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TEKA: Safety at work 4.0: A sensor monitors and regulates air in Caritas workshop

April 2019
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
TEKA: Safety at work 4.0: A sensor monitors and regulates air in Caritas workshop For companies, Industry 4.0 is still a dream of the future. The use of the room monitoring system Airtracker Basic by TEKA in a Caritas workshop shows how digitised solutions put prevention at industrial workplaces of metalworking on a ... more

Netzsch: LED technology in the production building – savings potential and investment

April 2019
17
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Netzsch: LED technology in the production building – savings potential and investment Changing the lighting in the production building at NETZSCH Pumpen & Systeme GmbH from neon to LED lamps was initially intended to lower energy costs, but – almost as a side effect – also increased the efficiecy of the ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week: Sydney's renewables aim and more...

April 2019
16
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week: Sydney's renewables aim and more... As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe. All details here.... more

Renewable energy could meet 86% of global power demand by 2050, IRENA concludes 

April 2019
15
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Renewable energy could meet 86% of global power demand by 2050, IRENA concludes  If policymakers, businesses and investors across the world collaborate to scale-up renewable energy and to electrify sectors such as transport and heavy industry, 86% of the global power demand could be met with clean energy by ... more

The Cool Coalition: Business giants unite in drive for low-emission cooling

April 2019
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 The Cool Coalition: Business giants unite in drive for low-emission cooling A coalition of more than 20 businesses, NGOs, local authorities, policymakers and higher education establishments have forged a new joint initiative aimed at spurring the global transition to low-emission cooling. Read article... more

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) calls for business and governments to partner on SDGs

April 2019
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) calls for business and governments to partner on SDGs The chairman of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) had called for greater collaboration and cooperation between businesses and national governments in order to achieve the aims of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ... more

Kurtz Ersa: Sustainability is an integral part of the corporate culture

April 2019
10
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Kurtz Ersa: Sustainability is an integral part of the corporate culture At Kurtz Ersa, sustainability is an integral part of corporate culture, product development and our own manufacturing processes. Our first production plant dates back to 1779: a water-powered forging hammer - which is still ... more

EU on track for 50% emission cuts by 2030, study says

April 2019
09
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
EU on track for 50% emission cuts by 2030, study says While Germany and Eastern European countries continue to oppose raising the EU's 40% emission reduction target for 2030, a new analysis insists the bloc will actually manage at least 50% cuts under a business-as-usual
scenario taking ... more

Is it time for the hospitality sector to align to the SDGs?

April 2019
08
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Is it time for the hospitality sector to align to the SDGs? The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) has called on the food industry to follow the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to achieve the innovation required to accelerate climate action. How can the SDGs be met? more

Switch off for Earth Hour: One hour, no power - Millions of kWh of energy to be saved as landmarks 

April 2019
05
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Switch off for Earth Hour: One hour, no power - Millions of kWh of energy to be saved as landmarks  The UK alone could avoid the use of more than nine million kWh of energy during this year's Earth Hour, as landmarks across the globe turn off their lights in a bid to highlight the scale of global environmental challenges. All ... more

Rolls-Royce and ABB partner to develop microgrid solution for business

April 2019
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Rolls-Royce and ABB partner to develop microgrid solution for business Rolls-Royce's Power Systems arm has secured a partnership with robotics and technology firm ABB, which will see the companies collaboratively developing a new microgrid solution for commercial and industrial applications. More ... more

H2O GmbH: Feel great and stay healthy in new building extension

April 2019
03
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
H2O GmbH: Feel great and stay healthy in new building extension H2O GmbH doesn’t just insist on pioneering technology in the production of its water treatment systems but also in its new buildings. Under the motto “light, air, sound insulation”, the health and well-being ... more

The best green innovations of the week: Cheese waste vodka and EV battery recycling

April 2019
02
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of the week: Cheese waste vodka and EV battery recycling Every week, numerous eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations are being developed to help businesses and nations turn energy and sustainability ambitions into actions. Here, we round up six of the best.  more

ASOS urges fashion sector to take tougher action on modern slavery

April 2019
01
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
ASOS urges fashion sector to take tougher action on modern slavery Online fashion retailer ASOS is calling on other firms in the sector to take stronger action to eliminate modern
slavery from their supply chains, after teaming up with several of its third-party brands to develop a five-point ... more

The best green innovations of the week: NASA-certified showers and AI-enabled bins

March 2019
29
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of the week: NASA-certified showers and AI-enabled bins Each week, many eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations emerge that could help businesses and nations accelerate the transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy. And each week, edie rounds-up six of the ... more

Food banks help reduce emissions by 10 million tonnes, report finds

March 2019
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Food banks help reduce emissions by 10 million tonnes, report finds Food banks around the world have helped mitigate more than 10.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions by preventing almost 2.7 million metric tonnes of edible food being wasted, a new report has found. Learn more about the details.... more

Brückner Maschinenbau: Film production technologies for a functional circular economy

March 2019
27
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Brückner Maschinenbau: Film production technologies for a functional circular economy Plastic packaging can, and must, be optimised in respect to its recyclability. The stretched film, processed into the most varied packaging must meet the requirements for a sustainable circular economy. Brückner Maschinenbau ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week: Panasonic's zero-carbon factories and more...

March 2019
26
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week: Panasonic's zero-carbon factories and more... As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best
sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe. Read the details here....

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Ressource water: England could run short of water within 25 years

March 2019
25
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Ressource water: England could run short of water within 25 years England is set to run short of water within 25 years, the chief executive of the Environment Agency (EA) has warned. More details in the article here... more

motan: SilentLine ensures a calm and safe working environment

March 2019
22
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
motan: SilentLine ensures a calm and safe working environment Conveying of plastics granules can get very loud. Often one can hear the noise even from outside the production building. In addition, the abrasive materials generate wear and tear on the material lines. Conventional methods to determine ... more

Fashion industry sourced record amount of sustainable cotton in 2018

March 2019
21
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Fashion industry sourced record amount of sustainable cotton in 2018 Fashion brands and retailers collectively sourced more than one million
metric tonnes of sustainably certified cotton through the Better Cotton
Initiative (BCI) last year, breaking the industry standard operator's ... more

Emissions: Study charts six scenarios for fossil-free energy by 2050

March 2019
20
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Emissions: Study charts six scenarios for fossil-free energy by 2050 Cutting energy use in buildings, ramping up renewable electricity and developing large-scale storage with hydrogen are clear options in bringing energy emissions down to zero by 2050, according to a new study. 

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Family company WEILER: Sustainability means thinking down the generations

March 2019
19
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Family company WEILER: Sustainability means thinking down the generations WEILER’s focus is on sustainability, growth and regional development as well as environmental protection and resource-efficient production. “As a family company, it is second-nature for us to work transparently and ... more

The best green innovations of the week: Ikea's solar blockchain and autonomous electric trucks

March 2019
19
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of the week: Ikea's solar blockchain and autonomous electric trucks Every week, numerous eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations are being developed to help businesses and nations turn energy and sustainability ambitions into actions. Here, we round up six of the best.  more

The SDGs In Action: How Diageo is achieving SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation

March 2019
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The SDGs In Action: How Diageo is achieving SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation Welcome back to edie's new editorial series which breaks down exactly how businesses are turning the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into action. Up next: global drinks firm Diageo outlines how it is improving its water ... more

Resource extraction: Responsible for half world's carbon emissions

March 2019
15
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Resource extraction: Responsible for half world's carbon emissions Extraction industries are responsible for half of the world's carbon emissions and more than 80% of biodiversity loss, according to the most comprehensive environmental tally undertaken of mining and farming. More details form ... more

Europe: Five EU countries call for 100% renewable energy by 2050

March 2019
14
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Europe: Five EU countries call for 100% renewable energy by 2050 The European Union's 28 energy ministers had their first public debate on the European Commission's 2050 climate plan on Monday (4 March) but five member states derided the lack of a 100% renewable energy scenario
among the EU ... more

Future for oceans: The best green innovations to mark the World Ocean Summit

March 2019
13
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Future for oceans: The best green innovations to mark the World Ocean Summit As delegates head back from a three-day World Ocean Summit in Abu Dhabi, edie has pulled together six of the best innovations that can improve the health of the world's oceans.... Manmade coral reefs and Seabins.... 

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Forum for the Future spotlights sustainability's biggest challenges: Plastics and biodiversity

March 2019
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Forum for the Future spotlights sustainability's biggest challenges: Plastics and biodiversity Global non-profit Forum for the Future has named plastic pollution and biodiversity loss as two of the "fundamental" sustainability challenges of the 2020s, arguing that governments and corporates have not yet adopted holistic, long-term ... more

Mobility: Swiss Post and Austrian Post pledge to fully electrify fleets by 2030

March 2019
08
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Mobility: Swiss Post and Austrian Post pledge to fully electrify fleets by 2030 National post firms Swiss Post and Austrian Post have committed to switching 100% of their respective fleets with fully electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030, after joining the EV100 initiative. Read article... more

Corporate reporting bodies launch framework championing SDG alignment

March 2019
07
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Corporate reporting bodies launch framework championing SDG alignment A coalition of corporate reporting framework providers and CDP have published new advice aimed at unifying the business community's approach to reporting in line with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Learn more from ... more

Research: Consumer goods giants prioritising plastic alternatives over low-carbon innovation

March 2019
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Research: Consumer goods giants prioritising plastic alternatives over low-carbon innovation
As consumer demand for plastic-free and plant-based products soars,
large consumer goods firms are prioritising vegan products and recyclable
packaging over low-carbon innovation, new research by CDP has ... more

More sustainability success stories: Evian's reusable water bottles and VW's 'carbon-neutral' EVs

March 2019
01
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
More sustainability success stories: Evian's reusable water bottles and VW's 'carbon-neutral' EVs As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.
 
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Volvo Trucks' first all-electric vehicles land in Europe

February 2019
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Volvo Trucks' first all-electric vehicles land in Europe Volvo Trucks has delivered its first set of all-electric heavy goods vehicles (HGV) in Europe this week, in the form of a refuse truck for a recycling firm and a distribution truck for a logistics firm both located in Sweden. See all ... more

The week's best green innovations: Ikea's air-purifying curtains and solar space stations

February 2019
27
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The week's best green innovations: Ikea's air-purifying curtains and solar space stations Each week, numerous eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations that could help businesses and nations deliver on resource efficiency, low-carbon transitions and combat climate change emerge. And each week
edie rounds-up ... more

CO2 reduction: Majority of European firms have no targets

February 2019
20
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
CO2 reduction: Majority of European firms have no targets Most European companies have no target for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions even though 80% see climate change as a business risk, a survey has found.  Among those that have set climate goals, only one in three stretch ... more

Tax fashion brands to fund circular economy for garments, MPs urge

February 2019
19
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Tax fashion brands to fund circular economy for garments, MPs urge A group of MPs is calling on the UK Government to introduce policies which would see fashion brands pay a producer responsibility charge of 1p for every garment they produce, in addition to lower rates of tax for companies ... more

Global sustainability success stories: Hydrogen delivery scooters and Olympic medals made from e-was

February 2019
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Global sustainability success stories: Hydrogen delivery scooters and Olympic medals made from e-was As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe. Read more about the details.. more

Report: Global energy demand to decouple from economic growth by 2035, but not quick enough....

February 2019
15
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 Report: Global energy demand to decouple from economic growth by 2035, but not quick enough.... Global energy demand will decouple from economic growth for the first time by 2035, due to zero-carbon energy sources accounting for more than half of the global power supply - a feat that still puts a 2C-pathway "out of reach". ... more

EU-Memberstates: Europe agrees sales targets for 'clean' buses in cities

February 2019
13
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
EU-Memberstates: Europe agrees sales targets for 'clean' buses in cities European Union lawmakers struck an agreement on Monday (11 February) on green public procurement rules for new buses, requiring local authorities purchase a minimum share of clean vehicles running on gas or electricity
by 2025 and ... more

Sustainable solution: Drax begins capturing biomass carbon emissions in 'world first'

February 2019
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustainable solution: Drax begins capturing biomass carbon emissions in 'world first' The company claims the trial of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) is the first of its kind anywhere around the globe and could eventually enable Drax to become the world’s first “negative emissions” ... more

The best green innovations of the week: Printed solar panels and carbon capture breakthroughs

February 2019
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of the week: Printed solar panels and carbon capture breakthroughs Each week, numerous eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations that could help businesses and nations deliver on resource efficiency,low-carbon transitions and combat climate change emerge. And each week edie rounds-up six ... more

EU: European platform launched to drive research and innovation on batteries

February 2019
08
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
EU: European platform launched to drive research and innovation on batteries The European Commission has launched a new cross-sector technology platform to drive research and innovation, knowledge transfer competitiveness across the European battery value chain. Learn more... more

The best green innovations of the week: Eggshell energy storage and lab-grown leather

February 2019
07
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of the week: Eggshell energy storage and lab-grown leather Eggshell energy storage and lab-grown leather: The best green innovations of the week Each week, numerous eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations that could help businesses and nations deliver on resource ... more

Circular economy: Ikea to launch furniture rental offering as part of circular economy shift

February 2019
06
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Circular economy: Ikea to launch furniture rental offering as part of circular economy shift The world's largest furniture retailer has unveiled plans to rent its products to consumers for the first time, as it strives to become a 'net-positive' business by 2030. Ikea will trial a furniture leasing system across its ... more

Recyling: Adidas to double production of ocean plastic trainers in 2019

February 2019
05
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Recyling: Adidas to double production of ocean plastic trainers in 2019 Sportswear giant Adidas has confirmed that it will produce more than twice as many pairs of trainers made using ocean plastic this year than it did in 2018, as consumer demand for products and packaging free from virgin plastic ... more

Sustainable snow days: How remote working can reduce environmental impacts for business

February 2019
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustainable snow days: How remote working can reduce environmental impacts for business As the first snow of 2019 starts to fall across large parts of the UK, many of us will be working from home more than usual. With this in mind, edie outlines how remote working is can help businesses reduce their carbon, energy and ... more

Corporate clean energy purchases smash record in 2018

February 2019
01
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Corporate clean energy purchases smash record in 2018 Businesses obtained 13.4GW of clean energy through power purchase agreements (PPAs) in 2018, more than doubling the record set in the previous year. Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) research shows more than 2.6GW of renewables ... more

Germany agrees to end reliance on coal stations by 2038

January 2019
31
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Germany agrees to end reliance on coal stations by 2038 Germany has agreed to end its reliance on polluting coal power stations by 2038, in a long-awaited decision that will have major ramifications for Europe's attempts to meet its Paris climate change targets. More details here... more

The best green innovations of the week: Insect-based pet food and blockchain app

January 2019
30
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of the week: Insect-based pet food and blockchain app Each week, numerous eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations that could help businesses and nations deliver on resource efficiency, low-carbon transitions and combat climate change emerge. Here, edie rounds-up six ... more

Analysis warns of lack of progress on 2020 global emissions target

January 2019
29
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Analysis warns of lack of progress on 2020 global emissions target Removing coal from the global energy mix is taking too long, too many forests are still being destroyed,
and fossil fuel subsidies are ongoing despite their distorting effect on the market, a new study has found.

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VDMA: Withdrawal from coal energy must be accompanied by further measures

January 2019
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: Withdrawal from coal energy must be accompanied by further measures The results of the Coal Commission provide important impulses for the restructuring of the energy system. Now economic and ecological expertise must be brought together. Naemi Denz, member of the VDMA executive board, comments on the ... more

Report: AI could offer £167bn circular opportunity for food and electronics sectors each year

January 2019
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: AI could offer £167bn circular opportunity for food and electronics sectors each year Artificial Intelligence (AI) could unlock almost £170bn in value a year for the food and consumer electronics
industries alone by designing out waste by 2030, according to a new report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and ... more

Sustainable fincances: Refinitiv pledges to become a net-zero-carbon business in 2020

January 2019
25
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustainable fincances: Refinitiv pledges to become a net-zero-carbon business in 2020 Finance giant Refinitiv has committed to becoming carbon-neutral by the end of 2020, as part of a new range of sweeping #environmental and social #sustainability pledges. Read more.... more

UN chief outlines climate change and SDGs as key 2019 priorities

January 2019
24
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UN chief outlines climate change and SDGs as key 2019 priorities UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said that countries must "dramatically accelerate" efforts to tackle climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the year ahead. Read article...

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Bubble barriers and 'naked' shampoo: Six of the best innovations for tackling plastics pollution

January 2019
23
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Bubble barriers and 'naked' shampoo: Six of the best innovations for tackling plastics pollution Following the launch of our Mission Possible Plastics Hub this week, edie has rounded up some of the
ground-breaking innovations which could help businesses and nations ramp up their efforts to tackle
the perils of plastic pollution, ... more

A 1.5C world is circular: Nations urged to drive resource productivity to reach climate goals 

January 2019
22
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
A 1.5C world is circular: Nations urged to drive resource productivity to reach climate goals  A new report released today (22 January) at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos has outlined the urgent need for nations to "wake up to the potential" of the circular economy in order to push the world towards the Paris ... more

More marine sustainability: Stena Line installs onshore power supply connection to support electric

January 2019
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
More marine sustainability: Stena Line installs onshore power supply connection to support electric Ferry giant Stena Line has installed what it claims is Oslo's first onshore power supply connection for ferries,
in a move that will enable it to recharge its hybrid-electric boats in port for the first time. More insights here.. more

Emissions: New air pollution plans improve on EU rules, Government claims

January 2019
16
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Emissions: New air pollution plans improve on EU rules, Government claims The Government has set out new plans on air pollution that ministers say go beyond existing EU rules, with a pledge to improve air quality nationwide to the standards the World Health Organization (WH0) recommends. Learn more ... more

Sustainable ideas at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas 2019

January 2019
15
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustainable ideas at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas 2019 From big-name corporates to tiny startups, this week saw more than 4,500 firms showcase their newest tech-based innovations to a crowd of thousands at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Here, edie rounds some ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week: Ikea's solar homes

January 2019
14
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week: Ikea's solar homes As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best
sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe. All details here more

Marine Sustainability: World's biggest container shipper commits to carbon neutrality by 2050

January 2019
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Marine Sustainability: World's biggest container shipper commits to carbon neutrality by 2050 Danish container shipping giant Maersk has pledged to become a carbon-neutral business by 2050 - the first commitment of its kind from the global maritime shipping sector. All details here more

Research: Global warming of oceans equivalent to an atomic bomb per second

January 2019
10
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Research: Global warming of oceans equivalent to an atomic bomb per second More than 90% of the heat trapped by humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions has been absorbed by the seas,
with just a few per cent heating the air, land and ice caps respectively. The vast amount of energy being added to the oceans ... more

WWF: Finance firms must do more to safeguard food sector from sustainability risks

January 2019
09
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
WWF: Finance firms must do more to safeguard food sector from sustainability risks Global finance firms seeking to future-proof their investments should take more ambitious action to help to food and agriculture firms they invest in become more sustainable, new WWF-led research has concluded. More details here.. more

MEPs locked in dispute over EU's climate plan

January 2019
02
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
MEPs locked in dispute over EU's climate plan European lawmakers are locked in a dispute over a landmark climate plan that is meant to drag the EU into compliance with the Paris Agreement, as parliamentary committees tussle over who should take the lead. Learn more....
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EU forges deal on coal phase-out, with special Polish clause

December 2018
27
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
EU forges deal on coal phase-out, with special Polish clause European Union legislators reached agreement in the early hours of Wednesday (19 December) over a proposed reform of electricity market rules that includes a 2025 cut-off date for coal subsidies, and a special clause for Poland. more

The best green innovations of the week: Sugarcane shoes and silicon energy storage

December 2018
21
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of the week: Sugarcane shoes and silicon energy storage A number of eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations have emerged that could help businesses and nations deliver on resource efficiency, low-carbon transitions and combat climate change. Here, edie rounds-up six of ... more

WRAP: UK fashion industry moving quickly to improve environmental footprint of clothing

December 2018
20
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
WRAP: UK fashion industry moving quickly to improve environmental footprint of clothing The UK's fashion industry is moving at a pace to reduce carbon emissions and water waste within its supply chains, although far slower progress is being made on research efficiency, new research from WRAP has concluded. more

UK: Offshore wind capacity in 2018 'smashes' previous record

December 2018
19
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UK: Offshore wind capacity in 2018 'smashes' previous record This year has seen a record-breaking amount of new UK offshore wind capacity installed, according to new figures from Renewable UK. Learn more... more

Nine ways to raise your company's sustainability ambitions in 2019

December 2018
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Nine ways to raise your company's sustainability ambitions in 2019 During a sustainability leadership webinar hosted by edie last week, representatives from Canary Wharf Group, Ball Corporation and PwC gave their advice for professionals looking to transform their approach to CSR
in 2019, increasing ... more

World's first carbon-negative fuel set to be unveiled at COP24 Summit

December 2018
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
World's first carbon-negative fuel set to be unveiled at COP24 Summit A Swedish startup is set to unveil what it claims is the world's first carbon-negative fuel at the COP24 climate summit in Poland, in a bid to help nations decarbonise the hard-to-abate transport and heat sectors. The innovative new ... more

The best sustainability success stories of the week

December 2018
10
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best sustainability success stories of the week Just Eat's e-scooters and solar-powered smart homes: The sustainability success stories of the week
As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of
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ING: Green technologies could cut global energy emissions by 64%

December 2018
07
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
ING: Green technologies could cut global energy emissions by 64% Low-carbon technologies including electric vehicles (EVs), renewable energy arrays and innovative new fuels could help the world reduce carbon emissions currently accounted for by energy generation and use by almost two-thirds (54%), new ... more

Sustainable Business Covered: The first two days at COP24

December 2018
06
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustainable Business Covered: The first two days at COP24 As hundreds of world leaders, policymakers and climate experts meet in Poland to discuss how best to address some of the world's most pressing climate challenges, edie rounds up all the key announcements and trends you need to hear about ... more

The top sustainability stories of November 2018

December 2018
05
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The top sustainability stories of November 2018 Palm oil bans, sustainable fashion and edie's 30  As November comes to a close and we begin to think about putting up our Christmas trees and wrapping our presents, edie rounds up some of the best-read sustainability stories and ... more

UN climate summit:'We are last generation that can stop climate change'

December 2018
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UN climate summit:'We are last generation that can stop climate change' The UN climate change summit begins on Monday with a warning that today's generation is the last that can prevent catastrophic global warming, as well as the first to be suffering its impacts. All details here...



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UK: Wind generates record amount of electricity

December 2018
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UK: Wind generates record amount of electricity Windfarms generated a record amount of electricity on Wednesday (28 November), according to National Grid.Find more details here more

FTSE 100 firms step up efforts to manage climate change risks

October 2018
01
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
FTSE 100 firms step up efforts to manage climate change risks A new report has highlighted a positive trend among FTSE 100 companies taking action to manage the risks and opportunities of climate change over the past 12 months. Read about all details here.... more

Not recycable: Lidl to stop using black plastic fruit and vegetable packaging

September 2018
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Not recycable:  Lidl to stop using black plastic fruit and vegetable packaging Lidl UK says it will remove black plastic from its entire fruit and vegetable range by the end of the month. Black plastic packaging is not recyclable in the UK, as it cannot be detected by the sorting systems used for plastic recycling, ... more

Emissions: Shell sets near-zero methane emissions target for 2025

September 2018
27
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Emissions: Shell sets near-zero methane emissions target for 2025 Oil and gas giant Shell has made a new commitment to reduce the methane emissions intensity of its operations to below 0.2% by 2025.The new target forms part of the company’s long-term goal of halving the carbon footprint of its ... more

VDMA OE-A: Sustainability

September 2018
26
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA OE-A: Sustainability The OE-A Working Group Sustainability aims to identify and understand the sustainability benefits of organic and printed electronics technology, emphasizing its contribution to a sustainable future in an open dialogue with key stake ... more

The best green innovations of last week: Volvo's electric truck and reusable food wraps

September 2018
25
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of last week: Volvo's electric truck and reusable food wraps A number of eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations have emerged that could help businesses and nations accelerate the transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy. Here, edie rounds-up six of the best.


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VDMA: Creating perspectives in Africa with vocational training

September 2018
24
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: Creating perspectives in Africa with vocational training Mechanical engineering industry supports the development of sustainable economic structures - Only 2 percent of machine exports go to Africa. Africa wants to develop itself into a continent with great economic strength that is also ... more

Combined heat and power (CHP): edie launches free business guide

September 2018
21
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 Combined heat and power (CHP): edie launches free business guide Organisations looking to install combined heat & power (CHP) systems on their site now have access to an updated business guide which breaks down all of the key information required to implement the technology.
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Number of dirty diesels on road still growing, report shows

September 2018
20
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Number of dirty diesels on road still growing, report shows The number of dirty diesel vehicles pumping out toxic emissions on Europe's streets is still rising three years after the Dieselgate scandal began, according to a new report. More than seven million such cars and vans remain on UK roads ... more

Global Climate Action Summit: Lack of government climate ambition balanced by non-state action

September 2018
20
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Global Climate Action Summit: Lack of government climate ambition balanced by non-state action San Francisco's Global Climate Action Summit ended on 14 September with non-state actors sending a call to action to governments ahead of the crucial COP24 in December, while highlighting their pivotal role in reducing emissions and ... more

Hundreds of global investors commit to bolster climate strategies

September 2018
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Hundreds of global investors commit to bolster climate strategies A coalition of almost 400 investors with $23trn in collective assets has pledged to step up its climate action plans in a bid to help the global finance sector meet the aims of the Paris Agreement. Read more...

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Deforestation monitoring and £50m EV investments: The sustainability success stories of the week

September 2018
17
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Deforestation monitoring and £50m EV investments: The sustainability success stories of the week As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe. Learn more about this here more

VDMA: Climate protection needs credible signals

September 2018
13
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: Climate protection needs credible signals Matthias Zelinger, spokesman for energy policy for the VDMA, comments on Commissioner Canete's proposal to raise the EU's climate protection target for 2030. The behaviour of all states involved in the Paris climate process is crucial. ... more

Report: Fossil fuel demand to peak in the 2020s due to clean energy growth

September 2018
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: Fossil fuel demand to peak in the 2020s due to clean energy growth The global transition to clean energy and low-carbon technologies is set to be much quicker than previously expected, with worldwide demand for fossil fuels set to peak in the 2020s. Specifically, the report notes that the clean energy ... more

Report: Smart technology could reduce annual cost of decarbonising homes by £6.9bn

September 2018
06
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: Smart technology could reduce annual cost of decarbonising homes by £6.9bn Smart technologies which improve household energy flexibility have the potential to cut the annual cost of decarbonising Britain's housing stock by almost £7bn, according to a new joint report from Imperial College London (ICL) and ... more

Mercedes-Benz unveils first all-electric show car

September 2018
05
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Mercedes-Benz unveils first all-electric show car Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has revealed the concept for its first fully electric show car in a step towards its goal of bringing 10 all-electric vehicles (EVs) to the market by 2022. The single-seater car is fitted with two electric ... more

The Top 10 sustainability stories of August 2018!

September 2018
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The Top 10 sustainability stories of August 2018! As the summer holidays draw to a close, we take a look back at August's biggest sustainability stories in this round-up - covering wonky produce boxes, plastics debates and a solar-powered cheese manufacturing plant. Read about ... more

Mobility: Volkswagen to launch electric car sharing initiative in Berlin

September 2018
03
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Mobility: Volkswagen to launch electric car sharing initiative in Berlin Volkswagen has announced that it will launch a car-sharing pool of 2,000 fully electric vehicles in Berlin, in the same week that new research revealed that Europe-wide sales of new electric vehicles (EVs) grew by more than 40% in the ... more

PepsiCo's recycling drive and Lego's plant-based bricks: The sustainability success stories of the w

August 2018
31
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
PepsiCo's recycling drive and Lego's plant-based bricks: The sustainability success stories of the w As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe. Find all stories here more

World Water Week: Seven ways businesses are progressing water stewardship

August 2018
30
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
World Water Week: Seven ways businesses are progressing water stewardship As research released for World Water Week (August 26 -31) reveals that the number of large companies pledging to measure, manage and report their water risks has doubled over the last three years, edie rounds up seven ways that the ... more

VDMA: Climate protection needs credible signals

August 2018
29
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: Climate protection needs credible signals Matthias Zelinger, spokesman for energy policy for the VDMA, comments on Commissioner Canete's proposal to raise the EU's climate protection target for 2030. The behaviour of all states involved in the Paris climate process is crucial. ... more

ISO 50001 revised to reflect changing energy landscape

August 2018
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
ISO 50001 revised to reflect changing energy landscape The ISO 50001 energy management standard has been revised for the first time since it was published to account for trends such as rising energy costs and climate change. Learn more


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Europe's first bioenergy carbon capture project to assist drinks sector

August 2018
24
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Europe's first bioenergy carbon capture project to assist drinks sector Energy group Drax has announced that it is in talks with the British Beer & Pub Association to explore whether the CO2 captured during its bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) project could be used to tackle CO2 shortages in ... more

How to implement the circular economy: edie's next 30-minute masterclass

August 2018
22
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
How to implement the circular economy: edie's next 30-minute masterclass Sustainability professionals seeking to drive value from the transition to a circular economy are invited to take part in a free, online masterclass taking place on Wednesday 12 September. Register here
 
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The sustainability success stories of the week: Solar-powered breweries and Ikea's electric ricksha

August 2018
21
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week: Solar-powered breweries and Ikea's electric ricksha As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe. more

Biodegradable batteries and ocean-plastic shoes: the best green innovations of the week

August 2018
20
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Biodegradable batteries and ocean-plastic shoes: the best green innovations of the week A number of eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations have emerged that could help businesses and nations deliver on resource efficiency, low-carbon transitions and combat climate change. Here, edie rounds-up six of the ... more

Recycling: Veolia to recycle 120 million coffee cups in 2019

August 2018
17
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Recycling: Veolia to recycle 120 million coffee cups in 2019 Waste management firm Veolia has announced it will increase the number of coffee cups it collects for recycling annually by 300%, by working with retailers such as Costa, Starbucks and McDonald's on in-store collection services. Read ... more

Human rights: Report about UK product imports fuelling modern slavery at home and abroad

August 2018
10
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Human rights: Report about UK product imports fuelling modern slavery at home and abroad The UK purchased almost £14bn worth of products that were produced through forced labour last year, while 136,000 people living in modern slavery are now located in the UK, according to a new report. Read about the results of ... more

Important knowledge: Canon educates youth on the importance of SDGs

August 2018
09
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Important knowledge: Canon educates youth on the importance of SDGs Global imaging manufacturer Canon has this week worked with the University of the Arts London to help students harness the power of visual storytelling to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more here more

Chemicals giant to slash emissions following ISO 50001 certification

August 2018
08
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Chemicals giant to slash emissions following ISO 50001 certification Chemical production and innovation giant Borealis has announced a new aim of reducing its carbon footprint by 360,000 tonnes of CO2e each year, after achieving the latest internationally recognised standard for energy management systems. ... more

Textile industry: Levi Strauss commits to 100% renewables and science-based targets

August 2018
07
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Textile industry: Levi Strauss commits to 100% renewables and science-based targets After receiving the stamp of approval from the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) for its carbon reduction aims, fashion brand Levi Strauss has unveiled a revamped sustainability strategy that will see the company commit to sourcing ... more

Heatwave made more than twice as likely by climate change, scientists find

August 2018
06
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Heatwave made more than twice as likely by climate change, scientists find The heatwave searing northern Europe was made more than twice as likely by climate change, according to a rapid assessment by scientists. Find all details here more

Top 10 sustainability stories of July 2018

August 2018
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Top 10 sustainability stories of July 2018 Aside from the never-ending heatwave, it was a month of climate-positive pledges, battery storage boons and the official launch of edie's 2019 Sustainability Leaders Awards. Take a look back at July's biggest sustainability stories in ... more

Olympic EVs and compostable coffee pods: This week's top 5 sustainability success stories

August 2018
03
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Olympic EVs and compostable coffee pods: This week's top 5 sustainability success stories As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe. more

VDMA: Interesting facts about the windpower industry

August 2018
02
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: Interesting facts about the windpower industry Did you know that the machine housing of wind turbines can be as large as a single-family home? We have gathered some astonishing facts on the #windenergy industry. Learn more from article more

European Sustainability Award launched

July 2018
30
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
European Sustainability Award launched


In 2018 the European Commission launched for the first time ever a European Sustainability Award to reward the efforts and creativity of European people, businesses and organisations. The ambition of this award is clear: ... more

Science-based buildings and plastic-waste football kits: This Top 5 sustainability success stories

July 2018
27
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Science-based buildings and plastic-waste football kits: This Top 5 sustainability success stories As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe. Learn about all details here... more

Kinetic power treadmills and demand response apps: The best green innovations of the week

July 2018
26
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Kinetic power treadmills and demand response apps: The best green innovations of the week A number of eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations have emerged that could help businesses and nations deliver on resource efficiency, low-carbon transitions and combat climate change. Here, edie rounds-up six of the ... more

Remember: THURSDAY AT 2PM: The SDG 'power hour' webinar

July 2018
25
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Remember: THURSDAY AT 2PM: The SDG 'power hour' webinar Sustainability experts from BT, the British Retail Consortium (BRC), the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD) and DNV GL are all set to feature in a live edie webinar focused on business engagement with the SDGs, taking ... more

China, EU reaffirm Paris climate commitment, vow more cooperation

July 2018
24
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 China, EU reaffirm Paris climate commitment, vow more cooperation China and the European Union on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris climate change pact and called other signatories to do the same, saying action against rising global temperatures had become more important than ever. ... more

Sustainability strategy: 30-minute masterclass: Seven tips to influence the board

July 2018
23
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustainability strategy: 30-minute masterclass: Seven tips to influence the board During a 30-minute masterclass webinar hosted by edie last week, Cranfield University's module leader for Managing Corporate Responsibility, Rosina Watson, outlined the key skills needed to promote a sustainability strategy at board ... more

More sustainability success stories: Panda solar parks and Uber’s e-scooter scheme

July 2018
20
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
More sustainability success stories: Panda solar parks and Uber’s e-scooter scheme As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe. All details here more

Report: Circular economy a 'powerful force' to meeting Paris Agreement goals

July 2018
19
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: Circular economy a 'powerful force' to meeting Paris Agreement goals Circular business models and greater material efficiency of products in the transport and built environment sectors could reduce emissions by 3.6 billion tonnes annually - putting the globe on course to meet the targets of the Paris ... more

VDMA: Good progress on the circular economy

July 2018
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: Good progress on the circular economy
Europe’s Ministers of the Environment have confirmed their goal of creating a waste-free economy in Europe. The mechanical engineering industry plays a key role in this undertaking. Read article
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The best green innovations of the week: Ammonia storage plants and vertical farms

July 2018
17
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of the week: Ammonia storage plants and vertical farms A number of eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations have emerged that could help businesses and nations deliver on resource efficiency, low-carbon transitions and combat climate change. Here, edie rounds-up six of the ... more

Plastic-free supermarkets and lessons in leadership: This week’s top 5 sustainability success storie

July 2018
13
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Plastic-free supermarkets and lessons in leadership: This week’s top 5 sustainability success storie As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe. more

Tetra Pak half way to sourcing 100% renewable electricity

July 2018
13
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Tetra Pak half way to sourcing 100% renewable electricity Packaging giant Tetra Pak has this week revealed that it now sources half of the electricity needed to power its global operations from renewables, putting it on track to meet its target of sourcing 100% green electricity by 2030
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In Practice: SEAT's largest solar array in the automotive industry

July 2018
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
In Practice: SEAT's largest solar array in the automotive industry In a move to capture the benefits of Industry 4.0 and reach sustainability targets for 2025, Spanish carmaker SEAT is showcasing its Martorell factory as hub for innovative environmental solutions - including the largest solar plant in ... more

Ecotricity launches UK's first vegan-certified electricity tariff

July 2018
10
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 Ecotricity launches UK's first vegan-certified electricity tariff Green electricity company Ecotricity has launched a new "vegan-certified" electricity tariff, in a bid to encourage other power suppliers to stop generating power from meat and dairy industry by-products. more

'Promiscuous' enzymes and fjord-cooled data centres: The best green innovations of the week

July 2018
09
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
'Promiscuous' enzymes and fjord-cooled data centres: The best green innovations of the week A number of eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations have emerged that could help businesses and nations deliver on resource efficiency, low-carbon transitions and combat climate change. Here, edie rounds-up six of the ... more

Report: Demand response will see EU meet 40% of its 2020 energy targets

July 2018
06
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: Demand response will see EU meet 40% of its 2020 energy targets Despite slow adoption rates of demand-response measures in several member states, the service is on track to enable the EU to achieve 40% of its 2020 energy and carbon reduction targets. Read about the details here more

The sustainability success stories of the week

July 2018
02
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe more

Switching to electric vehicles: edie launches free business guide

June 2018
27
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Switching to electric vehicles: edie launches free business guide Organisations looking to deploy electric vehicles (EVs) in their fleet now have access to a comprehensive guide which breaks down all of the key information required to successfully make the EV transition. https://bit.ly/2sO9D9k more

Greatbritain: MPs and peers push for 'net zero' emissions by 2050

June 2018
20
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Greatbritain: MPs and peers push for 'net zero' emissions by 2050 A cross-party group of senior MPs and peers have urged the government to commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to "net zero" by 2050. How can this goal be achieved? more

'Carbon bubble' could spark global financial crisis, study warns

June 2018
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
'Carbon bubble' could spark global financial crisis, study warns Plunging prices for renewable energy and rapidly increasing investment in low-carbon technologies could leave fossil fuel companies with trillions in stranded assets and spark a global financial crisis, a new study has found.
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Report: Circular economy a 'powerful force' to meeting Paris Agreement goals

June 2018
15
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: Circular economy a 'powerful force' to meeting Paris Agreement goals Circular business models and greater material efficiency of products in the transport and built environment sectors could reduce emissions by 3.6 billion tonnes annually - putting the globe on course to meet the targets of the Paris ... more

Achieving Mission Possible: The sustainability success stories of the week

June 2018
13
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Achieving Mission Possible: The sustainability success stories of the week As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe. Read about the projects more

'High risk' meat and fish sector failing to combat climate-related business risks

June 2018
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
'High risk' meat and fish sector failing to combat climate-related business risks More than half of global meat and fish suppliers have been labelled as "high risk", with new research warning that the sector is failing to manage sustainability issues such as greenhouse gas emissions and antibiotics stewardship. All ... more

World Environment Day: Seven countries leading the charge on plastics pollution

June 2018
05
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
World Environment Day: Seven countries leading the charge on plastics pollution Today (5 June) marks World Environment Day, the UN’s global vehicle to inspire action on a plethora of pressing environmental issues, notably plastics pollution. Here, edie scans the globe to see how nations are putting an end to ... more

SEAT installs air-cleaning pavement at Barcelona plant after surpassing emissions goal

June 2018
05
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
SEAT installs air-cleaning pavement at Barcelona plant after surpassing emissions goal After hitting its key environmental goals two years ahead of schedule, Spanish car manufacturer SEAT has installed 4,000sqm of air-cleaning paving slabs at its Martorell plant in Barcelona. How does this work? more

Why now is the time for corporates to set long-term targets for renewables

June 2018
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 Why now is the time for corporates to set long-term targets for renewables A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) found that corporates have actively sourced renewable energy equivalent to the overall demand of France, but renewables demand could soar if companies turned voluntary ... more

Hydrogen dustcarts and light-up trees: The best green innovations of the week

June 2018
01
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Hydrogen dustcarts and light-up trees: The best green innovations of the week A number of eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations have emerged that could help businesses and nations deliver on resource efficiency, low-carbon transitions and combat climate change. Here, edie rounds-up six of the ... more

European Commission plots ban on single-use plastics

June 2018
01
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
European Commission plots ban on single-use plastics The European Commission presented its long-awaited marine-litter-busting proposal on single-use plastics on Monday (28 May). The first legislative proposal from the Plastics Strategy aims to help the EU clean up the continent's beaches ... more

Hitting toughest climate target will save world $30tn in damages, analysis shows

May 2018
31
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Hitting toughest climate target will save world $30tn in damages, analysis shows Achieving the toughest climate change target set in the global Paris agreement will save the world about $30tn in damages, far more than the costs of cutting carbon emissions, according to a new economic analysis. See details more

EU tables ground-breaking 'low-carbon benchmark' for green finance

May 2018
30
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
EU tables ground-breaking 'low-carbon benchmark' for green finance The European Commission presented on Thursday, 24 May, a set of proposals aimed at boosting private investment in low-carbon technologies like renewable energies while increasing transparency in sustainable finance to avoid green ... more

Recycled plastic roads and clothes made from milk: The best green innovations of the week

May 2018
29
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Recycled plastic roads and clothes made from milk: The best green innovations of the week A number of eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations have emerged that could help businesses and nations deliver on resource efficiency, low-carbon transitions and combat climate change. Here, edie rounds-up six of the ... more

Bright ideas: Insight report on 10 of the best green innovations

May 2018
24
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Bright ideas: Insight report on 10 of the best green innovations From perovskite solar cells to waste-sucking rubbish bins, edie's latest report profiles 10 potentially game-changing green innovations. Get the report here more

Drax launches Europe's first bioenergy carbon capture project

May 2018
23
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Drax launches Europe's first bioenergy carbon capture project Energy group Drax has announced that it will lead the first bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) project in Europe during a trial of new technology at its north Yorkshire power station. More details here

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Food packaging: Iceland among first adopters of new plastic-free labelling

May 2018
22
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Food packaging: Iceland among first adopters of new plastic-free labelling Frozen giant Iceland will adopt a new "plastic free" mark designed to help consumers make informed choices on plastic packaging. Continue reading more

Audi aims for 800,000 electric and hybrid car sales in 2025

May 2018
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Audi aims for 800,000 electric and hybrid car sales in 2025 German carmaker Audi has outlined plans to sell 800,000 fully electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids in 2025. “Our goal is to revolutionise mobility,” AUDI AG’s chairman of the board of management Rupert Stadler ... more

Paris Agreement: Developing nations call for 'urgent' action to develop rulebook

May 2018
16
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Paris Agreement: Developing nations call for 'urgent' action to develop rulebook A network of some of the least developed countries in the world has called on developed economies to turn "concepts into action" by accelerating the implementation of a 'rule book' for the Paris Agreement through increased climate ... more

London: Mayor Sadiq Khan unveils goals to make it the world's 'greenest city'

May 2018
15
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
London: Mayor Sadiq Khan unveils goals to make it the world's 'greenest city' The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced plans to make the capital the "greenest" city in the world by 2050, with a series of targets put in place to improve air quality, boost renewables investments and halve food waste. Learn ... more

EU proposes 25% 'climate quota' in new long-term budget

May 2018
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
EU proposes 25% 'climate quota' in new long-term budget The clean energy transition and other initiatives to decarbonise Europe's economy will represent 25% of EU spending under a seven-year EU budget plan put forward by the European Commission on Wednesday, 2 May. Continue reading more

Worries mount over waste incineration as 'renewable energy'

May 2018
09
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Worries mount over waste incineration as 'renewable energy' A coalition of green NGOs and industries in the business of recycling, chemicals, forestry and the bio-based economy wrote to policymakers on Thursday (3 May), urging them to prevent incineration of unrecyclable waste from being counted ... more

How the SDGs and stakeholder engagement can hold the key to sustainability leadership

May 2018
08
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
How the SDGs and stakeholder engagement can hold the key to sustainability leadership EXCLUSIVE: Building strong relationships with stakeholders and aligning targets with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are some of the most effective ways of embedding sustainability into core business models, an expert panel ... more

VDMA: Europe works, but it needs to evolve

May 2018
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: Europe works, but it needs to evolve From the point of view of the mechanical engineering industry, the European idea is a real success model, something people in Europe can be proud of! Nevertheless, there are some points that can still be improved. Because managing the ... more

Intelligent highways and underground bins: the best green innovations of the week

April 2018
27
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Intelligent highways and underground bins: the best green innovations of the week A number of eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations have emerged that could help businesses and nations deliver on resource efficiency, low-carbon transitions and combat climate change. Here, edie rounds-up six of the ... more

Two VDMA member companies are among the winners of the German Innovation Prize for Climate and Envir

April 2018
27
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Two VDMA member companies are among the winners of the German Innovation Prize for Climate and Envir


Two VDMA member companies are among the winners of the German Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment, which is awarded every two years by the Federal Ministry for the Environment and the BDI. All details here


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How effective data management can drive a successful energy strategy

April 2018
23
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
How effective data management can drive a successful energy strategy Data monitoring technologies are an "invaluable" tool for firms seeking to drive energy efficiency, cut costs and enhance sustainability strategies, an expert panel recently concluded. edie's exclusive webinar explored how technologies ... more

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

April 2018
20
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles - by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles. Learn more more

Achieving Mission Possible: The sustainability success stories of the week

April 2018
19
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Achieving Mission Possible: The sustainability success stories of the week The UK’s largest solar power car port and a returnable coffee cup solution feature in the third edition of edie's new content series which rounds up some of the world's most inspirational sustainability initiatives that are ... more

UN agrees to halve shipping emissions by 2050

April 2018
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UN agrees to halve shipping emissions by 2050 Over 170 countries reached agreement on Friday (13 April) to reduce CO2 emissions from shipping by "at least" 50% on 2008 levels by 2050, ending years of slow progress: https://bit.ly/2J4MKVT more

International Maritime Organisation 'too slow' on emissions strategy

April 2018
10
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
International Maritime Organisation 'too slow' on emissions strategy The International Maritime Organisation has moved too slowly on drafting its greenhouse gas strategy and reducing emissions from shipping, Transparency International has warned, urging the global shipping regulator to improve its ... more

VDMA: POWER-TO-X - A promising cornerstone to climate protection

April 2018
09
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: POWER-TO-X - A promising cornerstone to climate protection If the goal of achieving greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050 is to be achieved, fossil resources will have to be replaced to the greatest possible extent. The "Power-to-X 2030" study sheds light on the role the machinery sector will play ... more

Elephant dung paper and 'Farming Trees': the best green innovations of the week

April 2018
06
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Elephant dung paper and 'Farming Trees': the best green innovations of the week From smart bins that handle recycling to sturdy paper made from elephant faeces, this week's innovation round-up covers six unique products or systems that can help deliver a low-carbon, resource-efficient world. Amazing solutions... more

Cross-sector electric vehicle project targets energy-neutral office buildings

April 2018
05
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Cross-sector electric vehicle project targets energy-neutral office buildings Companies from the energy, transport and technology sectors have joined forces to explore how electric vehicles (EVs) can facilitate energy storage solutions that link up to onsite renewable installations and building energy management ... more

Business leaders call for net-zero carbon standards for buildings by 2030

April 2018
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 Business leaders call for net-zero carbon standards for buildings by 2030 More than 50 business leaders from some of the UK's largest construction and property firms have called on ministers to implement policies that ensure all new buildings are built to net-zero carbon standards by ... more

Apple-based leather and seawater greenhouses: the best green innovations of the week

April 2018
03
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Apple-based leather and seawater greenhouses: the best green innovations of the week This week's green innovations round-up focuses on select winners and finalists from innovation fund competitions hosted by the likes of Shell, Adidas and Kering. Find details here

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World Water Day: Top brands and retailers sign up to new Courtauld 2025 water ambition

March 2018
22
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
World Water Day: Top brands and retailers sign up to new Courtauld 2025 water ambition The likes of Coca-Cola, Sainsbury's and Tesco have all given their backing to a new Courtauld 2025 water ambition, amid a flurry of corporate activity around water efficiency on World Water Day (22 March).The new ambition coincides with ... more

McDonald's to reduce emissions by a third under approved science-based targets

March 2018
21
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
McDonald's to reduce emissions by a third under approved science-based targets McDonald's has today (20 March) become the first global restaurant company to have an emissions reduction target approved by the Science-Based Target Initiative (SBTI), as the fast food giant outlines plans to reduce carbon emissions by ... more

Crown Estate deploys London's first air purifying CityTree

March 2018
20
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Crown Estate deploys London's first air purifying CityTree An outdoor "living wall" with an air purifying capability of 275 natural tress that can reduce harmful pollutants by up to 30% had been launched by the Crown Estate near Piccadilly Circus.
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Egg white hydrogen and chewing gum coffee cups: the best green innovations of the week

March 2018
19
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Egg white hydrogen and chewing gum coffee cups: the best green innovations of the week From reducing chewing gum waste to increasing the performance of solar panels, the past week has showcased how innovation can impact across all areas of sustainability. edie brings them all together under one innovation round-up. more

Plastic-free aisles and seaweed sachets: Six brand new business plans to tackle plastic waste

March 2018
06
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Plastic-free aisles and seaweed sachets: Six brand new business plans to tackle plastic waste The war on plastic waste rages on, but this week was a bit different, with numerous companies stepping into to the spotlight to shed light on a range of solutions.Here is the innovation round-up

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Non profit CDP analysis: 100 global cities use renewables for at least 70% of electricity needs

March 2018
05
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Non profit CDP analysis: 100 global cities use renewables for at least 70% of electricity needs More than 100 global cities are now sourcing at least 70% of their electricity from renewables sources, new research has found. Read article more

EU's carbon market update clears final hurdle

March 2018
01
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 EU's carbon market update clears final hurdle The Council of the EU has given the final stamp of approval to an update to the European Union's Emissions Trading System (ETS), which hopes to help the bloc cut emissions by 40% by 2030. Find details here more

Mobility: Opening the road to electrification is not as simple as the flick of a switch

February 2018
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Mobility: Opening the road to electrification is not as simple as the flick of a switch Energy companies, the auto industry and businesses need to advance together, supported by government. Bloomberg predicts that by 2040, 67% of new car sales in Europe will be electric, with estimates that the majority of vehicles on the ... more

The best green innovations of the week: Hybrid boats and paper batteries:

February 2018
27
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of the week: Hybrid boats and paper batteries: In a week that mapped the future of renewables, edie rounds up the low-carbon and resource-efficient innovations that could shape the future. Read details here more

VDMA: IFAT as a showcase to the world

February 2018
26
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: IFAT as a showcase to the world Delegations from all over the world, the latest technologies for mineral recycling, knowledge of foreign markets. You can find all this and more at IFAT 2018 in Munich in May. Additionally, the VDMA Waste Treatment and Recycling ... more

Balearics launch pioneering plan to phase out emissions

February 2018
24
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Balearics launch pioneering plan to phase out emissions The Balearic islands' government has launched a pioneering plan to phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, potentially setting itself on a collision course with the Spanish government. All details here more

New Report: EU can double renewables and boost economy

February 2018
23
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
New Report: EU can double renewables and boost economy A cost-effective approach to integration with the European Union (EU) could help the bloc double the percentage of renewable energy that it uses, while bringing Member States in line with a collective goal to reduce emissions by 40% by ... more

VDMA: Humans – Machines – Progress – The film

February 2018
22
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: Humans – Machines – Progress – The film Machines improve our lives – on a large and small scale. Whether for our health, food or the many means of transportation that we use; whether we are looking at the ground deep below the sea or from high above – we need ... more

Carlsberg cuts carbon emissions 16% in two years

February 2018
21
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Carlsberg cuts carbon emissions 16% in two years Carlsberg,driven by the elimination of coal as a fuel source at nine breweries in China, as outlined in the company's latest sustainability report a 16% reduction in carbon emissions and a 6% reduction in water use since 2015. For ... more

Heathrow installed rapid charge points for electric black cabs

February 2018
20
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Heathrow installed rapid charge points for electric black cabs Heathrow Airport has revealed that it is actively collaborating with Transport for London to install seven rapid charging points for electric taxis by the end of this month, with the airport also announcing the delivery of its 50th ... more

The best green innovations of the week: Mine shaft energy storage and post-consumer packaging

February 2018
19
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of the week: Mine shaft energy storage and post-consumer packaging the weekIn a week of business breakthroughs for sustainability, edie rounds up the low-carbon and resource-efficient innovations that could shape the future. See details here more

Sector insight: The state of sustainability in food and drink manufacturing

February 2018
16
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sector insight: The state of sustainability in food and drink manufacturing The food and drink industry is experiencing an era of unprecedented change, driven by technological advances, new global frameworks and a transformation of the supply chain to build resilience across the global food system. But what does ... more

Valentines Day: Chocolates driving deforestation across the globe, report claims

February 2018
15
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Valentines Day: Chocolates driving deforestation across the globe, report claims A box of chocolates may not be the most environmentally friendly way to show your love this Valentine's Day, a report published today claims.The cocoa in chocolate products is probably driving deforestation across the globe, according to ... more

London, Barcelona or Singapore: Which will be the best smart city in the world?

February 2018
14
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
London, Barcelona or Singapore: Which will be the best smart city in the world? A new report from Philips Lighting and SmartCitiesWorld polled 150 city planning experts to find out which city will lead the global smart city transition. edie outlines the top three cities, and why they are primed to act as global ... more

Drop the C: Heineken outlines science-based targets ambition

February 2018
13
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Drop the C: Heineken outlines science-based targets ambition Brewer Heineken unveiled yesterday (12 February) a new sustainability strategy that commits to ramping up renewable energy production, piloting an internal carbon price and setting science-based targets across distribution, cooling and ... more

Report: Majority of UK SMEs struggling to embed sustainability

February 2018
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: Majority of UK SMEs struggling to embed sustainability Almost three-quarters of UK SMEs are struggling to embed sustainability practices, citing costs issues and unfavourable government policies as major stumbling blocks, according to a new report: http://bit.ly/2G5vONk more

Latest edie guide showcases 10 business examples of low-carbon innovation

January 2018
16
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Latest edie guide showcases 10 business examples of low-carbon innovation Organisations looking to revamp their energy management approach in 2018 can take inspiration from edie's new best-practice report which rounds up 10 shining examples of businesses that are driving the energy transition. See details ... more

World's largest automotive alliance launches $1bn fund for future driving innovations

January 2018
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
World's largest automotive alliance launches $1bn fund for future driving innovations The world's largest automotive alliance has today (10 January), announced a new corporate venture capital fund to provide up to $1bn in investment for innovative electrification, autonomous and connectivity projects. Find details here more

Transparency, Trump and tipping points: The key trends that could define sustainability in 2018

January 2018
10
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Transparency, Trump and tipping points: The key trends that could define sustainability in 2018 The green economy in 2018 will likely be shaped by a corporate drive to increase disclosure, a "tipping point" for major clean technologies, and a pendulum swing in global sustainability leadership towards the developing world. How can ... more

Sustainability: New opportunities for climate leadership in 2018

December 2017
22
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustainability: New opportunities for climate leadership in 2018 Cities and companies have raised the bar in tackling climate change this year - there are new opportunities for leadership in 2018. Sustainability for climate and resources more

Philippe Joubert: Policy frameworks will define climate action in 2018

December 2017
21
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 Philippe Joubert: Policy frameworks will define climate action in 2018 The concept that markets can direct themselves without government guidance is a "fallacy" and policymakers must create the regulatory frameworks that enable businesses to thrive on a low-carbon pathway in 2018. How it can work out more

The best green innovations of 2017: VOTE for your favourite

December 2017
20
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of 2017: VOTE for your favourite From flying taxis and autonomous trains to origami clothing and insect burgers, edie rounds up 10 of the best green innovations of 2017 - but which is your favourite? Find all innovations here

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Corporate giants urge EU to back 35% renewables target

December 2017
19
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 Corporate giants urge EU to back 35% renewables target A coalition comprising some of the world's biggest companies has urged EU energy ministers to back a 35% target for renewable energy when they meet in Brussels on Monday next week: Details more

Global e-waste climbs 8% in two years, but disposal discrepancies remain

December 2017
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Global e-waste climbs 8% in two years, but disposal discrepancies remain More than 44 million metric tonnes of electronic waste were generated in 2016, but only 20% has been documented as being collected and recycled, a new report launched on 13 December) has found. How can we in future handle disposal and ... more

EU announces €9bn in funding for climate action

December 2017
15
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
EU announces €9bn in funding for climate action The European commission has announced funding of €9bn (£8bn) for action on climate change, one of a flurry of measures from governments, businesses and investors aimed at achieving the goals of the 2015 Paris agreement. All ... more

Edible packaging and ocean-plastic shoes: Six of the best innovations to solve the plastics problem

December 2017
14
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Edible packaging and ocean-plastic shoes: Six of the best innovations to solve the plastics problem Following this week's inspiring webinar on how businesses are helping to solve the plastics problem, edie has rounded up some of the ground-breaking innovations being explored by companies across the globe as we look to tackle the perils ... more

Well-designed green regulations support business growth, study finds

December 2017
13
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Well-designed green regulations support business growth, study finds The economic benefits of strong environmental regulations far outweigh the associated compliance costs, a new report from the Aldersgate Group has concluded. More details here more

Are developing nations the ideal testing ground for circular economy practices?

December 2017
08
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Are developing nations the ideal testing ground for circular economy practices? As UN ministers look set to create a taskforce to eradicate the 'ocean Armageddon' of plastic waste and foster growth of closed-loop systems, a new Chatham House briefing paper suggests that the circular economy would enable developing ... more

ISO 50001: edie launches new-look guide to implementation for energy managers

December 2017
07
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
ISO 50001: edie launches new-look guide to implementation for energy managers Organisations and energy managers with an interest in the ISO 50001 energy management standard now have access to an updated 'edie explains' guide which breaks down all of the key information required to gain. To article and download more

Report: Corporate action on SDGs stalling two years on

December 2017
06
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: Corporate action on SDGs stalling two years on The global business community has slowed momentum on adopting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the past 12 months, according to alarming new research. While awareness of the SDGs has grown, sustainability consultancy ... more

Everyone is talking about blockchain, so why all the hype?

December 2017
05
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Everyone is talking about blockchain, so why all the hype? When 10,000 government delegates met at COP23 to tackle climate change, the UNFCC and other sponsors brought 100 blockchain developers to Bonn with one purpose - to code for climate. How can it work? more

Top car manufacturers launch sustainable raw materials partnership

December 2017
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Top car manufacturers launch sustainable raw materials partnership Some of the world's biggest global carmakers, including BMW, Ford and Toyota, have teamed up to launch a project to address the sustainability issues in the sourcing of raw materials. Read details here more

Co-op and Iceland throw weight behind national plastic bottle deposit return scheme

December 2017
01
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Co-op and Iceland throw weight behind national plastic bottle deposit return scheme Supermarket giants Iceland and the Co-op have given their backing to the introduction of a nationwide bottle deposit return scheme (DRS) to help reduce plastic pollution. How is the reaction of the involved industry?

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UPS trials sustainable delivery system in London

November 2017
30
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UPS trials sustainable delivery system in London Delivery firm UP is testing a delivery system which sees a power-assisted trailer make last mile deliveries in central London in a bid to reduce congestion and emissions. Future stainable delivery service? more

Energy storage: Free business guide to battery technology launched by edie

November 2017
29
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Energy storage: Free business guide to battery technology launched by edie Organisations seeking to capitalise on the benefits of energy storage now have access to a new edie Explains guide which breaks down everything you need to know about the technology. Find the guide here more

Global support group launched to ease water pressures related to urbanisation

November 2017
24
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Global support group launched to ease water pressures related to urbanisation The United Nations has convened a host of organisations including the World Water Council (WWC) and the Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) to create frameworks that enable cities to overcome political, financial, technological ... more

BNEF: Energy storage market to double six times by 2030

November 2017
23
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
BNEF: Energy storage market to double six times by 2030 The global energy storage market looks to mirror the rapid growth the solar industry experienced between 2000 and 2015, with a new Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) report predicting that the energy storage market will double six times ... more

'Political watershed' as 19 countries pledge to phase out coal

November 2017
22
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
'Political watershed' as 19 countries pledge to phase out coal A new alliance of 19 nations committed to quickly phasing out coal has been launched at the UN climate summit in Bonn, Germany. It was greeted as a "political watershed", signalling the end of the dirtiest fossil fuel that currently ... more

Bonn: What went on at the COP23?

November 2017
21
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Bonn: What went on at the COP23? The second week of climate talks in Bonn came to a conclusion today (17 November), following a raft of new global alliances and climate pledges building momentum for the transition to a low-carbon future. Find details here

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The best green innovations of the week: Electric Lamborghinis and carbon-neutral eggs

November 2017
20
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of the week: Electric Lamborghinis and carbon-neutral eggs Electric Lamborghinis and carbon-neutral eggs: the best green innovations of the week In a week of eye-opening reports for the green economy, edie rounds up the low-carbon and resource-efficient innovations that could shape the future. ... more

World Energy Outlook: Seven key trends shaping the low-carbon economy

November 2017
16
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
World Energy Outlook: Seven key trends shaping the low-carbon economy A rising electrification of energy, rapid deployment of renewable energy sources, and a steady decline of the coal industry are all predicted as major shifts in the global energy scene over the next 25 years in the International Energy ... more

Dutch zero-emission trains to combine biofuel with battery storage

November 2017
15
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Dutch zero-emission trains to combine biofuel with battery storage A batch of zero-emission trains that combine regenerative electrification technology with renewable diesel have been scheduled for commercialisation for 2025, after a pan-European passenger transport firm signed a €170m contract to ... more

COP 23: Climate Agreement is in the Industry’s Best Interest

November 2017
14
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
COP 23: Climate Agreement is in the Industry’s Best Interest VDMA: No Alternatives to International Climate Protection. Europe can Only achieve Climate Goals with Efficient Emissions Trading System: http://bit.ly/2zsxuRK more

The best green innovations of the week: Uber's flying taxis and offshore robot repairs:

November 2017
13
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of the week: Uber's flying taxis and offshore robot repairs: In a week of climate negotiations at Bonn, edie rounds up the low-carbon and resource-efficient innovations that could shape the future. Learn more more

Carbon price among policy wishlist issued by businesses at COP23

November 2017
09
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Carbon price among policy wishlist issued by businesses at COP23 Members of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), including the chief executives of more than 200 international businesses, have called for governments to collaborate with the private sector to set meaningful ... more

COP23: What does the Bonn climate summit mean for sustainability professionals?

November 2017
08
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
COP23: What does the Bonn climate summit mean for sustainability professionals? As delegates from almost every nation arrive in Bonn to discuss the ways to prevent rising global temperatures from reaching catastrophic levels, edie takes a closer look at how developments at the UN climate summit could affect ... more

E-mobility: Car giants launch pan-European electric vehicle charging venture

November 2017
07
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
E-mobility: Car giants launch pan-European electric vehicle charging venture A group of the world's largest car manufacturers, including Ford, BMW and Porsche, have joined forces to develop a network of high-power charging systems across Europe, to stimulate the growth of electric vehicles (EVs): Continue ... more

World Water Council (WWC): Water infrastructure investment must to triple to combat climate change

November 2017
06
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
World Water Council (WWC): Water infrastructure investment must to triple to combat climate change As UN delegates meet in Bonn this week to commence the COP23 climate conference, the World Water Council (WWC) has reported that financial investment into water infrastructure needs to triple to €255bn annually to combat climate ... more

Climate visas and smart trains: the best green innovations of the week

November 2017
03
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Climate visas and smart trains: the best green innovations of the week In a week of COP23 preparations and global reports, edie rounds up the low-carbon and resource-efficient innovations that could shape the future: See details here more

Research: Just 30% of top 250 firms have strong goals to curb emissions

November 2017
02
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Research: Just 30% of top 250 firms have strong goals to curb emissions Researchers have warned that only 30% of the world's top 250 listed companies have set strong goals to curb global warming, despite the group accounting for a third of all carbon emissions. Details here

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UN: World must act now to close 'unacceptable' emissions gap

November 2017
01
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UN: World must act now to close 'unacceptable' emissions gap As figures show that levels of CO2 in the atmosphere increased at record speed last year, a stark UN report has warned that there is an "unacceptable" gap between national pledges and the emissions reductions required to meet the Paris ... more

The best green innovations of the week: Frugal Cartons and wooden wind turbines

October 2017
27
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of the week: Frugal Cartons and wooden wind turbines In a week of warnings for the UK green economy, edie rounds up the low-carbon and resource-efficient innovations that could shape the future. More details

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Report: Green gas could help fuel 15 million homes by 2050

October 2017
25
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: Green gas could help fuel 15 million homes by 2050 Biogas made from domestic waste could help to heat 15 million homes every year by 2050, enough to meet the annual gas demand for households across south east England, London and East Anglia. Learn more more

Christiana Figueres: Corporate leadership on climate change set to hit critical mass

October 2017
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Christiana Figueres: Corporate leadership on climate change set to hit critical mass Former UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres has expressed confidence that the amount of businesses taking a leading stance on the Paris Agreement goals will hit critical mass "pretty soon". Read interview more

EXCLUSIVE: Guide to greening your office

October 2017
03
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
EXCLUSIVE: Guide to greening your office From cutting carbon, reducing costs and boosting staff wellbeing, the arguments for greening your office are compelling, but where do you start, and how do you create a genuinely sustainable working environment
in your business? Article ... more

VDMAImpulse: IN SEARCH OF THE BEST SOUND

October 2017
02
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMAImpulse: IN SEARCH OF THE BEST SOUND Sleep seems a million miles away. The night feels like a furnace, without even the slightest breeze. An air conditioning system could provide some relief, if only it didn't make such horrible noise. Making the sounds of such devices more ... more

VDMAimpulse investigation: DESIGNED FOR GREEN DRIVING

September 2017
29
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMAimpulse investigation: DESIGNED FOR GREEN DRIVING Limiting global warming and curbing greenhouse gas emissions are the main goals of the Paris climate agreement. Electric cars can contribute to achieving these goals. VDMAimpulse investigated the various options available for electric ... more

Terracotta air conditioning and farming in Antarctica: the best green

September 2017
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Terracotta air conditioning and farming in Antarctica: the best green innovations of the week As Climate Week draws to a close, edie rounds up the latest low-carbon technologies and innovations that could help to accelerate the global shift towards a prosperous low-carbon future. http://bit.ly/2yCYavI more

EU to aim for 100% emission cuts in new 'mid-century roadmap'

September 2017
26
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
EU to aim for 100% emission cuts in new 'mid-century roadmap' The European Commission is preparing an update of its low-carbon economy roadmap for 2050, acknowledging that the bloc's current target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions at least 80% by mid-century are insufficient, edie's content ... more

125-years of VDMA: What humans create with machines

September 2017
25
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
125-years of VDMA: What humans create with machines What are the biggest challenges facing mankind? And what contribution are machines and mechanical engineers already making today to solve them? Learn more more

New 'carbon currency' aims to ease sustainable transactions

September 2017
20
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
New 'carbon currency' aims to ease sustainable transactions A new project unveiled yesterday (19 September) will use blockchain technology to create a carbon currency that enables businesses to measure the carbon footprint of transactions in real terms. More details more

UK carbon targets 'under threat' unless businesses invest in energy managers

September 2017
19
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UK carbon targets 'under threat' unless businesses invest in energy managers Britain's carbon targets could be put at risk unless businesses invest in the tools and training required to equip energy managers for the future, according to new research from utility consultancy Inenco. Continue reading more

Selfridges' yellow shopping bags to be made from coffee cups

September 2017
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Selfridges' yellow shopping bags to be made from coffee cups Selfridges has teamed up with waste management firm Veolia and British
papermaker James Cropper to reprocess disposable coffee cup waste into
yellow shopping bags in a closed-loop system. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2h3Avw8 more

The Body Shop rolls out first Bio-Bridge project in India

September 2017
14
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The Body Shop rolls out first Bio-Bridge project in IndiaFrom September to the end of October, every product purchase and transaction from customers visiting The Body Shop stores will help protect threatened elephants and gibbons in India, as part of the company's latest Bio-Bridges programme. ... more

World Water Week: 10 shocking facts about the global water crisis

September 2017
13
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
World Water Week: 10 shocking facts about the global water crisis As research released for World Water Week (27 August - 1 September) warns that more than 100 cities face flood-related risks similar to those currently being felt in Houston, edie dives deep into the data to pull out 10 alarming ... more

VDMA: 5th European Machine Vision Summit

September 2017
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: 5th European Machine Vision Summit The 5th European Machine Vision Summit will take place on Friday, 29 September 2017 (starting at 9 a.m.) - Saturday, 30 September 2017 (ending at 1 p.m.), in Paguera, Mallorca. Registration and programme

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Scientists sketch roadmap for 139 countries to go 100% renewable by 2050

September 2017
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Scientists sketch roadmap for 139 countries to go 100% renewable by 2050 A research team at Stanford University has outlined a new roadmap for 139 countries - including the UK - to switch to 100% #renewable_energy by 2050, which it claims would avoid 1.5C global warming and prevent millions of premature ... more

A greener footprint: How Timberland's boots ignited a decade of circular economy progress

September 2017
08
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
A greener footprint: How Timberland's boots ignited a decade of circular economy progress As Timberland celebrates the 10th anniversary of its EarthKeeper product range which utilises recycled plastic, edie catches up with the outdoor clothing retailer's sustainability director Colleen Vien, who explains how a decade of ... more

World set to exhaust carbon budget in 2040s, despite predicted energy plateau

September 2017
07
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
World set to exhaust carbon budget in 2040s, despite predicted energy plateau A "watershed moment in human history" will occur in 2030 as energy demand plateaus, although the rapid decarbonisation of the global energy supply will still deplete the carbon budget for the goals of the Paris Agreement by 2041. Details ... more

Europe – Trailblazer for democracy and digitalization

September 2017
06
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Europe – Trailblazer for democracy and digitalization Mechanical engineers and all other companies in Europe agree that democracy is the necessary basis for the domestic market. And digitalization opens the doors to new ideas, technologies and customers.Learn more
Together we are ... more

ABB to deliver battery storage system for Burbo Bank windfarm

September 2017
05
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
ABB to deliver battery storage system for Burbo Bank windfarm Industrial automation specialist ABB will provide a 2MW battery storage system to support the use of renewable energy at the 90MW Burbo Bank offshore windfarm near Liverpool, in the first deal of its kind in the UK. Learn more

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New hydrogen technology could slash engine emissions by 80%

August 2017
29
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
New hydrogen technology could slash engine emissions by 80% A British manufacturer has launched a new hydrogen additive technology that can reportedly reduce engine emissions by as much as 80% and offer up to a 20% improvement in fuel efficiency. Learn more

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First of many: DHL and Ford unveil new electric delivery van model

August 2017
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 First of many: DHL and Ford unveil new electric delivery van model Delivery firm Deutsche Post DHL Group has today kickstarted a new collaborative partnership with Ford that will place around 150 electric delivery vans into German delivery services in 2017.Read article now more

New forecast system to boost efficiency and reduce costs of solar energy

August 2017
25
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
New forecast system to boost efficiency and reduce costs of solar energy Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed a forecasting system designed to boost energy generation from solar systems, which could boost the efficiency of the electricity system and help companies
and households reduce ... more

Electric highways and tiny Tesla houses: the best green innovations of the week

August 2017
24
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Electric highways and tiny Tesla houses: the best green innovations of the week In a week of warnings for the UK's green economy, edie rounds up the latest low-carbon technologies and innovations that could help to accelerate the global shift towards a prosperous low-carbon future. Details here more

VDMA: Without water, everything is nothing

August 2017
23
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: Without water, everything is nothing We only need water for drinking, cooking and washing, right? Not even close! Water is in everything around us – from paper to clothes, computers and cars. Do you know how much water runs through your hands every day without you ... more

VDMA report “Future Materials 2030

August 2017
22
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA report “Future Materials 2030
How will the world of mechanical engineering look in 2030 with respect to what today are considered to be “future materials”? Which different scenarios can be foreseen and what would their consequences be for the industry? ... more

VDMA: Onshore wind energy: Result of the second Renewable Energy Act (EEG)

August 2017
22
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 VDMA: Onshore wind energy: Result of the second Renewable Energy Act (EEG) Call for tenders exacerbates risks for manufacturers and suppliers

The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) today published the results of the second round of the EEG call for tenders for onshore wind turbines. Read article: more

World's largest cruise operator closes in on 2020 emissions target

August 2017
22
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
World's largest cruise operator closes in on 2020 emissions target The world's largest leisure travel company, the Carnival Corporation, looks set to achieve a 25% reduction in carbon emissions before a 2020 deadline, after championing liquefied natural gas (LNG) on cruise ships. More more

It's getting hot in here: how to create warmth without burning fossil fuels

August 2017
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
It's getting hot in here: how to create warmth without burning fossil fuels As the UK continues to battle its way to an 80% reduction of its carbon emissions by 2050, a sinking feeling has begun to set in for those who are aware of and involved with decarbonising the UK. Our current infrastructure and policies ... more

Saliva batteries and biodegradable cars: the best green innovations of the week

August 2017
17
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Saliva batteries and biodegradable cars: the best green innovations of the week Capping off a week of firsts for the global climate agenda, edie rounds up the latest low-carbon technologies and innovations that could help to accelerate the global shift towards a prosperous low-carbon future. All details here more

Britain spent 'twice as much on overseas fossil fuels as renewables'

August 2017
16
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Britain spent 'twice as much on overseas fossil fuels as renewables' The UK has spent more than twice as much overseas support on fossil fuels projects as on renewable ones so far this decade, according to research commissioned by the Catholic aid agency Cafod. See details

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Al Gore: Trump has failed to knock Paris climate

August 2017
15
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Al Gore: Trump has failed to knock Paris climate Donald Trump has failed to knock the Paris climate agreement off course despite his efforts to derail it, according to the former US vice president Al Gore. Read article more

Plastic bag charge: 10 fascinating facts about the scheme's sustainability success

August 2017
01
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Plastic bag charge: 10 fascinating facts about the scheme's sustainability success With new Government figures revealing an 83% reduction in single-use carrier bag sales since the instruction of a 5p charge in England, edie delves deep into the data to bring you 10 facts and statistics that you probably didn't know ... more

IFAT Eurasia: 4,000 trees for climate protection

July 2017
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
IFAT Eurasia: 4,000 trees for climate protection Setting an example for climate change – that is the goal of the reforestation project of the environmental technology trade fair IFAT Eurasia. A total of 4,000 trees have been planted in the Balıkesir province, in western Turkey, ... more

Human rights due diligence: what should businesses do next?

July 2017
24
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Human rights due diligence: what should businesses do next?
I was invited to attend the International Bar Association (IBA) and OECD meeting at the 'OECD Global Form on Responsible Business Conduct in Paris this month. A group of lawyers, barristers, business leaders and academics met to ... more

Political barriers hampering onsite biodiesel production

July 2017
21
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Political barriers hampering onsite biodiesel production EXCLUSIVE: Biomethane generated from food and drinks process residues is emerging as a viable low-carbon alternative to diesel used in commercial vehicles, but a lack of political clarity has left the food sector "scratching the surface" ... more

EcoAct Group takeover of Carbon Clear signals global 'climate leadership'

July 2017
20
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
EcoAct Group takeover of Carbon Clear signals global 'climate leadership' French climate finance project developer EcoAct Group has taken over London-based sustainability consultancy Carbon Clear in a bid to help businesses make a low-carbon shift on a global scale. See details more

Robotic housebuilders and eco-underwear: the best green innovations of the week

July 2017
19
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Robotic housebuilders and eco-underwear: the best green innovations of the week In a week that highlighted the leaders and laggards of the low-carbon transition, edie rounds up the latest low-carbon technologies and innovations that could enable businesses to move up the scale on corporate ambition. Learn more more

Sector survey: What is the state of sustainability in manufacturing?

July 2017
14
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 Sector survey: What is the state of sustainability in manufacturing? Sustainability professionals and energy managers working within Britain's manufacturing industry are invited to take part in a short survey, which will help to inform edie's next insight report into the sustainability
challenges and ... more

New standard launched to certify business commitments to SDGs

July 2017
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
New standard launched to certify business commitments to SDGs A new standard was launched on Monday (10 July) to quantify, certify and maximise the business contributions to the development of climate change mitigation and other key targets listed by the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ... more

ISO 16745: First global standard for measuring carbon footprint of buildings

July 2017
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
ISO 16745: First global standard for measuring carbon footprint of buildings A new international standard created to simplify the measuring and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing buildings will "bring a response to the expectations of all", according to industry experts. More details more

Panda solar farms and self-charging cars: the best green innovations of the week

July 2017
10
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Panda solar farms and self-charging cars: the best green innovations of the week In a week of reflection on numerous corporate sustainability reports, edie rounds up the latest low-carbon technologies and innovations that could enable businesses to hit ambitious new corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals. More ... more

Sustainability will distinguish leading businesses in next decade, survey finds

July 2017
06
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustainability will distinguish leading businesses in next decade, survey finds The world's leading organisations in the next decade will be defined by their ability to integrate sustainability into their core business model, according to a new survey conducted by strategy consultancies Globescan and SustainAbility. ... more

Unilever suspends sourcing from Indonesian palm oil supplier amid deforestation allegations

July 2017
05
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Unilever suspends sourcing from Indonesian palm oil supplier amid deforestation allegations Global consumer goods firm Unilever has suspended sourcing from an Indonesian-based palm oil supplier which was found to be in breach of policy on deforestation and peatland clearance. Details more

Electric lakes and solar paint: The best green innovations of the week

July 2017
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Electric lakes and solar paint: The best green innovations of the week In a week that saw numerous companies update sustainability agendas, edie rounds up the latest low-carbon technologies and innovations that could enable businesses to hit ambitious new corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals. See ... more

Storage 'not fundamentally needed' for future power grid, scientists say

July 2017
03
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Storage 'not fundamentally needed' for future power grid, scientists say The emergence of household batteries, along with small-scale solar photovoltaic and plug-in electric cars, is tipped to transform electricity storage, according to a new state-of-the-art report by European science academies. But experts ... more

Caribbean island turns to microgrids in quest to become fossil-fuel free

June 2017
30
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Caribbean island turns to microgrids in quest to become fossil-fuel free The island of Aruba is a step closer to becoming fossil-fuel free, after a new deal was signed to integrate an advanced microgrid into the operations of the island's main utilities provider to balance growing demand for electricity with ... more

Energy giants back calls to cut financial support for polluting powerplants

June 2017
29
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Energy giants back calls to cut financial support for polluting powerplants A coalition of thirteen energy industry firms, including Siemens, Shell and Total, have launched a new joint initiative to limit the amount of state aid subsidies that are sent to highly-polluting fossil fuel plants across
the European ... more

Pee Power: Glastonbury displays to run on festival-goers' urine

June 2017
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Pee Power: Glastonbury displays to run on festival-goers' urine Festival-goers at Glastonbury will have the opportunity to generate renewable energy through an innovative technology which turns urine into electricity. Info and interview: http://bit.ly/2sp99aL


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It's time for ACTION: 14 green policy priorities for the new UK Government - Part one

June 2017
27
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
It's time for ACTION: 14 green policy priorities for the new UK Government - Part one From environmental plans and air quality proposals through to energy efficiency schemes and low-carbon industrial strategies, edie has identified the most critical areas of green policy that Theresa May's new Government must prioritise ... more

Wacker Neuson: Zero emissions, full power: the electric wheel loader WL20e

June 2017
14
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Wacker Neuson: Zero emissions, full power: the electric wheel loader WL20e Wheel loaders are used on construction sites for various tasks. Wacker Neuson’s WL20e wheel loader is particularly suitable for work in sensitive areas such as schools, hospitals or zoos, since it does not emit ... more

Wacker Neuson: Protection against exhaust emissions

June 2017
09
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Wacker Neuson: Protection against exhaust emissions With the AS30e and AS50e battery-powered rammers, Wacker Neuson succeeded in developing high-performance equipment for soil compaction that not emit any exhaust emissions during operation and thus protects the operator and the ... more

UK leads the way on emissions reductions, despite overall increase across the EU

June 2017
08
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 UK leads the way on emissions reductions, despite overall increase across the EU The UK recorded the largest decrease in greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union (EU) in 2015, although new research has found the emissions from the bloc increased for the first time in five years. All details.... more

Telefonica joins RE100 to accelerate clean energy commitment

June 2017
07
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Telefonica joins RE100 to accelerate clean energy commitment Multinational broadband and telecommunications provider Telefonica has signalled its commitment to decarbonising its operations, by joining the RE100 initiative to accelerate its plan to source 100% renewable energy. Read details ... more

From Macron to Musk: World rallies behind #ParisAgreement following Trump's withdrawal

June 2017
06
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
From Macron to Musk: World rallies behind #ParisAgreement following Trump's withdrawal President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change has drawn swift backlash from politicians, business leaders, celebrities and green groups across the world in a renewed effort to step up the ... more

London EV drivers rewarded with car parking discount

May 2017
31
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
London EV drivers rewarded with car parking discount Plug-in vehicle drivers in the capital are set to be rewarded by a new parking tariff scheme at a central London car
park which discounts parking for low-emission cars. Learn more
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McDonald's and L'Oréal join CDP's zero-deforestation supply chain agenda

May 2017
30
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 McDonald's and L'Oréal join CDP's zero-deforestation supply chain agenda Fast-food giant McDonald's, global cosmetics firm L'Oréal and healthcare specialists Johnson & Johnson are among the first eight major companies that have agreed to disclose key supplier information to CDP to ... more

How can we forge a deeper connection with consumers on sustainability?

May 2017
24
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
How can we forge a deeper connection with consumers on sustainability? EXCLUSIVE: Sustainability practitioners need to personalise their communications strategies to drive engagement with an increasingly ethically-conscious consumer base, a cross-sector panel of experts has concluded. Read article more

Maximising value: How can your sustainability report drive engagement?

May 2017
23
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Maximising value: How can your sustainability report drive engagement? Businesses can maximise stakeholder engagement with sustainability through their reporting by encouraging internal participation in product design and exploiting digital tools to present data in new and exciting ways.
Continue reading more

Plastic-eating worms and printed solar: The best green innovations of the week

May 2017
22
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Plastic-eating worms and printed solar: The best green innovations of the week In a week where the UK's major political parties outlined their visions for future Britain, edie rounds up the low-carbon innovations that could play a prominent role to assist the decarbonisation transition globally. See details here more

Study: Most supermarket seafood products now sustainably sourced

May 2017
19
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Study: Most supermarket seafood products now sustainably sourced The overwhelming majority of seafood products in UK supermarkets are now responsibly sourced and labelled consistently in line with industry guidelines, new research from environmental law firm ClientEarth has found. Learn more

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Clean energy revolution 'locked in' by business aspirations, says Obama

May 2017
17
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Clean energy revolution 'locked in' by business aspirations, says Obama The former US President Barack Obama has dismissed fears that the Trump administration could scupper clean energy growth in the US, but suggested that no country could afford to "sit on the sidelines" when combatting climate change. ... more

Philips: Smart lighting systems can champion the circular economy

May 2017
16
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Philips: Smart lighting systems can champion the circular economy EXCLUSIVE: Connected lighting systems can act as the "backbone" of the smart buildings transition to promote resource and energy efficiency, the senior director of sustainability at Philips has said. Read article now more

Toyota drives 'Digiman' project to develop 50,000 fuel cell stacks by 2020

May 2017
15
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Toyota drives 'Digiman' project to develop 50,000 fuel cell stacks by 2020 Japanese carmaker Toyota will be responsible for best practice requirements in a £3m programme created by several public and private bodies which aims to create a platform for fuel cell production for zero-emission cars.
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Sharing economy makes inroads to combat London's air pollution

May 2017
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sharing economy makes inroads to combat London's air pollution A rise in car club members in London is reducing the number of diesel vehicles on the roads, leading to less air pollution and a reduction in vehicle carbon emissions. See article more

ISO 14080: New standard set to play an 'essential role' in climate change agenda

May 2017
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 ISO 14080: New standard set to play an 'essential role' in climate change agenda A new international standard for climate action is set to play an  "essential role" in helping businesses achieve emissions reductions in line with the Paris Agreement goals, according to industry experts. Read more more

REGISTER and JOIN! The European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) takes place from 30 May – 5 Jun

May 2017
10
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
REGISTER and JOIN! The European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) takes place from 30 May – 5 Jun This European-wide initiative wants to stimulate and make visible activities, projects, and events that promote sustainable development. Building on last year’s success of 4,212 activities in 38 countries, you are cordially welcome ... more

Air pollution lawsuit set to go ahead despite delayed Government plan

May 2017
08
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Air pollution lawsuit set to go ahead despite delayed Government plan Lawyers are taking a class action against the government over its repeated failures to clean up illegal levels of air pollution, the Guardian can reveal, as ministers publish a long-awaited plan to reduce diesel emissions. Continue ... more

Natural capital: Credible concept or spurious sustainability approach?

May 2017
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Natural capital: Credible concept or spurious sustainability approach? EXCLUSIVE: Natural capital accounting can be a "disaster" for sustainability professionals and is not an effective way of engaging the finance community with environmental issues, the head of sustainability and finance at UK brewer ... more

World's largest brewer saves £50m through sustainability strategy

May 2017
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
World's largest brewer saves £50m through sustainability strategy The world's largest brewer has saved $60m (£46.5m) in the past four  years through energy-efficiency improvements, while also passing key water stewardship and carbon reduction targets. See details here... more

European Union enforces new air pollution limits

May 2017
03
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
European Union enforces new air pollution limits The European Union (EU) has today (29 April) approved new air pollution limits, which could save more than 20,000 lives each year by reducing pollution derived from coal-fired power plants. Learn more more

ISO 20400: New standard launched to support sustainable procurement

May 2017
02
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
ISO 20400: New standard launched to support sustainable procurement Organisations looking to integrate sustainability into procurement processes can now adopt the world's first international standard for sustainable procurement, which aims to increase supply chain transparency. More information here

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Queen's Awards recognise UK business contribution to sustainable development

May 2017
01
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Queen's Awards recognise UK business contribution to sustainable development Construction firm Carillion and beverage company Bettys & Taylors are among almost a dozen businesses to receive the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development. More details more

Report: Halving global emissions by 2040 achievable if businesses act now

April 2017
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: Halving global emissions by 2040 achievable if businesses act now Businesses must act now to halve global emissions by 2040 and "set the stage" for further reductions required in the second half of the century, according to new research from a diverse group of investors, companies and ... more

Britain set for first coal-free day since the industrial revolution

April 2017
27
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Britain set for first coal-free day since the industrial revolution The UK is set to have its first ever working day without coal power generation since the industrial revolution on Friday, according to the National Grid. All details more

Energy efficiency must be Industrial Strategy priority, engineers say

April 2017
26
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Energy efficiency must be Industrial Strategy priority, engineers say The engineering industry has today (24 April) called for the Government's Industrial Strategy to prioritise energy efficiency to ensure limited energy costs for businesses. Learn more more

Trump aides abruptly postpone meeting on whether to stay in Paris climate deal

April 2017
25
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Trump aides abruptly postpone meeting on whether to stay in Paris climate deal Donald Trump's aides have abruptly postponed a meeting to determine whether the US should remain in the Paris climate agreement, with an unlikely coalition of fossil fuel firms, environmental groups and some Republicans calling on the ... more

How O2's smartphone recycling drive is strengthening its consumer relations

April 2017
24
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
How O2's smartphone recycling drive is strengthening its consumer relations EXCLUSIVE: In a sector dominated by a frequent upgrades business model, mobile operator O2 has tweaked its services to place second-hand devices back into the market and has called on other manufacturers to collaborate
to tackle e ... more

Sadiq Khan urged to explore plastic bottle return scheme

April 2017
21
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sadiq Khan urged to explore plastic bottle return scheme The London Assembly Environment Committee (LAEC) has called on the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to fulfil his promise of becoming the 'greenest Mayor London has ever had' by exploring the viability of a return scheme for plastic bottles, ... more

Calls for low-carbon Industrial Strategy mount as Theresa May seeks snap election

April 2017
20
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Calls for low-carbon Industrial Strategy mount as Theresa May seeks snap election A host of industry bodies have called on the Government's forthcoming Industrial strategy to support business efforts to embrace renewable technologies, on the same day that Prime Minister Theresa May has made a surprise announcement to ... more

Christiana Figueres: Peak emissions by 2020 'crazy but achievable'

April 2017
19
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Christiana Figueres: Peak emissions by 2020 'crazy but achievable' Former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres remains "stubbornly optimistic" that market trends are already in place to hit ambitious three-year targets as part of her Mission 2020 campaign, but only if the "climate conversation" is ... more

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