E.ON and Nissan have successfully deployed 20 vehicle-to-grid (V2G) chargers as part of a trial to demonstrate how electric vans and cars could play a role in supporting the UK grid and provide a profitable and sustainable solution for business fleets. The install at Nissan’s European Technical Centre in Cranfield is the first in a large-scale V2G trial co-funded by Innovate UK.
The wife of the Netherlands ambassador to Lebanon has died of injuries sustained in Tuesday’s explosion in Beirut. Hedwig Waltmans-Molier was serious injured in the blast on August 4, shortly after returning to Beirut following a holiday. She was in the family sitting room with her husband Jan when the explosion took place and was hit by ‘sheer bad luck’, the Dutch foreign affairs embassy said in a statement.
Funding competition The Sustainable Innovation Fund: SBRI phase 1 Organisations can apply for a share of up to £10 million, including VAT, to help UK businesses and the public sector recover from COVID-19 in a sustainable manner. Competition opens: Monday 29 June 2020 Competition closes: Wednesday 5 August 2020 11:00am This competition is now closed.
The Sustainable Development Goals, launched by the United Nations in 2015, are a global framework for development by the year 2030. Foundations are an integral part of this and other global frameworks, such as the World Humanitarian Summit and the Paris Climate Agreement. These resources will help U.S. foundations and learn about the SDGs, other global frameworks, and the Council’s work on the subject. More information can be found through the Council’s initiative on the topic.
We’re running a short online sustainability survey to understand how lockdown has affected people’s habits, hobbies and daily routines. We want to identify how we can embrace any positive changes that could help to benefit the environment as well as our communities. The information provided in this survey will help us move forwards, to create a greener, healthier borough – rather than simply going ‘back to normal’.