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New vacuum cleaner rules don't suck, CCC insists

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Committee on Climate Change says banning high-powered machines will result in significant carbon savings without loss of performance

01 Sep 2014

Pickles launches £5m recycling reward scheme in latest bin collection salvo

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Funding scheme offering vouchers to household that recycle is only open to councils with weekly bin pick ups

29 Aug 2014

CottonConnect urges retailers to cotton on to water risks

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Major new report calls on corporates to use World Water Week as a trigger to address the water footprint of their cotton supply chains

29 Aug 2014

Plastic bag use plummets following Northern Ireland levy

Assembly confirms five pence levy has delivered desired reduction in plastic bag use

29 Aug 2014

Green data centre energy warning over inefficient servers and big data strain

The Natural Resources Defense Council offers recommendations to ease data centre energy inefficiency

28 Aug 2014

IE-CHP secures funding boost for ‘mini power station' vision

SSE, Intelligent Energy and Scottish Energy back £800,000 funding round for Scottish combined heat and power specialist

28 Aug 2014

Advertising watchdog tears up government's 'misleading' Green Deal ads

ASA says DECC was wrong to claim energy efficiency policy would save consumers money and push up house prices

27 Aug 2014

Beyond energy: Maximising the value of renewable resources

The REA's Dr Nina Skorupska explores the many varied materials that renewable technologies produce and the role of certification in building markets for these products

27 Aug 2014

IKEA flicks switch on green lighting deal with investment in Design LED Products

Retail giant's venture capital arm snaps up stake in Scottish LED lighting start-up for undisclosed sum

26 Aug 2014

Morrisons uncorks carbon savings with new screw cap

Green Leaf cap promising to cut transport emissions and improve recycling rates to be piloted on supermarket's own-brand wine

26 Aug 2014

Report: Fuel cells could kickstart energy market revolution

EXCLUSIVE: Industry-commissioned report calls for greater support for technology capable of cutting energy bills for 90 per cent of homes and small businesses

26 Aug 2014

Is the EU sucking the power out of our vacuum cleaner market?

New Ecodesign efficiency rules have faced opposition from UKIP and Dyson, but what impact will they really have on the industry?

26 Aug 2014

Glasgow scientists hail new tool to boost solar productivity

Cheap optical concentrators in windows could quadruple power generation, says Glasgow Caledonian University

26 Aug 2014

Why the world's biggest companies are investing in recycling

Interest in recycling is looping back around - and here's $100m to help make the circular economy a reality

22 Aug 2014

Green Investment Bank pumps £64m into Derby energy-from-waste plant

Long term loan financing to turn city's waste into enough low carbon power for 14,000 homes

21 Aug 2014

Electric Grand Prix to be powered by algae

Formula E executive confirms deal with UK firm Aquafuel to use glycerine-powered generators to recharge electric race cars

21 Aug 2014

Ioxus, Maxwell, Win Inertia bet on ultracapacitors to store energy

While they can't capture as much energy as batteries, the technology is finding advocates in the transportation sector

21 Aug 2014

When clean tech tribes go to war

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

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