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Sir Stuart Rose: Business leaders need to ‘bang the drum' for climate action

Sir Stuart Rose

Former M&S boss recalls the secrets of Plan A's success and calls on political and business leaders to show more ambition in tackling escalating climate risks

31 Jul 2014

Ofgem limits grid upgrades to £17bn in bid to drive down bills

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Proposed spending plans designed to ensure electricity network can support expected increases in renewable energy capacity in a cost effective manner

30 Jul 2014

ThaiBev distillery to toast greener gin with new biomass boiler

Diageo Roseisle whiskey distillery

Green Investment Bank helps fund switch from oil boilers to biomass at Balmenach distillery in Speyside

30 Jul 2014

The coal industry needs to know the game is up

Ben Caldecott argues that the world needs to develop Coal Closure Funds to manage the necessary decline of the industry

30 Jul 2014

Centrica snaps up America's Astrum Solar in £32m deal

Energy giant's North American subsidiary, Direct Energy, enters US domestic solar market with latest acquisition

29 Jul 2014

California and Mexico ink climate action alliance, as Obama prepares latest green push

President Obama poised to announce fresh climate policies, as California and Mexico seek to establish clean tech hub

29 Jul 2014

Why big ideas on climate are the oxygen for UK growth

Richard Templer of Climate-KIC UK argues that a Cleantech 2.0 scene is starting to drive a new wave innovation and growth

29 Jul 2014

NextEnergy snaps up Suffolk solar farm for £18m

Investment firm buys 14.9MW project, as Compton Solar Group secures planning permission for 45.7MW project in North Wales

29 Jul 2014

GE ramps up wind energy investment with Indian development deal

Engineering giant reveals plan to invest in three wind farms in partnership with Atria Power

28 Jul 2014

Could carbon constraints spell the end for 'King Coal'?

Standards & Poor's report suggests environmental regulations, cleaner alternatives, and falling prices are cranking up the risks faced by coal investors

28 Jul 2014

Green policy takes two steps forward, one step back

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

25 Jul 2014

Scotland kicks off Commonwealth Games with support for global clean energy push

Scottish Government hosts European launch of UN Sustainable Energy for All campaign to coincide with opening of Commonwealth Games

25 Jul 2014

Solar revenues set to double worldwide by 2020, analysts say

Frost & Sullivan predicts revenues will hit $137bn by the end of the decade as long as governments implement stable policies

25 Jul 2014

Solar and wind power to compete for £50m under new subsidy regime

Government confirms £205m annual budget for Contracts for Difference auctions

24 Jul 2014

European wind industry slashes growth forecasts

EWEA predicts 192.4GW of installed capacity by 2020, blaming economic slowdown, policy uncertainty, and falling energy demand

23 Jul 2014

How the Caribbean plans to become a green energy powerhouse

Existential threat from climate change and high electricity costs are driving Caribbean Development Bank programme to boost clean energy investment

23 Jul 2014

The green bonds market may be soaring but there is a long way to go

Bridget Boulle of the Climate Bonds Initiative reveals how green bonds will prove critical to global efforts to decarbonise

22 Jul 2014

Denmark declares wind 'cheapest' form of power

New analysis shows onshore wind beats all other forms of electricity generation on cost, as DONG Energy sells stake in Gode Wind 2 offshore project

21 Jul 2014

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