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Financial Firm Aegon Commits To Net-Zero Emissions By 2050

January 15th, 2021

Financial services firm Aegon has become the latest corporate to commit to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050, targeting the decarbonisation of its pension fund ranges and main operations.

Protect At Least A Third Of British Seas To Unlock £50bn Boost, WWF Urges

January 14th, 2021

By aligning with the UN’s recommendations and committing to fully protect at least one-third of UK seas the government could catalyse a £50bn boost for the economy and unlock 100,000 jobs.

How Covid-19 Has Impacted Renewable Energy Workers

January 13th, 2021

A survey of 16,000 energy professionals across 166 counties has provided a global snapshot of the ways in which the pandemic has affected salaries, industry growth and career plans.

Boris Johnson Promises £3bn Of Climate Finance For Nature By 2026

January 12th, 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has outlined plans to allocate at least £3bn of the international climate finance that the UK will spend through to 2026 on nature-based solutions.

Investors Have Filed Climate Resolution At HSBC

January 11th, 2021

Investors with a combined $2.4trn in assets under management have filled a resolution at HSBC, calling on the bank to publish a strategy that outlines efforts to reduce exposure to fossil fuel assets.

China Is Preparing To Launch Its First Emissions Trading Scheme

January 8th, 2021

The Chinese government is drawing up the first emissions trading scheme in the nation’s history, after it committed to carbon neutrality by 2060.

Government Commits £200m Innovation Fund To Tackle Covid-19 And Climate Crisis

January 7th, 2021

Computers capable of tracking diseases and a floating offshore wind test lab are just two of the technologies to benefit to benefit from a new £213m government investment pot that aims to upgrade scientific approaches to combatting Covid-19 and the climate crisis. 

North Of England Homes To Pilot Hydrogen Heating

January 6th, 2021

More than 650 households and commercial properties in a village near Gateshead  will trial the use of blended green hydrogen to be used for heating.

21 New Year’s Resolutions For Sustainability Professionals In 2021 And Beyond

January 5th, 2021

At last, 2020 has drawn to a close and while the first parts of a new year might not create a respite from a global pandemic and an economic crash, it does create the ideal opportunity to look at the climate crisis with a reinvigorated approach.

Happy New Year!

January 4th, 2021

Here at Energy Management, we would like to wish all of our clients a Healthy and successful 2021! We look forward to continuing to support you as we step into the new year.

Five EU Countries Object To Bloc’s Latest Hydrogen ‘Manifesto’

December 23rd, 2020

Austria, Denmark, Luxembourg, Portugal and Spain have issued a joint letter calling on the EU to clearly prioritise renewable energies under an EU -led project aiming to accelerate hydrogen deployment, research and infrastructure.

Banks Pressured To Divest From Fossil Fuels And Deforesters Ahead Of COP26

December 22nd, 2020

MPs, trade bodies and the UN’s Environment Programme are urging banks to unify their response to the net-zero transition ahead of COP26 next November and commit to time-bound phase-outs for fossil fuel finance.

Why 2020 Didn’t Derail Climate Action

December 21st, 2020

We’ve seen unprecedented climate strikes which were disruptive. It pushed climate change into the mainstream in a way that pictures of polar bears and melting ice caps and stark warnings from scientists couldn’t. From the IPCC’s special report to the UK and other nations setting net-zero targets and the birth of numerous business collectives aligning to limit global temperature increase to no more than 1.5C.

Transparency Is The First Step As We Forge A More Sustainable Future For Metals

December 17th, 2020

Metals form the backbone of today’s industrialised world – from the steel in our buildings and aluminium in our cars, to the copper in our mobile phones. The same metals are also the building blocks of the green economy. As the demand for metals increases, so will expectations on how metals are produced and sourced.

Councils Not Confident Of Reaching Net-Zero Commitments

December 16th, 2020

More than a third of councils in the UK are not confident that they’ll be able to meet public commitments to reaching net-zero emissions, with a “black hole” of data hindering efforts on energy efficiency plans.

Government Confirms £6.7bn Warm Homes Package And UK ETS

December 15th, 2020

The UK Government has finally released its Energy White Paper, detailing steps to deliver “overwhelming decarbonised power in the 2030s”, with a new £6.7bn support scheme to be set up to tackle fuel poverty and a UK variant of the Emissions Trading Scheme to be introduced.

UK’s Energy Network Operators Chart Course To Net-Zero

December 14th, 2020

Energy Networks Association – the industry body representing all major energy network operators in the UK – has published a routemap outlining how they will align with net-zero and support the transition to green electricity, heat, transport and industry.

Gap Targets 100% Sustainably Sourced Cotton By 2025

December 10th, 2020

Fashion giant Gap inc has pledged to only source cotton which is certified as sustainable within five years, through the US Cotton Trust Protocol.

A Game Changer

December 9th, 2020

Green groups and trade bodies have broadly welcomed the Climate Change Committee’s Sixth Carbon Budget, headlined by a recommendation to cut annual emissions by 78% by 2035. But they want to see the Government act rapidly and boldly to prove it can deliver.

Coca-Cola’s Largest European Bottler Targets Net-Zero By 2040

December 8th, 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has committed to reducing net emissions across its value chain by 30% by 2030, before bringing them to net-zero by 2040.

Marks And Spencer’s Expands Plastic-Free Refill Offering As UK Lockdown Lifts

December 7th, 2020

Marks and Spencer (M&S) has launched its packaging-free refill offering for dried, ambient and frozen foods in a third store due to growing customer demand.