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Understanding how we can improve the energy performance of Europe’s industry

Understanding how we can improve the energy performance of Europe’s industry

In January 2020, the European Commission presented its European Green Deal investment Plan to mobilise EU funding and create an enabling framework to facilitate and stimulate the public and private investments needed for the transition to a climate-neutral, green, competitive and inclusive economy. The plan expects to mobilise at least €1 trillion of sustainable investments … Continue reading

Large enterprises required to have regular mandatory audits but that policy is still not a game changer

Large enterprises required to have regular mandatory audits but that policy is still not a game changer

For many organisations it was merely a box-ticking exercise required under the 2012 EU Energy Efficiency Directive. In Britain it was called the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme and there were hopes it would really make a difference and drive energy efficiency investments. Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation and a friend of … Continue reading

German-listed companies invested 11 times more in low-carbon investments than British companies

German-listed companies invested 11 times more in low-carbon investments than British companies

A report has revealed that German-listed companies invested 11 times more in low-carbon investments such as electric vehicles, renewable energy and smart energy grids than UK firms. Germany, Spain and Italy topped the company league table for low-carbon investment last year while the UK finished sixth, below France and Denmark.  Jillian Ambrose discusses the results … Continue reading

Restoring Scotland’s peatland in drive to reduce GHG emissions could lead to problems for its Scotch whisky industry

Restoring Scotland’s peatland in drive to reduce GHG emissions could lead to problems for its Scotch whisky industry

While very little of the peat extracted annually is for whisky, the industry is caught up in the government’s efforts to restore Scotland’s peatlands. Charlie Parker explains latest developments in an article on The Times website.   Green plans for saving peat are risky to whisky The Scottish whisky industry faces a critical shortage of … Continue reading

Impact of climate change on the wine industry

Impact of climate change on the wine industry

It is important to understand what climate change will do to various industries.  Laura Reiley writes on the Washington Post website about the impact on the wine industry.   Goodbye cabernet sauvignon. How climate change will end wine as we know it. The prospect of hotter summers, warmer winters, drought and violent weather events have … Continue reading

Commercial and industrial customers pushing for resilience, reliability, and sustainability from utilities

Commercial and industrial customers pushing for resilience, reliability, and sustainability from utilities

Emily Holbrook writes on the Environmental Leader website about a new report about what commercial and industrial customers are expecting from its utility providers. When it comes to electricity, they are expecting more renewables. Are these your findings from your experience?   Report: Utilities Must Commit to Renewable Energy or Industrial Clients May Turn to … Continue reading

Rotterdam has a floating dairy farm that could help protect cities from food security risks associated with climate change

Rotterdam has a floating dairy farm that could help protect cities from food security risks associated with climate change

We are always interested in seeing innovative projects in our energy transition. It was a surprise to see this article by Lauren Comiteau on Canada’s CBC News website explaining about a floating dairy farm in the Netherlands. They call this a “transfarmation.” What are your views?   World’s 1st floating dairy farm could help cities … Continue reading