Policy articles

Greens celebrate as Caroline Lucas cleared over fracking protest

Caroline Lucas is an MP for the Green Party

Green MP vows to continue campaign to bring an end to fracking in the UK

17 Apr 2014

How to deal with people who complain about renewable subsidies at parties

Alan Whitehead MP

Alan Whitehead MP offers some sage advice for any green business exec who has ever been harangued about the cost of subsidising clean energy

17 Apr 2014

10 lessons from the green car revolution

Nissan Leaf electric vehicle charging

From stable policies to constant innovation, the auto sector demonstrates that clean technology can deliver decarbonisation

17 Apr 2014

European Parliament votes to slash plastic bag waste

MEPs back new laws to crack down on plastic bags, despite opposition from Conservative MEPs

17 Apr 2014

Are the Big Six set for £250m windfall from ECO reforms?

New insulation industry figures argue the government has underestimated savings energy companies will receive from 'green levy' cuts

17 Apr 2014

European Parliament approves green reporting rules for 6,000 firms

Large companies across the EU to face new non-financial reporting regulations, after long-awaited rules are passed by MEPs

16 Apr 2014

Reports: China poised to beef up national Environmental Protection Law

Reuters' reports suggest reforms to national environmental law will provide officials with sweeping new powers to tackle polluters

16 Apr 2014

James Cameron: Clean tech has to promise an alluring transformation

Climate Change Capital chairman argues that the exciting clean technologies offered by the automotive sector prove green products can be better than the alternatives they replace

16 Apr 2014

Green trucks, green cars, and green canals all set for EU boost

European Parliament backs a raft of reforms designed to cut emissions and fuel use across the transport sector

16 Apr 2014

Coalition beefs up Garden Cities plan

New prospectus and funding aims to help local communities move forward with garden city proposals

15 Apr 2014

Davey downplays fears EU climate strategy is vulnerable to Eurosceptic renaissance

Energy and Climate Secretary confident European elections will not derail 2030 climate package

15 Apr 2014

Green firms urge Lib Dems to retain local energy saving rules

Sustainable Energy Association and Association for the Conservation of Energy write to MPs over fears that local authority powers will be ditched

15 Apr 2014

Why are the Lib Dems trying to water down energy efficiency regulations?

Local authorities could be forced to ditch their energy saving targets under plans being pushed through Parliament

15 Apr 2014

Women in solar: does the industry need a skills strategy?

The Solar Trade Association's Leonie Greene urges government to help create a pool of talent, but could industry be doing more too?

15 Apr 2014

IPCC Report: And now, for some good news

IPCC report confirms a better and sustainable future is possible, the onus is now on political and business leaders to make it happen

14 Apr 2014

Treasury claim that fuel duty freeze benefits economy ignores climate and air pollution impacts

Treasury study admits economic modelling "is not intended to capture the impact of a reduction in fuel duty through externalities" such as congestion, air pollution and carbon emissions

14 Apr 2014

Poll: Public prefers wind to fracking as a next door neighbour

Survey finds 62 per cent of people would choose wind farms rather than fracking in their area

14 Apr 2014

IPCC report: Mixed policy messages delaying green investments, businesses warn

Businesses line up to call for a global deal on climate change in the wake of landmark scientific report on how to tackle climate change

14 Apr 2014

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