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Piles of coal

New coal power stations threat to EU’s emissions target

Burning Europe’s lignite reserves would wipe out carbon budget from 2020 until the end of the century, says Greenpeace

27 Aug 2014

Shale gas site picture by DECC

Labour attempts to strengthen regulation of UK fracking industry

Opposition party to table amendments to Lords infrastructure bill that would tighten rules for companies drilling for shale gas

26 Aug 2014

Piles of coal

UK lobbying to keep open one of Europe's dirtiest coal power stations

Government seeks exemption from European law that would close down Aberthaw for its excessive nitrogen oxide emissions

20 Aug 2014

Anti-fracking group stages day of action

Protests at offices of Defra and energy firm in London, Swansea University campus and sites in East Yorkshire and Blackpool

19 Aug 2014

Green energy co-ops blocked by government regulator

Financial Conduct Authority accused of undermining official policy by refusing new applications for community projects

15 Aug 2014

Extreme weather becoming more common, study says

Rise in blocking-patterns – hot or wet weather remaining stuck over regions for weeks – causing frequent heatwaves or floods

12 Aug 2014

Labour: Tory failure to invest in flood defences puts thousands at risk

Maria Eagle, shadow environment secretary, claims evidence suggests an extra 330,000 properties will be at risk by 2035

11 Aug 2014

Truly progressive businesses must challenge this flawed neo-liberalism

Friends of the Earth's Craig Bennett argues that businesses admirable green initiatives are being hampered by a failure to push back against dinosaur corporate lobbyists

11 Aug 2014

Edelman formally declares it will not accept climate denial campaigns

Statement by America’s biggest public relations firm may be the industry’s first official position on climate denial

08 Aug 2014

Pollution triples mercury levels in ocean surface waters, study finds

Toxic metal threatens marine life as it accumulates faster in shallow layers than in deep sea due to human activity

07 Aug 2014

Ineos signals move into fracking

Owner of Grangemouth petrochemical plant gives strongest indication yet that it will apply for shale gas extraction license

04 Aug 2014

Government pushes ahead with fracking plan despite wide opposition

Public Health England and Natural England among groups against shale gas exploration in areas including national parks

29 Jul 2014

Fracking push gets go-ahead across UK as ministers tighten safeguards

Drilling will be allowed in national parks in 'exceptional circumstances' but ministers retain power to veto plans

28 Jul 2014

Giving up beef will reduce carbon footprint more than cars, says expert

Study shows red meat dwarfs others for environmental impact, using 28 times more land and 11 times water for pork or chicken

22 Jul 2014

I was sacked by David Cameron to appease 'the green blob', says Paterson

Former environment secretary suggests he was removed from cabinet because of 'powerful, self-serving' environmental lobby

21 Jul 2014

Fracking firm ‘underplayed’ heavy lorries needed for Sussex drilling

Local officials refute claims made by Celtique Energie about the noise levels and numbers of heavy good vehicles

18 Jul 2014

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