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Drax biomass plans bolstered as new calculator highlights emissions-saving potential

Tree felling in Richmond Park for biomass energy centre at Heathrow Airport

Government-backed report concludes that sustainable biomass can cut carbon emissions, but fears remain that some projects could lead to higher emissions

24 Jul 2014

Mars unwraps plan to drive global renewables investment

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

24 Jul 2014

Giving up beef will reduce carbon footprint more than cars, says expert

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Study shows red meat dwarfs others for environmental impact, using 28 times more land and 11 times water for pork or chicken

22 Jul 2014

Blue chips call for standardised green energy label

New Aldersgate Group report argues clearer electricity label could help to mobilise green energy investment

22 Jul 2014

BBC broadcasts its carbon-cutting success

Corporation reveals it has cut energy consumption by 20 per cent thanks to switch to greener studios, but carbon impact of travel keeps climbing

22 Jul 2014

Willmott Dixon reveals how it is Re-Thinking approaches to sustainability

BusinessGreen Leaders Awards Sustainability Team of the Year details how it is both cutting environmental impacts and driving green innovation

21 Jul 2014

Sainsbury's announces pioneering £200m 'green' loan to fund low-carbon investment drive

Commercial loan hailed as first of its kind, as Lloyds Bank welcomes important extension to green bonds market

20 Jul 2014

Sky’s the limit: Drone makers target sustainability

As the FAA prepares rules for drones, these companies are landing serious interest from the likes of Amazon, Boeing, BP and Google

18 Jul 2014

Will Liz Truss take responsibility for resource policy?

The new Environment Secretary faces a daunting in-tray, but waste policy must now be made a priority

18 Jul 2014

How design can determine recycling habits

Dr Stewart Barr makes the case for recycling collection to be designed into buildings so it becomes part of a daily routine

16 Jul 2014

Could Russia beat Brazil with greenest World Cup?

Six of the new stadiums being built for the 2018 tournament are being assessed under green building code BREEAM

15 Jul 2014

China wants 30 per cent of state cars to be low carbon

Government makes latest move to tackle hazardous smog in major cities

14 Jul 2014

How green was the 2014 World Cup?

This year's tournament just brought a world of pain to Brazilian soccer fans - But can its environmental and social legacy deliver a victory?

11 Jul 2014

Neonicotinoids linked to recent fall in farmland bird numbers

Research demonstrates for the first time the knock-on effects to other species of class of insecticides known to harm bees

11 Jul 2014

Report: Electric vehicle market to hit $500bn by 2025

As China announces major new tax breaks for electric cars, new research suggests the global market for electric vehicles is poised for rapid growth

10 Jul 2014

Lush founder: Green businesses should not be scared of making profits

Mark Constantine talks to BusinessGreen about passion, profits, and his loathing of three-for-two offers

10 Jul 2014

Could a new professional body transform the sustainability sector?

New Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability aims to support those professionals tackling the biggest challenges facing business and society

10 Jul 2014

Businesses failing to prepare for climate change risks, report warns

Committee on Climate Change attacks government "underinvestment" on flooding and outlines future overheating threat for UK's aging population

09 Jul 2014

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