Walmart Plots Wind and Solar Surge as it Slashes Supply Chain Emissions

Walmart has unveiled plans to further expand its use of solar panels, wind farms and electric vehicle charge points as it reported progress in slashing greenhouse gas emissions across its global supply chain last year. The US retailer yesterday revealed it has worked with hundreds of global suppliers to achieve …

BluepointLondon Adds 1,000 EV Charge Points as Demand Accelerates

BluepointLondon will add 1,000 electric vehicle (EV) charge points to the capital’s network this year, in response to seeing demand more than double over the past year to just under 50,000 charges, the firm said yesterday. The new points will be added to the Source London network across 20 London …

EV Charge Point Use in Scotland Surges 43 Per Cent in One Year

The use of electric vehicle charge points in Scotland has surged by nearly half in the space of a year, putting the UK region “on the cusp of a motoring revolution”, according to the RAC Foundation. The motoring charity’s analysis of the ChargePlace Scotland public network shows that both number …

Sweden Sets Out £485m Green Investment in 2018 Budget

Sweden’s government has announced plans to invest SEK5bn (£485m) towards boosting the green economy and tackling climate change in 2018, in what it says is the country’s “greatest commitment to climate and the environment ever”. Confirming its budget bill for 2018, the government yesterday said the money would be spent …

E.ON Trails New Green Growth Strategy

German utility giant E.ON has today announced plans to launch of a green energy investment strategy to lead the firm into the “new energy world”. The announcement came as part of E.ON’s half year results, which saw the utility largely recover from its “extraordinarily weak” first quarter to boost earnings …

London to Double Size of Electric Car Charging Network in 2018

London’s network of on-street electric vehicle (EV) charge points will almost double to around 1,500 by the end of 2018 as part of a new £4.5m investment programme. The Mayor’s Office confirmed yesterday that new funding from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles will see 25 boroughs provided with up …

DfT Eyes EV Charge Point Boost and New Rules for Insuring Self-Driving Cars

Insurance rules for self-driving cars and measures to improve the provision of electric vehicle charge points have been set out by the government in a new Bill aimed at making the UK a “world leader” in clean transport technologies. Published for the first time yesterday, the Vehicle Technology and Aviation …