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Updated: Microsoft shuts down ties with anti-renewables lobbying group

Microsoft paper

IT giant said to have ended links with controversial American Legislative Exchange Council lobby group

20 Aug 2014

Greenpeace launches fresh push for a cleaner cloud

Reggie Watts in Greenpeace videos

Comedian Reggie Watts stars in series of videos encouraging use of renewable energy to power the internet

20 Aug 2014

How Sheffield Solar is shining a light on PV performance

Sheffield Solar

University-based Microgen Database compares real-world performance with predictions to help make the case for solar in the UK

18 Aug 2014

What can sustainability execs learn from the geeks that have inherited the Earth?

Commercial Group's Simon Graham looks at the future of sustainability at the Board table to see what lessons can be learned from the other relative newcomer, IT.

12 Aug 2014

Microsoft and iFixit launch gadget repair guidance site

Companies want to help people set up repair businesses to save the environment

08 Aug 2014

Why SAP sees an open road for 'connected cars'

The software company aims to become a driving force in connected cars

01 Aug 2014

Tracey Rawling Church: The life and times of a sustainability trailblazer

BusinessGreen's Sustainability Executive of the Year reveals how she has spent much of the past two decades helping to push sustainability best practices into the corporate mainstream

30 Jul 2014

Amazon and Greenpeace in war of words over cloud power

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

28 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

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

Microsoft signs major wind power deal in green data centre push

Greenpeace uses the move as another chance to criticise Amazon Web Services

16 Jul 2014

Ecosia snaps up Bloson to boost green e-commerce push

Green search engine acquires e-commerce app provider as it seeks to maximise funding for forest protection projects

14 Jul 2014

Apple extends solar farm plans

City of Claremont in North Carolina approves 100-acre, $55m solar farm plans from Apple to power its data centres

09 Jul 2014

Geldof, "Gaz" and "Leccy" to the fore as national smart meter campaign kicks off

Sir Bob Geldof launches new nationwide publicity campaign to promote the benefits of smart meter rollout

08 Jul 2014

IEA: $80bn wasted on power for online devices in 2013

Study finds modems, set-top boxes, printers and games consoles using as much electricity when on standby as UK and Norway combined

02 Jul 2014

Study: US households use more consumer electronic devices but less power

Efficient flat-screen TVs shrinking power use, but new ultrahigh-definition devices and games consoles may drive consumption upwards

01 Jul 2014

Deadline for green computers in Europe draws near

Hardware firms must adhere to new energy consumption limits from 1 July

25 Jun 2014

The rise of the machines

Self driving cars and automated homes could change society far faster than people realise, argues Trewin Restorick, and now politicians need to play catch up

20 Jun 2014

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