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OECD: 'No evidence' green policies dampen productivity

A businessman sat at a desk in a green pasture

Organisation says more stringent environmental policies can drive innovation and deliver an overall improvement in production efficiency

17 Dec 2014

CCC boss: Delaying decarbonisation would leave economy uninsured against climate impacts

Matthew Bell

Committee on Climate Change's new chief executive, Matthew Bell, makes case for cost effective decarbonisation

11 Dec 2014

Labour calls for tougher shale gas regulations

Shale gas site picture by DECC

Opposition to table 11 amendments to Infrastructure Bill in pursuit of tighter environmental restrictions on fracking projects

08 Dec 2014

Green groups hit back at BusinessEurope over attack on environmental ‘red tape'

Coalition of civil society groups voices opposition to industry lobby group's 'worrying deregulatory tendency'

08 Dec 2014

Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill - Three things it could change if we get it right

Anne Meikle, Chair of Sustainable Development Alliance, predicts Wales' landmark environmental legislation could trigger a green jobs revolution, with the right amendments

08 Dec 2014

British Gas hit with £11.1m charge over failure to meet energy-efficiency targets

Energy giant to pay money to fuel poverty charity, after Ofgem concludes company failed to meet its energy-efficiency obligations

04 Dec 2014

Green regulations cripple the economy? Show me the proof

If environmental red tape is the source of so many economic woes, why is the evidence of the harm they cause so sketchy?

28 Nov 2014

EPA intensifies US smog crack down

Obama administration continues green push with new proposals to strengthen air quality standards through the Clean Air Act

28 Nov 2014

Shipping emissions to be monitored under new EU law

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

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

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

EU energy efficiency rules need strengthening, not watering down

The EU's under fire Ecodesign rules are critical to the bloc's emission reduction efforts, argues Andrew Warren

18 Nov 2014

'Green tape' can boost growth, study finds

Grantham Institute report says environmental regulations can drive economic growth by encouraging business innovation

14 Nov 2014

RenewableUK hits out at offshore wind red tape

Far from streamlining processes as offshore wind technology matures, new industry-backed report finds consenting costs have risen 15 per cent

11 Nov 2014

Call to weaken fracking regulations gets short shrift from campaigners

Researchers at Glasgow University say widespread use of vibration regulations would see lorries and slamming doors banned

11 Nov 2014

Are changes to EU environmental legislation better for biodiversity or for business?

Policy Exchange's Katherine Drayson reveals how a little noticed change to the EU's Environmental Impact Assessment regime could deliver significant green benefits without hampering businesses

07 Nov 2014

Report: Ofgem prepares action over energy firms' failure to meet efficiency goals

Telegraph reports fines are likely as Ofgem nears completion of long-running investigations

06 Nov 2014

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