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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

Emissions trading

IMF: Getting energy prices right will drive economic benefits

New study argues rebalancing fiscal policy to reflect true cost of energy could drive down emissions and make tax system fairer

01 Aug 2014

A wind turbine under maintenance

UK green electricity output soars 30 per cent in 2013

Official figures show renewables accounted for almost 15 per cent of total electricity generation after 4.2GW rise in capacity

31 Jul 2014

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End of the road-warrior? UK drivers clock up fewest miles since records began

Government figures show drop in business and private mileage, as growing electric vehicle sales suggest low carbon motoring will soon be in the driving seat

31 Jul 2014

National Trust mansion restores hydroelectric heritage

Archimedes screw installed at Cragside in Northumberland, which first used power from its lakes for lighting in 1878

30 Jul 2014

UK to 'take car clubs up a gear' with £500,000 boost

Funding earmarked for two pilot projects designed to provide wider access to car clubs and electric vehicles

29 Jul 2014

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: A green fleet gamechanger?

Will Nichols test drives a plug-in hybrid that could save businesses thousands

29 Jul 2014

US solar tariffs on Chinese imports will 'hinder' deployment, industry warns

Levies of more than 165 per cent imposed after anti-dumping complaint threaten to re-ignite US-China trade spat

28 Jul 2014

Ban bee-harming pesticides, MPs say

Environmental Audit Committee also questions role of industry in funding research into impact of pesticides

28 Jul 2014

Warwick to host UK's £1bn low carbon vehicle research centre

Advanced Propulsion Centre hub will be located at University reknowned for engineering excellence with regional 'spokes' to follow

28 Jul 2014

Tesla revs up UK presence with Heathrow service centre

Electric car manufacturer aims to build six more centres across the country to support sales of its Model S sedan

25 Jul 2014

Mayor Boris 'set to miss' host of green goals

London Assembly report finds London is off-track on emissions targets with retrofiting workplaces and decentralised energy the biggest worries

25 Jul 2014

How bird-friendly wind farms can help meet green energy demand

BirdLife International aims to help deliver a huge increase in wind and solar capacity without threatening endangered bird species

24 Jul 2014

How the Caribbean plans to become a green energy powerhouse

Existential threat from climate change and high electricity costs are driving Caribbean Development Bank programme to boost clean energy investment

23 Jul 2014

Captured CO2 used to grow fish food

Technology Centre Mongstad pioneers pilot plant to grow algae rich in omega-3 for $10bn farmed fish industry

16 Jul 2014

Update: Amber Rudd appointed to DECC Ministerial role

George Osborne's former PPS to become Minister at Department of Energy and Climate Change

15 Jul 2014

Carbon budget progress report - at a glance

The most important figures and recommendations from today's Committee on Climate Change report

15 Jul 2014

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