London Mayor confirms first steps towards powering Tube with renewable energy

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that London’s Tube network is moving a step closer to being powered entirely by renewable source electricity, which will help to meet his target of the capital reaching net-zero carbon by 2030.   Marking the start of London Climate Action Week, the Mayor revealed that Transport for London has launched a Power Purchase Agreement tender, with the ambition of using 100 per cent renewable source electricity across its operations by 2030 and catalysing investment into renewable infrastructure. This first tender aims to…

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Panasonic Showcases the World’s First Manufacturing Facility Capable of Being Powered Entirely by Renewable Energy

Traditional power generation in industrialized countries relies on large, centralized power plants distributing electricity over long distances to remote locations. As well as being prone to power loss during transmission, this kind of infrastructure is vulnerable to extreme weather and natural disasters. Typhoons in Japan sometimes bring down overhead power lines, and the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake caused disruption to power supplies as far away as Tokyo, more than 500kms from the epicenter. The growing need to protect the environment and avoid climate change is an additional factor prompting…

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Ecolab Investment in Renewable Energy to Source 100% of Company’s European Power Requirements

Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, have announced the signing of a virtual power purchase agreement that will support the construction and operation of a five-turbine wind farm on the west coast of Finland. The Mörknässkogen wind farm, developed by renewable energy investment and asset management firm Low Carbon, will produce approximately 100GWh of renewable energy each year, or enough energy to power more than 29,000 homes. It will reduce potential greenhouse gases by an estimated 20,900 tonnes and cover 100% of…

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Nestlé unveils switch to renewable energy for its owned fleet of trucks

Nestlé food and drink products will now be delivered around the UK and Ireland by trucks which emit up to 95% less carbon. This significant reduction in emissions comes after the company switched 75% of its owned fleet of trucks from diesel to Bio-LNG, a liquefied gas which is a by product of waste. The move is a significant step towards Nestlé’s commitment to be net zero by 2050. Nestlé has been exploring solutions to reduce its carbon emissions in its transport and logistics network since 2017. The company chose…

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Duke Energy Renewable Energy Growth Soars by 20% in 2021

Duke Energy had its best year ever for adding renewable energy as the company posted a 20% jump in wind and solar power in 2021. This information, along with large amounts of other data and insights, was detailed in Duke Energy’s comprehensive ESG Report (formerly Sustainability Report), the company’s 16th annual disclosure on environment, social and governance (ESG) topics. (Watch a video about the report.) “ESG is essential to who we are,” said Katherine Neebe, Duke Energy’s chief sustainability officer and president, Duke Energy Foundation. “Our ESG strategy is focused…

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