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“Cityproof” wind turbines

Traditional wind turbines can only capture wind travelling in one direction unless they are steered, and are notoriously inefficient in cities where wind routinely gets trapped between buildings. Fortunately, a solution capable of harnessing wind power in urban regions has been developed by Turkish cleantech startup Deveci Tech. Called Enil, the vertical axis turbines turn when […]
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electric vehicle vertical take off

Green machines? Flying taxis could slash emissions for long journeys

The vehicles could slash greenhouse gas emissions in half for three people on a 100 kilometer trip. An artist’s rendering of an electric vertical takeoff and landing taxi. Image: Dave Brenner/University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability via Thomson Reuters Foundation Thomson Reuters Foundation Wednesday 10 April 2019 Futuristic electric flying taxis like those […]
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Milk & More has installed dedicated EV charging points at 25 of its distribution centres to support the electrification of its fleet

Milk & More to add 160 pure-electric vans to its UK delivery fleet

Food and drink delivery firm Milk & More is set to add a further 160 fully electric vans to its UK fleet by the end of May, bringing its total electric van stock to more than 500 vehicles. Milk & More has installed dedicated EV charging points at 25 of its distribution centres to support […]
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Unilever North America Accelerates Action on Plastic Packaging to Reach 50% Recycled Content by End of Year

BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At the Walmart Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting today, Unilever North America President Amanda Sourry announced plans to accelerate and expand the company’s plastics commitments in North America. The three-part plan provides better choices for plastic packaging, adds clear recycling instructions on pack, and launches a shopper education program in partnership with Walmart. “Today, […]
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Michael Bloomberg to launch decarbonisation tracker for utility firms

Businessman and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg has unveiled fresh plans to utilise his firm Bloomberg LP and its charitable arm, Bloomberg Philanthropies, to help the utility sector to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels. The move builds on Bloomberg’s service as the UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and the co-founder of the Task Force on […]
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Why General Mills want supply chains to become regenerative stewards of the environment

Faced with a growing global population and strains on depleted natural resources, US food producer General Mills plans to equip its supply chain farmers with the knowledge and tools to move from practices that mitigate environmental degradation to regenerative approaches. Melendez believes that regenerative practices will provide benefits for farmers located down the supply chain […]
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Watts Partners with Planet Water Foundation to Bring Clean Water to India

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: WTS) – a leading global manufacturer of plumbing, heating, and water quality products and solutions – recently funded and helped install two water filtration systems that provide clean drinking water for children and families in need in India. “As a global leader in water technologies, we have […]
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Tesco trials plastic-free fruit and veg selection

Supermarket Tesco is trialling packaging-free fresh produce at two stores in Watford and Swindon, in a bid to monitor whether the remove of plastic packaging for select products will impact levels of food waste. Tesco is the latest supermarket to trial packaging-free fresh produce in a bid to cut back on plastic waste Tesco has […]
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Kooshoo introduces the first plastic-free, sustainable hair ties

Amid growing concerns of plastic waste around the world, one company has created sustainable hair ties that are better for the environment. Made from organic materials like cotton and rubber, Kooshoo has come up with the world’s first plastic-free hair ties that are completely biodegradable. These hair ties come in a variety of colors and styles and are […]
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First Utility rebrands as Shell Energy and switches 700,000 customers to renewable energy

A year after Shell acquired First Utility it has rebranded the supplier as Shell Energy Retail and has today (25 March) confirmed it has switched more than 700,000 homes in Britain to 100% renewable electricity. Shell Energy Retail also suppliers gas, smart home technology and broadband to households across Britain Shell Energy Retail said it […]
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Institutional Investor Statement Regarding Decarbonization of Electric Utilities

We long-term institutional investor that manages $1.8 TR as of February 28, 2019 has taken a stand and asked Electric Utility companies to do the same. See the official statement (PDF form) here.
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Target’s chairman and chief executive Brian Cornell first announced the firm's desire to set a science-based target in 2017

Target supports suppliers to set science-based emissions aims after having own goals approved

US-based retail giant Target has pledged to ensure that 80% of its suppliers set science-based emissions-reduction targets by 2023, after it was given the Science Based Targets Initiative’s (SBTi) stamp of approval for its own carbon and greenhouse gas (GHG) ambitions this week. Target’s chairman and chief executive Brian Cornell first announced the firm’s desire […]
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