funds for community social impact projects.

Design

There is a market for a range of electric vehicle technologies, the report suggests

Electric vehicles providing ‘booming market’

There is a 'booming market' for electric bus and cars with significant development in the field of range extenders, according to a new report from IDTechEx.

Events

Two races will be held in Battersea Park, London

Battersea Park to host London Formula E races

Permission has been granted to the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship to hold the final two races of the season in Battersea Park.