Electronics giants Philips, Electrolux, Bosch and Siemens are calling on the European Commission to speed up the rollout of Ecodesign regulations so that more products are designed with sustainability and efficiency in mind.
Toyota, producer of the world’s most popular hybrid the Pruis, has seen emissions from its UK operations down by 19% at the end of the last financial year compared with 2009 levels.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is launching a new initiative to promote efficient use of energy, water and other resources in the world’s cities as Rio+20 gets underway in Brazil.
European Union representatives have reportedly reached agreement on new legislation to improve energy efficiency.
The world’s cities have significant opportunities for green growth but need funding to make the most of them, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project.
Japanese electronics manufacturer Panasonic says it is starting production of lithium-ion battery packs for home energy storage this month.
HP’s research arm HP Labs has unveiled a design for a net zero-energy data centre that matches energy supply to computing demand to lower power costs by 30%.
Japanese advanced ceramics company Kyocera ia planting ‘green curtains’ at its locations throughout the country to cut energy use.
Japanese carmaker Toyota has totted up a total of 29 LEED-certified ‘green’ buildings in the US with the completion of a training centre in Kansas.
New York City’s iconic Empire State Building is teaming up with Philips to use LEDs to create a state-of-the-art lighting show that changes colour in real-time.