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Nick Clegg and Ed Davey

Green policy takes two steps forward, one step back

25 Jul 2014 The green economy is making great progress and new carbon targets promise a further boost, but constant policy setbacks are not helping


How to reduce energy use in the home

22 Jul 2014 Beko's top tips for slashing energy consumption from electrical appliances and heating

Chimney emitting pollution at Conesville power plant

Kudos to Cameron for his carbon-cutting clarity

22 Jul 2014 The long-awaited decision to retain the fourth carbon budget provides investors with some much needed certainty, now government and business must deliver on it

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

If Paterson's 'green blob' exists it is a lot bigger than he thinks

21 Jul 2014 Owen Paterson's attack on the environmental movement ignores both climate risks and the mainstream success of the green economy


A tale of two Tories

15 Jul 2014 The departures of Owen Paterson and Greg Barker send conflicting signals about the direction of the Tory's green agenda decarbonisation

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott: Not very repealing

11 Jul 2014 Tony Abbott's ongoing failure to repeal Australia's carbon tax contains a serious message on the general direction of global climate policy

Israel's first photovoltaic power plant Ketura Sun installed by Siemens

Why innovation isn't always the answer

08 Jul 2014 The clean tech sector loves innovation, but being regarded as innovative can be a mixed blessing

Mercedes-Benz Vito E-CELL

Discover how the Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell can benefit your business

01 Jul 2014 Quick charging and low running costs put the Vito E-cell at the vanguard of the electronic-drive van market


We are living through a slow motion global energy crisis - and only clean tech can save us

20 Jun 2014 BP's latest statistical report should be a wake-up call, that it is not suggests we are sleep-walking into a climate and energy disaster

A frozen faucet

Addressing fresh water deficiency

16 Jun 2014 Johan Widheden of AkzoNobel says the way we think about commodity of fresh water may ultimately have to change


Tortured World Cup-climate change analogy alert

11 Jun 2014 Infrastructure lock-in, climate risk, and playing football in the desert

SSE Hadyard wind farm

The value of within-day flexibility

10 Jun 2014 Pöyry outlines the risks and rewards associated with rising levels of renewable energy on the grid

ballot box

European Election: Who deserves the green business vote?

21 May 2014 UKIP are dominating the headlines, the Greens are enjoying a surge in the polls, but who should secure your vote?

Joseph McCarthy

Is sceptics' 'McCarthyism' spin their cleverest ploy yet?

19 May 2014 The latest furore over the 'suppression' of climate-sceptic views seeks to conceal the recklessness inherent to their downplaying of climate risks


Solar industry once again falls victim to its own success

13 May 2014 Time after time the solar industry has been hit by policy changes designed to rein back investment, but it doesn't have to be this way

Israel's first photovoltaic power plant Ketura Sun installed by Siemens

The green economic consensus: it's stronger than you think

07 May 2014 Forget what detractors say - many of the world's corporate and political leaders are united in their urgent desire to build a green economy


Smog suffocated my marriage

02 May 2014 Beijing man files for divorce after air pollution drives his wife out of the city

Sir David King

Sir David King: "Climate change is not the biggest challenge of our time, it's the biggest challenge of all time"

30 Apr 2014 Former chief scientists refuses to sugar-coat climate risk assessment - political and business leaders should listen


Why your business should be recycling more

30 Apr 2014

David Cameron at Conservative Party Conference 2013

Where is the Tories' alternative decarbonisation strategy?

28 Apr 2014 In responding to the UKIP threat by attacking wind farms, the Conservatives risk ending up with an incoherent energy strategy

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