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Tenants demand better insulated properties

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Survey finds strong support for government plans to prevent landlords from renting out low efficiency buildings, but is more action needed?

19 Sep 2014

White House unveils solar power and energy efficiency boost

Garden view of the front of the White House

Paper outlines more than 50 actions and commitments designed to avoid 300 million tonnes of CO2 emissions, as administration sets out climate negotiating stall

19 Sep 2014

Solarcentury brings Africa's largest solar carport to Kenya

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UK solar firms inks second major deal in east Africa as expansion plans gather pace

18 Sep 2014

Lazard: US renewables reach cost-parity tipping point

New research suggests large wind and solar farms capable of under-cutting gas generation without recourse to subsidy

18 Sep 2014

Reports: Hinkley nuclear plant set for EU thumbs up

Sources say £16bn nuclear project will get state aid approval in the next few weeks

18 Sep 2014

Analysts: Global offshore wind market poised for fivefold growth

GlobalData predicts offshore wind power to deliver nearly 40GW of capacity by the end of the decade

18 Sep 2014

China's latest coal crackdown fuels stranded asset warnings

Reports suggest government is to ban the use of the dirtiest coal, as it seeks to tackle smog crisis

17 Sep 2014

SmartestEnergy inks 10-year deal for MeyGen tidal power

Energy firm agrees power purchase agreement with flagship marine energy project, underlining its support for clean energy generators

17 Sep 2014

Germany charges forward with opening of Europe's largest grid battery plant

Utility cuts ribbon on cutting-edge 5MW energy storage system designed to help manage fluctuations in renewable energy supplies

17 Sep 2014

EMR: Enough Talk Already

Like Scotland, the UK energy market is gearing up for a massive shake-up - Nathan Goode hopes everyone is ready for it

17 Sep 2014

How Carbon War Room aims to win the battle with greenhouse gas emissions

BusinessGreen's NGO of the year has shaken up shipping and has its sights firmly set on proving profits can be made while solving climate change

17 Sep 2014

UK solar farm issues Europe's first certified climate bonds

Big60Million Solar Bonds released to finance Willersey Solar Farm accredited under the Climate Bond Standards and Certification Scheme

17 Sep 2014

US shale boom blamed for contaminated drinking water

Study finds faulty well casings are the source of methane leaks in Texas and Pennsylvania

16 Sep 2014

Mainstream Renewable Power inks deal to deliver Ghana's first utility-scale wind farm

Leading developer celebrates deal to build and operate 225MW Ayitepa Wind Farm, as it predicts power will come online in early 2016

16 Sep 2014

Scottish 'Yes' vote could harm clean energy investment, say analysts

BNEF says uncertainty over the future shape of the power market and incentives for renewables will see projects delayed

16 Sep 2014

Farmers given recipe for solar-powered roast lamb

New guidance from National Solar Centre outlines how solar systems can be combined with agriculture

16 Sep 2014

UK appeal to clean energy investors hits lowest point for five years

EY report says 'mixed signals, dwindling budgets and political apathy' behind UK's drop to seventh in ranking of 40 leading nations

16 Sep 2014

EU wind chief: governments must 'relinquish strangleholds' over energy policy

EWEA's Thomas Becker calls for EU to move towards energy union to bolster energy security and cut bills

15 Sep 2014

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