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EU 2030 climate and energy package - the green economy reaction

European commission

What the sector is saying about the deal to cut emissions 40 per cent and deliver 27 per cent renewable energy by 2030

24 Oct 2014

European Union agrees to slash CO2 'at least 40 per cent' by 2030

David Cameron arrives at European Council photo by EU Council

Deal struck in the early hours of this morning includes binding 27 per cent target for renewable energy and voluntary energy savings goal

24 Oct 2014

Nuclear fusion power - made in Chelsea

Richard Dinan

Former star of E4 show embarks on new venture in nuclear physics

24 Oct 2014

How can sport up its game on sustainability?

Billions of fans around the globe offer huge potential for delivering environmental messages - so why are so many clubs missing an open goal?

24 Oct 2014

John West and Princes accused of backtracking on tuna commitments

Leaked documents show UK’s two biggest tuna brands are likely to delay or opt out of commitments to end FAD fishing methods that cause harmful bycatch of sharks, rays and turtles

22 Oct 2014

Insurers tell Osborne £500m extra needed for flood defences

Companies and NGOs write to Chancellor George Osborne warning millions of homes could be left at risk without greater investment

21 Oct 2014

Renewables not shale biggest driver in US emissions cuts, study finds

Analysis by Greenpeace's Energydesk says clean energy accounted for 40 per cent of emissions decline since 2007, compared to 30 per cent from shale

20 Oct 2014

Take two bottles into the shower? No, I'll take a tree

Why don't all shampoo bottles turn into shrubberies, ponders the Sceptic Tank

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

Why the Climate Change Act cannot be 'suspended'

Jonathan Church, climate and energy lawyer for ClientEarth, explains why Owen Paterson is wrong to suggest the CCA can be halted

17 Oct 2014

Nuclear fusion breakthrough hailed by Lockheed Martin

Company predicts compact reactors could be ready for commercial use within 10 years

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

Gas boom from unrestrained fracking linked to emissions rise

New analysis shows abundant gas would cut energy prices but squeeze out renewable energy, and would likely increase overall carbon emissions

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

Fossil fuel companies 'paying lip service' to climate risk

Carbon Tracker study finds almost all oil, gas and coal companies acknowledge climate change as an issue but very few are integrating it into strategy

15 Oct 2014

Pentagon: Climate change is threat to US security

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel unveils latest climate change adaptation roadmap, as European studies reveal more governments are focusing on boosting climate resilience

14 Oct 2014

The fossil fuel paradox

By opposing a low carbon transition, fossil fuel companies are undermining the economic and political stability needed for their high risk projects, says Tom Burke of E3G

14 Oct 2014

US climate action can drive growth and reduce emissions, report says

World Resources Institute call for "right policy environment" to help scale up investment in low carbon technologies that save money

13 Oct 2014

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