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Blue chips call for standardised green energy label

RWE Gwynt y Mor offshore wind farm

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

22 Jul 2014

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

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Government makes latest move to tackle hazardous smog in major cities

14 Jul 2014

How Air Products is helping to green the government's energy supply

AFC Energy alkaline fuel cell system at AkzoNobel

Francis Maude reveals government is seeking long-term energy suppliers as he helps break ground on new Teesside waste-to-energy plant

25 Apr 2014

UN eyes trillion dollar global green procurement programme

Initiative aims to help governments channel public procurement funds towards more sustainable goods and services

02 Apr 2014

Paterson urges UK shoppers and public sector to buy British food

Environment Secretary calls on agricultural industry to embrace new technologies and export opportunities

07 Jan 2014

Hospitals prescribed energy efficiency to reduce swelling bills

Department of Health to fund about 70 schemes set to free up £13.7m previously spent on energy for patient care

08 Nov 2013

Can a sustainability plan get HS2 back on track?

Agency HS2 Ltd hopes wide-ranging sustainability plan will help make the case for the controversial high-speed rail project

30 Oct 2013

Can Asia Pulp & Paper really end deforestation?

Jessica Shankleman explores how Indonesia's forestry giant is working to assure customers and campaigners that it will undertake no more deforestation

14 Oct 2013

Cabinet Office to save £97m with green energy PPA

Long term contract with Air Products will source electricity from new 37MW energy from waste plant in Teesside

22 Jul 2013

Carbon Trust unveils supplier directory for green businesses

New directory aims to help firms find trusted suppliers as they upgrade to more energy efficient equipment

11 Jul 2013

Sustainable purchasing gets its own umbrella organisation

The Sustainable Purchasing Council is creating a framework for sustainable purchasing mirroring the LEED system for green buildings

24 May 2013

Microsoft uploads Nissan Leafs to company car scheme

UK arm takes on two all-electric cars and installs charging points after successful employee trial

03 May 2013

Sustainable restaurant rankings go global

Ratings on energy, water, waste and procurement promise 'international common language of restaurant sustainability'

30 Apr 2013

Leeds launches 'UK's largest' Green Deal scheme

Councillor says £100m initiative should help 12,000 homes fit energy efficiency measures

17 Apr 2013

Peugeot launches full electric version of “UK’s best-selling small van”

Auto giant confirms £21,300 price tag for Electric Partner van, falling to £16,750 when government grant is taken into account

11 Apr 2013

New BASF portal aims to build sustainable construction expertise

New website designed to inform and connect producers, contractors, applicators, developers and architects

04 Apr 2013

Case Study: US Navy's great, green fleet sets sail for sustainable shores

A programme that aims to source 50 per cent of fuel from renewable sources by 2020 is set to transform how the world's military operates

22 Mar 2013

Case study: inmidtown creates a buzz around carbon savings

BusinessGreen Plus discovers how one London district is determined to bee-come the greenest in the capital

06 Mar 2013

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