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M&S becomes UK’s first major carbon neutral retailer

Marks and Spencer today announced that it has become the UK’s first major carbon neutral retailer.

Cities need funding to make most of green growth, says CDP

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.

Chicago joins Obama's better buildings challenge

Chicago's mayor Rahm Emanuel and US Energy Secretary Steven Chu yesterday announced that the city is joining President Barack Obama's better buildings challenge. 

Japanese firm to plant ‘green curtains’ to cut energy use

Japanese advanced ceramics company Kyocera ia planting ‘green curtains’ at its locations throughout the country to cut energy use.

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HP unveils net zero-energy data centre design

HP unveils net zero-energy data centre design

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%.

Empire State Building efficiency makeover saves $2.4 million in first year

Empire State Building efficiency makeover saves $2.4 million in first year

The energy efficiency makeover of New York City’s iconic Empire State Building has saved $2.4 million dollars in reduced costs in its first year.

London presents big challenge to Green Deal, warns report

London presents big challenge to Green Deal, warns report

A report out today from Future of London, supported by EDF Energy, warns that the capital is going to present a particular challenge to the government’s forthcoming Green Deal efficiency scheme.

UK to allow small emitters to opt out of emissions trading

UK to allow small emitters to opt out of emissions trading

The UK government has confirmed that small emitters and hospitals will be given the option to ‘opt out’ of the EU Emissions Trading System from 2013.

UK ramps up roll out of key efficiency policies

UK ramps up roll out of key efficiency policies

The UK government is ramping up the rollout of its key energy efficiency policies with the appointment of a new expert chair of its deployment task force and a programme of Green Deal business briefings.

Intel to turn London into smart technology test bed

Intel to turn London into smart technology test bed

Computer giant Intel has announced a five year collaboration with two UK universities to use smart technology to tackle urban issues like energy supply and environmental problems.