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Shipping emissions to be monitored under new EU law

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Brussels will require ship owners to track CO2 from 2018 as first step to tackling sector's growing emissions

27 Nov 2014

Smith Commission: Scotland should keep offshore wind windfall

E.ONs Scroby Sands offshore wind farm

Crown Estate assets in Scotland should be fully devolved to Edinburgh government, recommends Lord Smith

27 Nov 2014

Will the EU's €315 billion investment plan deliver the sustainable growth the global economy needs?

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Too much capital across Europe is sitting idle, argues Martin Schoenberg of Climate Change Capital, the EU's infrastructure investment plan provides a way to put it to a good and green use

27 Nov 2014

Labour vows to strengthen Ofwat powers in bid to boost environmental performance

Shadow Environment Secretary Maria Eagle to unveil proposals for sweeping reform of water market

27 Nov 2014

How richer data could unlock greener cities

EU-backed Re-Green initiative concludes the success of green city programmes rests on the quality of the environmental data that is available

27 Nov 2014

Davey: 'Green Growth is a necessity, a reality and an opportunity'

Energy and Climate Change Secretary speech to Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme - in full

26 Nov 2014

Davey urges 10,000 businesses to embrace Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

'Regulation isn't an ideological issues, it's a pragmatic one,' says Energy and Climate Change Secretary as he makes case for latest energy efficiency rules

26 Nov 2014

Renewables to benefit from EU's new £250bn investment plan

European Commission and European Investment Bank unveil €21bn fund designed to boost investor confidence in new infrastructure projects

26 Nov 2014

Green Deal Finance Company secures £50m rescue package

EXCLUSIVE: DECC funding proposal worth £34m and £16m of private investment brings an end to liquidation fears for energy efficiency loans provider

26 Nov 2014

Pope Francis issues call for EU green jobs creation

Pope touts benefits of alternative energy as a means of stemming rising youth unemployment across Europe

26 Nov 2014

BusinessEurope accused of 'callous' attack on environmental policies

Europe's biggest corporate lobby group reveals latest demands include plan to water down EU green policy

26 Nov 2014

Study: Sky high bills should make tower blocks a priority for energy efficiency

Green Alliance report says refurbishing tower blocks can not only save energy but also create jobs and help tackle anti-social behaviour

26 Nov 2014

Tapping the business barometer

Maf Smith of RenewableUK reveals half of wind and marine energy firms plan to boost their headcount next year, despite growing concerns about policy instability

26 Nov 2014

#BackClimateAction, but what action is best?

James Murray suggests four simple climate actions we could all take that would make a difference

25 Nov 2014

Could Germany shutter coal plants in pursuit of green targets?

Economy and Energy Minister distances himself from proposals that could see eight major coal-fired power plants decommissioned

25 Nov 2014

Obama’s climate change envoy: fossil fuels will have to stay in the ground

Todd Stern claims the world will have to forgo developing reserves of oil, coal and gas in order to solve global warming

25 Nov 2014

International talks fuel hopes of HFC crackdown

But Gulf States continue to resist calls for extension to Montreal Protocol, as Indian government insists it will drive a hard bargain

25 Nov 2014

How much do Brits want to see action on climate change?

The government's latest poll reveal many people are keen to see governments sign a global deal on carbon emissions next year

25 Nov 2014

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