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EU mulls €30bn low carbon fund for industry and member states

Carbon emission

Draft proposals reportedly suggest increased support to help poorer member states and heavy industry meet 2030 climate goals

02 Sep 2014

Court stand-off over illegal Indian coal projects

Piles of coal

Indian government urges Supreme Court not to cancel all coal licences following landmark corruption ruling

02 Sep 2014

Boris Johnson attacks 'myopic' Airports Commission as estuary plan is rejected

A British Airways jet in flight

Panel tasked with deciding on additional runways in the south-east rules out mayor's plan for hub in the Thames estuary

02 Sep 2014

Sir David King preps launch of $10bn global clean tech 'Apollo programme'

Former chief scientist reveals plans for global fund to help slash cost of clean energy could take a major step forward this month

02 Sep 2014

Report: China national carbon market on track for 2016 launch

Citing senior government official, Reuters reports legislation to underpin world's largest national carbon market expected to be finalised this year

02 Sep 2014

Government launches electricity demand reduction pilot project

Government invites applications from companies seeking financial support to help them install energy efficient technologies

02 Sep 2014

China seeks help from NGOs to boost environmental protection push

ClientEarth to advise Chinese Supreme Court on new environmental tribunal as country seeks to bolster ties with green groups

02 Sep 2014

Pay motorists to scrap diesel cars, says Mayor Boris

London Mayor wants return of scrappage scheme to encourage switch to less polluting cars

02 Sep 2014

See you in court: How James Thornton is battling for environmental justice

BusinessGreen Leader of the Year James Thornton explains why ClientEarth is about much more than just litigation

02 Sep 2014

New vacuum cleaner rules don't suck, CCC insists

Committee on Climate Change says banning high-powered machines will result in significant carbon savings without loss of performance

01 Sep 2014

Liberals Democrats plan to ban 'unabated' coal and offer tax cuts for greener homes

Decarbonisation target and council tax rebates for energy efficiency improvements among party's manifesto plans

01 Sep 2014

France underlines commitment to "legally binding" agreement at Paris climate summit

Are the UN summit's hosts on a collision course with the Obama administration?

01 Sep 2014

Reports: Japan mulls 30 per cent renewables target

Local media reports that Environment Minister is making case for ambitious renewable energy target

01 Sep 2014

Towards a Greener Britain

The RSPB's Martin Harper reveals how the green communities' proposals for next year's election are so compelling they could win over Malcolm Tucker

01 Sep 2014

NGOs call for manifestos to create a 'greener Britain'

Leading NGOs set out wish list for 2015 election, including new policies on decarbonisation, marine protection, and resource security, as well as a Nature and Well-being Act

01 Sep 2014

A Greener Britain - What are the chances?

BusinessGreen runs the rule over the green NGO community's latest policy recommendations and asks if they will get a good hearing in Westminster

01 Sep 2014

DECC officially announces first contract for difference allocation dates

Baroness Verma confirms timetable for first contract for difference allocation

29 Aug 2014

Pickles launches £5m recycling reward scheme in latest bin collection salvo

Funding scheme offering vouchers to household that recycle is only open to councils with weekly bin pick ups

29 Aug 2014

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