AFRY steps back from new-build coal projects in move to drive down emissions

The Swedish-Finnish engineering, consulting and design company suggests the increasing demand for carbon-free energy ‘requires concrete actions from all industry players’

Smile Plastics lands £300k from Welsh Government to turn packaging into design materials

The company turns plastic waste from food and cosmetic packaging into decorative materials

San Diego becomes home to ‘first net zero energy archive’ in US

The facility uses a photovoltaic system that produces 252kWh per year, a combination of passive systems and a vegetated stormwater management system which improves water quality

NetZero Buildings wins place on framework to deliver net zero schools

The firm will work on developing carbon-positive primary schools and secondary schools, which will be able to generate more energy than they consume

Fashion designer drives circular thinking with clothes made of old tents

Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne graduate Tuo Lei hopes the collection will inspire people to be less wasteful

EU awards €1.4m to slash offshore wind material costs

The project aims to enable turbine designers to make ‘better, more sustainable designs’

Human-centric energy projects get share of £2m

Human-centric energy projects will receive a share of up to £2 million of Innovate UK investment. The funding is intended to help meet customers’ needs by supporting companies to identify valuable opportunities and help them generate ideas for new or improved products, services or business models. Projects will begin by exploring human motivations, demands and behaviour before identifying specific […]

Hollywood sitcom uses all green set

Hollywood tends to be associated more with gold than green – that is, until now. A set builder is claiming to have designed the world’s first completely sustainable set for an American sitcom. The Emmy-nominated show Raising Hope is about a man becoming a single-parent after the woman he had a one-night stand with is […]

Statoil unveils new rig design

Oil and gas giant Statoil is looking to “rejuvenate the rig fleet” with a new design specifically for the Norwegian continental shelf. Statoil wants the new type of rig to make drilling and completion of production wells less expensive, more effective and safer, and in turn boost oil recovery. With discoveries on the Norwegian continental […]