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Volkswagen Group provides active support for use of electric cars: 50 e-Golf (1) vehicles handed over in Hamburg

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At the handing-over ceremony, Ludger Fretzen, Head of Group Strategy for New Business of the Volkswagen Group, said: “With these 50 e-Golf cars the new owners make a contribution for better air quality. The objective of our partnership with Hamburg is to make urban mobility more environmentally compatible and more efficient. That is also in line with our Roadmap E.” Frank Horch, Senator for Economy, Transport and Innovation in Hamburg, said: “More and more people involved in business administration in Hamburg and also a growing number of mem... Read More »

Gazprom and ChelPipe sign roadmap to produce pipes for offshore projects

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In accordance with the document, ChelPipe will adopt the technology to produce pipes from the 25Cr Super Duplex steel and the UNS N06625 nickel alloy. Thanks to these materials, the equipment used in offshore environments will acquire such characteristics as ultra-high strength and corrosion resistance. No pipes of this kind are produced in Russia at the moment. It is planned to deliver, test and certify prototypes under Gazprom’s requirements in the course of 2018. The pipes will be used in the manufacturing of domestic equipment for subsea... Read More »

Nestlé leverages wind power in partnership with EDP Renewables in step toward 100% renewable electricity goal

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Nestlé in the U.S., in partnership with EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world's largest wind energy producers, today announced a 15-year power purchase agreement that will provide approximately 80 percent of the electricity load for five Nestlé facilities in southeastern Pennsylvania. The agreement is a major step forward for Nestlé’s ambition to procure 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources. EDP Renewables’ Meadow Lake VI wind farm will generate and deliver 50 me... Read More »

Tesco helps to tackle food waste with new avocado approach

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The new design, which will significantly improve quality for customers, has been developed after several years of trials.  It works by using a unique combination of UV light treatment and improved packaging film to extend freshness for customers – without any compromise on quality or flavour. There has been no change to the volume of packaging used with the product. In recent years avocados have grown in popularity, with demand at Tesco up by more than 10 per cent in the last year as it’s become a breakfast staple and healthy eating sensation. ... Read More »

Porsche plans to invest more than six billion euro in electromobility by 2022

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Porsche has been putting together an unprecedented future development plan: By 2022, the sports car manufacturer will invest more than six billion euro in electromobility, focusing on both plug-in hybrids and purely electric vehicles. The de-cision was made by the Porsche AG Supervisory Board at its most recent meeting. “We are doubling our expenditure on electromobility from around three billion euro to more than six billion euro”, explains Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. “Alongside development of our models with c... Read More »

Groupe Renault, NUMA and their partners present the results of the first edition of CityMakers

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CityMakers : an open innovation program to accelerate the transition toward a flexible and sustainable urban mobility: The fast urbanization rate raises multiple issues for cities and citizens, including the efficiency of transportation networks. In April 2017, Groupe Renault, NUMA and their partners launched CityMakers, which brings together startups, experts, and public and private stakeholders to develop solutions. Its objective: to simplify citizens’ urban mobility and accelerate the transition toward more flexible and sustainable urban tr... Read More »

The Coca-Cola Company Announces New Global Vision to Help Create a World Without Waste

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The Coca-Cola Company announced today that it is fundamentally reshaping its approach to packaging, with a global goal to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of its packaging by 2030. This goal is the centerpiece of the Company’s new packaging vision for a World Without Waste, which the Coca-Cola system intends to back with a multi-year investment that includes ongoing work to make packaging 100% recyclable. This begins with the understanding that food and beverage containers are an important part of people’s modern lives but tha... Read More »

McDonald’s aims for fully recycled packaging by 2025

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The restaurant chain will aim to get all items like bags, straws, wrappers and cups from recycled or renewable materials, up from half currently. McDonald's also wants 100% of its restaurants to recycle packaging by then, compared with only 10% now. It comes as UK supermarket Iceland has promised to drastically reduce its plastic packaging by the end of 2023. Both companies said there was an overwhelming demand from customers to make packaging more environmentally friendly. 'Part of the solution' Francesca DeBiase, McDonald's chief supply... Read More »

Most new cars must be electric by 2030, ministers told

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Homes also need to be built to a higher standard, the Committee on Climate Change - the official watchdog - says. The government says the UK is cutting emissions faster than any other G7 nation - and the committee agrees there has been a big shift under Theresa May. However, it says the UK will fall short of its ambitions unless ministers do more to turn pledges into reality. The warning comes less than a week after the prime minister launched a 25-year plan to protect the environment, including eradicating all avoidable plastic waste by 204... Read More »

Iceland supermarket chain aims to be plastic free by 2023

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Prime Minister Theresa May has called plastic waste "one of the great environmental scourges of our time". Iceland says the move will affect more than a thousand own label products. As a first measure, the grocer says new food ranges being launched in February will be packaged using a paper based tray, rather than plastic. "Iceland's pledge will help cut down the one million tonnes of plastic generated by supermarkets in the UK each year," a company spokesman said. "The process to do this starts now, and Iceland is aiming to complete it w... Read More »

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