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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

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New vacuum cleaner rules don't suck, CCC insists

Committee on Climate Change says banning high-powered machines will result in significant carbon savings without loss of performance

01 Sep 2014

A coal power plant with a cooling tower

Liberals Democrats plan to ban 'unabated' coal and offer tax cuts for greener homes

Decarbonisation target and council tax rebates for energy efficiency improvements among party's manifesto plans

01 Sep 2014

Arctic offshore drilling photo by Steve Morgan Greenpeace

Shell leaves door open for Arctic drilling return

Company files proposal with US government for two rigs off the Alaskan coast

29 Aug 2014

Pickles launches £5m recycling reward scheme in latest bin collection salvo

Funding scheme offering vouchers to household that recycle is only open to councils with weekly bin pick ups

29 Aug 2014

Community energy needs flexible rules to succeed, sector says

Ministers must authorise Ofgem to positively discriminate towards community renewables if UK is to reap benefits of locally-owned power generation

29 Aug 2014

IEA Renewables Report - At a glance

All the key stats from the International Energy Organisation's latest assessment of the global market

28 Aug 2014

Global green energy growth threatened by policy uncertainty, IEA warns

Latest renewables report finds growing risks to deployment if support wavers over cost concerns

28 Aug 2014

US green energy share hits record levels as solar power doubles

Government figures show renewables accounted for more than 14 per cent of total US electricity production in the first half of this year

28 Aug 2014

Fossil fuel energy system has 'reached its natural end', says ex-npower boss

Volker Beckers is taking up a new role with Forum for the Future where he hopes to promote community renewable energy projects

28 Aug 2014

Climate change is happening and may be irreversible, IPCC warns

Leaked draft report outlines huge scale of global threat, as Obama administration edges forward with strategy for international negotiations

27 Aug 2014

Climate change perception gap 'reminiscent' of MMR scandal, survey finds

Poll suggests public underestimates scientific consensus around climate change, as well as contribution of green energy to electricity mix

27 Aug 2014

New 'resource-efficient' T-pylons to be built in the UK

Mabey Bridge wins National Grid contract to build test prototypes of new generation of pylons using fewer raw materials

26 Aug 2014

Report: Fuel cells could kickstart energy market revolution

EXCLUSIVE: Industry-commissioned report calls for greater support for technology capable of cutting energy bills for 90 per cent of homes and small businesses

26 Aug 2014

Dragon's Den blazes greener production path

Investors from popular BBC Two show take to public transport and share cars to slay show's fuel emissions

24 Aug 2014

'World's biggest' tidal array gets go ahead in Scotland

Developers announce funding package for MeyGen project in Pentland Firth that could see 269 seabed turbines powering 175,000 homes

22 Aug 2014

Manufacturers warn carbon costs will force them out of Europe

Industry organisation EEF calls for greater protection for energy intensive industries from cost of decarbonisation

22 Aug 2014

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