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Why understanding the true value of water is smart business

Parched soil by the White Nile in Khartoum Sudan

Forward-thinking businesses ought to monetize water risk so it can be factored into investment decisions and considered alongside other business metrics

24 Oct 2014

New York pursues microgrids for widespread resiliency

A view of downtown Manhattan in New York

Reinventing the state grid, the NYPA focuses on seven projects to keep hospitals open, prisons secure and other critical functions working during outages

24 Oct 2014

Hydrogen: Fuelling the future

Hyundai 2015 Tucson fuel cell

The potential for clean energy and transport using hydrogen is huge, and the UK is working to realise it

24 Oct 2014

Nuclear fusion power - made in Chelsea

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

24 Oct 2014

Footwear industry wakes up to waste

Consumer demand for sustainable shoes is prompting manufacturers to change tack

23 Oct 2014

Businesses and charities unite to launch The Big Energy Vision

New nationwide campaign aims to highlight how energy-saving green technologies mean households can ‘use less, waste less and pay less'

23 Oct 2014

Why it is time for a Big Energy Vision

Paul King of the UK Green Building Council explains why businesses and NGOs are coming together to highlight how greener buildings can save everyone money

23 Oct 2014

Hanergy revs up energy storage with Williams F1 technology

Company signs deal to work on two projects with Williams to extend applications for solar systems

23 Oct 2014

Julie Hill announced as new chair of WRAP

Author of The Secret Life of Stuff takes up new role at leading waste advisory body as it plans move to charitable status

22 Oct 2014

MPs slam Defra's decision to bin waste management policies

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee calls for local recycling targets in England, warning country is on track to miss 2020 targets

22 Oct 2014

Government promises £5m boost for agricultural innovation

Latest funding earmarked for projects that tackle food security and sustainability challenges

22 Oct 2014

Ex-Environment Agency head to lead industry-funded fracking task force

Lord Chris Smith appointed to lead two year study into 'good and bad' impacts of shale gas exploration

21 Oct 2014

How Scotland is seeking to stamp out carrier bag waste

As Scotland starts charging for single use bags from today, BusinessGreen looks at the finer details of the waste-tackling policy

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

Strada and Cafe Rouge owner embraces energy use slashing software

Tragus deploys iSee platform to curb energy demand across restaurant estate

17 Oct 2014

How Rupert Murdoch's News UK is quietly leading the media fight against climate change

Chris Taylor, chief operating officer for The Sun and The Times' publisher, outlines how it has slashed waste, water and carbon emissions

17 Oct 2014

Incentives help to nearly double recycling rates

Research from recycling rewards firm Greenredeem suggests incentives more effective at boosting recycling rates, compared with compulsory schemes

16 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

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