The final post-games sustainability report reveals that the London 2012 Olympic Games had a 28% smaller carbon footprint than predicted, saving 400,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent from construction to the closing ceremony.
Water efficiency must not be neglected in the UK government’s new home and business energy saving initiatives, urge the Energy Saving Trust and Waterwise.
The European Union and China have signed an agreement promising to work together on reducing China’s greenhouse gas emissions and moving toward a low-carbon economy.
Water shortages and inefficiencies remains an ongoing problem across the UK, warns Andy Slater of smart technology specialist Sensus.
The UK government yesterday unveiled its plans to reform the water industry, washing away unnecessary red tape, opening the sluice gates for new entrants and innovation in the market.
The UK government needs to step up its action on water metering and tackle the environmental effects of over abstraction, the Parliamentary Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is warning.
Bank of America has announced that it is increasing its previous goal of $20 billion in financing for the green economy to $50 billion over the next decade.
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.
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.
New ‘common sense’ energy efficiency standards for washing machines and dishwashers could save US consumers $20 billion in energy and water costs.