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Why W Hotels, GM and a craft brewer are swapping trash in Austin

A recycling area sign

Texan city reveals how cross-industry co-operation can help slash waste levels and save money

19 Dec 2014

UK energy use falls, as renewable generation climbs to record levels

E.ONs Scroby Sands offshore wind farm

Records tumble as new statistics reveal falling energy use, plummeting coal demand, and soaring renewables output

18 Dec 2014

Situation 'critical' for British marine-power industry

Marine Current Turbine SeaGen at night

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult says marine-power industry needs £300m to get first arrays in the water

18 Dec 2014

The Green Party is Kodak - It should be Google

Robertsbridge's Brendan May fears the Green Party's policies and approach mean it is about to blow its biggest opportunity in a generation

18 Dec 2014

MPs call on government to drive development of small nuclear power stations

Energy and Climate Change select committee says government should work with industry to drive forward nascent industry

17 Dec 2014

Procter & Gamble hails global waste reduction progress

Consumer goods giant sets itself four new environmental targets as part of latest sustainability report

17 Dec 2014

Barnacle Goose chicks, the energy market, and the failures of state planning

Ovo Energy's Guy Newey reflects on the lessons contained for energy policy in David Attenborough's latest wildlife documentary

17 Dec 2014

Juncker Commission delays rather than ditches waste and air quality packages

European Commission insists revised circular economy and pollution plans will be more ambitious than those on the table

16 Dec 2014

Lib Dems must stand up to Tories over EU's pollution and waste laws, say green groups

Dan Rogerson accused of 'weasel words', after he fails to demand air quality and circular economy packages are retained

16 Dec 2014

Scottish industrial estates primed for wind energy expansion

Airborne Energy finds around 740 estates suitable for turbines with Mayfield Industrial Estate in Dalkeith declared the windiest

16 Dec 2014

Updated: UK 'silent' over Brussels' plans to ditch pollution and waste laws

Leaked document show Commission President wants to 'clear decks' so time and energy can be invested in proposals that will have biggest impact on jobs and growth

16 Dec 2014

End to tax relief for anaerobic digestion puts £130m potential investment at risk

Industry hits out at Chancellor's plans to exclude technology from investment tax breaks, warning emerging sector will be hit hard

15 Dec 2014

What Google can teach us about innovation in sustainability

Volans John Elkington explores how Google has become one of the most important and intriguing players in the sustainability space

12 Dec 2014

National Grid prepares STOR Runway for take-off in move to boost demand response market

New initiative aims to remove some of the barriers faced by emerging demand-side management services

12 Dec 2014

Coca-Cola and ECO Plastics sell off UK's largest plastic bottle recycling plant

Investment firm Aurelius acquires ECO Plastics, as Coca-Cola Enterprises says it will continue to make green bottles

12 Dec 2014

EU must not bin waste and air quality rules, industry warns

Businesses and NGOs unite in call for Environment Secretary Liz Truss to persuade EU Commission to retain circular economy package

12 Dec 2014

More businesses than ever turning food and farm waste into energy

WRAP survey reveals the UK now hosts 117 anaerobic digestion plants

12 Dec 2014

EU delay to fuel efficient lorries slammed by campaigners

Compromise struck between Brussels and industry will see new designs come into force in 2022, later than many had wanted

11 Dec 2014

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