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The pursuit of green freedom

19 Nov 2014 The environmental movement needs a more effective means of communicating its goals and its transformative potential - could the language of freedom and justice hold the answer?

LUTZ Pathfinder pod blueprint

The future of self-driving cars

14 Nov 2014 The driver-less pods arriving in Milton Keynes next year could be the start of the technology truly taking off

Cupcake with birthday candles

Happy Birthday BusinessGreen

12 Nov 2014 As BusinessGreen celebrates its seventh year it is clear the green economy is continuing to go from strength to strength


If the UK has to have a shale gas sovereign wealth fund, it needs to do better than this

11 Nov 2014 The government's plans for a shale gas sovereign wealth fund lack the firm commitment to decarbonisation that is required


Tips for going paperless in your office

06 Nov 2014 Getting rid of paper could be a real advantage for many businesses

Golfing actuaries

The national interest demands it, let's ban golf courses

05 Nov 2014 Liz Truss' campaign to boost UK food security is heading for the bunker, unless she moves urgently to tackle the golf blight

Centre courtyard and the windtower at the Masdar Institute campus

Sustainable Masdar City is a breath of fresh air

03 Nov 2014 Ambitious project outside Abu Dhabi is inspiring new sustainable innovations


Ann Widdecombe, Godwin's Law, and why the Climate Change Rebels were wrong

29 Oct 2014 The latest attack on the Climate Change Act is perhaps the most confusing and incoherent yet

RWE Gwynt y Mor offshore wind farm

It's not perfect, but the EU energy and climate package is great news for the green economy

28 Oct 2014 The targets and policies delivered by the EU energy and climate change package prove that decarbonisation efforts are now firmly part of the political and business mainstream

Hyundai 2015 Tucson fuel cell

Hydrogen: Fuelling the future

24 Oct 2014 The potential for clean energy and transport using hydrogen is huge, and the UK is working to realise it

Richard Dinan

Nuclear fusion power - made in Chelsea

24 Oct 2014 Former star of E4 show embarks on new venture in nuclear physics


Could Lego ditching Shell present an opportunity for clean tech?

24 Oct 2014 The latest victory in Greenpeace's campaign against Shell's planned Arctic exploration could present an important opportunity for clean tech firms


Footwear industry wakes up to waste

23 Oct 2014 Consumer demand for sustainable shoes is prompting manufacturers to change tack


Take two bottles into the shower? No, I'll take a tree

17 Oct 2014 Why don't all shampoo bottles turn into shrubberies, ponders the Sceptic Tank


Paterson's rant at the Climate Change Act will fail to win business (or public) support

16 Oct 2014 As the former Environment Secretary attacks the UK's climate strategy it is important to remember that it remains a howl from the margins of British politics

Three eco-rated phones in the grass

Step up to renewable smartphone power

16 Oct 2014 Phone users could charge up their batteries just by walking around


Owen Paterson: The Kevin Pietersen of climate politics

13 Oct 2014 The former environment secretary and sacked cricketer may not appear to have much in common, but look a little closer


Manchester United's latest Spanish signing could be its most important yet

03 Oct 2014 England's most popular mid-table team enlists Abengoa as its first Official Sustainable Technology Partner


Did Cameron forget the 'green bit'?

01 Oct 2014 The Prime Minister glossed over environmental issues in a speech that was designed to focus on traditional Tory strengths, but where does that leave the Conservative's confusing climate policies


Organic cotton demand could result in shortage

01 Oct 2014 With many farmers yet to go organic, demand may soon exceed supply

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