Posted on Jul 29 2015 - 12:27pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Greenpeace US climbers block Shell’s Arctic-bound vessel

Greenpeace US activists have abseiled off a bridge to form an aerial barrier to block Shell’s Arctic icebreaking vessel, the MSV Fennica, as it attempts to leave Portland, Oregon. The climbers are currently preventing the ship from passing underneath the bridge on its way to meet Shell’s drilling fleet. Of the 26 climbers, 13 are suspended off the bridge with the others providing assistance. According...

Posted on Jul 28 2015 - 11:06pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Sustainability Award for RICOH

Awarded for: Technology, Marketing and Corporate Responsibility Development and implementation of environmentally friendly GelJet print technology for use in a range of colour printers. RICOH Printer for Green Project, brining awareness of green issues to businesses and individuals. Summary: GELJET technology is pioneering in its field, Ricoh’s GELJET Printers offer lower power consumption, at least...

Posted on Jul 28 2015 - 8:11pm by John Peters
Comments Off on RenewableUK urges Government to heed voices of wind energy supporters

RenewableUK has handed a petition to 4 Government departments signed by over 3,000 people who support small and medium-scale wind generation to in the UK. The petition, received by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, highlights...

Posted on Jul 28 2015 - 5:14pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Who is stopping the move to renewable energy?

Is your attempt to move to renewable energy being hampered by a local authority, parish council or just a bureaucratic system? We all know that our country for its own long term survival needs to move away from a reliance on fossil fuels. So why are we hearing about planning departments refusing to allow solar panels, local authorities objecting to solar farms or wind farms? At Sustainable News we...

Posted on Jul 24 2015 - 7:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Rainforest Alliance achieved major milestones

During 2014, the Rainforest Alliance achieved major milestones. The early part of the year saw the millionth Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM farm. By the end of the year, nearly 2000 Rainforest Alliance Certified forestry operations were protecting over 100 million acres of forestland worldwide. Forest carbon projects verified by the Rainforest Alliance kept 15 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions...

Posted on Jul 24 2015 - 4:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on John Deer commits to Carbon Reduction and Cust Emmissions by 34%

Global construction machinery manufacturer John Deere has teamed up with Vickers Energy Group to reduce oil consumption at its Nottingham site by £8,625, following its commitment to a strategy to tackle its carbon emissions. The company pledged to reduce its carbon emissions by 25% per dollar of revenue and has seen huge success from its commitment so far. Teaming up with Vickers Energy Group to...

Posted on Jul 24 2015 - 1:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Dismay in renewables sector as Government performs yet another hand brake turn on energy policy

RenewableUK, the trade association representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has expressed dismay at the announcement by the Energy Secretary Amber Rudd of even more retrospective changes in the levels of financial support for clean energy. The Minister has announced that she intends to change the rules governing the Feed-In Tariff, so that the level of financial support for medium-scale...

Posted on Jul 24 2015 - 10:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on WWF and Unilever announce partnership to inspire consumers and help protect a million trees

WWF and Unilever have announced a one-year, international partnership to engage consumers in the fight against deforestation – one of the key drivers of climate change – and help protect a million trees. The partnership between the world’s leading conservation organisation and the global consumer goods company will raise awareness of the importance of forests to life on earth as well as the...

Posted on Jul 24 2015 - 6:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on Season Two Formula E Dates Reveled for 2015 / 2016

he FIA WMSC, which met today in Mexico City, has approved the calendar for the second season of the FIA Formula E Championship. It is made up of 11 races, hosted in 10 cities, with London exceptionally hosting two races, as was the case in the inaugural season. The second edition of the FIA series for single-seaters powered completely by electricity will get underway on Saturday October 17th this...

Posted on Jul 23 2015 - 7:03pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Green savings take flight at Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport, working with its waste management contractor Biffa, has seen its recycling rate soar to over 90 percent since making a Resource Efficiency Pledge and is now encouraging all businesses on its campus to follow its lead and boost their green credentials. The Resource Efficiency Pledge, coordinated by Resource Efficient Scotland, a programme of Zero Waste Scotland, is a free initiative...