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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

Lib Dem minister Ed Davey MP delivers his speech on the environment to Lib Dem conference Photo Dave Radcliffe

Ed Davey hails 'historic' EU climate and energy package

UK government downplays fears new framework will fail to drive investment in low carbon technology and fund coal power in Eastern Europe

24 Oct 2014

David Cameron arrives at European Council photo by EU Council

European Union agrees to slash CO2 'at least 40 per cent' by 2030

Deal struck in the early hours of this morning includes binding 27 per cent target for renewable energy and voluntary energy savings goal

24 Oct 2014

A coal power plant with a cooling tower

Scottish industrial emissions fell eight per cent in 2013

New figures cite closure of coal fired Cockenzie Power Station for steep drop in greenhouse gas emissions last year

24 Oct 2014

Ten things you need to know about the EU 2030 climate and energy package

As David Cameron joins the negotiations for a 2030 carbon reduction target, BusinessGreen assesses the key questions raised by the EU's new energy and climate change strategy

23 Oct 2014

Updated: Advertising watchdog confirms Green Deal ads were 'misleading'

Government comes under fire for promising homeowners savings through energy efficiency scheme as new figures spark fears over Home Improvement Fund

22 Oct 2014

MPs slam Defra's decision to bin waste management policies

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee calls for local recycling targets in England, warning country is on track to miss 2020 targets

22 Oct 2014

Ex-Environment Agency head to lead industry-funded fracking task force

Lord Chris Smith appointed to lead two year study into 'good and bad' impacts of shale gas exploration

21 Oct 2014

Liz Truss accused of trying to woo UKIP voters with 'minute' solar subsidy cuts

Solar and farming industries slam Environment Secretary for 'misguided' attack on solar farm developments

21 Oct 2014

BusinessGreen Zero Deforestation Debate

Join BusinessGreen, in association with Asia Pulp and Paper, for an interactive day exploring the challenges businesses face as they seek to tackle global deforestation

20 Oct 2014

HSBC, Barclays and RBS come under pressure to ditch fossil fuel investments

Lloyds and Santander also targeted in new campaign aiming to highlight 'carbon bubble' risks

20 Oct 2014

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

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

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

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