The challenges to making steel more sustainably

The wonder material is single-handedly responsible for almost 10% of global warming — but solutions for cleaning up steel are expensive and hard to scale. Ajit Niranjan discusses those options in an article on the Deutsche Welle website.   Making steel without damaging the climate It's a building block of modern life and is both … Continue reading The challenges to making steel more sustainably

Update on timetable to upgrade minimum energy standards for rental properties in UK

Last week, EiD posted “Landlords in UK face challenge to upgrade their properties.” It mentioned that planned deadline for newly let properties is 2025. For all existing lets, the deadline will be 2028. It turns out this is misleading as can be seen by the following news item from the May issue of Energy in … Continue reading Update on timetable to upgrade minimum energy standards for rental properties in UK

The number of hotels distributing green claims over the last several years has increased significantly as customers and hotels are paying more attention

Jefrey Walter writes on the hospitalitynet website what green marketing can do for hotels.   The Truth behind Hotel’s Green Marketing and Energy Efficiency Unfortunately, some hotels seem to have integrated environmental issues into their activities simply to distinguish themselves from competitors, without essentially making any practical or in-depth changes in the hotel’s environmental activities. … Continue reading The number of hotels distributing green claims over the last several years has increased significantly as customers and hotels are paying more attention

There is a need to cut emissions of methane and other climate pollutants: focusing soley on reducing fossil fuel emissions is not enough

Scientists warn we need to cut our emissions of short-lived climate pollutants. Maryam Zakir-Hussain discusses in an article on The Independent website.   Slashing CO2 emissions isn't enough to prevent climate catastrophe, study warns Reducing carbon dioxide emissions is not enough to prevent devastating effects of global warming, a new study warns. But cutting the … Continue reading There is a need to cut emissions of methane and other climate pollutants: focusing soley on reducing fossil fuel emissions is not enough

New EIB report on investors’ views on how the public sector can help to address the risks and challenges of the move towards a more hydrogen-fuelled economy

Robin Whitlock writes on the Renewable Energy Magazine website about a new report from the European Investment Bank that provides key insights into the main drivers behind the European hydrogen market and how the EIB should address them.   New report finds that the international investment community recognises both the opportunity for hydrogen deployment and … Continue reading New EIB report on investors’ views on how the public sector can help to address the risks and challenges of the move towards a more hydrogen-fuelled economy

No matter if your concern is financial, environmental or health-related, there are plenty of reasons to worry about the plastics industry

Declining market share and increased governmental and public pressure should sway the plastics industry toward more sustainable practices, a recent report says. Ethan Freedman discusses in an article on The Independent website.   ‘This industry is an environmental disaster’: Experts warn EU plastics industry to evolve - or die Declining market share and increased regulation are threatening … Continue reading No matter if your concern is financial, environmental or health-related, there are plenty of reasons to worry about the plastics industry

EEA published latest GHG inventory showing substantial reductions in 2020

The European Union continued to record substantial greenhouse gas emissions reductions in 2020, posting an 11% drop compared to 2019, according to the latest official data published this week by the European Environment Agency. The data confirms a 30-year downward trend which led to the EU achieving its 2020 target to reduce emissions by 20% … Continue reading EEA published latest GHG inventory showing substantial reductions in 2020

An SME’s guide to reducing their carbon footprint and environmental impact

Retail Merchant’s Services has prepared a new guide for SMEs. People care a lot more about the impact we’re having on the environment than they did a couple of decades ago, with green schemes, sustainability drives and heightened social pressure to take care of the world we share. For all businesses, including SMEs, there’s a … Continue reading An SME’s guide to reducing their carbon footprint and environmental impact

Tarsands in Canada have found novel way to export some carbon emissions but still not on path to net zero

Fossil fuel companies have largely made commitments to become net zero for some time in the future. No one said it would be easy but it is absolutely essential as we realise we need to fully decarbonise to meet our long-term climate and energy objectives. Emily Chung writes on the CBC News website about how … Continue reading Tarsands in Canada have found novel way to export some carbon emissions but still not on path to net zero

Landlords in UK face challenge to upgrade their properties

Three million buy-to-let landlords will have to pay thousands to upgrade homes. Owners will have to pay to upgrade their properties to meet a minimum Energy Performance Certificate rating of "band C". The planned deadline for newly let properties is 2025. For all existing lets, the deadline will be 2028. Of the 5.6 million rental … Continue reading Landlords in UK face challenge to upgrade their properties