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Could Lego ditching Shell present an opportunity for clean tech?

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The latest victory in Greenpeace's campaign against Shell's planned Arctic exploration could present an important opportunity for clean tech firms

24 Oct 2014

Businesses and charities unite to launch The Big Energy Vision

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New nationwide campaign aims to highlight how energy-saving green technologies mean households can ‘use less, waste less and pay less'

23 Oct 2014

Lego ends Shell partnership following Greenpeace campaign

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Toymaker will not renew current multimillion pound deal, that sees Shell-branded Lego sets sold at petrol stations, following a viral video against Arctic drilling by the green group

09 Oct 2014

Why are Google and Occidental Petroleum cutting ties with ALEC?

Yahoo, International Paper and Yelp also follow in steps of Microsoft by quitting right-wing lobby group

01 Oct 2014

Millennial generation: Today's CEOs are blocking green growth

New report backed by Coca-Cola Enterprises and Cranfield University highlights generational tensions as wide gap opens up in approaches to sustainability

01 Oct 2014

Three big revelations from Unilever's TED talks

An in-depth look at the thinking behind the consumer products giant's ten year sustainability plan

26 Sep 2014

Organic food sector enjoys sales surge

New figures show demand for organic products is up 3.2 per cent in recent years, significantly out-performing the rest of the grocery sector

26 Sep 2014

Supermarkets pledge to be honest about sustainable fishing claims

Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Morrisons and others commit to rolling out standardised labelling next year

16 Sep 2014

Are consumers becoming more aware of environmentally sound business?

Hannah Coles of E4 Environment explains how third party accreditation can help your business avoid the 'greenwash' trap

09 Sep 2014

Could an energy-saving 'five a day' campaign deliver healthier energy bills?

As John Lewis reveals success of new energy labelling scheme, Baroness Verma argues campaign to promote energy-saving best practices could help people cut bills and emissions

04 Sep 2014

Baroness Verma: "The industrial revolution had a price - a carbon price"

Baroness Verma's speech on the creation of an "energy saving society" - in full

04 Sep 2014

Pro-fracking newspaper ad banned by Advertising Standards Authority

Breitling Energy's Telegraph advert 'misled the public'

03 Sep 2014

Estee Chaikin: Hanergy, IKEA, and the transformative power of solar panels

BusinessGreen's Young Sustainability Executive of the Year reveals how an interest in consumer behaviour helped shape one of the world's most exciting solar initiatives

28 Aug 2014

Advertising watchdog tears up government's 'misleading' Green Deal ads

ASA says DECC was wrong to claim energy efficiency policy would save consumers money and push up house prices

27 Aug 2014

Climate change perception gap 'reminiscent' of MMR scandal, survey finds

Poll suggests public underestimates scientific consensus around climate change, as well as contribution of green energy to electricity mix

27 Aug 2014

Inside the wind energy industry's PR push

BusinessGreen Leaders Awards Green PR Company of the Year Hill+Knowlton Strategies reveals how it helped the wind energy industry get a fair hearing

26 Aug 2014

Peabody Energy vows to continue with revamped ‘clean coal’ ad

Company confirms it will continue to promote fuel poverty advert, albeit with clarification, as Burson Marsteller stonewalls questions on climate scepticism

22 Aug 2014

Peabody Energy told to scrub ‘clean coal’ claims

Advertising Standards Authority raps coal giant over green ad campaign

20 Aug 2014

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