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New Climate Economy report: Do you want an iPad or a typewriter?

Toyota solar array

The landmark report makes it clear that delivering decarbonisation is all about choices. Political and business leaders need to ask what kind of future they want to invest in

16 Sep 2014

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

Jeffreys Bay wind farm South Africa

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

Wind turbines at Whitlee wind farm

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

16 Sep 2014

It's official: Green and growth go hand in hand

Major new report counters claims that investing in climate change measures is bad for the economy

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

Richard Branson failed to deliver on $3bn climate change pledge

New book by Naomi Klein claims that Virgin founder gave less than a tenth of cash promised to develop low carbon fuel

15 Sep 2014

Corporates leading charge for robust carbon price, says CDP

CDP report shows many companies are already incorporating a carbon price into their businesses strategies

15 Sep 2014

Action that doesn't cost the Earth

In the last in our series on climate economics, Steven Heath of Knauf Insulation argues new evidence that climate action can boost the economy should be translated into Treasury policy

15 Sep 2014

Jeremy Leggett: Fossil fuel CEOs are ‘increasingly barmy' about climate change

Charitable foundations urged to divest shares in fossil fuel majors and shift funds towards low carbon economy

15 Sep 2014

New EU energy and climate commissioner 'must drop oil shares'

Miguel Arias Cañete told by lawmakers that he must give up his shares in two oil companies if his nomination is to be approved

12 Sep 2014

Organic growth - General Mills to acquire Annie's Inc in $820m deal

US food giant agrees deal for organic ready meal trailblazer, as demand for greener foods grows at 12 per cent a year

12 Sep 2014

The encouraging economics of climate change policy

In the latest in our series on the economic merits of climate policy, Siemens' Matthew Knight argues that this week's WWF report shows we can afford to tackle climate risk

12 Sep 2014

World's biggest development banks pledge to scale up climate finance

European Investment Bank and World Bank join Asian, American and African counterparts to boost action on tackling climate change

12 Sep 2014

How low carbon investment could deliver the economic re-balancing the UK craves

Prof Jim Watson of the UK Energy Research Centre argues that this week's new report on the benefits of meeting the UK's carbon budgets holds plenty of lessons for policymakers

11 Sep 2014

IEA calls on policymakers to deliver "multiple benefits" of energy efficiency

International Energy Agency argues that so-called "hidden fuel" can boost economy, tackle poverty, and address climate risks

10 Sep 2014

How hitting carbon targets will boost UK GDP

BusinessGreen takes a look at the landmark report from Cambridge Econometrics and its prediction that meeting the UK's carbon budgets will benefit the economy

10 Sep 2014

UK carbon budgets to make each household £565 a year better off

New report from Cambridge Econometrics explores how decarbonisation's efficiency savings, health benefits and energy security gains will boost UK GDP by 1.1 per cent

10 Sep 2014

Our climate goals are an economic opportunity for the UK

Nick Molho explores how political leaders can realise the economic benefits offered by the UK carbon budgets

10 Sep 2014

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