Homeowners have benefited from energy efficiency measures funded by the scheme

A million energy efficiency measures installed under Green Deal and ECO

The government's Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) schemes have funded energy efficiency improvements in 1million homes in the last two years.

'Global demand for palm oil is rising rapidly', says FDF

FDF publishes guide on sourcing sustainable palm oil

The FDF has published a new sourcing guide on sustainably produced palm oil. The organisation says 'it makes good business sense' for food operators to switch to sustainable oil.

The grants are aimed at tackling nitrogen dioxide levels and mitigating emissions from road transport

New projects receive grants to improve air quality

A £1million fund has been granted to 24 projects aimed at tackling air pollution, from improving cycling and pedestrian infrastructure to promoting electric vehicles to powering container stacking machines and buses by gas.

Delegates from over 190 countries attended the conference in Lima

Lima summit ends with progress on climate change action

The United Nations conference on climate change has ended in Lima with progress made on an international agreement ahead of the Paris 2015 summit.

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The fund is intended to find solutions to the UK's energy trilemma

Businesses invited to develop solutions to ‘energy trilemma’ through Energy Catalyst

Businesses and researchers have been invited to apply for investment through the latest round of Innovate UK's Energy Catalyst competition.

Manufacturing

Circular business models could save as much as $520-630billion a year worldwide

Funding offered for business models for circular economy

Up to £800,000 has been made available from Innovate UK for studies into the business case for the circular economy, focusing on new approaches to retaining the value of products.

Retail

Marks and Spencer added new goals to its Plan A initiative this year

Marks and Spencer makes progress with Plan A 2020 targets

Marks and Spencer has released its first half-year update on Plan 2020, including the addition of 14 nitrogen trailers to its fleet and Belgian chocolates, pasties, gift wrapping and cards achieving a 'Plan A attribute'.

Waste & Recycling

The annual 3R's tracking survey reveals that 75 per cent of UK householders surveyed recycle in some way

‘Clearer communication’ needed to overcome domestic recycling barriers

WRAP has published a new report on the barriers to increasing domestic recycling rates, highlighting confusion around new materials collections and changes in collection services.

Food & Farming

Food for Life Catering Mark is 'changing catering', says the Soil Association

Soil Association celebrates 1m daily Catering Mark meals

The Soil Association is celebrating 1million meals served in restaurants, schools, universities, nurseries, hospitals, care homes and workplaces each workday under its Food for Life Catering Mark.

Energy

Biomethane 'has a major role to play in greening the gas grid, says REA

REA welcomes DECC biomethane tariff review

REA says it welcomes the publication of the DECC's biomethane tariff review. The industry offers 'greater value for money for the taxpayer' with further cost savings likely in the future.

Transport & Cities

Sustrans emphasises the environmental and health benefits of cycling and walking

Decline in cycling and walking ‘alarming’ – Sustrans

Sustainable transport charity Sustrans says the Department for Transport's new figures showing a decline in cycling and walking is 'alarming'.

Green Living

The annual 3R's tracking survey reveals that 75 per cent of UK householders surveyed recycle in some way

‘Clearer communication’ needed to overcome domestic recycling barriers

WRAP has published a new report on the barriers to increasing domestic recycling rates, highlighting confusion around new materials collections and changes in collection services.

Design

Desolenator is seeking $150,000 of crowdfunding

Crowdfunded project turns seawater into drinking water with help from the sun

UK-based Desolenator has launched a crowdfunding campaign to back the development of a product that uses solar power to turn seawater and other dirty water into drinking water.

Events

'We have to succeed because the threat to our children's future is so serious," says Ed Davey

‘Next twelve months critical’ for climate change action – Davey

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has said the next twelve months will be 'critical' following a new agreement on climate change made in Lima this month.