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Why big ideas on climate are the oxygen for UK growth

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Richard Templer of Climate-KIC UK argues that a Cleantech 2.0 scene is starting to drive a new wave innovation and growth

29 Jul 2014

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: A green fleet gamechanger?

Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid PHEV

Will Nichols test drives a plug-in hybrid that could save businesses thousands

29 Jul 2014

Amazon and Greenpeace in war of words over cloud power

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Amazon dismisses criticism as hot air, claims to be very green

28 Jul 2014

Warwick to host UK's £1bn low carbon vehicle research centre

Advanced Propulsion Centre hub will be located at University reknowned for engineering excellence with regional 'spokes' to follow

28 Jul 2014

Has waste hijacked the circular economy?

Susanne Baker of the EEF bemoans our willingness to equate the entire circular economy with simple efforts to boost recycling rates

28 Jul 2014

Southwest's innovative upcycling experiment

What can you do with 14 shipping containers of used leather? The airline is teaming with social entrepreneurs to find out

25 Jul 2014

DuPont and GM's lessons for closing in on zero waste

How dedicated are you to going landfill-free? One company did it in less than three years with few people, no capital and an unglamorous laundry list

25 Jul 2014

Tesla revs up UK presence with Heathrow service centre

Electric car manufacturer aims to build six more centres across the country to support sales of its Model S sedan

25 Jul 2014

Government closes Green Deal Home Improvement Fund following surge in demand

Overwhelming demand for incentives from £120m fund forces government to bring an immediate end to popular scheme

25 Jul 2014

Green Deal Finance Company surges past £1m a week milestone

Latest figures show applications for Green Deal plans have risen 166 per cent since the start of the year

25 Jul 2014

MPs demand action to end 'throwaway society'

Environmental Audit Committee report slams government over 'lack of leadership' and calls for bold new policies to usher in circular economy

24 Jul 2014

UK outlines latest nuclear waste storage plans

Government to begin two year search for a site to host a Geological Disposal Facility

24 Jul 2014

Mars unwraps plan to drive global renewables investment

Food giant promises investment in 200MW US wind farm is set to be the first of many large scale renewables projects

24 Jul 2014

How bird-friendly wind farms can help meet green energy demand

BirdLife International aims to help deliver a huge increase in wind and solar capacity without threatening endangered bird species

24 Jul 2014

EU Commission proposes energy efficiency goal for 2030

30 per cent target designed to curb emissions and boost energy security amid Ukraine crisis

23 Jul 2014

Updated: What will happen to the Big Six ECO "windfall"?

Energy industry declares "there is no windfall" and hints any savings could take years to filter through to customers, as energy efficiency sector calls for savings to be reinvested in insulation

23 Jul 2014

European Investment Bank backs UK smart meter rollout as part of £190m deal

EIB inks lending agreement with Arqiva to support the deployment of smart meter, digital radio and Wi-Fi infrastructure

23 Jul 2014

Top university backtracks over wind turbine fire claims

Imperial College London admits it may have misled media over research analysing frequency and impact of wind industry fires

23 Jul 2014

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