Ashok Leyland joins Climate Group’s RE100 initiative

Ashok Leyland has committed to sourcing 100% of its electricity from renewables by 2030 as it joins the RE100 initiative. The announcement by India’s foremost automaker in the commercial vehicle segment is significant against the backdrop of India’s target of achieving 450 GW of renewable energy by 2030, and the global ambition of tripling renewable energy by 2030 which is a key outcome of the G20 New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration and at COP28.  Ashok Leyland’s collective electricity demand in the country was 324 GWh, 55% of which came from renewable…

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UK businesses call on government to grow UK’s EV charging network

The UK Electric Fleets Coalition (UKEFC), run by international non-profit Climate Group, is urging the government to ensure the UK’s charging network can support the ambition of businesses shifting to electric, and the growing number of EVs on the UK’s roads.  21 leading businesses have backed the group’s call to the government by lending their support to the UKEFC’s latest policy paper, published recently. Taking these steps, they argue, will help maintain momentum in the UK’s EV transition.  30% of UK households don’t have access to off-street parking, meaning they…

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JSW Steel, IKEA and Flipkart to pilot electric trucks as part of Climate Group’s EV100+ initiative

JSW Steel, IKEA and Flipkart will be launching pilots to introduce electric trucks in their logistical fleets in India. The programme will be rolled out under Climate Group’s EV100+ initiative. The evidence from the pilot will accelerate the decarbonisation of transport in India. JSW Steel and IKEA are part of the EV100+ initiative, while Flipkart is an EV100 signatory.   A Climate Group analysis found that while medium and heavy diesel trucks (MHDT) are responsible for around 45 percent of on-road emissions they are only around 2 percent of on-road vehicles…

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HS2 contractor commits to move towards net zero carbon concrete

Construction joint venture SCS is the latest company to join ConcreteZero, committing to reduce emissions from concrete in its construction works today and into the future. This will boost the demand for more sustainable concrete, adding significant momentum for low emissions and ultimately net zero concrete in the UK. ConcreteZero is a global initiative led by Climate Group in partnership with WorldGBC. It brings together pioneering businesses to drive demand for more sustainable and net zero concrete. ConcreteZero members commit to buying and using 30% low emission concrete by 2025…

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47 businesses urge EU leaders to stick with 2035 phase out of petrol and diesel cars

The European Union’s status as climate leader is at stake as a group of Member States, led by Germany, seeks to overturn a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2035, 47 businesses warned in a letter to the European Commission. Read the letter here. Any delay of the ban would have a devastating impact on air quality and the environment across the bloc, and would call into question the EU’s ability to reach its climate commitments, Climate Group added. The 47 leading businesses, including Volvo…

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