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Ed Miliband: "You cannot divorce an environmental strategy from an economic strategy"

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Labour Leaders' speech to Green Alliance 35th birthday party - in full

21 Nov 2014

Miliband: EU Brexit would torch UK's climate change credibility

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Ed Miliband urges green businesses and campaigners to push politicians for bolder climate action

21 Nov 2014

UK pledges £720m to climate change fund for poor countries

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Energy secretary Ed Davey warns against 'little Englander' approach as donation to UN's Green Climate Fund announced

20 Nov 2014

Senate effort to approve Keystone XL falls one vote short

Bill just fails to secure the 60 votes it needed to pass, but second Senate push could be made in the New Year

19 Nov 2014

We are now getting close to creating wealth worth having

James Cameron argues the US-China climate deal will help usher in new economic opportunities as the world shifts to a low carbon energy system

19 Nov 2014

President Obama prepares fresh wave of domestic climate action

Vice President Biden to meet with governors, mayors, and tribal leaders to discuss building more climate resilient communities

18 Nov 2014

Five sources of encouragement for green businesses from the G20 Summit

The G20 yesterday promised 'strong and effective' climate action, despite opposition from Australia - BusinessGreen looks at the key implications of the latest climate commitments

17 Nov 2014

Threat of Obama veto hangs over Keystone XL pipeline

Controversial bill supporting project will be debated in the Senate after winning House approval, but President is expected to veto it

17 Nov 2014

G20 promises 'strong and effective' climate action, following 'trench warfare' with Australia

World leaders insist on G20 reaffirmation of support for climate action and the phasing out of fossil fuels, in face of opposition from Australian Prime Minister

17 Nov 2014

Mayor Boris appoints Greg Barker as chair of London Sustainable Development Commission

Former Energy and Climate Change minister to chair capital's green advisory body with brief to boost London's low carbon industries

13 Nov 2014

Davey attacks Tory colleagues over wind farm opposition

Energy and Climate Change Secretary accuses Conservative colleagues of making 'historic mistake' in pandering to UKIP over wind farms

12 Nov 2014

Ed Davey: 'We need to make the case for renewables'

Ed Davey speech to RenewableUK conference: 'The five years of the next Parliament must see a continued rapid expansion of renewable power'

12 Nov 2014

Seven key lessons from the US-China Climate Pact

Historic US-China climate change agreement promises to deliver huge boost to the global green economy

12 Nov 2014

A broader and bolder vision for community solar

Leonie Greene of the Solar Trade Association welcomes new plans to boost community ownership of solar projects, but warns against side-lining alternative mechanisms for encouraging community engagement

12 Nov 2014

Caroline Flint promises 'step change' in approach to energy efficiency, but downplays hopes of infrastructure funding boost

Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary says Labour would get more 'bang for buck' from current energy efficiency funding, as she admits additional infrastructure funding has not yet been committed

11 Nov 2014

Heathrow and Gatwick expansion plans more costly than airports claim

Airport commission says proposals will cost up to £3.4bn more than estimated, meaning higher fares for passengers are likely

11 Nov 2014

10 things we've learnt from Labour's energy efficiency green paper

Labour wants to drastically reform the UK's energy efficiency strategy, but will its plans work?

10 Nov 2014

Labour to beef up plans to make five million homes more energy efficient

Opposition to publish much-trailed energy efficiency green paper, detailing plans for half a million energy reports and new interest free loans

10 Nov 2014

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