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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

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Labour vows to strengthen Ofwat powers in bid to boost environmental performance

Shadow Environment Secretary Maria Eagle to unveil proposals for sweeping reform of water market

27 Nov 2014

Scottish and Southern Energy onshore wind farm

Records smashed as renewable energy confirmed as Scotland's largest source of power

Wind, hydro, and other green energy sources produced more electricity than coal, gas or nuclear in first six months of year

27 Nov 2014

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Financial markets need major overhaul to tackle climate risks, warns Royal Society

Major new study calls for businesses and public sector to report exposure to extreme weather events such as typhoons and superstorms

27 Nov 2014

Renewables to benefit from EU's new £250bn investment plan

European Commission and European Investment Bank unveil €21bn fund designed to boost investor confidence in new infrastructure projects

26 Nov 2014

Pope Francis issues call for EU green jobs creation

Pope touts benefits of alternative energy as a means of stemming rising youth unemployment across Europe

26 Nov 2014

BusinessEurope accused of 'callous' attack on environmental policies

Europe's biggest corporate lobby group reveals latest demands include plan to water down EU green policy

26 Nov 2014

How UK industrial pollution cost EU £69bn over five years

New report highlights impact of air pollution from energy sector and manufacturing on the EU economy

26 Nov 2014

Government seeks to boost rooftop solar with new transfer rules

Businesses will be allowed to take solar panels if they move premises, as DECC extends grace period for 5MW solar farms

25 Nov 2014

London's Olympic Park boasts world-leading green features, so why does it have some of the worst recycling rates in the UK?

Jessica Shankleman reveals how even new developments are failing to improve London's abysmal recycling rates

25 Nov 2014

How much do Brits want to see action on climate change?

The government's latest poll reveal many people are keen to see governments sign a global deal on carbon emissions next year

25 Nov 2014

PensionDenmark leads £160m investment in East Anglian biomass plant

Danish companies back new 44MW straw powered boiler in Snetterton

25 Nov 2014

Siemens to offload Marine Current Turbines tidal power business

German engineering giant blames slow development of tidal energy market for decision to sell Bristol based-Marine Current Turbines

24 Nov 2014

Nearly three quarters of Brits want global action on climate change

Government-backed poll reveals deep concern among UK public over impacts of rising temperatures

24 Nov 2014

Scotland vows to boost wave energy industry, in wake of Pelamis going into administration

New government-backed body aims to accelerate development of fledgling market

24 Nov 2014

Governments must stop 'dithering' over climate action, warns report

New study from Grantham Institute says costs of tackling climate change will spiral unless concerted action is taken urgently

24 Nov 2014

Canada bolsters Green Climate Fund as Europe emerges as biggest per capita backer

Harper government confirms $300m pledge to GCF, despite previous criticism of UN climate negotiations

24 Nov 2014

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