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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

European commission

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 containers at a sea port (Photo Diego Cervo-iStock)

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

Jessica Ennis

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

Insurers tell Osborne £500m extra needed for flood defences

Companies and NGOs write to Chancellor George Osborne warning millions of homes could be left at risk without greater investment

21 Oct 2014

UK hails best ever quarter for electric car sales as demand revs up

Government figure show 5,000 cars were registered under the plug-in grant scheme from July to September, doubling sales compared to the previous quarter

21 Oct 2014

EU clean tech sector losing ground to China and Japan

Falling levels of investment and policy instability allowing countries to overtake European pioneers, EY warns

20 Oct 2014

Electric cars scheme aims to spark a revolution in Yorkshire

Inmotion initiative backed by npower attempts to show businesses the financial and environmental benefits of electrifying their fleets

20 Oct 2014

Hinkley nuclear deal to face National Audit Office probe

Financial watchdog to assess whether taxpayer-funded £92/MWh contract represents value for money

17 Oct 2014

UK eyes five new interconnectors in bid to boost energy security

Ofgem shortlists five new proposals, touting potential £6bn investment boost

17 Oct 2014

Steelmakers must embrace low carbon shift if they are to secure their future

Study suggests more efficient practices will be crucial in attracting investment into the sector

16 Oct 2014

SolarCity offers $200m green bonds

Scheme allows individuals to earn up to four per cent returns while helping to boost clean energy, company says

16 Oct 2014

Italy unveils first national mandate for advanced biofuels

Country declares fuel suppliers must have at least 0.6 per cent of advance biofuel in petrol or diesel, rising to one per cent in 2022

15 Oct 2014

EU carbon allowance surplus set to double by 2020

Sandbag research suggests oversupply may hit 4.5 billion allowances, undermining drive to low carbon economy

15 Oct 2014

Fossil fuel companies 'paying lip service' to climate risk

Carbon Tracker study finds almost all oil, gas and coal companies acknowledge climate change as an issue but very few are integrating it into strategy

15 Oct 2014

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