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EXCLUSIVE: GDFC considers direct sales and marketing business model in a drive to increase energy efficiency installations

01 Aug 2014

How the global sofa surfing movement is helping the environment

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Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb, highlights the green credentials of the company's flourishing business model

01 Aug 2014

Airbnb celebrates environmental savings

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New survey reveals sofa surfing guests use 78 per cent less energy than those in hotels

01 Aug 2014

Does the word ‘sustainable' help us to make good investments?

David Casale of Turquoise International argues that confusion in the clean tech industry is preventing the further drive of innovation and investment.

01 Aug 2014

Boris opens up rift with Westminster over air quality crisis

ClientEarth's Alan Andrews welcomes the London Mayor's air quality manifesto but warns it does not go far enough

31 Jul 2014

UPS ups emissions goals after hitting target three years early

Logistics company commits to 20 per cent cut to transport emissions by the end of the decade

31 Jul 2014

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

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

Sir Stuart Rose urges politicians to defy ‘flat-earthers' and deliver vote-winning green policy

Former M&S boss urges political and business leaders to push climate action back up the agenda

31 Jul 2014

End of the road-warrior? UK drivers clock up fewest miles since records began

Government figures show drop in business and private mileage, as growing electric vehicle sales suggest low carbon motoring will soon be in the driving seat

31 Jul 2014

Obama launches three-pronged climate action push

President beefs up climate strategy once again with new moves to tackle methane emissions, enhance resilience, and bolster economic case for action

30 Jul 2014

Tracey Rawling Church: The life and times of a sustainability trailblazer

BusinessGreen's Sustainability Executive of the Year reveals how she has spent much of the past two decades helping to push sustainability best practices into the corporate mainstream

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

Yurts and solar powered saunas: TripAdvisor reveals greenest hotels in Europe

New European GreenLeaders board aims to cater to growing number of consumers making environmentally friendly travel choices

29 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

Report: Japan to crank up green car grants

Government poised to offer incentives worth nearly $30,000 to early adopters of new hydrogen car

28 Jul 2014

How a small Aberdeenshire salon became a beacon of eco-hairdressing

Elan Hair Design, BusinessGreen Leaders Award winner for energy efficiency project of the year, reveals how it shaved its energy bills by over 80 per cent in one year

25 Jul 2014

Mars unwraps plan to drive global renewables investment

Food giant promises investment in 200MW US wind farm is set to be the first of many large scale renewables projects

24 Jul 2014

NHL warns climate change threatens future of ice hockey

US league publishes ground-breaking sustainability report detailing efforts to cut environmental impacts

24 Jul 2014

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