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Green Investment Bank marks second birthday by passing £5bn milestone

London Array offshore wind turbine

Prime Minister hails bank's work to cut emissions and boost green energy investment, as first energy efficient datacentre project is unveiled

31 Oct 2014

Plant scientists urge Europe to stop blocking GM trials on ‘political’ grounds

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Organiser of open letter says: 'Politicians that choose to ignore this message cannot in future say they take science seriously'

30 Oct 2014

Report highlights 'strong' economic case for national energy efficiency overhaul

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Campaign group says making home insulation a national infrastructure priority would increase UK GDP by £14bn and create 108,000 jobs

30 Oct 2014

Green Deal Finance Company says liquidation 'highly unlikely' as demand accelerates

Company confirms weekly demand for Green Deal plans has topped £2m for the first time, further fuelling hopes that refinancing package can be agreed

29 Oct 2014

InterContinental Hotels bed in new environmental programme

IHG to roll out Green Engage scheme across all 4,700 hotels

29 Oct 2014

National Grid: 'The country has the ability to meet its energy needs in a cold winter'

National Grid again seeks to downplay blackout fears, but admits electricity supply margins have tightened

28 Oct 2014

Green Investment Bank toasts latest green whisky distillery project

Royal Brackla Distillery in Nairn becomes latest site to benefit from GIB-backed biomass boiler investment

28 Oct 2014

Why understanding the true value of water is smart business

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

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

Rescue talks continue as Green Deal Finance Company insists it is 'business as usual'

Company insists deadline to secure the future of Green Deal loan provider has not yet lapsed

15 Oct 2014

US fuel economy hits record levels in 2013

EPA says car makers' rapid adoption of more efficient technology has seen five mpg improvement since 2004

09 Oct 2014

Energy efficiency in buildings under threat from poor data

Study finds low take-up of Energy Performance Certificates crucial for efficiency investments is holding back real world savings

09 Oct 2014

Vacuum cleaner manufacturers urge Cameron to back EU ban

EXCLUSIVE: Chief executive of Miele tells Prime Minister that the Ecodesign Directive provides a welcome boost to innovation

06 Oct 2014

Tougher energy efficiency target would boost UK economy by £62bn – study

Environmentalists cite unpublished EU figures in call for a more ambitious goal for reducing energy use by 2030

06 Oct 2014

China's emissions cuts 'negated' by industrial boom, study finds

Huge prouction rises enabled by efficiency gains might have outweighed any environmental benefits, researchers warn

05 Oct 2014

Here's what's on Olive Garden's sustainability menu

Amid shareholder conflict and other turmoil, Darden Restaurants shows progress in reducing carbon emissions, energy and waste

03 Oct 2014

New York State goes big on microgrids

The Empire State is building a new empire of resiliency and renewables

03 Oct 2014

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