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Will Nichols joined BusinessGreen as a reporter in September 2010.

He produces a wide range of news and analysis for the site, with a particular focus on low carbon transport, environmental risk, and green management.

Will trained as a journalist at Brunel University and worked on a number of local papers and green energy website New Energy Focus before joining BusinessGreen.

He previously worked for BP spending two and half years in the company's graduate scheme.

 

Articles by Will Nichols

Loft insulation - photo NIA

Report highlights 'strong' economic case for national energy efficiency overhaul

Campaign group says making home insulation a national infrastructure priority would increase UK GDP by £14bn and create 108,000 jobs

30 Oct 2014

Illegal logging in Peru - photo WWF Andrew Bartschi

How the deforestation agenda came in from the wilderness

Governments and businesses across the world are working to arrest the loss of forests, but financial and political barriers remain

30 Oct 2014

Shale gas site picture by DECC

Fracking investments under threat from falling oil prices

Shale gas companies and oil majors seeing profits eaten away as crude prices dip to $80 a barrel

29 Oct 2014

Mining companies should report on climate impacts, MPs say

Select committee calls for tough Social Responsibility Index to ensure environmental and social governance matches financial oversight

29 Oct 2014

Climate change could spark conflict in emerging economies, study finds

Maplecroft warns rapid economic growth in Bangladesh, India, and Nigeria is under threat from climate change impacts on agriculture

29 Oct 2014

Fresh reports reveal how solar and wind are closing in on grid parity

Rooftop solar set to be as cheap as grid energy in all 50 US states by 2016, while forecasts for huge wind energy growth raise prospects of falling costs

28 Oct 2014

Alevo exits stealth mode to charge up energy storage market

After 10 years development and $1bn raised, US start-up is to start producing non-flammable, long life batteries that cut grid emissions and boost green energy

28 Oct 2014

M&S recyclable PaperTies to replace plastic and wire clips

Packaging innovation for toys is easier to open and can be put in kerbside paper recycling bins, retailer says

27 Oct 2014

Ecotricity dips its toe into marine energy with innovative Searaser device

Prototype of company's British-designed Searaser device set to be tested offshore next year

27 Oct 2014

Tesla jets into Scotland with Edinburgh Airport supercharger

Company intends to build service station in the Scottish capital next year to support rollout of Model S electric sedan

27 Oct 2014

Halloween horror of pumpkin waste 'must be slayed'

Research suggests 18,000 tonnes of pumpkin waste is dumped in landfill after the candles have burned out

27 Oct 2014

EU 2030 climate and energy package - the green economy reaction

What the sector is saying about the deal to cut emissions 40 per cent and deliver 27 per cent renewable energy by 2030

24 Oct 2014

Shipping emissions could grow 250 per cent by 2050

Industry's contribution to global CO2 output fell following global slowdown, but is set to rise significantly unless action is taken

24 Oct 2014

How can sport up its game on sustainability?

Billions of fans around the globe offer huge potential for delivering environmental messages - so why are so many clubs missing an open goal?

24 Oct 2014

M&S installing UK's largest rooftop solar PV system

Project to fit 24,272 panels on distribution centre will make building almost energy self-sufficient during the day

23 Oct 2014

Car clubs could rid London's streets of 120,000 cars

Study finds boosting car sharing scheme membership could have considerable environmental and economic benefits

23 Oct 2014

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