Landlords demand financial support package to deliver green home upgrades

Business Green

The Chancellor needs to develop a financial support package that works for landlords and tenants," said Ben Beadle, chief executive of the National Residential Landlords Association.

Should you swap plastic for aluminum packaging? It's complicated

Business Green

Jesse Klein explores how some leading businesses are navigating the complex choices that shape efforts to deliver more sustainable packaging. Trivium Packaging is also touting aluminium for its circular and sustainability credentials.

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How to improve the EV charging landscape

Charged

Phoenix Contact’s partnership with TTI gives customers a coordinated package of e-mobility components, bringing us one step closer to an all-electric society. Phoenix Contact offers this white paper on how the company is improving the charging landscape. Sponsored by TTI.

General Mills, Schwan's and Target want to fix the flexible packaging problem

Business Green

The biggest one being that it's very lightweight, and you have a very little amount of material per packaging piece," Leela Dilkes-Hoffman, program manager for plastics research and innovation at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF), told GreenBiz.

Can C-suite paychecks save the world?

GreenBiz

Chipotle is the latest company to spice up its executive pay packages to include social and environmental goals. There’s no clear data that companies with sustainability-related executive comp packages perform better in either ESG or financial metrics.

The Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution: At a glance

Business Green

However, investors will also be hoping that the imminent Energy White Paper accelerates the timetable for the clean power contract auctions that will determine the pace of new development.

'Our seas hold immense potential': PM pledges to power all UK homes with offshore wind by 2030

Business Green

The Prime Minister will use his Conservative Party Conference speech tomorrow to trail a hotly-anticipated 10-point plan for a "green industrial revolution" - full details of which are set to be unveiled later this year - as well as announcing a major package of support for offshore wind.

Setting a new standard for battery leak testing

Charged

Currently, the common practice in the battery manufacturing industry is to test cell packaging prior to final assembly. As we detailed in our SAE paper, battery cells already filled with liquid electrolyte must be considered differently.

'There is no time to waste': Boris Johnson kicks off countdown to COP26

Business Green

It is also due to be followed by a series of white papers and detailed policy documents that are designed to set out precisely how the government intends to engineer a rapid uptick in the pace of decarbonisation across the UK economy.

The Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution: At a glance

Business Green

However, investors will also be hoping that the imminent Energy White Paper accelerates the timetable for the clean power contract auctions that will determine the pace of new development.

Online Event (Webinar) - Harnessing Digital Solutions to Improve Product Sustainability and Supply Chain Transparency

Green Market Oracle

Registered attendees receive exclusive access to slide decks and/or custom white papers (provided by most clients). Investors, shareholders, customers, and regulatory bodies demand more transparency in how products and packaging are manufactured.

National Infrastructure Commission asks 'where are the decarbonisation delivery plans'?

Business Green

Annual Monitoring Report adds to calls for government to deliver clearer delivery plans and more stable funding settlements for critical net zero infrastructure.

Centrica throws weight behind UK heat electrification drive amid hydrogen cost fears

Business Green

Centrica's new paper argued the government's promised £9.2bn investment in energy efficiency over the coming parliament should support a wide range of green home upgrades to being them up to EPC band C, including making households "heat pump ready where appropriate".

Is A Lithium Cartel Inevitable?

R-Squared Energy

Now, imagine that we are trying to get a massive package of legislation passed that sets the groundwork for a domestic lithium supply chain. But, as a newly-published white paper by California-based lithium-ion battery supplier OneCharge argues, the blueprint presents neither timing nor budget, making it just a wish-list. The more people I speak with about lithium, the bigger this story gets. Following my previous article — How The U.S.

On tribalism, culture wars and Sustainability

Terra Infirma

My Green Jujitsu approach to behaviour change says that if somebody commutes to work by bicycle for health reasons, or develops novel recyclable packaging because they’ll make a fortune out of it, then that’s fine with me.

'At our current pace, we haven't got a hope': E.ON boss warns UK is off track to meet net zero target

Business Green

In a white paper published this morning, E.ON Electricity supplier has urged government to establish stricter decarbonisation policies that can put UK on track to meeting climate goals.

'Our seas hold immense potential': PM unveils £160m offshore wind investment

Business Green

The Prime Minister will use his Conservative Party conference speech tomorrow to trail a hotly-anticipated 10-point plan for a "green industrial revolution" - full details of which are set to be unveiled later this year - as well as announcing a major package of support for offshore wind.

Hitachi ditches UK nuclear power projects

Business Green

Development of the £20bn Wylfa Newydd project in Wales had already been suspended in January 2019 after Horizon failed to agree a funding package with the government, despite ministers offering a long-term Contracts for Difference (CfD) package worth £75 per megawatt hour.

Sustainability Regulations for Business: A Brief Review

Green Business Bureau

The CMA’s guidelines offer clarity and detailed assistance for businesses wanting to collaborate and combine expertise to achieve sustainability; For example, making more energy efficient products or eco-friendly packaging. New regulations are emerging across the U.S. and U.K.

Government urged to create 'wild belt' nature recovery areas as part of planning reforms

Business Green

Launching a white paper on the planning reforms for consultation in August, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said the changes would "cut red tape, but not standards".

Trash to Treasure: Common Mistakes People Make When Recycling

Ecotech

For example, you can place glass, paper, plastic, cardboard, and other acceptable items together in one container. Keeping liquid in containers increases the risk of it spillage and contaminating your other items like paper waste. 8.Only Recycling White Paper. While it is true that bright or dark colored papers are not recyclable , you are able to recycle light colored paper as well. You Don’t Buy Products In Eco Friendly Packaging.

Government promises to unleash net zero investment blitz with 10 Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution

Business Green

Boris Johnson has unveiled his much-vaunted 10-point green recovery plan, promising a multi-billion pound package of investment across the green economy designed to create an estimated 250,000 new jobs in the carbon capture, electric vehicle, nuclear, hydrogen and renewables sectors.

Reports: Government to pull forward ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars to 2030

Business Green

The government had hoped to announce the plans this week but delayed the move to focus on tackling rising Covid cases, the paper reported, citing sources from within the energy and transport industries.

'Missing link': Could nuclear power up the clean hydrogen industry?

Business Green

The high profile project has been paused since January 2019, when the Japanese engineering giant announced it had failed to reach an agreement with the UK government on a support package for the plant.

Incredible new research: how small businesses can be saved post-Covid

Low Impact

Here’s the paper. Of course the continuous clearing doesn’t have to be carried out by the government – it can be provided at the local level, for example as part of a trade credit package offered by MCS.

Nuclear industry warns net zero targets at risk without new reactors

Business Green

The nuclear sector has become the latest industry to wade into the debate about the government's imminent green recovery package, arguing that it has a critical role to play in delivering on the UK's net zero emission target.

'At our current pace, we haven't got a hope': E.ON boss warns UK is off track to meet net zero target

Business Green

In a white paper published this morning, E.ON Electricity supplier has urged government to establish stricter decarbonisation policies that can put UK on track to meeting climate goals.

CBI tells government: Net zero action 'speaks 1,000 times louder than words'

Business Green

As such, the Roadmap urges the government to publish the long-awaited Energy White Paper, so as to explain how a net zero energy system can be delivered, and release the promised National Infrastructure Strategy, which has now been delayed several times.

Nuclear: UK pushes forward with small advanced modular reactor program

Business Green

However, by generating heat at between 500C and 950C - higher than other types of AMR - HTGRs could significantly cut emissions from heavy manufacturing processes such as cement, paper, glass and chemical production, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said.

Can C-suite paychecks save the world?

Business Green

Chipotle is the latest company to spice up its executive pay packages to include social and environmental goals. There's no clear data that companies with sustainability-related executive comp packages perform better in either ESG or financial metrics.

Meet the startup producing oil to fight climate change

Grist

In a white paper justifying Microsoft’s purchases , the company identified Charm as one of only two proposals that proved they could reliably store carbon removed from the atmosphere for more than a thousand years. Shaun Meehan was burned out.

WattEV aims to operate 12,000 electric trucks-as-a-service and a charging network to support them by 2030

Charged

You must have some sort of a software package that’s coordinating all that. Our entire system is packaged with California-based energy management specialist Stem.

Reports: BEIS eyeing shift in green policy costs from electricity to gas bills

Business Green

The government previously announced its intention in last year's Energy White Paper to launch call for evidence on energy consumer funding, fairness and affordability, and it is expected that this will include proposals for the shift in green surcharges onto gas bills.

Future of travel: Government seeks views on rural role for green transport innovation

Business Green

Paul Tuohy, chief executive of the Campaign for Better Transport, welcomed the government's new line of inquiry, stressing that a "national package of measures" was required to improve rural public transport systems.

UK's 10 Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution 'falls short' on CO2 goals, official figures show

Business Green

Political opponents were swift to condemn the plan as inadequate, comparing the government's £12bn funding package, only around £4bn of which is new, with the €40bn green recovery package announced by the German government this summer.

Getting hot under the collar about heat

Business Green

At the end of last year, the Energy White Paper was released. As the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat incentive comes to an end, there is no comparable scheme to replace it, leaving a huge gap in heat decarbonisation policy gap, explains REA chief executive Dr Nina Skorupska.

Boris Johnson promises to 'build back greener', but can he deliver?

Business Green

Add in the National Infrastructure Strategy, the long-awaited Energy White Paper, and an Autumn Budget and there are multiple opportunities throughout the second half of the year to deliver on the Prime Minister's green promises.

Boris Johnson to pledge to 'build back greener'

Business Green

Prime Minister to reaffirm tree-planting plans as part of £5bn 'New Deal' style recovery package, but green campaigners fear 'false start' as key funding announcements still yet to be confirmed.

'He muffed it': Green economy reacts to Rishi Sunak's first Spending Review

Business Green

I hope the long-awaited, and frequently delayed, Energy White Paper soon sees the light of day and that, through the plethora of reviews and plans that are due over the coming year, the Government will begin to set a path to delivering on their green ambitions.".

Levelling up, but not joined up

Business Green

Instead, it looks to have opted for a package of loan guarantees for energy suppliers and targeted support for fuel poor households. This needs to be at the heart of UK government policies, yet it has been sidelined in the white paper.

Inside Google's regenerative agriculture play

Business Green

Past topics range from agrobiodiversity and packaging to aquatic foods. So you can see it on the package and make a choice based on that information or it might be digitally through an app. Google's Michiel Bakker opens up about the tech giant's ambitious green farming plans.

Power and planning

Business Green

The white paper reiterates the government's support for its imminent Future Homes Standard, which is meant to ensure all new homes are 'zero emission ready' - i.e. gas boiler- and cooker-free - from 2025. The white paper offers some answers, but not nearly enough.

'Go for it': Climate advisors urge government to deliver green recovery blitz

Business Green

It comes as the Treasury prepares a crucial package of recovery measures which are expected to be announced in Parliament next month, as the government attempts to combat the worst economic crisis in decades.