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ENGIE sells 49% equity interest in 2.3 GW US renewables portfolio to Hannon Armstrong

(PRESS RELEASE) LA DÉFENSE, 2-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational electric utility company, ENGIE signs agreement with Hannon Armstrong (NYSE:HASI), a leading investor in climate change solutions, for the sale of 49% equity interest in a 2.3 GW US renewables … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval and leading low-pressure gas engine designer WinGD to improve engine efficiency on ships

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, 25-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The leading heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling company Alfa Laval further expands its offering to marine customers with the new Alfa Laval CEC-S solution. Catering to the needs of their marine … Read the full press release

Cloud-based geospatial analytics firm Satelytics gets backing from bp ventures

The firm’s technology has the potential to be part of bp’s aim to install methane measurement at all major oil and gas processing sites by 2023 (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 23-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational oil and gas company bp has … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel launches Net Zero Carbon, the Group’s sustainability programme for the next ten years

Sustainability Report 2019: All targets initiated in 2010 reached or exceeded (PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 22-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — One of the world’s leading logistics companies Kuehne+Nagel has announced it has published its Sustainability Report 2019. The company sets out its … Read the full press release

Continental Tires to consolidate all of its sustainability activities and projects into newly created department

ContiLifeCycle plant in Hanover sets new standards in the field of tire recycling Continental to cease importing natural rubber exclusively from the tropics (PRESS RELEASE) HANOVER, 19-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German multinational automotive parts manufacturing company Continental AG has announced … Read the full press release

Bryan Adams hand signed DHL 1 Sneaker No. 69 goes on auction on June 19th in support of plastic waste reduction cause

(PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 18-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The world’s largest logistics company Deutsche Post DHL has announced that its division DHL Express will auction off, via United Charity, a unique piece of fashion and collector’s item on June 19th 2020. … Read the full press release

bp Stats Review 2020: Net zero can be achieved by 2050

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 17-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational oil and gas company bp has announced it has released its 69th annual edition of the bp Statistical Review of World Energy, also known as bp Stats Review. In this year’s edition … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval receives firm order worth nearly EUR 10 million for ballast water treatment systems

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, 17-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The leading heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling company Alfa Laval has announced it will deliver Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 to about 40 vessels, with options covering another 40 systems. The deliveries … Read the full press release

Eni and Korea Gas Corporation partner to lead the era of low-carbon and eco-friendly energy

(PRESS RELEASE) ROME, 11-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Italian multinational oil and gas company Eni signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korea Gas Corporation to explore cooperation opportunities in different areas in the energy sector. Both companies will focus in the … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe to reduce CO2 emissions with the use of green hydrogen from RWE Generation

CO2 emissions from iron production to be reduced 100 MW electrolyzer could cover 70% of H2 requirement of a thyssenkrupp blast furnace Rapid implementation of National Hydrogen Strategy helpful for investment decisions (PRESS RELEASE) ESSEN, 10-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Essen … Read the full press release

Total further contributes to the reduction of maritime industry’s carbon footprint by joining the “Getting to Zero Coalition”

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 8-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational integrated oil and gas company Total supports the maritime industry’s decarbonisation by collaborating with companies across the maritime, energy, infrastructure and finance sectors and joining the Getting to Zero Coalition. The … Read the full press release

Concern for the oceans drives consumers to ‘vote with their forks’ for sustainable seafood

One in three fear their favourite fish will be off the menu by 2040 (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 8-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — High levels of concern for our oceans are driving a new wave of consumer activism, research for the Marine … Read the full press release

Electrolux to replace all high-impact greenhouse gases in all of its appliances by 2023

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 5-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational home appliance manufacturer Electrolux has announced steps to reduce emissions from cooling products. The company plans to replace all high-impact greenhouse gases in all of its appliances by 2023, as part … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce to pioneer a resilient, inclusive, net zero carbon future; joins UN Race to Zero campaign

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 5-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading British engineering company has announced it is setting an ambitious net zero carbon by 2050 goal at the core of future innovation and growth. The company is joining the UN Race to … Read the full press release

Rainwater harvesting system installed on Bentley’s HQ in Crewe, England to mark World Environment Day on 5 June

New rainwater harvesting system installed at Bentley’s Crewe HQ Latest step in Bentley’s water usage sustainability programme – 89 per cent water reduction per car since 2000  Captured rain to be used for maintenance facilities on site New system to … Read the full press release

Royal DSM new office carpet collection designed for circularity to address the 1.6 billion tons of carpet trashed annually in Europe

(PRESS RELEASE) HEERLEN, 2-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living company Royal DSM has announced that DSM-Niaga is to launch new carpet collection called Again™, which is a commercial broadloom carpet designed for circularity and is specifically … Read the full press release

Ericsson’s latest ConsumerLab report: concerns about air and water pollution, climate change and global warming raise among consumers

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 26-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational technology leader Ericsson announced it has released its latest Ericsson ConsumerLab report called ‘Consumers, sustainability and ICT’ that contains a fresh look and insights into consumer attitudes concerning sustainability challenges – … Read the full press release

ZF electric portal axle AxTrax AVE will propel the new Optare’s Metrodecker EVs for London

(PRESS RELEASE) FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, 25-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German car parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen AG has announced its electric portal axle AxTrax AVE will be used to propel the new thirty-seven Metrodecker EVs from British bus manufacturer Optare ordered by London … Read the full press release

Decarbonisation: Leading energy stakeholders in Europe launch “Choose Renewable Hydrogen” campaign

(PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 25-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading European stakeholders active in the entire spectrum of the energy sector as EDP, Enel, Iberdrola, Vestas, among others, have announced they are launching new major initiative called “Choose Renewable Hydrogen” aimed at … Read the full press release

H&M unveils new dress collection made from recycled and sustainable sourced materials

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 21-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational clothing-retailer H&M has announced it takes yet another step in moving towards a more sustainable fashion future with a collection made from recycled and sustainable sourced materials. The fashion retail company … Read the full press release

Production milestone: Rolls-Royce’s 3000th MTU Series 4000 natural gas engine produced

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 18-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British engineering company Rolls-Royce has announced that the 3000th gas genset of its MTU Series 4000 natural gas engines has just been rolled off the production line. The production milestone has been achieved … Read the full press release

NORMA Group among the top one percent in EcoVadis’ sustainability rating

(PRESS RELEASE) MAINTAL, 14-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Engineered joining technology leader NORMA Group has announced it has achieved the Platinum status in the sustainability assessment by EcoVadis. The sustainability agency has assessed nearly 65,000 companies and the best possible status … Read the full press release

Standard Chartered’s sustainable deposit product that helps finance UN’s SDGs activities reached $2bn

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 13-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading international banking group Standard Chartered announced that its sustainable deposit product, helping finance UN’s SDGs activities, has just reached the $2 billion milestone with a significant deposit made by the French integrated … Read the full press release

Vattenfall and Subsea 7 S.A. sign contract for the first subsidy-free offshore wind project in the Netherlands Hollandse Kust Zuid

Vattenfall and Subsea 7 S.A. sign contract for the first subsidy-free offshore wind project in the Netherlands Hollandse Kust Zuid

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 24-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish Government owned multinational power group Vattenfall announced it has signed a contract with Luxembourg registered subsea engineering, construction and services company Subsea 7 S.A. for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 1-4 offshore … Read the full press release

SKAGEN commits to adhere to the UN’s global framework for sustainable enterprise

(PRESS RELEASE) STAVANGER, 23-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SKAGEN Funds signs up to the UN Global Compact, becoming a member of the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. As a member, SKAGEN undertakes to adapt its operations and strategy to the UN’s … Read the full press release

Total awarded over 135 MW of solar projects in the seventh round of the French Energy Regulatory Commission tender

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 22-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Total, through Total Quadran, a wholly-owned affiliate dedicated to developing and producing renewable energy in France, was awarded with 131 megawatt-peak (MWp) of solar projects – or 20% of the total up for … Read the full press release

Jaguar Land Rover debuts its latest three-cylinder plug-in hybrid system on Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport

Jaguar Land Rover debuts its latest three-cylinder plug-in hybrid system on Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport

New three-cylinder plug-in hybrid system delivers quiet, zero-tailpipe emission journeys Optimises fuel economy (up to 201.8 mpg) and reduces vehicle taxes (UK) Electric-only range of up to 41 miles with fast, easy charging CO2 emissions as low as 32g/km* (WLTP) … Read the full press release

Shipment planning and inventory management improved with AI and big data on Kuehne + Nagel’s new version of SeaExplorer 

Shipment planning and inventory management improved with AI and big data on Kuehne + Nagel's new version of SeaExplorer

(PRESS RELEASE) HAMBURG, 15-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swiss logistics giant Kuehne + Nagel announced it has released new features on its SeaExplorer online platform. Current volatile market environment leads to many disruptions in the sea freight industry and the platform’s … Read the full press release

E-mobility: Vattenfall decides on new policies to further electrify its own car fleet

E-mobility: Vattenfall decides on new policies to further electrify its own car fleet

Highest electrification rate in benefit cars Commercial passengers cars in scope now Lack of van models a barrier Infrastructure is improving (PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 9-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — European energy company Vattenfall announced its Executive Group Management has decided on … Read the full press release

TU Delft joins universities across the globe to collaborate on climate insight and action

(PRESS RELEASE) DELFT, 6-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Together with over 40 universities from around the world, TU Delft joins an International Universities Climate Alliance (‘Climate Alliance’). Member universities commit to collaborating on research insights on the most effective means to … Read the full press release