The Meygen project will provide enough electricity to power 175,000 homes

World’s biggest tidal array confirmed for Pentland Firth

A tidal array expected to the largest in the world has been announced for north Scotland, with the capacity to produce enough electricity to power 175,000 homes and create up to 100 jobs.

'If Generation Y are to enjoy decent pensions, their savings need to be resilient to climate change', says Green Alliance

Generation Y’s finance scepticism ‘could challenge sustainable investment’

Generation Y are sceptical towards the financial industry and have little interest in long-term savings or making investments in a sustainable infrastructure, research has found.

Edwina Hart AM officially opened Toyota solar array in North Wales

Toyota switches on 13,000-panel solar array

Toyota UK has switched on a new solar array at its factory in Deeside, North Wales. Designed and installed by British Gas, the array comprises nearly 13,000 panels.

The watermelons were grown with artificial heating from a biomass woodchip burner

Herefordshire watermelons go on sale in Tesco

Watermelons grown in Herefordshire with the help of biomass heating have gone on sale in Tesco.

Manufacturing

Kellogg's says it is 'stepping up' its sustainability commitments with new 2020 targets

Kellogg’s makes stronger commitments to conservation and sourcing

Kellogg's has announced a number of commitments for responsible sourcing and the conservation of natural resources, covering water, timber, carbon emissions, energy use and social issues.

Retail

Tesco will let its customers choose the beneficiaries of the levy

Tesco asks customers to choose carrier bag levy recipients

Tesco has announced a shortlist of organisations that may benefit from plastic carrier bag charges in Scotland and Wales: Love Food Hate Waste, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Groundwork UK and Keep Wales Tidy.

Food & Farming

The Macallan whisky distillery will be among the buildings powered by the biomass plant

Treasury supports Speyside biomass plant plan

The UK Guarantees scheme will support the Speyside Biomass Power project in Moray, designed with the potential to supply electricity to more than 20,000 homes and to the Macallan whisky distillery.

Energy

'Companies trading and selling polluting energies have a responsibility to be open and honest', says WWF

WWF win against Peabody Energy warns industry over misleading advertising

WWF has won its case against Peabody Energy, with the UK Advertising Standards Authority ruling that the coal company's use of the term 'clean coal' in a newspaper advertisement was misleading.

Green Living

Organic September is aimed at promoting organic produce for environmental and ethical reasons

Soil Association launches Organic September

The Soil Association has launched Organic September with a campaign to encourage consumers to 'make one small change' in their shopping trolleys.

Design

The government should do more to help sustainable technology entrepreneurs to bridge the 'valley of death', says the committee

Government ‘punching below its weight’ in support for low-carbon tech

The cross-party Energy and Climate Change Committee says the government 'must do more' to support UK businesses' development and sale of low-carbon technologies.

Events

Organic September is aimed at promoting organic produce for environmental and ethical reasons

Soil Association launches Organic September

The Soil Association has launched Organic September with a campaign to encourage consumers to 'make one small change' in their shopping trolleys.