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Seven questions for Liz Truss' solar farm crackdown

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Defra's plans to reduce CAP payments for farmers installing solar arrays raise more questions than answers

21 Oct 2014

Greens knock Lib Dems into fifth place with fresh poll surge

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Lord Ashcroft poll puts Greens on eight per cent as party's support base continues to expand

21 Oct 2014

EU climate talks enter end game with everything still to play for

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Final frantic round of negotiations and lobbying aims to deliver ambitious yet workable energy and climate change package

20 Oct 2014

Davey: 'People are ready to do a deal'

Energy and climate change secretary explains why he is optimistic the EU is about to agree to a bold and ambitious new energy and climate change package

17 Oct 2014

Davey hints at sweeteners for Eastern Europe as part of EU climate deal

Energy and climate change secretary confident an ambitious emissions reduction agreement can be done next week

17 Oct 2014

Paterson's rant at the Climate Change Act will fail to win business (or public) support

As the former Environment Secretary attacks the UK's climate strategy it is important to remember that it remains a howl from the margins of British politics

16 Oct 2014

Owen Paterson's attack on the Climate Change Act - The green economy reacts

"You can almost hear the nation's sigh of relief that he's no longer sitting anywhere near the control room"

16 Oct 2014

Ed Davey: Owen Paterson doesn't seem to understand very much about energy policy

Energy and Climate Change Secretary slams former colleague's "reckless" and "irresponsible" plan to suspend Climate Change Act

16 Oct 2014

Owen Paterson: The Kevin Pietersen of climate politics

The former environment secretary and sacked cricketer may not appear to have much in common, but look a little closer

13 Oct 2014

Updated: Green Party bashes 'out of touch' broadcasters over election debate lock out

Caroline Lucas MP confirms party is seeking legal action over BBC, ITV, Sky News and Channel 4 proposals to invite Nigel Farage into TV debates, but exclude Green Party

13 Oct 2014

Paterson slammed over Climate Change Act 'outburst'

Former cabinet colleague warns ripping up the Climate Change Act would be 'one of the most stupid economic decisions imaginable'

13 Oct 2014

Philip Hammond's first speech on climate change - In full

Foreign Secretary outlines need to tackle climate change "for the sake of our long-term security"

10 Oct 2014

John Kerry and Philip Hammond call for immediate climate action

UK Foreign Secretary delivers first speech on climate change, outlining threat to security and economic opportunity during Boston visit

10 Oct 2014

Former oil director confirmed as EU climate chief

Miguel Arias Cañete takes up role as climate and energy commissioner after MEPs pact

09 Oct 2014

Clegg's 'green crap' jibe at Cameron draws mixed reaction

Lib Dem leaders talks up party's environmental record, insisting 'It's not green crap to us'

08 Oct 2014

Industry hails Ed Davey's green energy 'leadership'

Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change secretary's promise to ban coal power after 2025 will boost renewables, trade group says

07 Oct 2014

Ed Davey: 'A global climate deal is within our grasp'

Energy and Climate Change Secretary's speech to the Liberal Democrat party conference in full

07 Oct 2014

Lib Dems tout greener, flood resilient economy

Vince Cable pledges long-term support for low-carbon economy as party votes through new flood risk measures

07 Oct 2014

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