World’s biggest ship on course for energy efficiency savings

7 January, 2014 by Duncan Jefferies
Tags: Shipping

Maersk and other SSI members lead on energy efficient engines and shipyard recycling.

The woman who pioneered sustainability risk management on Wall Street

6 January, 2014 by Anna Simpson

Anna Simpson meets Marlys Appleton, CEO of the metals recycling company Avtaar America and an early champion of sustainability risk management.

Consumers in emerging markets favour ‘green’ goods

27 December, 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)

A Tetra Pak survey on environmental behaviour in mature and emerging markets has helped to inform the company’s R&D efforts, says Libby Costin.

How to counter cynicism about the role of brands

23 December, 2013 by Anna Simpson
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Cultural rituals are all about community. We share food, read stories or sing songs to reinforce shared understandings of our history and the values we share as a society. How can brands help people to get to the heart of the community spirit?

New superhydrophobic material reduces water contact times by 40%

19 December, 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)

The technology could help to improve the efficiency of aeroplane wings, turbine blades, water pipes and more.

Recycling robot reduces waste concrete and water

17 December, 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)

Student concept uses high pressure water jet system to repackage waste concrete for reuse.

Carbon scrubber mimics bird and fish biology

16 December, 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)

A new microvascular filtering system offers more efficient removal of CO2 from power station exhaust fumes.

Lyon’s 2km car-free tunnel encourages urban cycling

13 December, 2013 by Roger East

’Le Tube’ provides a car-free route beneath the city centre for cyclists, pedestrians and buses.

Heat from London Underground to warm 500 homes

11 December, 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)

An EU-funded scheme aims to provide low-cost heating for Londoners.

China to install record 12GW of solar PV in 2014

10 December, 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)

Low manufacturing costs, government initiatives to boost the domestic market and technological advancements are boosting China’s PV industry.

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