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Obama on Keystone: 'There has been this tendency to really hype this thing'

US President Barack Obama

President gives clearest indication yet that he is deeply sceptical about case for controversial tar sands pipeline

22 Dec 2014

Pelamis assets set to be sold to Scottish government as administrators fail to secure buyer

Pelamis wave energy converter in construction

KPMG confirms all remaining jobs will go at wave energy company

22 Dec 2014

2014, the green business year in review

E.ONs Scroby Sands offshore wind farm

BusinessGreen highlights the key trends that have dominated the last 12 months for the green economy

22 Dec 2014

2014, the year...UK green politics got interesting

In the first part of a new series, BusinessGreen looks at the green business stories that defined 2014

22 Dec 2014

Washington State sets out carbon trading plans

Governor Jay Inslee publishes plan to introduce cap-and-trade scheme from mid-2016

22 Dec 2014

Labour fears looming crisis for coalition's flagship energy efficiency scheme

Shadow Energy and Climate Change Minister warns next government could face sharp drop in ECO market

22 Dec 2014

Jonathan Reynolds: New generation of Labour MPs will lead climate agenda

Shadow Climate Change Minister reveals how Labour plans to tap into public and business enthusiasm for climate action

22 Dec 2014

The Green ISA's time has come

Julia Groves of the UK Crowdfunding Association predicts the green investment sector is on the verge of a major breakthrough

22 Dec 2014

Government dishes out £1bn to existing power plants to 'keep the lights on'

Demand Side Response loses out, as first capacity market auction pays £900m to old gas and coal plants to stay online

19 Dec 2014

Poll: Green Party hits 10 per cent for the first time

Conflicting polls show conflicting levels of support for Green Party

19 Dec 2014

Can bottom up climate action work without top down policy?

Matthew Farrow of the Environmental Industries Commission reflects on a flurry of green economy speeches from leading figures

19 Dec 2014

EU ministers urge Brussels to accelerate climate policies

Ed Davey's Green Growth Group calls for early action on emissions trading scheme reform and legislation for 2030 targets

18 Dec 2014

New York state to ban fracking over 'red flags' to public health

Decision comes after two-year study spearheaded by health commissioner into the effects of fracking on the state’s air and water raises ‘serious questions’

18 Dec 2014

UK tax regime putting brake on electric cars, study finds

Campaign group Transport & Environment says the government can drive further cuts in average new car emissions by shaking up taxes

18 Dec 2014

Situation 'critical' for British marine-power industry

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult says marine-power industry needs £300m to get first arrays in the water

18 Dec 2014

EU will not label tar sands as 'dirty'

MEPs fail to overturn Commission plans that would effectively consider oil from tar sands the same as standard petrol or diesel

18 Dec 2014

The Green Party is Kodak - It should be Google

Robertsbridge's Brendan May fears the Green Party's policies and approach mean it is about to blow its biggest opportunity in a generation

18 Dec 2014

MPs call on government to drive development of small nuclear power stations

Energy and Climate Change select committee says government should work with industry to drive forward nascent industry

17 Dec 2014

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