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A new report from the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) has claimed that there is a viable investment case to support near-zero emission steel projects across Europe and the US, but that the global pipeline of green steel projects needs to triple by 2030. Read more
Next-generation methods of installing home renewables and research into efficiently producing hydrogen from waste are among the 53 energy innovation projects to receive fresh funding from the UK Government.
Around £6m has been requested of energy regulator Ofgem and arms-length Government body Innovate UK by the 53 projects, which, if scaled, could reduce energy system costs by billions of pounds over a 15-year period.
The two organisations are providing the funding through the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF), which was launched in 2021 and slated to run for five years. Funding provided through this latest round, which had a total budget of up to £150,000 per project, has been allocated to projects that contribute to the creation of a resilient, net-zero future energy system and facilitate a just transition.
A new report has claimed that an 80% mileage increase by rail alongside a 10% car mileage reduction from a modal shift to public transport will be required by the 2030s if the UK is to meet its climate goals, and could unlock £52bn in productivity gains by doing so. Read more
Laing O’Rourke has introduced a new mandate to switch to low-carbon concrete on all new UK projects, in a move that is likely to reduce Scope 3 emissions by more than 25% compared to company’s current concrete usage. Read more
The second annual sustainability survey, conducted by The Harris Poll and sponsored by Google Cloud, of more than 1,476 top-level executives in 16 countries has unveiled corporate attitudes to ESG.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts have slipped down corporate priority lists, according to a new global survey of c-suite executives that found that short-term mindsets, fears of greenwashing and a lack of internal structure are all hindering sustainability progress. Read more