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Unilever confirms it has quit BusinessEurope lobby group

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Spokeswoman confirms it is seeking to work with 'likeminded' organisations to drive green policies

22 Aug 2014

When clean tech tribes go to war

Guy Newey

Policy Exchange's Guy Newey argues technology tribalism is understandable but counter-productive, which is why we need a market-based approach to decarbonisation

21 Aug 2014

Updated: Microsoft shuts down ties with anti-renewables lobbying group

Microsoft paper

IT giant said to have ended links with controversial American Legislative Exchange Council lobby group

20 Aug 2014

No-one home

National political parties are failing on climate change, argues Tom Burke, hope increasingly comes from local government

20 Aug 2014

Anti-fracking group stages day of action

Protests at offices of Defra and energy firm in London, Swansea University campus and sites in East Yorkshire and Blackpool

19 Aug 2014

Tory MPs may be digging in over onshore wind farms, but support for renewables remains rock solid

New industry-backed poll suggests 78 per cent of Conservative MPs opposed to onshore wind farms, but across all parties strong support for renewables remains

19 Aug 2014

Australian renewable energy target changes 'amount to economic vandalism'

'How does this fit with the PM's often-stated position that Australia is open for business?', energy company boss asks

18 Aug 2014

Government under fire over "misleading" fracking consultation

Greenpeace calls on DECC to re-run consultation on controversial plans to relax fracking trespass rules, as Scottish government objects to proposed changes

15 Aug 2014

Report: India's Modi set to miss crucial UN climate summit

Reports suggest new Prime Minister will snub Ban Ki-moon meeting in New York next month

14 Aug 2014

Having a carbon budget is great, but how are we going to meet it?

The Green Party's Natalie Bennett argues that while the government may have agreed to new carbon targets it is not doing nearly enough to meet them

13 Aug 2014

Labour promises action on climate resilience and air pollution

Shadow Environment team goes on the offensive with promise of new national adaptation strategy

12 Aug 2014

Maria Eagle: "A Tory victory would be dire" for the environment

The Shadow Environment Secretary, speaking at WWF UK, argues that the Conservative Party has failed to live up to its green promises

11 Aug 2014

Could Boris Johnson position himself as next 'green' Tory leader?

Mayor of London aims thinly veiled swipe at George Osborne's lack of support for the low carbon economy, arguing "you can have growth that is environmentally friendly"

11 Aug 2014

Fresh fracking row sparked over house price report, as poll suggests growing support for shale gas

Environmental campaigners accuse the government of censoring key report on potential impact of fracking on house prices

11 Aug 2014

Labour: Tory failure to invest in flood defences puts thousands at risk

Maria Eagle, shadow environment secretary, claims evidence suggests an extra 330,000 properties will be at risk by 2035

11 Aug 2014

Truly progressive businesses must challenge this flawed neo-liberalism

Friends of the Earth's Craig Bennett argues that businesses admirable green initiatives are being hampered by a failure to push back against dinosaur corporate lobbyists

11 Aug 2014

Could record poll performance herald breakthrough for the Greens?

Party polling at highest level since 1989, as Greens identify target seats and look to maintain recent momentum

11 Aug 2014

BASIC nations urge richer countries to accept climate responsibility

Developed countries not doing enough to cut emissions and fund adaptation efforts, say Brazil, China, South Africa, and India,

08 Aug 2014

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