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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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Why British companies lag Americans in fighting deforestation

"Too many UK firms have delivered ever-more-grandiloquent panegyrics to the glories of the rainforest - while doing precious little to actually protect them"

30 Oct 2014

Sheep under solar panels near Axminster - photo Lightsource

Labour slams Liz Truss' latest 'ideological' cuts to solar farms

Shadow Environment Secretary Maria Eagle says government made latest decision with 'no underpinning evidence just an ideological prejudice'

30 Oct 2014

Conergy solar project in Germany

Germany CO2 emissions to fall in 2014, as renewables deliver a record 28 per cent of country's power

New report by AGEB shows energy demand at 24 year low, thanks to mild winter and increase in renewable energy capacity

30 Oct 2014

ASOS and M&S pledge to make deforestation unfashionable

Retailers sign up to Fashion Loved by Forest initiative, as Kering partners with London College of Fashion to promote sustainable design

30 Oct 2014

Sainsbury's says 'fill up with something new today' with first hydrogen refuelling station

Supermarket's Hendon store to host Air Products' hydrogen dispenser for zero emissions vehicles

30 Oct 2014

Shell seeks to extend Arctic drilling licences beyond 2017

Letter obtained by Oceana shows Shell is seeking five more years for controversial exploration programme

29 Oct 2014

InterContinental Hotels bed in new environmental programme

IHG to roll out Green Engage scheme across all 4,700 hotels

29 Oct 2014

Emerging economies challenge industrialised nations clean energy dominance

New report shows developing nations added 37GW of new green energy last year, compared to 43GW in OECD countries

29 Oct 2014

Tackling deforestation can help your business build a powerful brand

Karin Burns calls on more companies to embrace REDD+ to increase the economic value of forests

29 Oct 2014

EU could cut emissions 24 per cent by 2020

Preliminary figures suggest bloc is on track to meet all three 2020 climate and energy goals

28 Oct 2014

Agri-giant Bunge commits to zero deforestation palm oil

Investors welcome commitment but call for Bunge to set deadline for delivering sustainable palm oil

28 Oct 2014

Cameron hails EU climate agreement as end to green energy 'diktats'

But Green MP Caroline Lucas says lack of binding energy savings target is bad for consumers and businesses

27 Oct 2014

Adam Smith Institute anti-wind farm report 'smacks of desperation", says RenewableUK

Wind farm industry says latest report ignores crucial facts about benefits of clean technology source

27 Oct 2014

Green Investment Bank eyes first profits as it celebrates second birthday

GIB chief executive Shaun Kingsbury reveals future for Treasury-backed bank includes 'crowding in private finance'

27 Oct 2014

Offshore wind industry must 'get some deals done', says Green Investment Bank chief

Shaun Kingsbury says offshore wind industry needs to build momentum following turbulent year

27 Oct 2014

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

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