November 2, 2021

Petrol station tycoons Sprint to land $300m US acquisition

The petrol stations giant founded by two Blackburn-based brothers is closing in on a $300m US acquisition, the latest in a string of purchases aimed at expanding its foodservice operations.
November 2, 2021

Financial firms that control 40% of global assets ‘will align with Paris Agreement 1.5’ on climate

Financial firms that control around 40% of global assets will align themselves to the Paris Agreement 1.5 degree warming limit, Chancellor Rishi Sunak will say on Wednesday at critical UN climate talks.
November 2, 2021

Amazon drivers handed $60m in tips withheld by company – after action by US watchdog

Amazon drivers are being given $60m in tips that were illegally withheld by the online retailer, America's consumer watchdog said.
November 2, 2021

Facebook to shut down facial recognition system amid growing concerns over use of such technology

Facebook's facial recognition system will be shut down and faceprints will be deleted for over a billion people, the social media giant has announced.
November 2, 2021

UK banks to commit to coal financing phase-out by 2030 at COP26

Three of Britain's biggest high street lenders will this week join an alliance aimed at phasing out the world's dependence on coal power amid a blizzard of efforts by multinationals to demonstrate their green credentials at the COP26 summit.
November 2, 2021

On the frontline with a methane hunter in the heartland of America’s oil industry

The frontlines of this climate crisis are well-known: low-lying nations like the Seychelles, Grenada, Bangladesh which face such catastrophe and of course the many weather-battered regions of our planet.
November 2, 2021

Four more energy firms collapse taking total number of firms failing during crisis to 18

Four more energy suppliers have collapsed amid the crisis enveloping the sector as a result of surging wholesale gas prices.
November 2, 2021

COP26: Away from summit, global demand for oil and gas means BP remains a ‘cash machine’

It may strike some as deeply ironic that, while heads of state, scientists, charities and environmental activists rub shoulders at the COP26 summit, some of the biggest players involved in the transition to net zero are not in Glasgow.
November 2, 2021

Morrisons apologises after ‘non-EU’ label sparks threats of boycott

Morrisons has apologised after facing threats of a boycott from some Twitter users for labelling a chicken product as containing "non-EU salt and pepper".
November 2, 2021

No end in sight to ‘gigantic bottleneck’ for global freight, shipping giant warns

Maersk, the world's biggest shipping company, has warned there is "little visibility" about when bottlenecks in global supply chains will end.
November 2, 2021

Deforestation pledge, renewable energy and Google’s carbon footprint

Ian King speaks to Sky's Adam Boulton about a pledge made by world leaders to end deforestation by the end of the decade, and how much of a difference this will make.
November 2, 2021

Deforestation pledge, renewable energy and Google’s carbon footprint

Ian King speaks to Sky's Adam Boulton about a pledge made by world leaders to end deforestation by the end of the decade, and how much of a difference this will make.