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Apple, IKEA, Walmart: 12 leaders in on-site renewables

Deutsche Bank solar panels in New York

Businesses taking matters into their own hands, fitting solar panels and wind turbines to produce their own energy

24 Dec 2014

RWE Npower reveals secrets of its energy saving success

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As energy manager at an energy company Jonathan Hulbert is tasked with ensuring RWE Npower practises what it preaches

23 Dec 2014

MPs target Eric Pickles over wind farm planning delays

Little Cheyne Windfarm owned by RWE

Communities and Local Government committee says delays to reviewed applications could deter investment

16 Dec 2014

Upstart manufacturer turns fiber waste into building materials

Noble Environment Technologies reveals how recycled material could provide a green alternative to common building materials

12 Dec 2014

Crown Estate brings environmental stewardship to London's West End

EXCLUSIVE: Crown Estate to roll out multi-million pound stewardship initiative across entire portfolio

10 Dec 2014

Are our cities about to get a lot smarter (and greener)?

New report suggests smart city technologies capable of slashing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution could be on the cusp of a major breakthrough

05 Dec 2014

Shopping centres call for carbon reporting scheme to be scrapped

BCSC urges government to bring forward review of Carbon Reduction Commitment, arguing it overlaps with new ESOS scheme

03 Dec 2014

How richer data could unlock greener cities

EU-backed Re-Green initiative concludes the success of green city programmes rests on the quality of the environmental data that is available

27 Nov 2014

Study: Sky high bills should make tower blocks a priority for energy efficiency

Green Alliance report says refurbishing tower blocks can not only save energy but also create jobs and help tackle anti-social behaviour

26 Nov 2014

How match-making energy champions is helping cut carbon

Chloe Hampson of Fit for the Future and Ashden's Simon Brammer explain how a new initiative is slashing emissions from the UK's historic buildings

24 Nov 2014

Mayor Boris urges firms to sign up to London's Business Energy Challenge

27 leading firms awarded gold, silver and bronze ratings based on their emission reduction efforts

21 Nov 2014

One in five new homes could dodge zero carbon standards, builders warn

Government proposals to exempt developments of 10 homes or fewer from regulations will result in higher energy bills, industry says

18 Nov 2014

National Gallery becomes portrait of energy efficiency

Lighting overhall will allow gallery to maximise use of natural daylight without harming paintings

18 Nov 2014

Seven actions for cities to seriously address climate change

Cities have become the most promising forum to drive deep CO2 reductions. It's time they act on their commitments and implement substantial policies

14 Nov 2014

Sustainable Masdar City is a breath of fresh air

Ambitious project outside Abu Dhabi is inspiring new sustainable innovations

03 Nov 2014

Friends of the Earth distances itself from BPVA Powering Knowledge solar schools campaign

NGO says it is not 'working closely' with trade association, despite BPVA's claims to the contrary

31 Oct 2014

International climate targets are great, but the future's local

John Alker of the UK Green Building Councils argues that international and national arguments over decarbonisation conceal the rapid progress being made at a local level

29 Oct 2014

National Trust launches new Snowdonia hydro turbine

Charity says trial hydroelectric project marks first time system has been pre-fabricated offsite, reducing construction risks

28 Oct 2014

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