China CO2 peak, cabinet reshuffle, and green laundry powder: BusinessGreen’s most read stories of the week

China CO2 peak, cabinet reshuffle, and green laundry powder: BusinessGreen's most read stories of the week

BusinessGreen rounds up the most widely read stories on the site this week

‘Structural decline’: China’s carbon emissions could peak this year after record clean energy surge

Carbon emissions from the world’s biggest polluter on the cusp of ‘period of structural decline’, new analysis claims.

– by Stuart Stone (@sstone26)


Octopus and housebuilder Bellway plot thousands of ‘zero energy bills’ UK homes

Companies form ‘long-term’ partnership aimed at delivering thousands of green homes that come with a guarantee of no energy bills to pay for the first five years.

– by Michael Holder (@michaelholder


Number 10 completes reshuffle with key green housing and transport appointments

Lee Rowley named as 16th Housing Minister since 2010, as new Ministers appointed at Defra, the Department for Transport, and the Treasury.

– by James Murray (@James_BG)  


Ofgem moves to kill ‘zombie’ renewables projects in UK grid connection queue

Regulator agrees rule changes designed to speed up grid connection approval process for much-needed green energy and infrastructure projects.

– by Michael Holder (@michaelholder


Unilever launches ‘world-first’ laundry powder pilot using near-zero emissions ingredient

Consumer goods giant teams up with chemicals suppliers to produce near-zero emissions synthetic soda ash for use in its laundry powder.

– by Stuart Stone (@sstone26)


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