IKEA UK Reveals Sustainable Product Sales Surge

IKEA has achieved zero waste status across its UK and Ireland operations alongside strong sales growth for its ‘sustainable life at home products’, according to its sustainability report for 2016. Published today, the report claims IKEA recycled 90.6 per cent of the near-40,000 tonnes of waste it produced in the …

Blustery Weather Topples Wind Power Records Across Northern Europe

Wet and windy weather across Northern Europe this week may have loosened a few roof tiles, but it also delivered an impressive flurry of new wind power records, according to new data. In the UK, wind turbines delivered 26 per cent of the UK’s electricity demand on Wednesday, with new …

Renewables Continue to Grow in the EU, but Member States Need to Step up...

The EU Member States have lowered their energy consumption in recent years, despite a slight increase in 2015. At the same time, they use more and more renewable energy. Overall, the 28 Member States are collectively well on their way to meeting their 2020 targets on renewables, energy efficiency and …

Six Billion Plastic Bags Can’t Be Wrong – so What Do we Tax Next?

In the first six months of the 5p charge in England, 6bn fewer bags were handed out. Watch out coffee cups and plastic bottles. England’s plastic bag charge was a long time coming – long after Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales – and critics predicted its exemptions for small …

EIB Agrees New Investment Totalling EUR 7.4 Billion

The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank  approved EUR 7.4 billion of new financing for 38 projects across Europe and around the world. Negotiations for the approved loans are expected to be finalised in the coming months. The Board approved EUR 3 billion of new EIB financing for …