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Jessica Shankleman started working for BusinessGreen as a freelance reporter in March 2010, before joining the team on a full time basis in September 2010.

She produces a wide range of news and analysis for the site, with a particular focus on renewable energy, green technology and legislation. She also contributes to much of BusinessGreen's multimedia content.

Jessica is an award-winning journalist who prior to joining BusinessGreen worked for renewable energy industry magazine renews.

She qualified from Cardiff University in 2009 with a postgraduate diploma in newspaper journalism. While there, she won an NCTJ Top Scoop Award for Excellence in Journalism for an exclusive story on the discovery of an unencrypted memory stick containing confidential child protection information.

Articles by Jessica Shankleman

Sheep at a solar farm

Defra delivers fresh blow to solar industry through farmer subsidy crackdown

Environment Secretary Liz Truss brands solar farms as 'ugly' and warns they are undermining UK's ability to grow crops

20 Oct 2014

Superdry

How Scotland is seeking to stamp out carrier bag waste

As Scotland starts charging for single use bags from today, BusinessGreen looks at the finer details of the waste-tackling policy

20 Oct 2014

westminster

Why the Climate Change Act cannot be 'suspended'

Jonathan Church, climate and energy lawyer for ClientEarth, explains why Owen Paterson is wrong to suggest the CCA can be halted

17 Oct 2014

How Rupert Murdoch's News UK is quietly leading the media fight against climate change

Chris Taylor, chief operating officer for The Sun and The Times' publisher, outlines how it has slashed waste, water and carbon emissions

17 Oct 2014

Nuclear fusion breakthrough hailed by Lockheed Martin

Company predicts compact reactors could be ready for commercial use within 10 years

16 Oct 2014

Businesses should be 'forced' to report environmental impacts, says former UN chief

Failure to quantify economic costs of biodiversity losses are undermining efforts to protect it

16 Oct 2014

Ed Davey: We need a climate deal in Brussels next week 'no ifs, no buts'

UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary issues rallying call for an agreement next week on the EU 2030 Climate and Energy package

15 Oct 2014

Survey: Most businesses unprepared for environmental 'perfect storm'

IEMA launches campaign to increase environmental management skills in the workplace

15 Oct 2014

Kentish Flats offshore wind farm construction set to kick off next week

Vattenfall confirms it is on track to complete £165m extension to Kentish Flats

15 Oct 2014

Swedish city of Örebro latest to divest from fossil fuels

Municipality becomes 30th local authority and first in Sweden to pull out of oil, coal and gas investments

14 Oct 2014

UK and Norway get license to trade green power

Longest sub-sea interconnector yet could be in place by 2020 helping to curb energy bills and carbon emissions

14 Oct 2014

Has the insulation industry reached Green Deal crisis point?

Industry insiders highlight a worrying trend of cutbacks across the energy efficiency sector after NWS became the latest installer to go bust

14 Oct 2014

Updated: Green Party bashes 'out of touch' broadcasters over election debate lock out

Caroline Lucas MP confirms party is seeking legal action over BBC, ITV, Sky News and Channel 4 proposals to invite Nigel Farage into TV debates, but exclude Green Party

13 Oct 2014

Reports: Mark Carney lends weight to carbon bubble theory

Governor of the Bank of England calls for long term thinking by investors and governments, warning 'vast majority of reserves are unburnable'

13 Oct 2014

Google set to pilot flying wind turbine in Hawaii next year

Peter Fitzgerald, Google's UK sales director, says lightweight Makani machines could curb costs and reduce land use demand

13 Oct 2014

How O2 is mainstreaming charger-free phones

BusinessGreen Leaders waste project of the year set to put an end to the 'spaghetti' of chargers lying around our offices

13 Oct 2014

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