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'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

Reports: Hinkley nuclear plant set for EU thumbs up

Cooling towers at a nuclear power station

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

18 Sep 2014

Obama delays key power plant rule of signature climate change plan

US President Barack Obama

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

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

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

Governments need to understand that onshore wind is supported by UK public

Gordon MacDougall, UK and Ireland managing director for RES, explains why the company has helped set up a new campaign to promote British wind energy

15 Sep 2014

New EU energy and climate commissioner 'must drop oil shares'

Miguel Arias Cañete told by lawmakers that he must give up his shares in two oil companies if his nomination is to be approved

12 Sep 2014

Sceptical about Conservative scepticism

The problem with opinion surveys is that the answers they produce are only as good as the questions they ask and the samples they survey

11 Sep 2014

How incentives hold key to the future of environmentalism

Writing in his new book, How to be a Conservative, Professor Roger Scruton argues a more localised environmentalism would allow green campaigners and conservatives to find common cause

11 Sep 2014

Poll suggests majority of Tory MPs reject climate science warnings

PRWeek commissioned survey reveals over half of MPs feel manmade climate change not conclusively proven and 18 per cent reckon it is 'environmentalist propaganda'

10 Sep 2014

David Cameron set to attend New York Climate Change Summit

Prime Minister due to represent UK along with Energy and Climate Secretary Ed Davey

10 Sep 2014

Maria Eagle: This government does not understand the true scale of our air pollution crisis

Labour's shadow environment secretary gives speech confirming plan for national network of low emissions zones

10 Sep 2014

Ed Davey sets out vision for 2015 Paris climate deal

Government launches strategy for next year's summit, as Secretary of States highlights need for the world's richest countries to pledge ambitious emissions cuts

09 Sep 2014

Swedish parties promise to ban new Vattenfall coal mine plans

State energy company’s plans to enlarge lignite mines in Germany thrown into doubt during election debate

08 Sep 2014

Rented homes and energy efficiency: A sad tale of intention and action

Labour's Alan Whitehead warns rules to improve the efficiency of rented accomodation include a worrying loophole that will leave many tenants living in cold and draughty homes

08 Sep 2014

Labour MP warns rental energy efficiency regulation loophole threatens to leave tenants in the cold

Alan Whitehead calls on government to require all rented property to meet proposed energy efficiency standards

08 Sep 2014

World leaders urged to aim for 'zero emissions' this century

Green NGOs call on world leaders preparing to travel to New York summit to target full decarbonisation, as UN climate chief makes case for 'climate neutrality' and campaigners prepare People's Climate March

08 Sep 2014

Green energy industry joins forces to launch election wishlist

Six trade bodies call for greater support ahead of 2015 vote, setting parties six 'key tests' of their clean energy commitment

07 Sep 2014

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