Packaging business DS Smith targets 30% carbon reduction by 2030

It is partnering with World Kinect Energy Services to manage its energy consumption for its recycling, paper and packaging sites across 26 countries in Europe

Asda opens sustainability store with ‘greener price’ promise

The supermarket says loose and unwrapped products will not cost more than wrapped equivalents

Oil and gas giants team up with Stena Bulk on shipping carbon capture

They will evaluate the technical and economic challenges involved when capturing carbon dioxide onboard ships while at sea

Electrolux develops vacuum cleaner made of 100% recycled and reused materials

It has worked in partnership with Stena Recycling for the prototype, using plastic and components from consumer electronic products, such as used hairdryers, vacuum cleaners and computers

Just Group becomes first UK insurance company to issue green bond

It has raised £250m to facilitate investment in green assets, including green buildings, renewable energy and clean transportation projects

BlackRock invests $118m in UK electric van maker Arrival

The investment will support Arrival’s growth plans as it ramps up vehicle production as well as its ‘Microfactory’ that allows it to build small production facilities close to its customers at low cost

Microsoft joins Norwegian carbon storage project as technology partner

Northern Lights is a joint project between the Norwegian Government and energy companies Equinor, Shell and Total that seeks to standardise and scale CCS across Europe

Government awards £700k for UK’s first smart energy blueprint

The Cheshire Energy Hub will deliver the E-Port Net Zero blueprint, a 10-year roadmap for a cost-effective transition to net zero, which could see £100m invested in the region by 2025

Lotus Cars agree on green energy deal with British Gas Business

The sports car manufacturer’s headquarters and supporting facilities will be powered by 100% renewable electricity

Total leads investment in hydrogen truck start-up HYZON Motors

HYZON, established as a spin-off from Singapore-headquartered Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, supplies hydrogen commercial vehicles including heavy-duty trucks, buses and coaches