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Breaking: Green champion Alex Salmond quits after losing independence vote

Scottish first minister Alex Salmond

Renewable energy industry calls for Scotland to retain ambitious climate change targets as first minister steps down

19 Sep 2014

Scotland's referendum: the green reaction

Scotland and UK flags

The renewable energy sector, green businesses and politicians comment on the result of Scotland's independence vote

19 Sep 2014

'No' vote sparks questions over Scotland's energy future

EDF Energy Renewables Fallago Rig wind farm

Scotland tipped to remain UK’s 'renewable powerhouse' after voters reject independence

19 Sep 2014

White House unveils solar power and energy efficiency boost

Paper outlines more than 50 actions and commitments designed to avoid 300 million tonnes of CO2 emissions, as administration sets out climate negotiating stall

19 Sep 2014

Decarbonising energy intensive industry: the future of the EU ETS and decarbonisation policy

EEF's Richard Warren argues those who characterise climate policy as a battle between clean tech and heavy industry, including BusinessGreen, are guilty of absurd simplification

19 Sep 2014

Norway and UK sowing forest finance seeds ahead of New York Climate Summit

COP 20 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal sets out recipe for successful New York and Lima climate summits

19 Sep 2014

Could the New York Summit consign corporate dinosaurs to history?

The myth that businesses automatically oppose climate action has never looked more tired, and the corporate desire for decarbonisation must be recognised

18 Sep 2014

Blue chips and chief execs rally behind New York Climate Summit

Hundreds of companies expected to back calls for a price on carbon, as the Prince of Wales argues fighting climate change is the only 'rational' option

18 Sep 2014

Reports: Hinkley nuclear plant set for EU thumbs up

Sources say £16bn nuclear project will get state aid approval in the next few weeks

18 Sep 2014

Reports: EU to propose 'billion euro' sweetener in bid to win Polish support for 2030 carbon target

Bloc to set up two investment funds to help poorer countries meet post-2020 greenhouse gas targets, as MEPs challenge 'generous' carbon leakage list

18 Sep 2014

China's latest coal crackdown fuels stranded asset warnings

Reports suggest government is to ban the use of the dirtiest coal, as it seeks to tackle smog crisis

17 Sep 2014

Obama delays key power plant rule of signature climate change plan

A week before major UN talks on climate change, EPA extends comment period for rule to cut carbon pollution from plants

17 Sep 2014

EMR: Enough Talk Already

Like Scotland, the UK energy market is gearing up for a massive shake-up - Nathan Goode hopes everyone is ready for it

17 Sep 2014

White House takes fresh steps to crack down on HFCs

Industry and EPA partnership commits to deliver HFC alternatives

17 Sep 2014

Greens polling 'neck and neck' with Lib Dems

Party recording best results in 25 years, as leadership slams media for failing to deliver fair levels of recognition

16 Sep 2014

New Climate Economy report: Do you want an iPad or a typewriter?

The landmark report makes it clear that delivering decarbonisation is all about choices. Political and business leaders need to ask what kind of future they want to invest in

16 Sep 2014

Scottish 'Yes' vote could harm clean energy investment, say analysts

BNEF says uncertainty over the future shape of the power market and incentives for renewables will see projects delayed

16 Sep 2014

Top 10 recommendations for a New Climate Economy

BusinessGreen runs down the key findings from a major new report which sets out how governments can tackle climate change and have economic growth

16 Sep 2014

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