sustainable thinking

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

Cars stuck in traffic jam from behind

UK tax regime putting brake on electric cars, study finds

Campaign group Transport & Environment says the government can drive further cuts in average new car emissions by shaking up taxes

18 Dec 2014

Tar sands in Canada

EU will not label tar sands as 'dirty'

MEPs fail to overturn Commission plans that would effectively consider oil from tar sands the same as standard petrol or diesel

18 Dec 2014

A coal power plant with a cooling tower

North Sea CO2 storage vision gets £2.5m boost

Government funding aims to help identify potential sites to store emissions trapped from power plants and factories

18 Dec 2014

Diageo toasts new sustainability goals

Drinks company aims to reduce water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions as part of 20 new commitments for 2020

17 Dec 2014

Make London's ultra-low emission zone stricter, says car industry

SMMT calls for petrol cars to meet same standards as diesels when scheme comes into force in 2020

17 Dec 2014

OECD: 'No evidence' green policies dampen productivity

Organisation says more stringent environmental policies can drive innovation and deliver an overall improvement in production efficiency

17 Dec 2014

Investors call on governments to fire up green bond market

Companies including Aviva and Zurich say a pipeline of projects that can be financed by green bonds is needed

16 Dec 2014

MPs target Eric Pickles over wind farm planning delays

Communities and Local Government committee says delays to reviewed applications could deter investment

16 Dec 2014

Europe's 'biggest battery' sparks into life

Two-year trial of £19m 'Big Battery' in Leighton Buzzard could highlight viability of batteries to bolster UK's energy networks

16 Dec 2014

Global coal growth 'unsustainable', IEA warns

Organisation says rollout of carbon capture technology will need to accelerate, as it predicts demand will rise over two per cent a year through to 2019

15 Dec 2014

UK fuel imports on the rise, Good Energy warns

Company analysis finds only a third of fuel used to generate UK electricity is produced domestically

15 Dec 2014

End to tax relief for anaerobic digestion puts £130m potential investment at risk

Industry hits out at Chancellor's plans to exclude technology from investment tax breaks, warning emerging sector will be hit hard

15 Dec 2014

IKEA aims to make Swiss roll with solar deal

Furniture giant to market Hanergy solar panels in Switzerland after selling 1,800 in UK stores

15 Dec 2014

EU must not bin waste and air quality rules, industry warns

Businesses and NGOs unite in call for Environment Secretary Liz Truss to persuade EU Commission to retain circular economy package

12 Dec 2014

Bahamas seeks future in the sun with Carbon War Room

Caribbean nation signs up to Richard Branson-backed programme to accelerate clean energy development in the region

12 Dec 2014

UK eyes three advanced biofuels plants with £25m fund

Competition aims to drive development of plants producing biofuels from waste that boast emissions at least 60 per cent lower than fossil fuels

11 Dec 2014

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